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QUARK – “May possibly THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU” (Pilot)

Go to: to watch entire episode! hit the television world on February 24, 1978 like a galaxy-class starship slamming into a Quasi-norm. Quark, NBC’s amazing science-fiction spoof from the mind of Buck Henry, was released about the same time as Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Sort, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Battlestar Galactica had been creating 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.

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25 Responses to “QUARK – “May possibly THE SOURCE BE WITH YOU” (Pilot)”

  1. jimbobago says:

    @luckofthegerman No. But he was Mindy’s dad on Mork and Mindy.

  2. quigon87yt says:

    After seeing this!
    Jason of Star Command – is looking real good
    Space Academy – is looking even better
    No really

  3. DesiluTrek says:

    Here’s an example of why NBC was easily the worst network in the late ’70s!

  4. whoopadoopa says:

    Tim Thomerson as GeneJean is hilarilous!!!! The rest of the cast is great as well!!!

  5. mommapuddin says:

    I thought Quark was so CUTE! I had such a big crush on him, that I remember this awful show 30 years later! :)

  6. wook22 says:

    @luckofthegerman HAHAHAH RED! LOL… I can see it…

  7. wook22 says:

    I thought I had dreamed this show existed… I can’t believe someone had this to upload! thanks Hahha

  8. InsertName125 says:

    The irony here is that Quark was probably one of the most realistic depictions of the future of space flight ever aired.

    Someone’s gonna have to clean up the trash.

  9. InsertName125 says:

    I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for some double-mint gum!

  10. luckofthegerman says:

    See the shit we had to endure in the 70′s. Was the head of the space station Red from “That 70′s Show”?

  11. mistressdomaille says:

    This is from the Pilot, not Ep 1 the Source Be With You.

  12. courtney359 says:

    what a piece of ssssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Bestmanme08 says:

    @MyFlipNWorld Benny Hill considered funnier than Monty Python by two TV stations (WOR and WLVI)!

  14. 3dartistguy says:

    may the Source be with you? ugh…I must have been watching Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers or even the Star Wars Holiday special when this piece of drek came out.

  15. nebby6 says:

    I wonder if the mouse comment was an homage to Hitchhiker’s Guide…

  16. DupekChopra says:

    That clip doesn’t have the SOURCE in it.

  17. TheSpelldoctor says:

    Loved The Head,a migraine the size of a supernova. man oh man LOL. And Ficus their answer to Spock . This show was a scream, with Richard Benjiman playing Adam Quark. Playing him straight, made him that much more funny. A wonderful show. Pity it didn’t last longer.

  18. MyFlipNWorld says:

    he looks like mr bean

  19. Aeolis7 says:

    I remember really liking this show when it originally aired! The theme song (composed by Mork & Mindy theme composer Perry Botkin, Jr.) sounds like a Star Trek take-off with a little disco thrown in! BTW, the humanoid at the table with the aliens is series creater Buck Henry!

  20. aussiecookie says:

    I used to watch this show all the time when I was young! Have to love the ABC for never fearing to show the great shows!

  21. CaptGage says:

    Kind of a nice musical theme for this type of show.

  22. CaptGage says:

    Dittoo! What memories. This needs to go to DVD if it hasn’t yet.

  23. manidig says:

    Thanks for posting this! I haven’t seen it since it aired.

  24. PlanetSledge says:

    Part 2?

  25. stimpygato says:

    Loved this show as a kid… just had to come here to YouTube to find it, so I could link it and prove that it existed…

    Thank you Sigh7ings!!!

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