University of Utah
University of Wisconsin-Madison
First book A Year at the Movies: One Man's Filmgoing Odyssey published.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuts.
First film experience as key grip and composer on low-budget horror film "Blood Hook".
When Murphy took over the character of Tom Servo on MST3K, a disgruntled viewer sent in a dot-matrix-printed banner that read "I HATE TOM SERVO'S NEW VOICE." Murphy hung the banner in his office, amused that someone would go through that much effort to make his feelings known.