Monday, September 12, 2011

Dog of the Geek: Einstein!

einsteinBreed: Catalan Sheepdog

Original Appearances: Back To the Future

Other Appearances: Back to the Future II and III, Back to the Future animated series, as well as video games, comics, and more merchandise.

Biography: Einstein was the pet of eccentric inventor Doc Emmett Brown, inventor of the flux capacitor, which makes time travel possible. After Doc Brown installed it in a DeLorean, he uses Einstein as the “test pilot” for the first trial, successfully. Later in the Back to the Future trilogy, Doc places Einstein in a suspended animation kennel. Einstein later becomes the beloved family pet after Doc marries Clara Clayton and they have their boys, Jules and Verne. In the Back to the Future animated series, Einstein is portrayed more like an anthropomorphic dog, assisting Doc Brown.

Powers: None

Group Affiliation: Brown Family.

Miscellaneous: Einstein was portrayed by Freddie in the movies, and voiced by Danny Mann in the animated series.

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