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A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.


Roger Young


Mark Twain (novel), Joe Wiesenfeld




Episode credited cast:
Whoopi Goldberg ... Dr. Vivien Morgan
Michael York ... King Arthur
Paloma Baeza ... Sandy
Simon Fenton ... Clarence
James Coombes ... Sir Lancelot
Robert Addie Robert Addie ... Sir Sagramour
Ian Richardson ... Merlin
Amanda Donohoe ... Queen Guinevere
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lukács Bicskey Lukács Bicskey ... Slave #1 (as Lukács Bicsey)
Gabriella Csizmadia Gabriella Csizmadia ... Ms. of Wardrobe (as Gabi Csizmadia)
Gabi Fon Gabi Fon ... Ms. Chamberpot
John Guerrasio John Guerrasio ... Bob
Pál Makrai Pál Makrai ... Slave Driver
Paul Rogan ... Sandy's Father
Steve Speirs ... Chief Armorer (as Steven Speirs)


A computer malfunction causes a science researcher to be sent back in time with her laptop, which she uses to amaze the court.

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King Arthur's Round Table will never be the same!


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Release Date:

8 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le chevalier hors du temps See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paloma Baeza also appeared in A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995), another adaptation of the Mark Twain story. See more »


The main character gets sent back in time to the Middle Ages. OK. She takes her boom box and laptop with her. She then checks the Internet for information on how to build an electrical generator using a waterwheel... See more »


Version of Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979) See more »

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Tore at my heartstrings
22 August 2014 | by Catharina_SwedenSee all my reviews

The idea of sending Whoopi Goldberg to King Arthur's Court, through some science experiment gone wrong, sounded... silly indeed! Very stupid. But I have to admit that I found this movie surprisingly good! You recognize all the story-book characters that you learn to know and love at an early age: King Arthur, Merlin, Guinevere, Sir Lancelot... The Arthurian world is not too different from what you expect, and it is NOT made silly but treated with respect. And then, of course, funny and likable Whoopie comes in as a stirring and overwhelming contrast to all stuffy Court protocol! :-)

Two things I like especially:

1. They show something of the ordinary people's lives as well, as it probably was in this very immature England - and not just an idealized court.

2. That they manage to picture the hopeless suppressed passion and longing between Lancelot and Guinevere, in a way that adults watching will understand and thrill to, but still completely pure and innocent for the children - who will not understand the eroticism.

There is also an important and very beautiful message in all this, and I have to admit that it tore at my heart-strings and wrung a couple of tears from my eyes... something that has not happened even with allegedly great movies for a very long time! Much recommended for families with children in all ages!

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