By Nolan Feeney
October 19, 2015

This Wednesday is Oct. 21, 2015, the date Doc Brown and Marty McFly visit Hill Valley, California via time-travel in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II—and a date that, like Mean Girls’ Oct. 3, has become something of an Internet holiday.

To celebrate, a Facebook profile for a certain Doctor Emmett Brown has popped up on the social media site, but this is no tribute account from some ’80s sci-fi enthusiast—it’s a bot that will actually interact with fans.

Doc’s Facebook timeline is full of updates about his progress on a “brainwave thought-to-text translator,” and now his invention seems to be working. “I’m back in 2015 and need help,” reads his latest post. “MESSAGE ME NOW!” Go ahead, try it—he’ll answer back in seconds. (Be prepared to break the bad news about hoverboards, though.)

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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