Tales from the Darkside: Season 4, Episode 13

The Apprentice (1 May 1988)

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College sophomore Sarah McBride accepts a job at Colonial Village, a tourist attraction that recreates Puritan life in 1692 Salem and allows nothing from the 20th century. But things aren't quite what they seem.

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Wayne Tippit ...
Magistrate Thomas Branford
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Sarah McBride
Katherine Elizabeth Neuman ...
Jane Branford
Gary Lahti ...
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College sophomore Sarah McBride accepts a job at Colonial Village, a tourist attraction that recreates Puritan life in 1692 Salem and allows nothing from the 20th century. But things aren't quite what they seem.

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Decent Tales from the Darkside episode.

Tales from the Darkside: The Apprentice starts in 1986 where Sarah McBride (Haviland Morris) is a young student about to take a major in American history, she just loves the past & as such applies for a job at colonial village a living museum. Sarah talks to Thomas Branford (Wayne Tippit) & he offers her a job as an apprentice which she accepts. Thomas show's her the way to where she will be working & is blinded by a flash of light, when Sarah comes round she quickly discovers that the past at the museum is rather more authentic than she had originally anticipated...

Episode 13 from season 4 this Tales from the Darkside story originally aired in the US during May 1988, directed by Eleanor Gaver one has to say that The Apprentice is a pretty good supernatural themed Tales from the Darkside episode. The script by Ellen Sandhaus isn't anything that original with a contemporary character of some sort being transported back in time & finding out the way things were the hard way, in this case it comes as no real surprise that Sarah is accused of being a Witch. The twist ending is a little predictable but still decent & while the majority of the episode is spent waiting for Sarah to work out what us the audience already knows it's a entertaining way to pass twenty odd minutes. The basic moral issue of how we used to live is sound if a little familiar.

The period production design on The Apprentice is fairly impressive, the costumes & sets look suitably seventeenth century although having said that for all I know it may not be accurate at all. I mean what do I know about the seventeenth century & the way things were back then? Not a lot to be honest, not a lot. There are no scares or gore or suspense but the story is engaging enough to pass the time. The acting is fine from the cast.

The Apprentice is a good Tales from the Darkside episode, while not the scariest or goriest or most intriguing it's got a decent enough story that at least makes sense & has a point.


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