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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.

Director:

Russ Mayberry

Writers:

Don Tait (screen story), Don Tait (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Kevin Brennan ... Winston
Ewen Solon ... Watkins
Pat Roach ... Oaf
Reg Lye ... Prisoner
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Storyline

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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Chaos in the Cosmos! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the American NASA spacecraft was "Stardust". See more »

Goofs

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

Alisande: If it's between you and Oaf... I'd pick you!
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Trying to Educate which it does but to entertain it lacks slightly

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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