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Old 04-23-03, 09:42 AM
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Inbreeding in Back to the Future!

Wonder if I'm missing something here, or if the McFly family is actually a bunch of inbreds!

If you notice in BTTF: Part III, Marty meets Seamus and Maggie McFly - his great great grandparents. Seamus appears to be a near genetic match to himself, and Maggie appears to be a near genetic match to his mother Lorraine.

Well that's where the problem begins. Because Lorraine was actually Lorraine Baines before she married George McFly. She was not originally a McFly, but rather married into the family. So how is it that George's great grandmother looks like Lorraine? Does George marry someone who is a relative of the McFly family???

Suddenly Marty's issues with an Oedipus complex in the first Back to the Future seem to make more sense!
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Listen to the commentary. The McFly men are attracted to the same kinds of women. Not inbreeding at all.
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Mostly I just have to believe it's a movie gimmick. Pretty good one too.
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in the Q&A zemekis point out:

1. They just wanted to give her a part in the third one and it was the only place.

2. He rationalizes it as the McFly men are attracted to women who look a certain way (as Groucho said)
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better yet, just don't sweat it...BttF is basically a 6 hour plot hole...but a fun one nonetheless.
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I wanted McFly to become like fry and become his own father and thus have different brain waves.
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Actaully funny enough, I wondered about this myself. Yes I do beleive that there was inbreeding with the McFly clan. Didn't people marry there family members in the old days?

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