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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Type: Robot soldier-workers
Created by: Dominators

Quarks were the robot slaves of the Dominators' galactic empire.

An offshoot of rebel Quarks would go on to conquer worlds on their own. These Quarks were dangerous enough that the Doctor was forewarned so he could place John and Gillian in a safer location. (TVC: Invasion of the Quarks)



Quarks were cuboid in shape with a sphere on top two spikes come from opposite sides of this sphere and one comes out on top. They had rectangular compartments on their chests where their cuboid gun folded inside. The spore spikes were red along with the rim attaching them all. The rest of the sphere is black and the body is grey. The robots' feet were large pieces of metal in the shape of a block; poles attached these to the body.

Dominator Quarks communicated with bleeps and shrill squeaks, while the independent ones were capable of speech.


A Quark's view of a Dominator

Quarks were able to use their guns to kill directly, stun, electrocute, communicate and to power up objects. They could collect data from a survey just by turning 360 degrees. They emitted warning signals when tripped or covered.

The Dominators had symbols representing each Quark on a wall, the symbol for the corresponding Quark flashes when that Quark was destroyed. (DW: The Dominators)

On several occasions, the independent Quarks used Giant Wasps to cover for their limited agility. (TVC: The Killer Wasps)


Quarks were originally the robot servants of the Near-Human Dominators. The Doctor and his companions first encountered them on Dulkis. Among other tasks, they operated drills for the Dominators. (DW: The Dominators, DWM: Fires Down Below)

Other accounts show the Quarks working alone, without reference to the Dominators. They were famed for their brutality and conquests. (TVC: Invasion of the Quarks) Jack Harkness referred to "rebel Quarks" in a report on the Vespiform, implying these were Quarks who rebelled against and broke away from their Dominator masters. At some point in their history, these Quarks waged war with the Vespiforms. (WEB: Captain Jack's Monster Files: Vespiform) They appear to have been active at the same time that the Dominators were using Quarks.

The rebel Quarks had multiple battles with the Second Doctor, especially in their attempts to invade Earth. Their first attempt was in 1968, where a Quark spearheard destroyed a radar tracking station in Scotland and made a landing at an old castle. The Doctor seized their ship and used it to take out the invasion fleet. (TVC: Invasion of the Quarks) After this encounter, the Quarks were all ordered to search for and kill the Doctor.

At some point, they attacked the planet Gano. When the Doctor and Jamie arrived there, seemingly in 1968 as well, the Quarks unleashed their Giant Wasps. (TVC: The Killer Wasps) At another time, apparently on contemporary Earth again, the Quarks ambushed the Doctor and buried the TARDIS under rubble in an attempt to prevent him escaping. (TVC: Jungle of Doom)

In 1971, when the Doctor invented the Martha series of houseworker robots and sold them to an American company, the Quarks waited until they were widespread across the country and then turned them against humanity. This was intended as a prelude to their invasion, but they were routed when the Doctor reprogrammed the Marthas to engage the Quark armies. (TVC: Martha the Mechanical Housemaid)

In 1984, slave Quarks were part of a Dominator secret invasion of Earth. They came up against UNIT forces under Iceland. UNIT's Major Whitaker ensured their destruction. (DWM: Fires Down Below)

In 2044, a Quark squad arrived on the planet Hekton to kill the Doctor, but were defeated by the Human colonists. (TVC: The Duellists)

In 2053, a Quark assassin pursued the Doctor when he participated in an automobile race on Earth. (TVC: Death Race)

The Quarks battle the Vespiforms

Other information

  • The Doctor says he has never met the Quarks before in Invasion of the Quarks, but knows of their reputation. This clashes slightly with The Dominators, made worse by the strip appearing to take place before the serial.

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Aliens and Enemies of Season 6
The Dominators: Dominators  • Rago  • Toba  • Quarks  • Dulcians The Mind Robber: Master Brain  • Master of the Land  • White Robots  • Clockwork Soldiers  • Lemuel Gulliver  • Karkus  • Medusa  • Rapunzel  • D'Artagnan  • Lancelot  • Cyrano de Bergerac  • Blackbeard  • Minotaur  • Unicorn The Invasion: Cybermen  • Tobias Vaughn  • Packer  • Cyber-Director The Krotons: Krotons  • Eelek  • Gonds The Seeds of Death: Slaar  • Ice Warriors  • Martian Seed Pods  • Grand Marshall The Space Pirates: Maurice Caven  • Dervish The War Games: War Lords  • The War Chief  • The War Lord  • Smythe  • Security Chief  • von Weich  • Time Lords  • Goth

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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Quark (mirror).
Full Name: Quark
Species: Ferengi
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Ferenginar
Born: 24th century
Affiliation: Ferengi Alliance
Parents: Father: Keldar
Mother: Ishka
Sibling(s): Brother: Rom
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Owner and bartender, Quark's
Assignment: Ferengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajor (UFP)
Rank: Ambassador
Office Held: Ferengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajor (UFP)
In Office: 2376-Present

Quark was a Ferengi male and the longtime owner and bartender of Quark's Bar, Grill, Embassy, Gaming House, and Holosuite Arcade, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quark Enterprises, Inc., aboard the space station known as Terok Nor and, later, Starbase Deep Space 9.

In late 2376, his brother, Grand Nagus Rom, appointed Quark the Ferengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajor (UFP), with Quark's bar serving as Ferengi Embassy in the Republic of Bajor (UFP). Quark also served a brief term as Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance when it was believed that Grand Nagus Zek had died; he was removed from office and Zek restored when it was revealed that this was a ruse by Zek to test his son.


Early Life

Quark left his home on Ferenginar in the year 2351, as soon as he reached his age of ascension. At one point, Quark served as an apprentice a Ferengi district sub-nagus, until a dalliance with the sub-nagus's sister put Quark on the run from his former boss.

Afterwards, feeling the need to put some distace between himself and Ferenginar, Quark served on a Ferengi freighter as ship's cook under Daimon Gart. Quark served under Gart until 2360, when his vessel made a delivery to the Cardassian ore-processing center on the space-station Terok Nor in the Bajoran system. Quark, seeing the opportunty for profit by selling food (at reduced cost) to the Bajoran laborers and providing a place for the Cardassian soldiers stationed there to relax and unwind when off-duty, decided to stay.

After bribing the station's commander, Gul Skrain Dukat, with a brick of gold-pressed latinum in order to be allowed to stay, Quark opened Quark's Bar, Grill, Gaming House and Holosuite Arcade aboard the station. The establishment quickly grew from a little gambling post in one of the storefronts, to the largest and most successful business on the station's promenade.

By 2363, Quark's brother Rom and nephew Nog had moved to the station after Rom's ex-father-in-law, Dav, swindled Rom out of everything he owned leaving him only his son and the clothes on his back. Quark gave them both jobs at the bar. (TLE - Terok Nor novel: Dawn of the Eagles)

In 2366, Quark, Rom and Nog were all exposed to a variation of the Double Helix virus, and were quarantined on the station until a cure was found. (TNG - Double Helix novel: Vectors)

Deep Space Nine

The 34th Rule.

In early 2369, the Cardassians withdrew from the Bajor sector. The Bajoran Provisional Government requested relief aid from the United Federation of Planets, and they took over the running of the station, renaming it Deep Space Nine. Quark, fearing that business was about to dry up on the station, prepared to leave. The station's new Federation commader, Benjamin Sisko, 'negotiated' a deal with Quark that convinced him to stay, much to the amusment of Quark's nemesis, station Chief of security Odo. (DS9 episode: "Emissary")

During the changeover from a Cardassian to Federation administration, Quark assumed that the Bajorans must have bribed the Federation in some way to get them to take control of Deep Space 9. He was deeply disgusted when he later learned that the Federation was there out of the goodness of their hearts. (DS9 novel: The Siege)

In 2371, Quark bought a glerint of Self-sealing stembolts from a Ferengi named Flem. Quark arranged for the transport of the bolts to Starbase 201, but the bolts didn't arrive as scheduled. (DS9 - Strange New Worlds VII short story: "Infinite Bureaucracy")

In 2372, when war was briefly declared between Ferenginar and Bajor, Quark and Rom were interned at the Gallitep labor camp, where they endured hideous treatment at the hands of the camp's insane warden, Colonel Mitra.

After their escape from Gallitep, Quark and Rom traveled to Ferenginar with Captain Sisko aboard the USS Defiant, and successfully aided him in defusing the tense situation between the two worlds. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule)

In 2376, after the Dominion War, Quark found himself developing an attraction to the stations new security chief Ro Laren. In April the station was attacked by a group of Jem'Hadar and Ro injured, falling from the stairs in his bar. Quark took the opportunity to play the hero and took her to the infirmary. He later sent Ro a bunch of Argelian flowers. (DS9 novel: Avatar)

Later that year Quark represented the Orion Syndicate in negotiations with the race claiming to be the ancient Iconians during the Gateways Crisis. Unbeknownst to the Orions, Quark was actually working with Bajoran security officer, Ro Laren, who succeeded in taking down the organization of the Orion criminal, Malic. Quark and Ro freed an Orion slave girl named Treir from servitude to Malic and she accepted Quark's offer of a job as a dabo girl. (DS9 - Gateways novel: Demons of Air and Darkness)

Ambassador Quark

Worlds of Deep Space Nine book three.

In September of 2376, as Bajor prepared to join the United Federation of Planets, Quark was once again preparing to leave, as the Federation's economy was nominally money-less, leaving Quark with few options to obtain profit in the Bajoran system.

Quark had been pursuing a romantic relationship with Ro Laren, who also didn't feel as if she had any future in the Federation, and hoped that she would join him in whatever future endeavors came his way. This ceased to be an option when Starfleet took Ro back despite her checkered past.

Luckily for Quark, his brother Rom was the new Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance. Rom opened diplomatic relations with Bajoran First Minister Asarem, and appointed Quark to be Ferenginar's Ambassador to Bajor, with his bar being sovereign Ferengi territory, allowing him to continue his business. (DS9 novel: Unity)

He returned to Ferenginar soon after to attend the birth of his niece, Bena, daughter of Rom and his Bajoran wife, Leeta. While he was there, he helped Rom fight off an attempt to have him removed from his Nagus-hood by Ferengi congressman, former FCA agent, Brunt. (DS9 - Worlds of Deep Space Nine novel: Ferenginar: Satisfaction is Not Guaranteed)

Preceded by:
Grand Nagus of the Ferengi Alliance
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Ferengi Ambassador to the Republic of Bajor (UFP)
Succeeded by:
Grand Nagi of the Ferengi Alliance
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Quark is a type of fresh acid-set cheese of Central European origin. It is white and unaged, similar to cream cheese, pot cheese or ricotta. It is made by letting lactic acid bacteria (sometimes also rennet) ferment milk, with the resulting curd. Some or most of the whey is removed to standardise the quark to the desired thickness. Traditionally, this is done by hanging the cheese in loosely woven cotton gauze called cheesecloth, and letting the whey drip off, which gives quark its distinctive shape of a wedge with rounded edges. In industrial production, however, cheese is separated from whey in a centrifuge and later formed into blocks.

In the United States and Canada, quark is sometimes sold in plastic tubs with most or all of the whey. This type of quark has the texture of sour cream, and is often sold flavored with herbs, spices, or fruit.

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ST Expanded

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Quark was a Ferengi male and was the proprietor of the eponymous bar on space station Deep Space 9 (and formerly Terok Nor). (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)

Sometime between 2369 and 2371, Quark purchased a suit from Garak that contained a forgotten data-rod in its pockets. The data-rod contained a copy of the working schematics for the Multi-Vector class starship Phoenix-X. Section 31 had shared the information with the Obsidian Order that Garak was affiliated with. Quark then gave them to Smiley in 2371, of which they were used to create the ISS Phoenix-X. (Star Trek: Phoenix-X: "Mirrorlyness!")

In 2376, a mysterious Cardassian woman named Fareta approached Quark and enlisted his help in auctioning off some priceless artifacts, including the Scrolls of Lisoran. Quark reluctantly agreed and charged to hold the auction in the bar, even though Colonel Kira Nerys had threatened to hang him up by his ears on the Promenade if he was involved in anymore illegal activities on the station. (Star Trek: Daedalus: "The Highest Bidder)

Pendragon timeline

Quark lost his bar, and most of his possessions, when Deep Space 9 was destroyed in 2372. His whereabouts for the next several years are unknown, but upon completion of Project Restoration in 2379, he planned to reopen his bar on the new DS9. An injunction from Bajoran Vedek Pol Tevfyah threatened to keep the bar closed, until Constable Odo contacted the Grand Nagus on Quark's behalf to seek a diplomatic resolution. (Star Trek: Pendragon: "Restoration")

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Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

"I'm gonna blast that can of corrosion back to quarks!"
Han Solo

A quark is a fundamental particle that makes up the nucleus of and atom.


  • MedStar I: Battle Surgeons (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (novel) (Mentioned only) (First appearance)
  • Before the Storm (Mentioned only)
  • I, Jedi (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Union (Mentioned only)
  • Traitor (Mentioned only)
  • Dark Nest I: The Joiner King (Mentioned only)

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