Quark: Season 1, Episode 0

Quark (7 May 1977)

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It's 10:17 Galaxy Time, April 2, as we see Quark picking up space garbage for the United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol. We are then introduced to Adam Quark and his wacky crew, Gene/Jean, O.B. ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Gene / Jean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Dr. O. B. Mudd (as Douglas V. Fowley)
Patricia Barnstable ...
Betty (as Tricia Barnett)
Betty (as Cibbie Barnett)
Misty Rowe ...


It's 10:17 Galaxy Time, April 2, as we see Quark picking up space garbage for the United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol. We are then introduced to Adam Quark and his wacky crew, Gene/Jean, O.B. Mudd, the Betty's, and Andy the Android. We are then taken to Space Station Perma One where we find Palindrome and The Head discussing the impending destruction of the galaxy by a giant enzyme cloud. They conclude that the only hope is to sacrifice Quark and his crew for the sake of the masses. But before the laser-gram message comes from Perma One to Quark, Andy the robot ejects a bag of garbage, feeds the enzyme cloud, and the galaxy is saved. As a reward, Quark gets his permanent mission to scour the Universe - for garbage of course! Written by H Pylypiw

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After the pilot episode there were several changes in the show. Douglas Fowley, who played Dr. O. B. Mudd, was replaced by Richard Kelton who played Ficus. The space ship control room was also heavily redesigned. See more »


Otto Palindrome: Palindrome here sir; sorry to disturb you.
The Head: That's alright. I was just, as usual, thinking.
Otto Palindrome: Sir, we've got a bit of a headache down here.
The Head: Don't tell me about headaches Palindrome.
Otto Palindrome: No sir.
The Head: I wrote the book on headaches!
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A forgotten gem..think 'galaxyquest, the series' 20 years early...
12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the vast sci if wasteland that was TV after the cancellation of star trek this show rose above and decided to be sci if spoof. I haven't seen it in 20 years but more than a few moments still come to mind....

the familiar heroic tableau of the landing party on the transporter.... then cut to same heroic tableau on the surface...and then the camera pans downward and they're waste deep in swamp...

a good gag.

then there were 'the Bettie's'... in a society with harsh taboos against sleeping with clones, our gallant captain had a pair of busty beautiful semi clad blonde women in his crew both of whom were very much in love (or at least lust) .. the catch, and the captains endless dilemma was that one of them was the clone of the other and he never found out which was which...(in one episode his dying request was 'which one of you is the clone' and the two Bettie's in tearful chorus cried 'she is!.. sob') the intrepid adventures of this space going garbage scow (literally) deserve far better remembrance ESPECIALLY at sci if cons than ever it got... and I hope the copyrights are clear and that in our day of UNLIMITED channels and 24/7 sci if coverage this hokey pre-computer effects era gem will re-emerge as the camp comedy treasure it was deliberately made to be...

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