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"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit. "

Doc Brown explaining the time travel experiment to Marty.

Dr. Emmett Lathrop “Doc” Brown is the professor of Marty McFly and a main character in the 1985 classic sci-if hit, Back To The Future, and the two sequels that followed it.

A scientist by trade, Doc was a "student of all sciences" who spent much of his time inventing. The son of Judge Erhardt Brown (whose birth name was Erhardt Von Braun) and. He usually had a pet dog – in 1955, his dog was named Copernicus after Nicolaus Copernicus, the third in a line of pets named after famous scientists and by 1985, his dog was named Einstein after Albert Einstein.

He is memorably portrayed by Christopher Lloyd

Why He Rocks

  1. He’s an amazing professor and mentor to Marty McFly.
  2. His witty charm and stereotypical “crazy scientist“ personality just makes him even more of a likable character.
  3. He invented time traveling. Enough said.
  4. Also, the way he created time travel is by a time-machine in the form of a car, specifically a DMC DeLorean.
  5. He’s made a bunch of cool gadgets and inventions.
  6. Cristopher Lloyd gives an amazing performance as the crazy professor.
  7. His lines of dialogue are very clever and unforgettable.
  8. He could also be considered a great father figure towards Marty whenever he’s down or has family issues.
  9. The way he appears with his wide eyes and crazy white hair is one of the greatest highlights of his character.


  • Doc's role models were scientists, as evidenced by the names of his dogs and the portraits of Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, and Albert Einstein found in his laboratory (which were on his fireplace mantle in 1955.