OUR GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE COLLINSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S PODCAST

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We recently joined Wallace McBride and Patrick McCray on the Collinsport Historical Society’s podcast for a lively discussion about the pre-Barnabas episodes of Dark Shadows. Click the banner above to go to the podcast, but before you do, you might enjoy this short recap of the first 209 episodes, when Dark Shadows was a lot less supernatural, a lot more soap opera-ish, and fabulously gothic!

Here’s another nice look at the early episodes, shorter and more dramatic, with cool music:

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THE DRAWING ROOM #36: DS EPISODES 386-390

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired December 18-22, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Do the ends justify the means?
  • I love her! I hate her! I love her!
  • Fabulous Liars
  • A secret engagement! Oh, what fun! (Or…NOT…)
  • Barnabas rewrites his romantic history
  • Stupid Suspense
  • The dreaded “Let’s Be Friends” makes another appearance

Also…

  • How talking to the animals made George Lucas a very wealthy man
  • Introducing: The Drawing Room Forum

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Trask practices his frontiersman skills


Lara Parker gives a tour de force performance

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THE DRAWING ROOM #35: DS EPISODES 381-385

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired December 11-15, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Dueling Fools
  • Nathan Forbes, Victorian superhero! (At least he’s trying to be…)
  • How to hide out in a small town
  • The kooky spinster meets the Zodiac
  • Does Barnabas have free will…or will Angelique set him free?
  • Dark Shadows 1st Super-Villain: Acerbic to the extreme!
  • The devil is in EVERYTHING…
  • The tree, the bear, and frostbite: so, who’s a witch now?

And…

  • Guess who’s coming to dinner?
  • Forum, anyone?

NOTE: This week, Chrissy’s synopsis is accompanied by Intermission, by Panic! at the Disco.

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The first exploding cat in Dark Shadows history

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THE DRAWING ROOM #34: DS EPISODES 376-380

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired December 4-8, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Look! A cat!
  • And… Look! A cat wrangler!
  • Is Nathan lying when he says he isn’t a liar?
  • Dysfunction, fixation and dismemberment
  • Upstairs, Downstairs…and everything in between
  • The weekly Stock Market report
  • Natalie’s in charge, and Naomi’s locked out
  • The mole, the boots and the amulet: fashion fun and foibles

ALSO:

  • George Hamilton update
  • Lots o’ laughs

34dream4Let’s give Naomi a big hand for Outstanding Performance in a Dream Sequence

34rose6Will Angelique’s plan be foiled? Stay tuned…

34tarot3Tarot cards don’t lie

molesA study in fashion moles

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THE DRAWING ROOM #33: DS EPISODES 371-375

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These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired November 27 – December 1, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • If Barnabas marries Josette, will America be ruled by the Martians?
  • Ben is uite sure he will never say a word with a “Q” in it.
  • Angelique knows how to push buttons…but can she keep them pushed?
  • In death, Barnabas waxes eloquent about life…in life, he waxes eloquent about death.
  • The Floating Soap Opera Bed
  • Oh, that troublesome toddy!
  • “Time is held in suspension…” and the opening narration is stuck in a rut
  • Death threats! (And they’re not from Barnabas!)
  • Major Peter Murphy sighting!

ALSO…

  • Daydreams, Millionaires, and Julie Newmar’s legs
  • What the heck is a Dark Shadows plastic car model?

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33usealliance1An uneasy alliance


Watch Angelique’s face light up. She loves it when a plan comes together!

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THE DRAWING ROOM #32: DS EPISODES 366-370

These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired November 20-24, 1967.

In this installment of the Drawing Room:

  • Our Time Machine makes a side trip to 1795
  • Exercising the acting chops on some meatier roles?
  • Slap!
  • Jeremiah is bewitched, Abigail’s picking up evil vibrations, and Vicki does her best impersonation of the Energizer Bunny
  • Sibling sniping and manipulations
  • Whoever said “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” must have dated Angelique
  • Vicki’s new reality: doppelgangers, dreams, and embracing the past
  • Has Barnabas gone from villain to victim?
  • Ready! Get SET! Yes, nicely done…

AND

  • Hulk Smash!
  • and…we have a Winner!

Welcome Crazy Angelique with the crazy eyes

A new family dynamic

This week’s award is for Set Design

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THE DRAWING ROOM #31: DS EPISODES 361-365


These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired November 13-17, 1967.

In this installment of the Drawing Room:

  • Hoffman is NOT afraid
  • Fun Use of the Phone
  • Alpha Male Part II: the Honorable Guy
  • Sarah’s Swan Song
  • If there’s no body….are they dead?
  • David’s right about EVERYTHING….oh…really?
  • Does time keep on slipping into the future…or into the past?
  • Tony Peterson doesn’t know what he’s stepped in
  • Toy Boats and Seasick-o-Vision (No, not at the same time)
  • Brutal Chronology: Clocks amok!

AND

  • Our first contest! Enter and win a fabulous prize! (Note: Russ misspoke, when he said the contest ends Wednesday, December 7. Well, it turns out December 7 is a Friday, so the contest actually ends Friday, December 7!)

Really small…in a really big room

Alpha Male 2.0 vs. Damsel in Distress


Hoffman realizes too late she might have pushed Barnabas too far

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THE DRAWING ROOM #30: DS EPISODES 356-360


These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired November 6-10, 1967.

In this installment of the Drawing Room:

  • It’s a matter of Life or Death!! Eh…
  • Insane by reason of interior decorating faux pas
  • Barnabas Collins meets Harry Potter (with ho-hum results)
  • The suspense should make sense!
  • Rats and Bats!
  • Playing games…badly.
  • We ponder the purpose of Peterson, and discuss our Dark Shadows crushes.

AND

  • Opie gets cool and groovy with the chicks
  • HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS ON TV THIS WEEK!!

An apparition of a little girl lurking in the dark…? Creepy!

Julia makes a new friend…only, not so friendly


What necessitates this cut in the middle of a scene? Walls falling down?

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THE DRAWING ROOM #29: DS EPISODES 351-355


These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired October 30-November 3, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Carolyn joins the Black Hats
  • Dr. Frenemy goes too far!
  • A Fate Worse Than Death…but worse for WHOM?
  • David alone in the Land of Loss and Betrayal
  • Wild Card Joe and Crazy Aunt Katherine (no, it’s not a 1970’s movie)
  • Quick & Easy Hypnosis: Fall into the Trap!
  • Fashion foibles, dire distractions, and where is Joe really going?
  • Evil people lie

Also:

  • You sunk my battleship!

And…

  • Van Winkle on Ice!

I Spy

The Claws Come Out

Carolyn practices her Bizarro limbo: How high can you go?

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THE DRAWING ROOM #28: DS EPISODES 346-350


These episodes of Dark Shadows originally aired October 23-27, 1967.

In this installment of The Drawing Room:

  • Carolyn is curious, David is distraught, and Liz spends the week in the land of Denial.
  • What exactly IS a debutante’s job?
  • “There’s nothing in the basement of the Old House….and you’ve got to promise me you’ll never ever go there!!”
  • Addicted to Drama – 80’s pop tune, or timeless female finagling?
  • Now appearing in Barnabas’ basement: The Huffy Hoffman Traveling Hypnosis Show!
  • Girl blood is better than boy blood.
  • “What you see here you will never forget and you will never remember…IS THAT CLEAR??”

Also:

  • Another visit with the Suntan God
  • We take an idyllic journey to Camelot

The Long-Awaited Experiment

Dr. Hoffman is up to her old tricks again!

Renowned make-up artist Dick Smith transformed Jonathan Frid into “Ancient Barnabas” during a procedure that took several hours.


Frid is wearing a glove over his left hand, giving it a really creepy look.

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