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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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Complete credited cast:
Tom Trimble
Sir Gawain (as John le Mesurier)
Senator Milburn
Cyril Shaps ...
Dr. Zimmerman
Kevin Brennan ...
Ewen Solon ...


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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Release Date:

26 July 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final American Hollywood cinema music score of composer Ron Goodwin. See more »


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 »


Hermes: [Discussing Sandie at film's end] What on earth are you going to do with her?
Tom Trimble: You mean what am I going to do with her on Earth? Live happily ever after. Isn't that what you're supposed to do in a situation like this?
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My goodness -- someone was grumpy when they saw this flick!
17 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Unlike my learned colleague, I apparently have room in my life for tres mal cinema...I loved this movie. Now, I am not going to tell you it's GOOD, by any means, but you have to give credit to the fine old British actors who salvaged what they could -- Jim Dale and several of the others did an amazing job with the awful script they were given. If you like "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "I Married a Space Alien", and the like, then this movie is right up there. Frankly, I think tres mal cinema nights demand this sort of thing. So, get a keg, grab your high school buddies, get out the D&D dice and enjoy -- and you can, like me, root for the bad guys cos it is sooooo bad!

It's a MOVIE, not fine Romanticist literature, after all!

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