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)
 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)
Mindi Miller ...
 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?


Richard Benjamin found out that Buck Henry was developing the show when he read a copy of Variety in his dentist's office. Intrigued by the title and eager to work with Henry again, he called for an audition shortly afterwards. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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I'd love to see a DVD!
7 June 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I've read comments from folks that were just kids (7 - 15 years) when this show aired. I was an adult and found it hilarious! Except for my best friend who watched it with me, no one I've talked to seems to remember it! I've searched the internet on and off for years to find it again. It was a great show, some very clever writing, but too short-lived. I'm glad to find more information and renewed interest in this show. The Sci-fi channel should air it as a summer replacement and then Sony could release it on DVD, they'd make a killing. I'd definitely buy it, and I think from the comments, many more would like it, too. I think my favourite line (and episode) was "goodbye, Polumbus", cracked me right up!

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