THE DRAWING ROOM #51: DS EPISODES 461 – 470

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired April 1 – April 12, 1968.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Back to the future
  • What about David?
  • Barnabas and Julia mend fences
  • The lovers’ inconvenience of being born in different centuries
  • Lang begins with a bang
  • Hoffman, Lang, Van Helsing—which was it supposed to be?
  • The Anti-Vampire Treatment hospital release form?
  • 15 minutes could save you from an eternity of vampirism!
  • The old man gets all the young chicks
  • Marry her or kill her? Decisions, decisions…
  • How are Stoddard & Peterson like Hepburn & Grant?
  • The strange and haunting journey…
  • Bradford/Clark Mystery Theater
  • We’re overdue for a criminally insane murderer

Also:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. goes to the mountaintop
  • George Hamilton is a survivor
  • On the Cutting Room Floor

51carNight Drive to Destiny

51drsDueling Doctors

51barnabasreflection“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid…”

51hoffmanhairChic!

51dontunderstand“I don’t UNDERSTAND!!”

51smugjuliaOh my, how the dynamic has changed!

51armDr. Lang’s new show on the DIY Network

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5 Responses to THE DRAWING ROOM #51: DS EPISODES 461 – 470

  1. Mariam says:

    One of my enduring memories of DS 40+ years ago is of Dr. Lang pulling open the curtain to–to borrow a phrase from 1968–“let the sunshine in” and Barnabas (in his PJ’s) freaking out. At first, I was fearing that you weren’t going to mention it, but I’m glad you did.

    • chrissy says:

      Did you like Russ’ impersonation of Barnabas freaking out? “AAAAHHHH! I’m burning up! Help me! Help me! AAAAHHHHHH!!!”

      And the fact that we’re looking at a VAMPIRE wearing PAJAMAS makes the whole scene that much more surreal. It’s a great moment in Dark Shadows.

  2. nick caputo says:

    I’m with Miriam, that scene struck me when I first saw it at 7 years old. And waiting for monday’s episode seemed like a long time. I’m interested to see your opinions on this storyline as it continues. I think it began ok but devolved in future episodes in terms of plot and acting, particularly the work of Addison Powell and Roger Davis. Both performances became a little too over the top for my tastes, especially in later episodes.

    As far as Vicky being confused, that could be explained by the trauma she faced by traveling back in time. How would such an experience affect someone mentally?

    One character who I enjoyed immensely and was often smartly written was Thayer David as Professor Stokes. I look forward to your thoughts on one of my favorite characters.

    • russ says:

      Regarding Vicky, I wonder if there’s not some law of science at play here, some “rubber band” theory that causes a time traveler to be disoriented and eventually experience selective memory loss about what they learned in their travels.

      And I agree about Professor Stokes. I don’t remember why, but I remember enjoying his character immensely, and I’m looking forward to it eagerly.

  3. Dave Brannon says:

    Awesome podcast! I haven’t been around in a while due to other commitments. Will try to drop by more often. Thanks for all that you do!

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