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Today in Nerd History | October 15

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 15th 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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YONDU

In 1968, Mary Poppins… wait, I mean Yondu first appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #18. Yondu, a blue-skinned warrior from Centauri IV, was a founding member of the original Guardians of the Galaxy team from an alternate future. He was created by Arnold Drake and Gene Colan, and had a large red fin on his head and a mystical bond with his Yaka arrows.

Nerdy Fact: Yondu once lost his hand in a fight with an enemy who could transmute matter. He replaced it with a metal prosthetic that had various weapons. He later restored his hand using a matrix scanner.

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DON’T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB

In 1999, Fight Club released. This action film is about a disillusioned and insomniac office worker that meets a charismatic soap salesman who leads him into an underground fight club and a radical anti-consumerist movement that spirals out of control.

Nerdy Fact: Brad Pitt and Edward Norton had different workout regimes to show the power shift between their characters. Norton had to lose weight and look weaker, while Pitt had to gain muscle and look stronger. Norton also had his front tooth chipped for the role, while Pitt had his removed and then reattached after filming.

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RED

In 2010, RED released. This action comedy film is about a retired CIA agent who teams up with his old colleagues to stop a deadly assassin and uncover a conspiracy. The film is loosely inspired by the DC Comics limited series of the same name.

Nerdy Fact: RED stands for Retired Extremely Dangerous, which is the status of the former CIA agents who are targeted by a conspiracy. The movie never explains why they are considered dangerous, but it implies that they know too much or have done something controversial in the past.





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