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






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





Series cast summary:
Patricia Barnstable ...
 Princess Libido 2 episodes, 1978
 Zorgon the Malevolent 2 episodes, 1978
Ned York ...
Jerrold Ziman ...
 Professor Dinsmore 2 episodes, 1978
 Dr. O. B. Mudd 1 episode, 1977
 Interface 1 episode, 1977
Marianne Bunch ...
 Dr. Cheryl Evans / ... 1 episode, 1978
 The Baron 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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1.33 : 1
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Richard Benjamin took a pay cut from his usual salary at the time because he wanted to work with Buck Henry. See more »

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a spoof on the star wars craze
14 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

QUARK was a spoof on the STAR WARS craze and had a limited run in 1978. It's run was brief but it was ahead of it's time. The crew lead by a man named Quark got into weekly intergalactic adventures aboard a space faring garbage scow. The show was funny but it's fate was decided and it was never renewed. The show I believe was on a friday night and it made the ratings battle too hard for QUARK to compete with. However the show was created by BUCK HENRY who had done such things as CATCH 22, and GET SMART and THE GRADUATE. Buck Henry is known for high quality work. The audience henry was dealing with was not prepared for this kind of humor. The spoofing of the science fiction craze just didn't float in 1978.

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