Welcome To The Unofficial Homepage for Buck Henry's 1978 Television show ''Quark''''It'' hit the television world on February 24, 1978 like a galaxy-class starship slamming into a Quasi-norm. Quark, NBC's fantastic science-fiction spoof from the mind of Buck Henry, was released about the same time as Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Battlestar Galactica were making their impact on the science fiction community. The short-lived series featured Richard Benjamin as Adam Quark along with his crazy crew aboard a spacefaring garbage scow.
|Our hero, Adam Quark (Richard Benjamin) commands the United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol ship. Quark's mission was to collect space baggies from United Galactic spacecraft -- but was instead always getting himself into trouble.
|Quark's love interests, Betty I and Betty II (Cyb and Patricia Barnstable, twins from the Doublemint commercials). They co-pilot and co-co-pilot the 23rd century starship. The pretty one is the clone. No, really.
|Ficus Pandorata (Richard Kelton) is a Vegeton. He is the ship's half-man, half-plant, Spock-like science officer.
|Gene/Jean (Timothy Thomerson) is a transmute. He/she has an equal number of male and female chromosomes (i.e., he's half-man, half-woman). His male half is never around when Quark needs it -- typically during a fight.
|Quark's boss is Dr. Otto Palindrome (Conrad Janis from ''Mork and Mindy''). He is in charge of space station Perma One. His boss is The Head (Alan Caillou). When The Head gets a headache... yikes!
Here are original NBC press releases and artwork donated by
an avid Quarkie. His brother worked at NBC during the late 1970s. They
include ''interviews'' with Quark's crew, personality profiles, bios of the cast,
and episode descriptions.
NBC Description and a letter from Horace Greeley of the year 2222 A.D.
Original NBC episode descriptions
Personalities In The News (''interviews'' with the crew)
Original NBC bios of the cast
TV Guide Advertisement Artwork 1
TV Guide Advertisement Artwork 2
TV Guide Advertisement Artwork 3
TV Guide Article (1997)