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Exclusive: Chris Hardwick takes Jay Leno back to the future in his DeLorean

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Jun 5, 2018, 11:45 AM EDT

While the DeLorean legacy with the Back to the Future franchise is as troubled as it is iconic, there’s still no substituting the car when one wants to time-travel in style -- and at exactly 88 mph.

Doc Brown’s flux capacitor housing (that just HAPPENS to be the retro-radness of the DeLorean DMC-12) has been a collector's item for fans of the film trilogy, and replicas travel to every convention and nerd parade imaginable. But for an inside look, SYFY WIRE obtained an exclusive clip of an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

The episode features comedian and after-show host Chris Hardwick discussing the finer points of time travel, the safety concerns of a DIY time machine’s gull-wing doors, and his history with the geek landmark.

Take a look:

What better way to discuss the sci-fi franchise (and the laserdisc copy of the original that you may or may not own) than inside the film’s most lasting image? Appreciate the beautiful imperfection of the DeLorean’s DIY circuitry in this clip, and if you want to watch the full episode, tune in to CNBC on Thursday, June 7, at 10 p.m. ET.