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 September 20th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.
KIRBY SUPER STAR
In 1996, Kirby Super Star released in the US. This classic platform game features nine different adventures and two minigames, where Kirby can copy his enemies’ abilities and create Helpers to assist him.
Nerdy Fact: There was almost a horror game in Kirby Super Star, called “Kirby’s Ghost Trap”. It was supposed to be a parody of Resident Evil, where Kirby would explore a haunted mansion and fight zombies and ghosts. However, the idea was scrapped because it was too dark and scary for a Kirby game.
A LEAF ON THE WIND
In 2002, Firefly premiered. This science fiction television series follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a spaceship that travels the galaxy in the aftermath of a civil war.
Nerdy Fact: Some spacecraft from Star Wars can be spotted in the background of some scenes in Firefly. For example, an Imperial Shuttle can be seen when Inara’s shuttle docks with Serenity in the pilot episode, and a Starlight Intruder can be seen when the crew lands on Persephone in the episode “Shindig”.
WHO’S THAT GIRL?
In 2011, New Girl premiered. This is a sitcom about a quirky teacher who moves in with three men and her best friend, and their hilarious adventures in love and life.
Nerdy Fact: The show’s writers created a drinking game called True American, which involves shouting historical facts and jumping on furniture. The rules of the game are never fully explained on the show, but fans have tried to recreate it based on clues from the episodes.
In 2019, Untitled Goose Game released for PC. This is a surprisingly popular game where you play as a mischievous goose who annoys the people of a village with your pranks and honks.
Nerdy Fact: The game’s music was composed by Dan Golding and features a theremin.
Today in Nerd History is produced by Radio Matt & Deidra for Rise & Shine, Nerds, LTN’s official Nerdy Morning News Show.