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The Spaceman and King Arthur
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Director:
Writers:
Don Tait (screen story)
Don Tait (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 July 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A sixth century space adventure! See more »
Plot:
An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Family Fun! A medieval romp with a sci-fi twist! See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Dugan ... Tom Trimble

Jim Dale ... Sir Mordred

Ron Moody ... Merlin

Kenneth More ... King Arthur

John Le Mesurier ... Sir Gawain (as John le Mesurier)
Rodney Bewes ... Clarence
Sheila White ... Alisande

Robert Beatty ... Senator Milburn
Cyril Shaps ... Dr. Zimmerman
Kevin Brennan ... Winston
Ewen Solon ... Watkins
Pat Roach ... Oaf
Reg Lye ... Prisoner

Directed by
Russ Mayberry 
 
Writing credits
Don Tait (screen story)

Don Tait (screenplay)

Mark Twain (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")

Produced by
Hugh Attwooll .... associate producer
Ron Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Witherick 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist (as Ernie Gasser)
Joyce James .... hair stylist
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robin Douet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Winter .... assistant director
Terry Madden .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Peter Best .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Ballanger .... special effects (uncredited)
Michael Collins .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jack Gardner .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity (as Georgina Hamilton)
Barrie Melrose .... location manager
Don Tait .... assistant: producer
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Spaceman and King Arthur" - USA (original title)
"A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
One of the film's English titles, "Unidentified Flying Oddball", is a spoof of the flying saucer term "Unidentified Flying Object". Both phrases share the same "UFO" acronym.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Family Fun! A medieval romp with a sci-fi twist!, 5 November 2001
Author: www_OwenSmithProductions_com from Atlanta, GA

An all-around fun movie for the adventurous and imaginative. The Disney channel used to air this film regularly in the 1980's and I made sure to watch it each and every time.

This is a great family film that is especially fun for young boys (what little boy doesn't want to be an astronaut or a knight? How about BOTH!?). Just be sure your kids see this one before they become cynical from being corrupted by the numerous plotless special-effects laden films of today.

Additionally, this is a great way to introduce kids to the literary world by providing them with the film's inspiration: Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Aurthur's Court."

Enjoy!

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