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Today in Nerd History | December 5

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on December 5th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

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In 1997, Good Will Hunting premiered in theaters. Good Will Hunting is a movie about a brilliant but troubled young man who finds direction and healing in his life with the help of a caring therapist and a loving girlfriend.

Nerdy Fact: Robin Williams, who played Dr. Maguire, the caring therapist who helps Will overcome his emotional issues, won an Oscar for his performance. It was the only Oscar he ever won. He improvised some of his lines, including the last one, “Son of a… he stole my line”. The scene where Dr. Maguire tells Will a story about his wife farting in her sleep and waking herself up was also improvised by Williams. Damon’s laughter was genuine, and the camera shook because the cameraman was laughing too.

STAR TREK: LEGACY

In 2006, Star Trek: Legacy released for the PC. Star Trek: Legacy is a video game that lets you command a fleet of starships from different Star Trek eras and engage in space combat against various enemies.

Nerdy Fact: Star Trek: Legacy is the first and only Star Trek game that features the voice acting of all five actors who played the captains of the main Star Trek series up to that point: William Shatner (Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Picard), Avery Brooks (Sisko), Kate Mulgrew (Janeway), and Scott Bakula (Archer).





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