To keep it short & simple... this edit / series is AMAZING!!! It really gives the trilogy a fresh experience, and the way it's put together as a weekly show is genius. I can't even begin to imagine putting something like this together. If you like / love the trilogy you will def enjoy this "show" as well... A MUST SEE!
Going into the series I imagined that it would be a linear storytelling in the same order as the original series... boy was I wrong!
This edit retains all the charm of the original with a fresh new perspective that I will not spoil here!
The only thing holding this back from maximum score is one or two spots where Marty has foreknowledge that he shouldn't have based on the new timeline of things happening... but then again I may be misunderstanding the time travel elements.
One of the more ambitious projects I've encountered during my search for the perfect fanedit. I really love the concept of presenting the familiar 3 movie structure as a 10 part miniseries and for the most part it works really well. The actual scenes play out in gloriously complicated realtime, with BTTF Marty and BTTF 2 Marty both endeavoring to change the past to avoid future tragedies and the editing for this is absolutely perfect.
I especially enjoyed the little touches such as adding a new opening title sequence and a cheesy end credits to every 'episode'. It really made it feel like watching a series from the 90's and was surprisingly feelgood.
Because of the extended format, some of the emotional beats of the first two movies fall a little flatter than they were intended, but this is more than offset by others hitting home even harder. Presenting the narrative in the unique format really emphasises the friendship between Doc Brown and Marty in a way that I have never felt by watching the movies alone. Their friendship really feels like a journey and their deep affection of one another just shines through so that by the end I had a real lump in my throat as their fantastic journeys came to an end.
The only (minor) criticism is that to set up the concurrent 1955 storylines, BTTF Marty escapes from the terrorists in the Delorean, only to wake up in bed. It doesn't really make any narrative sense but I expect it was a necessary compromise in order to have the first two films visits to 1955 run concurrently. Everything else is absolutely magnificent.
This was such a fun and novel way to watch the familiar stories in a new light. I'd highly recommend it to anyone!