Nerds with time to socialize are all from the same era. They grew up with all these things. Old nerds have less time, but when you find them you'd better be ready for a serious talk. I have spent literal hours on Star Trek and I only like two gens.
Also a lot of people nowadays just follow pop culture and are exposed that way or through nerd friends who want to share something awesome.
Instead of hating on everyone for liking things, be happy those things are finally popular enough for the surplus of merch and movies. It's super easy now to get stuff outside cons and prices are still low, unless you're looking for first edition/ limited stuff of obscure series... (my personal hell).>>9494137>>9493941
Everyone praises Majora and I hate that game so much I permanently traded it away. Granted I was pretty young and could probably deal with it now but screw that game.
Also screw the game cube controller.