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 3rd in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
SEE YOU REAL SOON
In 1955, The Mickey Mouse Club premiered. This popular American variety show featured a cast of talented young performers known as the Mouseketeers. The show was hosted by Jimmie Dodd and Roy Williams, who also joined the Mouseketeers in singing, dancing, and performing skits. The show also included educational segments, such as newsreels and documentaries, as well as classic and new cartoons starring Mickey Mouse and his friends.
Nerdy Fact: The show had four different versions: the original one that aired on ABC from 1955 to 1959, the New Mickey Mouse Club that aired in syndication from 1977 to 1979, the All-New Mickey Mouse Club that aired on The Disney Channel from 1989 to 1996, and Club Mickey Mouse that aired on social media from 2017 to 2018.
In 2002, the Naruto anime series premiered. This animated show follows the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who dreams of becoming the leader and strongest of his village.
Nerdy Fact: Naruto’s favorite ramen shop, Ichiraku, exists in real life. It is located in Kyushu, near the university that Kishimoto graduated from.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
In 2003, School of Rock premiered. This is a comedy film about a rock musician who becomes a substitute teacher at a prep school and forms a band with his students.
Nerdy Fact: The idea for the movie came when writer Mike White moved into an apartment next to Jack Black. White would often find Jack Black running naked through the halls or blasting much of the music featured in the movie at full volume.
In 2006, the Death Note anime series premiered. This is an animated series based on a manga of the same name, about a high school student who finds a notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written in it, and his battle of wits with a genius detective who tries to stop him.
Nerdy Fact: Sidoh, the shinigami who owned the Death Note that Mello stole, was not originally part of the series. He was replaced by a smarter shinigami named Daril Ghiroza, who was too difficult to draw for the illustrator Takeshi Obata.
THE CLONE WARS
In 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars series premiered. This animated television series follows the adventures of the Jedi Knights and their clone army as they fight against the Separatists and their droid army in a galaxy-wide conflict.
Nerdy Fact: The show has won seven Emmy Awards, five Annie Awards, and two Critics’ Choice Awards for its animation, music, sound design, and voice acting.