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



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1978   1977  
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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


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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 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 »

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One of the BEST!
3 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

I was an adult when this show came out. I changed my whole schedule on Friday evening so I could see the show, and then the network would change their scheduling. My niece, who was in grade school, would act out female characters in the show. It had a great, great following, and I think the network had rocks in their head to discontinue the show. As more and more space themed TV shows came back after the original Star Trek, their decision appears more and more flawed.... Richard Benjamin was great as the captain. It would work even now if they brought it back in new form. Buck Henry was a comedic genius. I am sure something like this would work very well now.... and we need something like this again.

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