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Before There Was Red Dwarf...There Was Quark...

Okay, if the release of this bit of awesome doesn't make you jump up and down with glee...

Then you're a hell of a lot younger than me.

Quark, which ran on NBC for a mere 8 episodes back in the 1978, was created by Buck Henry, the same crazy genius who gave us Get Smart.

Even though Quark ran exactly once on NBC, the impression it left was so indelible that for years sci-fi fans would quote lines at each other even though it was never seen on primetime network television again.

Sometime during 1990, Quark was re-run exactly once on the HA! comedy cable network (it, along with the Comedy Channel, merged to form what is known today as Comedy Central). Some lucky, lucky fans managed to videotape the singular run and for years poor quality, 10th generation videos were sold and traded on the fandom blackmarket.

And now it's coming on DVD!!!!!

I. Am. So. Excited.

Did I mention that I already put in my pre-order? I sure have.

Did I also mention that it's shipping in a little over a week?

IT IS!

OMIGAWD IM GONNA HAVE A CRYSTAL CLEAR COPY OF QUARK IN MY HOT LITTLE HANDS IN LESS THAN A WEEK AND I CAN FINALLY TOSS MY CRAPPY TENTH GENERATION VHS TAPE THAT I HAVE WATCHED WITHIN AN INCH OF ITS LIFE IN EXCHANGE FOR A CRISP, CLEAN DVD COPY OF QUARK!!!!!!!!

*gasp gasp gasp gasp*

okay maybe i'm a lot excited right now...shut up!
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