Quark complete series (1977-1978) sample frame from video
Science fiction comedy about the crew of a space garbage vessel who find themselves engaged in important intergalactic missions, battling such villains as the evil High Gorgon and Zoltar the Magnificent (not to be confused with Zargon the Malevolent).
Richard Benjamin (Adam Quark, captain)
Richard Kelton (Ficus, a highly-evolved plant-man)
Tim Thomerson (Gene/Jean, a "transmute" with both male and female characteristics)
Bobby Porter (Andy the Robot)
Tricia Barnstable (Betty I)
Cyb Barnstable (Betty II, always arguing over who was the clone of the other)
Conrad Janis (Otto Palindrome)
Alan Caillou (The Head, head of the United Galaxy)
An expanding enzyme cloud threatens to destroy the galaxy.
2. May the Source Be with You (double length)
Perma One is in a state of emergency as Gorgon has created the ultimate weapon to defeat the United Galaxy. Quark is given the secret weapon (The Source) by Palindrome. Quark must believe completely in The Source in order to defeat Gorgon.
3. The Old and the Beautiful
Expecting his usual garbage assignment, Quark is excited to hear that The Head has given him an "extended romantic interlude" with Princess Carna of Kamamor. Troubles ensue when the crew encounters a stray space baggy carrying a virus which ages Quark 2 years for every hour.
4. The Good, the Bad and the Ficus
While on a routine mission, the ship is accidentally pulled into a black hole, which splits the crew into "good" and "evil" counterparts, with the exception of Ficus, who remains the same because "there are no good or evil plants, there are just plants".
5. Goodbye Polumbus
Quark and his crew are sent on a suicidal mission to Polumbus to discover why no one has returned alive. Quark and his crew fall prey to their fantasies as part of a fiendish plot by the dreaded Gorgons to drain the minds of the United Galaxy's most brilliant scientists. In order to save his crew Quark must destroy the obelisk and free the "clay people".
6. All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms (1)
On a typical mission, Quark is captured by Zorgon the Malevolent, who tries to learn from Quark what "it" is and where to find "it". Meanwhile, the Zorgon's daughter, Princess Libido, has fallen in love with Ficus and he teaches her to "pollinate", his form of love.
7. All the Emperor's Quasi-Norms (2)
Ficus sacrifices himself and marries Princess Libido to save his crew. Meanwhile, Quark and the Bettys are sent down to the planet to be eaten by a lizigoth, but are saved by a local hero.
8. Vanessa 38-24-36
For Holiday Number 11, Palindrome gives Quark a new computer named Vanessa, which will have complete control over the ship. However, to prove her superiority, Vanessa tries to destroy Quark and his crew.
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