Quark was one of television’s devastating disappointments—not because it was terrible (again, I recall laughing my ass off) but because its spoofing of science fiction movies and TV shows (Star Wars in particular) should have made it a monster hit. Unfortunately, at the time of its brief television run it was on NBC, who was languishing in third place with such clinkers as The Man from Atlantis and Big Hawaii (which starred Mister John Dehner). (Fred Silverman’s arrival to NBC in 1979 only made things worse—Supertrain, anyone?)
TVShowsOnDVD.com have also announced that Sony Home Video has finally managed to acquire the necessary energy to release the third season of the 1970s family sitcom hit The Partridge Family to DVD on the same date. I had planned to collect this series—even bought the first two seasons—but the studio took its time about bringing out the third season that I figured it was just another abandoned series and sold my copies on eBay. Sorry, Sony—this is one sale on which you lost out.
In closing, I wanted to direct your attention to this interesting blurb (also from TVShows) about the upcoming Mister Peepers: Season 2 release due out November 11th from S’more Entertainment. This thing looks like it’s going to be bulging with extras (including an interview with Tony Randall, footage of the awards ceremony where star Wally Cox accepts the show’s Peabody, and the bonus episode of Suspense, “Murderer’s Meeting”); so much so that I may have to put this on my Christmas want list. (Check out the trivia in the article—some truly fascinating stuff.)