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Back To The Future’s Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite

Back To The Future cast including Michael J. Fox, 57, and Christopher Lloyd, 80, reunite at Calgary Expo… 34 years after the first film’s release

The Back To The Future cast have reunited once again, 34 years after the first film’s release.

Michael J. Fox, 57, and Christopher Lloyd, 80, were among those taking to the stage at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada on Friday, delighting fans as they discussed the wildly popular trilogy.

The actors – famed for playing Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown respectively – addressed a crowd of excited fans at the BMO Centre.

Reunited: Michael J. Fox, 57, led the Back To The Future cast as they reunited at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada on Friday

They were joined by Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen) and James Tolkan (Mr. Stickland) at the event.

According to the Calgary Herald, Michael compared the timelessness of the first Back to the Future to cave paintings and the gardens at the Palais de Versailles in France.

‘They would plant these gardens in Europe and they were just these little shrubs’, the star mused.

On stage: He was joined by his castmates including Christopher Lloyd, 80, (far left) as they addressed a crowd of excited fans at the BMO Centre

On stage: He was joined by his castmates including Christopher Lloyd, 80, (far left) as they addressed a crowd of excited fans at the BMO Centre

Iconic roles: Michael is best known for playing Marty McFly (right) while Christopher famously starred as Dr. Emmett Brown (left) - pictured in the 1985 original film

Iconic roles: Michael is best known for playing Marty McFly (right) while Christopher famously starred as Dr. Emmett Brown (left) – pictured in the 1985 original film

‘They somehow knew that 300 years later when they were all dead, they would look amazing … I think that’s one of the things about this movie.

‘We’ll all be gone and people will still be seeing it.’

The cast were meant to reunite at the Calgary Expo last year, but Michael had to cancel at the last minute due to an urgent medical event.

Landmark moment: This year marks 34 years since the first film's release

Landmark moment: This year marks 34 years since the first film’s release

In conversation: According to the Calgary Herald , Michael compared the timelessness of the first Back to the Future to cave paintings and the gardens at the Palais de Versailles in France

In conversation: According to the Calgary Herald , Michael compared the timelessness of the first Back to the Future to cave paintings and the gardens at the Palais de Versailles in France

Michael looked happy and healthy, 28 years after his diagnosis with early onset Parkinson’s disease in 1991.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder causing tremors and, when the disease has matured, the loss of motor skills.

Michael told People magazine in August that following his diagnosis he turned to drinking which put a strain on his marriage.

He said of the film's longevity: 'We’ll all be gone and people will still be seeing it'

He said of the film’s longevity: ‘We’ll all be gone and people will still be seeing it’

Full cast: They were joined by Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen), James Tolkan (Mr. Stickland) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines) at the event - pictured centre L-R

Full cast: They were joined by Thomas F. Wilson (Biff Tannen), James Tolkan (Mr. Stickland) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines) at the event – pictured centre L-R 

It wasn’t until 1998 when the iconic 80s actor would reveal his diagnosis to he public and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research was created two years later. 

Back To The Future, directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, became the highest-grossing film of 1985 and took $381 million worldwide.

The science fiction comedy received three Academy Award nominations, five BAFTA nominations and four Golden Globe nominations.

It also spawned two sequels, Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990), an animated series, theme park ride, and several video games.

Back together again: The cast were meant to reunite at the Calgary Expo last year, but Michael had to cancel at the last minute due to an urgent medical event

Back together again: The cast were meant to reunite at the Calgary Expo last year, but Michael had to cancel at the last minute due to an urgent medical event

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