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 7th 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 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered in theaters. Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a science fiction film based on the television series Star Trek, in which Admiral Kirk and his crew must stop a powerful alien entity from destroying Earth.
Nerdy Fact: The movie was originally planned as a pilot for a new Star Trek series called Phase II, but it was changed to a film after the success of Star Wars in 1977.
In 1990, Edward Scissorhands premiered in theaters. Edward Scissorhands is a movie about a lonely and gentle artificial man with scissors for hands who falls in love with a suburban girl and faces the challenges of being different.
Nerdy Fact: The film was originally written as a musical, but it didn’t pan out. Burton would revisit the musical concept on films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride.
In 2001, Ocean’s Eleven premiered in theaters. Ocean’s Eleven is an American heist comedy film about a group of eleven thieves who plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos owned by a ruthless businessman.
Nerdy Fact: The movie is a remake of a 1960 film of the same name, starring Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack friends. However, George Clooney, who plays Danny Ocean in the remake, is not a fan of the original. He said, “The original Ocean’s Eleven was a mess. It was a Rat Pack movie, and you can’t remake that. It was of its time, and it was fun at the time. But it was never a good movie.”
In 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released in the US for the Switch. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game where you can fight with characters from various Nintendo and third-party franchises in different modes and stages. It is the fifth and latest installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, and it features the largest roster of fighters ever, with 89 characters to choose from. It is also one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling games of all time.
Nerdy Fact: The soundtrack for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features over 24 hours of songs, with more than 900 tracks from various Nintendo and third-party games.