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Quark: Season 1:  -- Clip: Goodbye Polumbus
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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May The Source Be With You.
Plot:
The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent Satire Cut Short See more (19 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 13)

Richard Benjamin ... Adam Quark (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Tim Thomerson ... Gene / ... (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Patricia Barnstable ... Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Cyb Barnstable ... Betty (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Conrad Janis ... Palindrome (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Alan Caillou ... The Head (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Bobby Porter ... Andy (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Richard Kelton ... Ficus (7 episodes, 1978)
Ann Prentiss ... Gene / ... (7 episodes, 1978)
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Series Directed by
Hy Averback (5 episodes, 1978)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Buck Henry (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bruce Kane (2 episodes, 1978)
Jonathan Kaufer (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mace Neufeld .... co-executive producer / executive producer (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bruce Johnson .... producer (7 episodes, 1978)
Cliff Fenneman .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1978)
Mack Bing .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Perry Botkin Jr. (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gerald Perry Finnerman (4 episodes, 1978)
Harry J. May (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Redman (4 episodes, 1978)
Melvin Shapiro (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Boland Wilson (5 episodes, 1978)
Diane Lomond (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Zoltan Müller (7 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jim Duffy (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Production Management
Mack Bing .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ray DeCamp .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mack Bing .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bob Bender .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1978)
Ray DeCamp .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Clove .... special effects (7 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Stunts
Walter Robles .... stunts (3 episodes, 1978)

Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Al Onorato .... casting supervisor / supervising casting director (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Bruce Johnson .... executive story consultant / story consultant (7 episodes, 1978)
Bruce Kane .... story editor (7 episodes, 1978)
Jonathan Kaufer .... story editor (7 episodes, 1978)
Steve Zacharias .... executive story editor (7 episodes, 1978)
 

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30 min (9 episodes)
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Trivia:
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Satire Cut Short, 1 November 1998
Author: Ursus CO from Springfield, IL, USA

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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