Show Type: Sitcom
First Telecast: February 24, 1978
Last Telecast: April 14, 1978
Adam Quark..... Richard Benjamin
Gene / Jean..... Tim Thomerson
Ficus..... Richard Kelton
Betty I..... Tricia Barnstable
Betty II..... Cyb Barnstable
Andy the Robot..... Bobby Porter
Otto Palindrome..... Conrad Janis
The Head..... Alan Caillou
Quark was a parody of space adventure epics, which were highly popular at this time due to the success of the movie Star Wars.
The setting was the year A.D. 2222 on the giant space station Perma One, where Adam Quark had been given command of a vital, though not necessarily favorable, mission: to clean up the garbage in outer space. His assignments came from The Head, a disembodied head who governed the universe, and who was seen only on a TV screen and from Otto Palindrome, the cranky chief architect of Perma One.
Quark's crew included: first officer Gene / Jean, a transmute with both male and female characteristics; science officer Ficus, a kind of humanoid vegetable; co-pilots Betty I and Betty II, two sexy and identical girls - one of whom was a clone of the other - but no one ever knew which one was which and Andy the Robot, a walking junk heap.
Even though Quark was supposed to stick to his garbage patrols, he often met adventure with such colorful space travelers as the evil High Gorgon, Zoltar the Magnificent and Zorgon, the Malevolent. Quark was a strange mixture of sex, intellectual jokes and basic slapstick comedy.
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