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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) Poster

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This was Kenneth More's final film before his death on July 12, 1982 at the age of 67.
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One of the few films released under the Disney banner where pornography (i.e. Playboy) is mentioned.
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The time and place in the medieval dark ages / middle ages past that the spaceship landed was Cornwall, England in 508 AD.
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Kenneth More (King Arthur) replaced an actor who dropped out.
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Final American Hollywood cinema music score of composer Ron Goodwin.
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The film's English "Unidentified Flying Oddball" title makes the picture one of few English language filmed adaptations of Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" not to be named with this title or something similar. Others include Black Knight (2001) and The Wonderful World of Disney: A Knight in Camelot (1998).
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The movie is commonly known in English language speaking territories by three titles: "The Spaceman and King Arthur", "Unidentified Flying Oddball" and "A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court".
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Actor Dennis Dugan played dual roles: Hermes and Tom Trimble.
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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.
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Ron Moody would later reprise his role as Merlin in A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995).
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The Stardust ship prop now resides in a very old fairground/theme park called Blackgang Chine on the Isle of Wight in the UK. Visitors used to be able to explore the interior, but is now off-limits except to look at from the outside.
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The film was made and released about ninety years after its source novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain had been first published in 1889.
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This film was the fourth film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". The earlier ones were A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921), A Connecticut Yankee (1931) and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949).
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After The Jesus Trip (1971), this was the second and final film directed by Russ Mayberry, who worked extensively in television throughout his career.
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The velocity that was faster than the speed of light which the NASA spacecraft "Stardust" could fly, was 290,000 miles per second.
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Roy Kinnear was offered Clarence.
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Harry Andrews was offered Sir Gawaine.
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Merlin's Receptionist is dubbed by Jean Anderson.
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Ron Moody played King Arthur on an episode of Highway to Heaven (1984).
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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.
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The name of the identical robot android that looked like Tom Trimble (Dennis Dugan) was "Hermes".
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The name of the famous British Prime Minister who was parodied throughout the movie was Winston Churchill.
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The name of the American NASA spacecraft was "Stardust".
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