Finishing out the last of the Spider-Man Anniversary issues, I look at Spectacular Spider-Man 189 & 200, which examines Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Harry Osborn (The Green Goblin) & Mary Jane’s relationships to each other, and ultimately leads to Harry Osborns death. Surprisingly, there are many allusions to child and spousal abuse that are really serious that I was surprised Marvel let go through when I read these again.


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Murphy’s Media Memories – Spider-Man 30th Anniversary Comics (Part 2) – Spectacular Spider-Man 189 & 200 from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

Monster Party is a very unusual video game for the time. It features blood and gore on a Nintendo game, but then mixes that with crazy and comedic bosses. And I played this as my 2nd video game at my friends house when I was 7. Watch the video below to learn more about it.

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This month’s episode is about the best-selling children’s book series, Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery. I read a few excerpts from the book and show you how Bunnicula spun into many different series. Also, I’ll look at the cartoon and show you just how vastly different it is from the original book.  Plus, did you know it’s been made into many different stage plays?

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For the latest Murphy’s Media Memories, I transfered an old VHS tape I had and uploaded it to the world. Welcome to the world of 1985, where you can learn about Halley’s Comet (if you are a kid). So, just how is this low-budget direct-to-video 80’s edutainment? Let’s find out.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Halley’s Comet (1986 VHS) from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

If you want to watch the original video in it’s entirety, you can watch it below:

Have you ever read The Magical Rainbow Man & The Journey of Love? Well, what’s wrong with you?


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MMM – The Magical Rainbow Man & The Journey of Love from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

The first video game review on Murphy’s Media Memories. This game is Megarace. You remember it more for it’s host who is just bizarre and makes bad jokes than you do for the actual game itself (which is still fun).

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MMM – MegaRace (CD Game) from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

That title is no joke. This is a board game / RPG game that I created after watching Jurassic Park and playing only 1 hour of a Dungeon & Dragons-like game.

While at my cousin’s place one day, he had me play this game that only required listening and then stating what you want to do (I do not remember if there were weapons and spells, or even items) and I tried to create a game similar to that, but ended up merging it with a board game.  It was a board game where you couldn’t see the board, but had to listen to what I was describing so you wouldn’t go the wrong way.

However, this ‘board’ game, ended up being on over 30 pages of large Notebook paper.  It started only as Jurassic Park, then every day or so, I would add another board (or another licensed property), until it was an immensely large game.

So, this is the latest episode I look back at this game I made when I was 12, without having looked at it in almost 20 years.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Jurassic Park Stolen By Carmen Sandiego from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

Unico is back. Witness the final movie Unico made in 1983, and see just how unique it is compared to other shows at the time.

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I uncovered this long lost book from my distance past; a book full of words and pictures created by Shawn Padraic Murphy, Age 7. What did I write about? Dinosaurs of course. There wasn’t a kid who wasn’t into the dinosaur craze. So, how does my book still hold up?

What you about to watch is my natural reaction to the book, as I filmed it all in one take to see how I thought upon seeing text I wrote over 24 years ago.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – 4th Grade Dinosaur Book from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.

Here is the 1st episode of Murphy’s Media Memories. This series will look at different media that influenced me from baby (1982), childhood, to the end of high school (2000). The first episode below is one that hardly anyone I have met has ever seen, the children’s film, “The Fantastic Adventures of Unico” an animated that was dubbed in 1983 and shown on HBO and placed on VHS for rentals and sales.

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Murphy’s Media Memories – Fantastic Adventures Of Unico from Shawn Padraic Murphy on Vimeo.