THE SPACEMAN & KING ARTHUR (aka UNIDENTIFIED FLYING
D: Russ Mayberry
Disney (Ron Miller)
W: Don Tait [based on the novel "A Connecticut Yankee In King
Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain]
DP: Paul Beeson
Ed: Peter Boita
Mus: Ron Goodwin
Dennis Dugan (Tom Trimble / Hermes), Jim Dale (Sir Mordred),
Ron Moody (Merlin), Kenneth More (King Arthur), John le Mesurier (Sir Gawain)
British-filmed Disney update on Mark Twain's classic fantasy
with a science fiction twist, shot in the UK for the world famous studio (going through some financial issues) to take advantage of a tax loophole.
An astronaut and his identical robot find themselves launched
back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he is initially met with conflict by the king's trusted knights and pantomime villain, Merlin.
Considering this is a Disney production, everything looks a
little too cheap, set-bound and nothing has dated particularly well, not that young minds will mind too much.