Quark (1977)

  • Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Creator: Buck Henry
  • First Air Date: 1977-05-07
  • Last Air Date: 1978-04-07
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 8
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 30 min.
  • Production Company: David Gerber Productions
  • Networks: NBC
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Quark is an American science fiction situation comedy starring Richard Benjamin broadcast on NBC. The pilot first aired on May 7, 1977, and the series followed as a mid-season replacement in February 1978. The series was cancelled in April 1978. Quark was created by Buck Henry, co-creator of the spy spoof Get Smart. The show was set on a United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol Cruiser, an interstellar garbage scow operating out of United Galaxies Space Station Perma One in the year 2226. Adam Quark, the main character, works to clean up trash in space by collecting "space baggies" with his trusted and highly unusual crew. In its short run, Quark satirized such science fiction as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Flash Gordon. Three of the episodes were direct satires of Star Trek episodes. The series won one Emmy Award nomination, for costume designer Grady Hunt's work in the episode "All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms, Part 2". The complete series was released on DVD on October 14, 2008.

  • Keywords: spacecraft, future, satire, space, spoof, sitcom
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    Quark Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1977-05-07
    8 Episodes

    Quark Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Quark30 min
    Season 1Episode 2May the Source Be with You60 min
    Season 1Episode 3The Old and the Beautiful30 min
    Season 1Episode 4The Good, the Bad and the Ficus30 min
    Season 1Episode 5Goodbye, Polumbus30 min
    Season 1Episode 6All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms (1)30 min
    Season 1Episode 7All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms (2)30 min
    Season 1Episode 8Vanessa 38-24-3630 min
    • Richard Benjamin

      as Adam Quark
    • Tim Thomerson

      as Gene
    • Conrad Janis

      as Palindrome
    • Richard Kelton

      as Ficus Pandorata
    • Patricia Barnstable

      as Betty
    • Cyb Barnstable

      as Betty
    • Alan Caillou

      as The Head
    • Bobby Porter

      as Andy
    Production David Gerber Producer
    Production Mace Neufeld Producer