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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 ...  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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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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The majority of the sound effects were reused from Star Trek (1966), which this series frequently parodies. Both series aired on NBC. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) See more »

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7 June 2004 | by cobblerjonSee all my reviews

I long for this complete series (only 9 episodes, what was NBC thinking?) to be available on DVD. After 26 years I still laugh when remembering the Star Wars parody (Tatooine became PooPoo, so that the battle-cry of the planet's defenders was, "We must save our beloved PooPoo!"), and the pollination ritual of Richard Kelton as the plant man and guest star Joan Van Ark as the princess of an insect culture ("Bee bee bee bee bee beebeebeebeebeeBEEBEEBEEBEEBEE!"). See how well it fits with today's sense of humor? This material is just too good not to be shared with all the potential fans who weren't even born when it was first aired. In current jargon (and with the Barnstable twins in mind) it's like Farscape meets Eurotrip.


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