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

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 Princess Libido 2 episodes, 1978
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 Zorgon the Malevolent 2 episodes, 1978
Ned York ...
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 Professor Dinsmore 2 episodes, 1978
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 Dr. O. B. Mudd 1 episode, 1977
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 Interface 1 episode, 1977
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 Dr. Cheryl Evans / ... 1 episode, 1978
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 The Baron 1 episode, 1978
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 Princess Carna 1 episode, 1978
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 The High Gorgon 1 episode, 1978
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 Admiral Flint 1 episode, 1978
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 Diana / ... 1 episode, 1978
Joe Burke ...
 Gorgon Guard II 1 episode, 1978
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 Captain 1 episode, 1978
Daina House ...
 The Handmaiden 1 episode, 1978
Sean Fallon Walsh ...
 Commander Kroll 1 episode, 1978
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 Gorgon Guard I 1 episode, 1978
Maggie Sullivan ...
 Teacher 1 episode, 1978
Lee Travis ...
 Commander Stark 1 episode, 1978
Rick Goldman ...
 Worker One 1 episode, 1978
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 Guard #1 2 episodes, 1978
Vern Rowe ...
 Worker Two 1 episode, 1978
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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7 May 1977 (USA)  »

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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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7 June 2004 | by See 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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