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Unidentified Flying Oddball

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Director  Russ Mayberry
Music director  Ron Goodwin
Language  English
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Genre  Comedy, Family, Adventure
Running time  1h 33m
Screenplay  Don Tait
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Release date  July 26, 1979
Based on  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court novel by Mark Twain
Writer  Don Tait (screen story), Don Tait (screenplay), Mark Twain (novel)
Cast  Jim Dale (Sir Mordred), Kenneth More (King Arthur), Ron Moody (Merlin), John Le Mesurier (Sir Gawain), Rodney Bewes (Clarence), Dennis Dugan (Tom Trimble)
Similar movies  Mark Twain wrote the story for Unidentified Flying Oddball and A Kid in King Arthurs Court
Tagline  Chaos in the Cosmos!

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Unidentified Flying Oddball (also known as The Spaceman and King Arthur and A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court) is a 1979 film adaptation of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, directed by Russ Mayberry and produced by Walt Disney Productions. Subsequently re-released in the United States under the titles The Spaceman and King Arthur and A Spaceman in King Arthur’s Court, the film starred Dennis Dugan as NASA employee Tom Trimble who unintentionally travels back in time with his look-alike android Hermes. Trimble’s NASA spacecraft travels faster than the speed of light, landing him and the android near King Arthur’s Camelot, where – with the aid of their 20th-century technology – they must defeat a plot by the evil Sir Mordred and Merlin to oust King Arthur from the throne.


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  • Dennis Dugan as Tom Trimble/Hermes
  • Jim Dale as Sir Mordred
  • Ron Moody as Merlin
  • Kenneth More as King Arthur
  • John Le Mesurier as Sir Gawain
  • Rodney Bewes as Clarence
  • Sheila White as Alisande
  • Robert Beatty as Senator Milburn
  • Cyril Shaps as Dr. Zimmerman
  • Kevin Brennan as Winston
  • Ewen Solon as Watkins
  • Pat Roach as Oaf
  • Reg Lye as Prisoner
  • Harry Maddison as Character Parts including "chicken seller"
  • Props

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    The spacecraft that was featured in this movie was on display at the Blackgang Chine theme park in the Isle of Wight.

    1995 adaptation

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    Disney’s A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995), likewise based on the aforementioned novel, follows the same premise: a contemporary American male (in this case, an adolescent) travels back in time to the 6th century and King Arthur’s Camelot, impressing the inhabitants with technology from the distant future. Moody again plays Merlin in the film, on this occasion as a more sympathetic character.

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