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Quark: The Complete Series

When I heard this was going to be available on DVD I immediately put it to the top of my Netflix queue. I had fond memories of this scifi sitcom from my childhood, unfortunately my memory must be hazy – cuz the years have not been kind to “Quark.”

Richard Benjamin played the title role as a garbage man in outer space and the adventures he has with his crew that included twin clone bimbos, a man who was sometimes a woman (embarrassingly Tim Thomerson) and a blocky robot that made Tweeky seem perfectly lovable. How I could have ever found this amusing baffles me. Unbelievably it was created and written by Buck Henry. Wow, what was he smoking?

This one is to be avoided. I don’t even think the kids will find it funny. No wonder NBC axed it after eight episodes.