The Adventures of Don Quick

1970 | United Kingdom

Cervantes in space: Don Quick (Ian Hendry), astronaut, is the anti-hero of this science fiction satire. As a member of the Intergalactic Maintenance Squad his only concern should be nuts and bolts. Quick, however, is not content with his role. 

Seeing himself as a roving ambassador of Earth, a latter day Don Quixote, he goes planet hopping attempting to set right anything he feels is wrong, but his efforts always end up upsetting the inhabitants of whatever society he is in. Like Quixote, Captain Don Quick has his trusty Sancho Panza in the form of Sergeant Sam Czopanser (Ronald Lacey). A 30 foot model spaceship was built for the series but in spite of the effort that went into it The Adventures of Don Quick failed to win over an audience and after just three episodes was consigned to a late-night time slot before disappearing quicker than a shooting star. 

Only the first episode exists in the archives. 

Published on November 26th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.