"Dark Ages" is a term for the period in European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 to circa 1000, where there is a perception of little intellectual development culturally and the few surviving records of what happened still leave a lot of things unanswered.
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- Dark Age Europe, for the historical period as a setting of fiction.
- The Dark Age of Comic Books, a period from 1986 to the late 1990s during which comic books trended toward Darker and Edgier content
- Dark Ages, a 1991 Brit Com
- Dark Ages, a 1991 MS-DOS game developed Scenario Software and published as shareware by Apogee Software
- Dark Ages, a 1999 MMORPG by Nexon and KRU Interactive
- Dork Age, a period in a franchise where a dramatic change of direction or style failed to gain traction with the audience