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Today in Nerd History | October 5

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 5th 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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ANGEL

In 1999, Angel premiered. This TV series is about a vampire with a soul who fights evil in Los Angeles, aided by a group of human and supernatural allies. It is a spinoff of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and explores themes of redemption, morality, and free will.

Nerdy Fact: Joss Whedon made a cameo appearance as Numfar, a member of Lorne’s clan in his home dimension. He wore a mask and a costume and performed the traditional Dance of Joy and Dance of Honor. He didn’t tell the other cast members who he was, and they only found out later.

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ONE-PUNCH MAN

In 2015, the One-Punch Man anime series premiered. This animated series is about a bald hero named Saitama who can defeat any enemy with a single punch, but struggles to find meaning and excitement in his life as he faces boredom and ridicule from the public and other heroes.

Nerdy Fact: One-Punch Man started as a webcomic by an anonymous author who goes by the name ONE. He began publishing it online in 2009 and it became a viral hit with millions of views. Later, it was adapted into a manga by Yusuke Murata, who improved the art and added more details to the story.

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VENOM

In 2018, Venom premiered. This movie is about a journalist who becomes infected by an alien parasite that gives him superpowers and a violent alter ego, and who must stop a sinister corporation from unleashing more of these creatures on Earth.

Nerdy Fact: Tom Hardy recorded his lines for the Venom symbiote during pre-production, and they were played back to the actor through an earpiece on set during scenes where Brock and the symbiote talk to each other.





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