In "Back to the Future Part II," the popular science fiction comedy of 1989, Doc Brown, the verbose inventor played by Christopher Lloyd, and Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, travel forward in time to try to keep Marty's future son from going to jail. Their destination: 2015.
And how do you like that?
That means you're alive on the cusp of a year that seemed like a distant planet when it was mentioned in a time-travel movie you saw in its original release (or maybe it was on VHS, or maybe even LaserDisc).
Of course, other big years from futuristic fiction have come and gone — 1984 (Orwell), 2001 (Kubrick) — and the "Back to the...