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Today in Nerd History | October 23

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 23rd 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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ONCE UPON A TIME

In 2011, Once Upon a Time premiered. This fantasy adventure drama explores the lives of fairy-tale characters who are cursed to forget their true identities and live in a modern town called Storybrooke.

Nerdy Fact: The show features many characters and elements from Disney movies, such as Frozen, Aladdin, Mulan, and Beauty and the Beast. However, the show also incorporates characters from other sources, such as Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Wizard of Oz.

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THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

In 2020, The Queen’s Gambit premiered. This TV series is based on a novel by Walter Tevis that tells the story of Beth Harmon, a young orphan who becomes a chess prodigy while struggling with addiction and loneliness.

Nerdy Fact: The chess games shown in the series are based on real games played by famous chess players, such as Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, and Anatoly Karpov. The series consulted with former world chess champion and grandmaster Garry Kasparov and chess instructor Bruce Pandolfini to ensure the accuracy and realism of the chess scenes.





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