Quark (1977– )

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

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 Adam Quark (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Gene / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Palindrome (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 The Head (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
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 Andy (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Kelton ...
 Ficus (7 episodes, 1978)
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 Princess Libido (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Zorgon the Malevolent (2 episodes, 1978)
Ned York ...
 Bar-Tel (2 episodes, 1978)
Jerrold Ziman ...
 Professor Dinsmore (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Guard #1 (2 episodes, 1978)
Keith Atkinson ...
 Guard #2 (2 episodes, 1978)
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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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Excellent Satire Cut Short
1 November 1998 | by (Springfield, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

This was an excellent satire program of Sci-Fi in general and traditional "Space Operas" in particular. Should you ever happen to run across the odd episode of Quark, be prepared for laughs in the extreme.

Quark tells the tale of an inter-galactic garbage hauler and his crew of misfits as they find adventures well outside of their normal duties. The humor, though rooted in the cultural strangeness of the 70s, will be very entertaining to adults who remember the 70s as "the good old days". Quark poked fun at most popular culture of the era and the Science Fiction of the day was not spared. Star Wars and Buck Rogers were almost constant targets of jabs and pokes. Even the venerated Star Trek series was humorously taken to task on occasion.

Tragically, it was cut short by circumstances of weather. The entire midwestern US was crippled by power outages during the worst ice storm in US history. The resulting loss of rating points cost it dearly.


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