The NASA spaceship Stardust lands in Camelot in 508 AD by mistake in this Disney adaptation of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
Aboard is scientist Tom Trimble (Dennis Dugan) and a robot called Hermes, which he built in his own image.
A pretty maid name Alisande (Sheila White) takes Tom to see King Arthur (Kenneth More) while Hermes stays with the ship.
Villainous Sir Mordred (Jim Dale) takes an instant disliking to Tom but the young scientist captivates Arthur with tales of the history of the world. Unfortunately, the King sends Tom to the dungeon anyway and it’s up to Hermes to rescue him, change the King’s opinion, and stop Merlin (Ron Moody) and Mordred from overthrowing Arthur.
This was Kenneth More’s final film before his death on 12 July 1982 at the age of 67. Released in some markets as Unidentified Flying Oddball and also A Spaceman in King Arthur’s Court.
John Le Mesurier