I remember reading about "Quark" in a TV compendium of all existing network shows between 1946 and the beginning of the 90s. One of the flashy flops of the late 70s like "Hot L Baltimore" or "Supertrain" that never caught on but had some seriously interesting writing.
I'll give you the writing on Hot L Baltimore, but Supertrain?? Really?? Love Boat on a Train??? I guess it is all about how you define "interesting writing."