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A Legacy Spanning Nearly 50 Years
Dark Shadows, the first gothic soap opera, originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The series was created by Dan Curtis and became hugely popular with the introduction of vampire Barnabas Collins, played by Jonathan Frid. During its run of 1,225 episodes, it featured nearly every major gothic, horror and fantasy plot element and theme including ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, curses, possession, reincarnation, satanic cults, time travel and a parallel universe. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. The series has also spawned three feature length films, a 1991 revival series, a range of novels, comics and audio dramas. Most notably, in 2012, director and long time fan of the show, Tim Burton released a film adaption starring Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.
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Current Poll
Although there are many reasons as to why Dark Shadows was cancelled in 1971, what do you think was the overriding cause?
 
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The poll was created at 17:44 on January 29, 2014, and so far 191 people voted.
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What's the most endearing/annoying reoccurring blooper from the original series?
 
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The poll was created at 14:53 on November 2, 2013, and so far 164 people voted.
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"I am a man who can't stand even the thought of violence, and the last man in the world who would have anyone near me who even contemplated the thought of it. Serenity is my favorite emotion."
Barnabas Collins, 225/226

On this day...

On January 31 in...

1967: Episode 164 is taped. Episode 157 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 422 is taped. Episode 418 airs on ABC.

1969: Episode 685 is taped. Episode 680 airs on ABC.

2006: Dark Shadows DVD Collection 22 is released by MPI.

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