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The Dark Shadows encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
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Welcome to The Dark Shadows Wiki
An encyclopedic guide to the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows that anyone can edit.
There are currently 2,891 articles on the site, please keep in mind that this site is full of SPOILERS.
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About the Wiki

The Dark Shadows Wiki is a collaborative project designed to document everything related to the various incarnations of the Dark Shadows franchise. The Wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article (that includes you!), helping provide a complete, up-to-date database for fans. So far there are 2,891 articles on the site, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Also keep in mind that this site is full of SPOILERS, so if you don't want anything spoiled you might want to come back when you've watched every episode of Dark Shadows.

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, possesion, 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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"Blood is the life force. It reaches into the deepest recesses of the heart and the brain. It is the familiar of our complete being. To surrender even one drop of it is to suggest a partial surrender of one's utmost self."
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1966: Episode 50 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 580 is taped. Episode 571 airs on ABC.

1969: Episode 838 is taped. Episode 832 airs on ABC.

1970: Episode 1095 is taped. Episode 1093 airs on ABC.

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