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Quark: Season 1:  -- Clip: Goodbye Polumbus
Quark: Season 1:  -- Clip: The good, the bad, and the Ficus

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 May 1977 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
May The Source Be With You.
Plot:
The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew. Full summary »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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a bizarre slice of sci fi history See more (19 total) »

Cast

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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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a bizarre slice of sci fi history, 14 March 2011
Author: robrosenberger from Jersey City

QUARK, a sci fi spoof from the mind of Buck Henry, aired in the fall of 1977. It lasted only eight episodes, and understandably so. It wasn't good, particularly the first four episodes. Much of the humor was flat and groan-inducing. Yet there was lovely potential. With nods to both STAR WARS and STAR TREK (they used the same audio library), it was obviously a labor of love. The hero is Quark (a well-cast Richard Benjamin), the long-suffering commander of an interstellar garbage ship. His first mates are Betty and her clone Betty (Cyb and Patricia Barnstable, the Doublemint twins), both in love with him. He's in love with her too, but can never consummate because he can't figure out which one is the original (another beautiful moment lost to monogamy's insidious grasp, or just the ugly face of anti-clone prejudice?). Crewmember Gene/Jean (Tim Thomerson) is a transmute, whose personality shifts unpredictably between macho male and fey female. The snarky HQ supervisor Palindrome is well-played by Conrad Janis (MORK AND MINDY). There's a homemade robot who is (unsurprisingly) annoying. The greatest character is Vegeton crewmember Ficus (Richard Kelton), a plant-creature who looks exactly like a human. His dry debates with Quark (no slouch at dry himself) are beautiful, and he takes his place admirably in the emotionless Vulcan/android continuum. Guest stars include Henry Silva (BUCK ROGERS) in "May the Source be with You", and Joan Van Ark in "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms", the greatest episode of a too-brief run.

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