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 October 12th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
In 1979, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was published. This humorous science fiction novel by Douglas Adams follows the adventures of Arthur Dent, the last human survivor of Earth’s destruction, and his alien friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for a galactic travel guide.
Nerdy Fact: The importance of towels in the book stems from another real-life incident that happened to Adams in Greece. He was always losing his towel and felt that a well-organized person would always know where his towel was.
In 2005, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney released in the US. This is a game where you play as a rookie defense lawyer who must solve five cases using investigation, evidence, and cross-examination. It is a visual novel adventure game with a humorous and witty script.
Nerdy Fact: The series was almost scrapped before it even started. The game designer Shu Takumi received a phone call from his producer telling him to give up on the idea of a lawyer-themed game, fearing it would be too boring and complicated. Fortunately, Takumi persisted and proved his producer wrong by creating a game that focused on memorable characters and dynamic courtroom drama.
In 2018, Titans premiered. This TV show follows the young superheroes of the DC Comics team as they face various threats and challenges in a gritty and realistic world. The show has been praised for its action, drama, and character development, but also criticized for its violence and tone, especially compared to other iterations of the Teen Titans on TV – usually made for children.
Nerdy Fact: Titans was the first original series to debut on the now-defunct DC Universe streaming app, which was eventually merged into HBO Max.