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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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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 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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Small comedy gem, seemingly forgotten
2 January 2005 | by jfg1-1See all my reviews

I was very sorry when "Quark" was taken off the air. The writing was brilliant, and ahead of its time. This is no wonder, with Buck Henry in charge. After all, Henry is the man that brought us "Get Smart", among others.

Richard Benjamin was very good as the idealistic galactic sanitation worker, Adam Quark, and Tim Thomerson, often seen as a heavy, was hilarious as "Gene/Jean", the male-female crewperson. Patricia and Cyb Barnstable carried on ably as the brainless blonds, Bettys I and II, arguing the question of which was the clone and which was the original. Bobby Porter as "Andy the Android", Conrad Janis as "Otto Palindrome", and Alan Caillou as "The Head" were very good in their roles. My favorite was Richard Kelton as "Ficus Panderata", the highly evolved plant man, a Vegaton. I would swear that his was the character in mind when they created the character of Data for Star Trek:TNG.

This show was witty, bright, and more than a bit sarcastic and cheesy. I have read in another comment that a winter storm that knocked out power in the Midwest was responsible for the demise of "Quark", but in my never-to-be-humble opinion, it was that the majority of viewers simply couldn't deal with the fact that it was so different from anything else on TV at that time.

Considering some of the stuff out on DVD today, I don't see why Rhino can't put "Quark" out for us, "Quark"'s small, loyal fan following.


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