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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
"The Spaceman and King Arthur" (original title)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Adventure  |  26 July 1979 (USA)
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An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur.

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A NASA spacecraft proves Einstein right when, traveling faster than light, it ends up near King Arthur's Camelot. On board are big-hearted Tom Trimble and Hermes, the look-alike robot he built. Tom immediately makes friends with pretty Alisande and enemies with the awful knight Sir Mordred. It seems Mordred is out to oust Arthur, while Alisande's father is not the goose she believes him to be but is also a victim of Mordred's schemes. It's as well the Americans have arrived. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The name of the famous British Prime Minister who was parodied throughout the movie was Winston Churchill. See more »

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When Tom is flying during the battle scene near the end wires that are holding the jet are clearly visible in several shots. See more »

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Merlin: It is metal it attracts, Sir Mordred! Touch not metal with the blade!
Sir Mordred: May his head be not of metal!
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UFO was a great film for kids
4 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember first seeing this film when it first came out and again in the early 80's as a special film showing at the elementary school I attended. While I agree with the "Suprise it's crap after all" comment that this was not Disney's best movie, I disagree that it was not an entertaining film for a child as I was one when I saw this. First at age 9 and a few years later I still enjoyed it.

I did find it amusing that the title changed a few times and even recall part of the original trailer song. It went something like..."The Unidentified Flying Oddball, it's undeniably oddball, he's the wrongway astronaut that traveled back to Camelot, lasers flash...." I cannot recall the rest perhaps someone can help there. It was very hokey sounding but hey, this film wasn't meant to be serious, just good old fun. I recommend it as a rental.


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