Those of you who snagged the recently re-released Back to the Future set on Blu-ray were no doubt thrilled to learn that you'd also been gifted a "complimentary first episode" of Telltale's upcoming episodic series based on the classic series. Those of you who didn't pick up the videos but instead read the one-size-fits-all '121GIGAWATTS' code here on Joystiq were probably also thrilled because, hey – who doesn't want something for nothing?
Once again we learn There Ain't No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. If you pre-registered for that free episode on Telltale's site, you've probably already received an email that looks something like the one found after the break. In short: While the first episode – "It's About Time" – premieres on Mac and PC this Wednesday for "full season purchasers," the freeloaders will have to wait until "February, just in time for the series' second episode." And by then you'll miss the pre-order bonuses. Curse you, inevitable march of time!