11.17.2008

It's the Quark we've been waiting for — Adam Quark!

Not the subatomic particle. Not the big-lobed bartender in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Quark can only mean one thing: Captain Adam Quark, commander of a United Galaxies Sanitation Patrol Cruiser in the year 2222.

Quark was a short-lived (eight episodes) comedy television show, starring Richard Benjamin, that ran briefly in 1977-1978. Since then, the only way to see those shows was on really bad bootleg VHS tapes, or on really bad Web videos made from those bootleg VHS tapes.

But now... Quark is available on DVD from Amazon! Hurray!

If, like me, you like campy science fiction TV shows that seemed really funny in the late 1970s, but which seem hopelessly dated and somewhat bizarre today, you'll want to follow the adventures of Adam Quark, Betty I and Betty II, Gene/Jean, Ficus, Andy, Otto Palindrome, and of course, The Head (pictured).

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