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

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Buck Henry
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1978   1977  
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Series cast summary:
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
Joan Van Ark ...  Princess Libido 2 episodes, 1978
Ross Martin ...  Zorgon the Malevolent 2 episodes, 1978
Ned York Ned York ...  Bar-Tel 2 episodes, 1978
Jerrold Ziman ...  Professor Dinsmore 2 episodes, 1978
Douglas Fowley ...  Dr. O. B. Mudd 1 episode, 1977
Misty Rowe ...  Interface 1 episode, 1977
Marianne Bunch ...  Dr. Cheryl Evans / ... 1 episode, 1978
Bruce M. Fischer ...  The Baron 1 episode, 1978
Denny Miller ...  Zoltar 1 episode, 1978
Barbara Rhoades ...  Princess Carna 1 episode, 1978
Henry Silva ...  The High Gorgon 1 episode, 1978
Geoffrey Lewis ...  Admiral Flint 1 episode, 1978
Mindi Miller ...  Diana / ... 1 episode, 1978
Joe Burke Joe Burke ...  Gorgon Guard II 1 episode, 1978
Richard Devon ...  Captain 1 episode, 1978
Daina House Daina House ...  The Handmaiden 1 episode, 1978
Sean Fallon Walsh Sean Fallon Walsh ...  Commander Kroll 1 episode, 1978
Chris Capen ...  Gorgon Guard I 1 episode, 1978
Maggie Sullivan ...  Teacher 1 episode, 1978
Lee Travis ...  Commander Stark 1 episode, 1978
Rick Goldman Rick Goldman ...  Worker One 1 episode, 1978
Susan Backlinie ...  Guard #1 2 episodes, 1978
Vern Rowe Vern Rowe ...  Worker Two 1 episode, 1978
Keith Atkinson Keith Atkinson ...  Guard #2 2 episodes, 1978
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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!

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La escoba espacial See more »

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Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Followed by Quark: Quark (1977) See more »

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The one that got away
2 June 2005 | by GTDMACSee all my reviews

Buck Henry's 1978 Series "Quark" was one of those shows that will always be remembered by its' few fans as the one that got away. Most people don't really remember it since they were watching something else on Friday nights but those of who do know that Buck Henry should have had another "Get Smart" on his hands and didn't. The satire was VERY dry and a lot of the gags missed with those few viewers who weren't sci-fi fans. I don't blame NBS for cancelling the show I just wish there was a Sci-Fi channel back then because they would have immediately snatched it up. Richard Benjamin at least got a lot of exposure and this helped his career despite it being cancelled so soon.


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