We open on a blue screen. There is a white box and some words…oh, hold up. This is the MPAA rating. Totally not part of the movie.
Here we go. The screen is dark. There is a ticking sound though, so… either we're in a roomful of clocks, or else we're going to have to diffuse a bomb.
Thank goodness—clocks. A lot of clocks. There are also radios, coffee machines and televisions coming on all by themselves.
Marty (our hero) arrives. He's got a skateboard, so we can assume he's pretty cool, because a skateboard is always a surefire sign of coolness. Sunglasses, denim jacket. Perfectly feathered hair. Oh, yeah. He's cool all right. He calls out for some "Doc" person, who isn't home.
After mortally wounding some of his friend's audio equipment, the phone rings… and it's Doc. Something about Marty meeting him at Twin Pines Mall at 1:15 am. Shady, but okay.