It has come to this reviewer’s attention that a slanderous attack has recently been made against this blog during an audio broadcast in which some of the content relating to background audio as reported here in previous posts, involving the off-stage behavior of a short-lived Dark Shadows cast member, has been called into question.
Not only this, but your faithful and dedicated reviewer has been accused of “perpetrating” against said cast member “salacious rumors” based on “imaginary discussions between two people,” etc. Fortunately for the folks participating in this broadcast, they declined to mention this reviewer or this blog by name – otherwise they would each be met with prompt and vigorous litigation addressing their slanderous allegations.
This blog is neither lewd nor is it a rumor mill – and besides, I can produce the audio files to prove that what took place in the Dark Shadows television studio in the summer of 1966 is indeed fact and not fiction.
Here’s a little sample…
Continue reading “Dark Shadows from the Beginning Interlude: Hidden Audio”
“Oh, good eve – or rather, good afternoon.”
“My sense of time has been somewhat confused of late, what with an apparent influence from my nighttime program having taken hold here in this particular half-hour of daytime television. Naturally I find this little known fact most flattering.”
“I was about to select a wine for today’s story.”
“As you can see, I’m selecting from three varieties, as I’m quite unaccustomed to partaking in the late afternoon. After all, my brand of subject matter is so much better suited to the later part of the evening.”
“Today’s teleplay presents a rather compelling story built on the themes of trust and loyalty put to the test in the face of suspicion. The more entertaining scenes are centered around a mischievous young boy, and an even more mischievous grown-up caretaker.”
“To help this fledgling daytime program along in its evolution of adopting the style of story content seen much later on most of those other stations, I’ve even brought along one of my sponsors. After the opening theme, you will as always be subjected to that inevitable minute with the sponsor, but fortunately the one I’ve brought you this afternoon goes considerably well with whatever it is you happen to be drinking. Which reminds me, I have now selected a wine…”
“…and I shall just leave you to your allotted minute with the sponsor, so that you may select whichever type of drink you find is best suited for this next half-hour.”
Continue reading “Episode 53: Our Caretaker’s a Real Gem”
In a Manhattan television studio, a soap within a soap is playing out behind the scenes of a Gothic daytime drama. With tension rising, a troubled actor in a desperate moment lashes out with a burst of violence that may signal his downfall…
Continue reading “Episode 19: An Interest in Human Nature: More of The Perils of Mark Allen”
After three weeks on the air, Dark Shadows has created its first monster.
Continue reading “Episode 15: Mechanics Made Easy, Pt. 1”