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Millions tuned into "Mork & Mindy" to catch Raquel Welch guest star as a wild alien, 1979. 

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Robin Williams bounced into the homes of millions of viewers in the 1970s with Mork and Mindy, and in its second season the show made a huge ratings play with “Mork vs. the Necrotons,” an hour long special that featured Raquel Welch as Captain Nirvana. The off the wall episode centers around Nirvana and her alien fiends trying to kidnap Mork so they could torture him - it’s wild. The marketing behind this episode was heavily focused on the babalicious Welch’s appearance with a tagline that read: 

“Raquel Welch stars as the sultry space spy who wants More… real bad.”

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