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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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"Some of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life have been microscopic views of hideous malignancies."
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On this day...

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1967: Episode 219 is taped. Episode 215 airs on ABC.

1968: Episode 482 is taped. Episode 478 airs on ABC.

1969: Episode 744 is taped. Episode 739 airs on ABC.

1970: Episode 1001 is taped. Episode 1000 airs on ABC.

1991: Volumes 65, 66, 67 and 68 of the original Dark Shadows are released on VHS by MPI.

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