Why is everyone so amazed at 1200 half hour episodes? If you were to sit down and Watch Star Trek TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT (IE: A Complete rewatch of all the Live Action Series) that would be equivalent to just about 700 hour Long episodes, which would be 1400 episodes Dark Shadows. I just finished DS9, and when I finish UFO and Space 1999, I'll move onto another Trek show rewatch. Surely Trek fans who own all the Series plan to watch each one another time? Dark Shadows is a Soap Opera, and only half hour episodes, so, you wouldn't be likely to grab a random episode, if anything, you might watch a Storyline period. Not long ago, and possibly still, many Soap Opera watchers, who had to work, would tape their soaps and come home to watch 1-3 hours a night of their soaps. 3 hours is 6 episodes. So, although it may take a year or two (or more) to work your way through it all, it no different than coming home each night and watching the Day Time programming you recorded.