The Spike TV Scream Awards are headed back this year once again to the Greek Theatre in Hollywood and fans in the genres are getting totally jazzed. Yes, Spike will be honoring the year’s best contenders in categories like science fiction, fantasy, comics and horror. Spike will also air a new Harry Potter Deathly Hallows clip to get everyone all excited about that. But this year’s Spike Scream Awards are special for one reason.
Yes folks one of the 1980’s most trippy films and a real groundbreaker at that will be back celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Much to the hopeful anticipation of so many young people who grew up on his character as Alex P Keaton during the evening and Marty McFly in the Back to the Future films, Michael J. Fox will be in attendance at this year’s Spike Scream Awards. A very cogent Mr. Fox who has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease publicly since 1998 (1991 officially) can be seen on the promo for the Spike Scream Awards (3). His inspiring story has to be enough reason as any to check out this year’s telecast.
According to reports from CBS.com (4) “The cast (of Back to the Future) are scheduled to reunite (including Fox, Lea Thompson and Elisabeth Shue) on stage at the Spike Network’s 2010 Scream Awards on October 19, honoring the best in fantasy and science fiction in film.”
According to CBS there will be a Blu-ray release of the Trilogy on October 26th. While yes this may just be a publicity stunt for the films releasing the boxed set, how many of us have a DVD of Back to the Future anyway? So go ahead and get the Blu-ray.
While I could find no mention of Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in the CBS article or on the Spike Scream website one would have to presume that Doc would be there for this 25th Anniversary. He is still well and getting around insofar as I can tell. There also were some posts on the Spike Scream Awards website about how Lloyd has been at past events celebrating Back to the Future, but not usually Fox (for obvious reasons.)
It looks like the 2010 Spike TV Scream Awards will be a howling good time. All the real McFly fans are anxious to see how Spike TV and the Scream Awards honor this sci-fi classic!