Quark (1977–1978)
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Goodbye, Polumbus 

The Head has reason to believe that the dreaded Gorgons are behind a dastardly plot concerning the planet Polumbus, so he sends Quark on a suicide mission to the planet. When they reach ... See full summary »

Director:

Hy Averback

Writers:

Buck Henry (creator), Bruce Kane
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Benjamin ... Adam Quark
Tim Thomerson ... Gene / Jean (as Timothy Thomerson)
Richard Kelton ... Ficus
Patricia Barnstable ... Betty (as Tricia Barnstable)
Cyb Barnstable ... Betty
Conrad Janis ... Palindrome
Alan Caillou ... The Head
Denny Miller ... Zoltar
Mindi Miller ... Diana / Lastera
Richard Devon ... Captain
Maggie Sullivan ... Teacher
Bobby Porter ... Andy
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The Head has reason to believe that the dreaded Gorgons are behind a dastardly plot concerning the planet Polumbus, so he sends Quark on a suicide mission to the planet. When they reach Polumbus, the Betty's, Ficus, and Quark beam down to the planet, and strange occurrences start to happen. The Betty's become transfixed with two handsome dancing men and Quark is enchanted by a beautiful and tempting woman. They soon discover other starship commanders who are happy and content on Polumbus due to the presence of "The Limbicon." In short order, we find that Quark and his entire crew are involved in their own fantasies and adventures on Polumbus - Ficus with a math teacher, Adam with Diane from his academy days, to name a few. Adam concludes that all on Polumbus worship The Limbicon since it provides them pleasurable fantasies, which makes all of them find their own paradise, trapping them on Polumbus forever. Quark realizes that he must destroy The Limbicon, but he has to overcome his ... Written by H Pylypiw

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a parody of that of the 1960 novel "Goodbye, Columbus" by Philip Roth and its film adaptation Goodbye, Columbus (1969) in which Richard Benjamin (Adam Quark) played Neil Klugman. See more »

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The Head: Commander Walker, you will be my representative at the Ambrosia Festival. I'd go myself, but Ambrosia goes straight to my head.
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Spoofs Goodbye, Columbus (1969) See more »

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