In other words, both SciFi fans and Comedy fans can come to the film and appreciate what all of the players have accomplished; and both groups can rather easily set aside the differences they may have with the other's particular genre all for the sake of just having a good time for the films 116 minutes. Think what you may, but this successful combination of two genres that normally don't go together is exceedingly rare: hats off to all involved for seriously not only getting this one right but also for hitting it out of the park as BTTF remains watchable decades after its first appearance in cinemas.
In any event ... here are today's citations relating to the burgeoning history of the saga.
Fox had already achieved household success with his work on television's popular Family Ties, a place where he certainly displayed an affinity for character as well as a solid command of comic timing. While he may not have been the first choice to play Marty McFly (a curious miscast of Eric Stoltz who I've read didn't find the film 'funny'), he remains the one that audiences certainly warmed to and appreciate to this day.
Though he's certainly gone on to other things, I suspect the actor will always be known for his work here, and why not? The Back To The Future trilogy retains its magic even upon subsequent viewings, and it's nice to have a measure of SciFi that's also family friendly in this day and age.