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Back to the Future Day
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Where we're going, we don't need roads! In celebration of the 25th Anniversary and the Blu Ray Trilogy release of Back To The Future by talking to writer/producer Bob Gale, actress Claudia Wells (Marty's girlfriend Jennifer), actor James Tolkan(Principal Strickland), and Stephen Clark from Great Scott! You don't want to miss this!
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GSRS HR 1: BTTF Day with Bob Gale & Claudia Wells
The time machine wasn’t always a DeLorean, and at one point, it wasn’t even a car! We get that story, and more behind the scenes stories from writer/producer Bob Gale. Then, Claudia Wells tells us why she backed out of the sequels, the lasting effect the film has had on her life, and what she’s doing now.
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GSRS HR 2: BTTF Day with James Tolkan and
Calling all slackers! Principal Strickland AKA James Tolkan shares his memories from the movie, some of his other iconic roles, and why Back to the Future has stood the test of time. Then, Stephen Clark, creator of talks about his love for the films and his website, which is a one stop shop for all things Back to the Future.
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Your daily jolt of 1.21 jigowatts! his unique site disseminates the very latest news on the series and offers specialized services all relating to the famous time-traveling trilogy. In addition, the independently owned and operated site has quickly become the world's largest resource for purchasing officially licensed Back to the Future™ collectibles and memorabilia.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Claudia Wells
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she grew up in San Francisco. After appearances in TV shows, Wells played Jennifer Parker, Marty McFly's girlfriend, on the 1985 film Back to the Future. However, her mother had been diagnosed with cancer, so Wells was not available to reprise the role for the two sequels; Elizabeth Shue replaced her. Also in 1985, Wells co-starred in Stop the Madness, an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration, featuring several famous musicians, actors and athletes. The following year, she appeared in the TV movie Babies Having Babies and the short-lived series Fast Times, a TV adaptation of the popular 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Following Fast Times, she did not again appear on-screen until the 1996 independent film Still Waters Burn (released on DVD February 12, 2008). Since 1991, she has owned and managed a men's fine clothing store in Studio City, called Armani Wells.

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Bob Gale
Gale was born in University City, Missouri, the son of Maxine (née Kippel), an art dealer and violinist, and Mark R. Gale, an attorney.[1] As a teen, he created his own comic book, The Green Vomit, using spirit duplication, and also co-founded a popular comic book club in St. Louis. Later, he and his brother, Charles Gale, made his own amateur three-film series parody of the Republic Pictures Commando Cody serials, using the character name "Commando Cus". The last two of these were made in collaboration with his friend the late Richard Rosenberg. (Rosenberg had taken over the series with the third, 1973's Commando Cus vs. Kung Fu Killers, in which Gale made a cameo appearance as the title character without his face-covering helmet, and was working on a fourth at the time of his death.) Gale received a B.A. in Cinema in 1973 from the University of Southern California, where he wrote fanzine reviews for classmate Mike Glyer's fanzine, and met classmate Bob Zemeckis. [As screenwriters, Gale and Zemeckis have collaborated on films including 1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Used Cars, and Trespass, the last set in East St. Louis, Illinois near Gale's home town. In 1985, both Gale and Zemeckis were nominated for an Academy Award in honor of their screenplay for Back to the Future. In 2002, Gale debuted as a feature-film director with Interstate 60. He had previously directed and wrote the 45-minute theatrical release Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie. He also wrote the novelization for his movie 1941 and helped develop the arcade game Tattoo Assassins. Gale has also written for comics. In 2001, Gale had a short run on Marvel Comics' Daredevil, writing issues #20-25 of Volume 2. Working with artists Phil Winslade and David Ross, they created the story arc "Playing to the Camera." Writer-painter David Mack contributed covers to the run. In 2008 Gale worked as one of the writers among the rotating writer/artist teams on Amazing Spider-Man, which at the time, was published three times a month.

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James Tolkan
Tolkan is best known for his role in the 1985 film Back to the Future as the strict, disciplinarian Hill Valley High School principal Gerald Strickland. He referred to Marty McFly, his father, and Biff Tannen derisively as "slackers." He reprised the role in the 1989 sequel Back to the Future Part II, where unnamed gang members made a drive-by assault on him in a bleak alternate present (then 1985) - he also referred to these criminals as "slackers" as he shot back. In 1990, he played the part of Mr. Strickland's grandfather in Back to the Future Part III. Other well-known roles include a government agent in WarGames and Stinger, the no-nonsense officer in the 1986 box-office hit Top Gun. He also appeared in the 1987 film Masters of the Universe as a police officer. He played a dual role in the Woody Allen comedy Love and Death, playing both Napoleon and a Napoleon look-alike. He also appeared as Big Boy Caprice's accountant "Numbers" in the 1990 Warren Beatty film Dick Tracy. Tolkan has also made guest appearances on many TV shows, including Naked City, Remington Steele, Miami Vice and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. A member of the repertory cast of A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001-2002), he played more than a dozen varied roles in the A&E TV series and also directed two episodes ("Die Like a Dog" and "The Next Witness"). He was born in Calumet, Michigan, the son of Ralph M. Tolkan,[1] a cattle dealer, and attended the University of Iowa, Coe College, the Actors Studio and Eastern Arizona College.[2] Tolkan currently lives in Lake Placid, New York and is an active participant in the Saranac Lake Pool League.