The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew.


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1978   1977  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
 Adam Quark (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Gene / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Patricia Barnstable ...
 Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Palindrome (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 The Head (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Andy (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 Ficus (7 episodes, 1978)
 Princess Libido (2 episodes, 1978)
 Zorgon the Malevolent (2 episodes, 1978)
Ned York ...
 Bar-Tel (2 episodes, 1978)
Jerrold Ziman ...
 Professor Dinsmore (2 episodes, 1978)
 Dr. O. B. Mudd (1 episode, 1977)
Misty Rowe ...
 Interface (1 episode, 1977)
Marianne Bunch ...
 Dr. Cheryl Evans / ... (1 episode, 1978)
Bruce M. Fischer ...
 The Baron (1 episode, 1978)
 Zoltar (1 episode, 1978)
 Princess Carna (1 episode, 1978)
 The High Gorgon (1 episode, 1978)
 Admiral Flint (1 episode, 1978)
 Diana / ... (1 episode, 1978)
Joe Burke ...
 Gorgon Guard II (1 episode, 1978)
 Captain (1 episode, 1978)
Daina House ...
 The Handmaiden (1 episode, 1978)
Sean Fallon Walsh ...
 Commander Kroll (1 episode, 1978)
 Gorgon Guard I (1 episode, 1978)
Maggie Sullivan ...
 Teacher (1 episode, 1978)
Lee Travis ...
 Commander Stark (1 episode, 1978)
Rick Goldman ...
 Worker One (1 episode, 1978)
 Guard #1 (2 episodes, 1978)
Vern Rowe ...
 Worker Two (1 episode, 1978)
Keith Atkinson ...
 Guard #2 (2 episodes, 1978)


A spoof of Science Fiction films and television series, "Quark" chronicled the adventures of Adam Quark, captain of a United Galactic Sanitation Patrol ship. His cohorts included Gene/Jean, a "transmute" with male and female characteristics; a Vegeton (a highly-evolved plant-man) named Ficus; Andy the Android and Betty and Betty (who were always arguing over who was the clone of the other). Based at Space Station Perma One were Otto Palindrome and The Head. Though Quark was supposed to stick to his sanitization patrols, he and his crew often met adventure with such colorful space denizens as the evil High Gorgon (the Gorgons were the villains), Zoltar the Magnificent, and Zargon the Malevolent. Written by Anonymous

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The galaxy, ad infinitum!


Comedy | Sci-Fi



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Release Date:

7 May 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La escoba espacial  »

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(8 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Technically, since identical twins result from a fertilized egg splitting in half early in development, the Barnstable twins really *are* clones. See more »


Followed by Quark: Quark (1977) See more »

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Cult series finally comes to DVD
15 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Long available only from bootleggers, this series which played on TV very, VERY briefly (two months in the summer of 1977) and became a cult item among sci-fi and Get Smart fans is now finally out on DVD.

The look is cheap and cheesy and the humor is almost cringe-inducing at this point, so it hardly needs mentioning that the series has not aged well. Nonetheless, fans who remember the series and fringe-dwelling thrill seekers are advised to give this curious 70s reliquary a look. Basically, it's a lower budget Star Trek spoof with Get Smart level humor, courtesy of Buck Henry. Some gags still work, others just make you gag, but the cast is likable, especially Richard Benjamin as the eponymous Quark and his barely-clad twin female sidekicks, the Bettys. Like Get Smart there are several running jokes - each of the Bettys claim the other is the clone, while Gene/Jean the transmute flip-flops from gung-ho to girlie at random moments - but the show never ran long enough to wear them out, so some are still pretty funny.

A viewer seeking something a little different may find the series entertaining, but low expectations are a must.

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