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After playing the five episodes in Back to the Future: the game, I was wondering if these are considered to be canon, as they appear to be after the events of the movie trilogy (as Marty knows about the DeLorean), but the DeLorean is intact, and Doc Brown isn't married.

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Actually, the Doc is married to Clara in the Game, he mentions here at some point, if memory serves me right. – Lars Ebert Mar 12 '14 at 15:47

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The Voice of God answer is no, they aren't.

Bob Gale, co-writer of all three 'Back to the Future' films has specifically stated in an interview that the various spinoff properties (including the BTTF games, comics, books and ride, etc) are not considered canon.

Voodoo Lordasks: Among the products that the trilogy spawned (animated series, novels, ride, etc.), what are those you consider canon?

Bob Gale: Only the movies are canon. Everything else fits into the ‘what-if?’ category, or might be canon in some alternate universe.

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Just saying, shouldn't Gale's response have been alternate timeline rather than universe? – N_Soong Mar 11 '14 at 5:37
@n.soong - Possibly, but his intent is completely clear and the terms are interchangeable when describing a multiverse. – Richard Mar 11 '14 at 7:09

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