and Shocks | Production Notes | Episodes
Patrick (Jason McGuire), John
Karlen (Willie Loomis: Second Casting), Jonathan
Frid (Barnabas Collins), Robert
Gerringer (Dr. Dave Woodard: Second Casting), Grayson
Hall (Dr. Julia Hoffman), Anthony
George (Burke Devlin: Second Casting), Jerry
Lacy (Tony Peterson), Lara
Ryan (Burke Devlin: first casting), Robert
Gerringer (Dr. Dave Woodard: Second Casting),
(Sheriff George Patterson)
A new title sequence
marks the show's transfer to colour
Collins' supernatural nature is revealed, along with her
dark designs on her son, David Collins.
Devlin extracts a crucial confession from Roger Collins.
secrets about Elizabeth's past does blackmailer Jason McGuire
Willie Loomis releases vampire Barnabas Collins while graverobbing.
Maggie Evans the reincarnation of Barnabas' lost love?
Julia Hoffman uncovers Barnabas' secret, but has plans of
her own for him.
Winters is sent back in time to the year 1795.
191, featuring Laura's fiery demise, was the only time the
show recorded using four cameras, because of its complex
Robert Costello posed in costume for the Barnabas
portrait, providing a starting point while casting took
place. He claims to have found the name Barnabas on a tombstone
in a Flushing cemetery.
censors initially forbade the use of the word vampire on
1967, Dark Shadows aired at 4.00pm EST on ABC-TV.
From April 2 onwards, it moved to an earlier 3.30pm timeslot.
converted to colour tapings and broadcast from episode 295
onwards. However, this episode was originally broadcast
in black and white. Episode 296 instead was viewers' first
opportunity to see the show in colour.
show recorded a 5.0 Nielsen rating for its second year,
with a 19.6 share across 2.75m daily homes. This figure
translated to over 10m weekly viewers.
music heard from Josette's music box is one of the few pieces
of Dark Shadows music not written by Robert Cobert;
instead, it was a library track by Canadian-born composer
Hoffman was originally intended to be a male character until
late into casting. In the weeks before her debut, Dr. Woodard
refers to Dr. Julius Hoffman!
make-up artist Dick Smith created the pioneering
prosphetics used to age Barnabas when Julia's experiments
action disrupted production heavily throughout 1967. An
AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists)
strike halted taping from March 29-April 10. NABET (National
Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians) action
stopped recording from September 22-October 3. Taping resumed
during the NABET strike, with certain actors receiving fines
for crossing picket lines to work.
Hall played Willie Loomis for four episodes before being
replaced by John Karlen. Mitchell Ryan was
fired from the show after not showing up for the taping
of episode 252; Joe Haskell filled in Burke's role in the
episode, with Anthony George replacing Ryan full-time.
Richard Woods briefly played Dr. Woodard before being
replaced with Robert Gerringer. Gerringer refused
to cross NABET picket lines and was replaced by Peter
Turgeon for the character's final episodes. Vince
O'Brien, Angus Cairns and Alfred Sandor
all played Sheriff Patterson during this year, though
Dana Elcar continued to appear in the role regularly.
145, 149, 151, 193, 194, 211 and 260 are lost on videotape
and survive as kinescope film copies. For the same reason,
episodes 296, 300, 318, 320, 323, 325, 335, 341, 344, 351,
352 and 368/369 now only exist in black and white.
139-153 | 154-168
| 169-183 | 184-198
| 199-213 | 214-229
| 230-244 | 245-259
350-364 | 365-380
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