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Generally the best sources when it comes to information regarding Back to the Future are those released or approved by Universal Studios, namely, the movies and novelizations themselves along with the animated series and comics. If the source is a website, they should cite the source of the information. If information is obtained from a website, please DO NOT copy and paste the information here. Attempt to rewrite or paraphrase it.

In-universe primary sources

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If a fact is disputed, or likely to be disputed, a scene from the film may be cited in the References thus: [1]

In-universe supplementary sources

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State the source in (small type) within the text when descriptions or events are significantly different than in the films.

  • Doc Brown Saves the World (included on the “all-new bonus disc” of the 30th Anniversary Trilogy Blu-ray and DVD releases) (2015)

Out-of-universe reliable sources

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  • Back to the Future DVD (Region 1 boxed set) bonus features:
    • The Making of Back to the Future
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter 1
    • Outtakes
    • Candid Q & A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, Part 1
    • Enhanced Conversation with Michael J. Fox
    • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, Part 1 [2]
    • Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes, Part 1
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale, Part 1
    • Original Make-up Tests
    • Production Archives, Part 1
    • Excerpts from the Original Screenplay
  • Back to the Future DVD (2009 release, Region 1, 2-disc set) bonus features:
    • Back to the Future the Ride, including lobby monitor and pre-show footage
    • Looking Back to the Future (new documentary with interviews)
    • Back to the Future Night (television special previewing Back to the Future Part II)
    • The Making of Back to the Future
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter 1
    • Outtakes
    • Candid Q & A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, Part 1
    • Enhanced Conversation with Michael J. Fox
    • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, Part 1 [3]
    • Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes, Part 1
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale, Part 1
    • Original Make-up Tests
    • Production Archives, Part 1
    • Excerpts from the Original Screenplay
  • Back to the Future Part II DVD (Region 1 boxed set) bonus features:
    • The Making of Back to the Future Part II
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter 2
    • Writer/Producer Bob Gale Discusses the Filmmaking Process
    • Outtakes
    • Candid Q & A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, Part 2
    • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, Part 2
    • Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes, Part 2
    • Deleted Scenes with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale, Part 2
    • Hoverboard Test
    • Evolution of Visual Effects Shots
    • Production Archives: Part 2
  • Back to the Future Part III DVD (Region 1 boxed set) bonus features:
    • The Making of Back to the Future Part III
    • Making the Trilogy: Chapter 3
    • Designing the Town of Hill Valley
    • Designing the Campaign
    • Outtakes
    • Candid Q & A with Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale, Part 3
    • Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton, Part 3
    • Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes, Part 3
    • Deleted Scene with Commentary by Producer Bob Gale, Part 3
    • Production Archives, Part 2
    • The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy
    • Most Frequently Asked Questions, Answered (available online at http://www.bttf.com/film_faq.htm) [4]

Out-of-universe supplementary sources

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Notes and references (examples of citation style)

  1. Back to the Future Stella: (To Marty) Now let's see, you already know Lorraine, this is Milton, this is Sally, that's Toby, and over there in the playpen is little baby Joey.
  2. Back to the Future: Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton. bttf.com (2 July 2005). Retrieved on 2008-02-09.
  3. Back to the Future: Feature Commentary with Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton. bttf.com (2 July 2005). Retrieved on 2008-02-09.
  4. Frequently Asked Questions. bttf.com. Retrieved on 2006-11-29.
  5. Back to the Future: FIRST DRAFT (24 February 1981). Retrieved on 2006-11-26.
  6. Klastorin, Michael and Sally Hibbin (1990). Back to the Future: The Official Book of the Complete Movie Trilogy. New York: Mallard Press. p. 8.