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

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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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26 July 1979 (USA)  »

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A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court  »

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The name of the identical robot android that looked like Tom Trimble (Dennis Dugan) was "Hermes". 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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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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Trying to Educate which it does but to entertain it lacks slightly
1 July 2004 | by (S.W England, Plymouth,) – See all my reviews

Disney was in a pathway of making films with an educational twist.My previous review of "2000 leagues under the sea" is likewise to this as its aim also was to educate as well as entertain.

"Unidentified Fying Oddball" is a film educating its audience (mainly targeting children) of science. Scenes include "Making Robots" & "Maganetisim".

This film itself has a whole ray of cast.We are presented with Jim Dale, "British Actor" whom worked in numerous Carry On's such as "Screaming" & "Don't lose your head".Kenneth More is also present which is more known as playing the German King "Kaiser Wilhelm" in "Oh what a lovely War"

The film itself though entails the time travel of an Astronaut into King Arthur's time,landing in Cornwall.

The film has various good scenes and do provide a good laugh.The additional adding of cutlery to Sir Mordred sword by Clarence or the Magnatising of the troops to Tom's spaceship.

The film does however fall flat in several occasions,and it does drag a bit.Kids might enjoy it but certainly myself couldn't see myself picking this over other Disney classics,but it is a good film to watch and be educated.


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