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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

The Spaceman and King Arthur (original title)
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 {J-26}

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A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

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About sixteen years after this picture in 1995, the Walt Disney Pictures studio would adapt again Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", this time titling the film A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995). Ron Moody would also reprise his role as Merlin in this movie. 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: No, don't eat it! You'll get feathers everywhere!
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Version of A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) See more »

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Undemanding fun
5 April 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL is a '70s version of the classic Mark Twain story, A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT. The story has been updated to the space age, with a lone young astronaut and his android double breaking through a time barrier in space and finding themselves back in King Arthur's day, where they must battle evil and romance willing maidens and the like.

It's all very juvenile, of course, but then you expect little else from a Disney production. However, like a lot of Disney movies, UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL is a colourful romp through medieval times and one that's filled with incident, so there's plenty to enjoy here, as long as you like your entertainment basic and your jokes rather obvious. I thought the main American star, Dennis Dugan, was poor indeed, but the supporting cast of British character actors makes up for him: Jim Dale, cast against type as the villain; Ron Moody as the delightfully sneaky Merlin; a near unrecognisably aged Kenneth Moore as Arthur; and the reliable Rodney Bewes and John Le Mesurier in comic support.


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