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Today in Nerd History | February 1

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 February 1st in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

WARM BODIES | 2013

In 2013, Warm Bodies released in theaters. Warm Bodies is a horror comedy film that follows the unlikely romance between a zombie named R and a human girl named Julie, which sparks a change in the undead world.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The film is based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Marion, which was inspired by a short story he wrote called “I Am a Zombie Filled with Love”.
  • The film references Romeo and Juliet, as R and Julie are star-crossed lovers from different worlds. Their names are derived from the Shakespearean characters, and there is even a balcony scene where R tries to woo Julie.
  • The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences, who praised its originality, humor, and romance. It grossed over $116 million worldwide, making it one of the most successful zombie comedies of all time.
A.P. BIO | 2018

In 2018, A.P. Bio premiered on NBC. A.P. Bio is a comedy series that follows the misadventures of Jack Griffin, a disgruntled philosophy professor who takes a job teaching advanced placement biology at a high school in Ohio, where he uses his students to get back at his rival and pursue his own selfish goals.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • Allisyn Snyder, who plays Heather, came up with many of the quirks and mannerisms for her character, such as leaning to the side to peek out, and erratically looking around the room during long takes.
  • The show is set in Toledo, Ohio, which is also the hometown of the show’s creator and where he attended high school. The show was created by Mike O’Brien, who is also a former writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.
  • Colin, one of the students, wears TeeTurtle shirts in every episode, which are actually his own wardrobe.

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