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Inspired Term ‘Nuke the Fridge’ Originally Came from Another Iconic Film and Not INDIANA JONES

“Back to the Future” predicted us!

Since the name of our site is “Nuke the Fridge,” named inspired after the scene in Indian Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls, where Indy survived a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator, I thought this piece of news would not only be perfect on this site but is also pretty interesting.

In the documentary Back in Time, which is about the iconic franchise Back to the Future, it was revealed that the “Nuke the Fridge” scene was actually in an early script of the first Back to the Future film.


According to Back to the Future writer Bob Gale, in two early drafts, the time machine was not actually a delorean but a time ray that shot into a time chamber, and in the climax that took place at a nuclear test site in the early versions, Doc Brown converted a refrigerator and put red lining in it and Marty McFly was protected from a nuclear blast by a time chamber made of an old refrigerator.

Pretty wild right?


Back in Time is now streaming on Netflix and it’s a really interesting documentary. I suggest you check it out.