Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Directed by: Russ Mayberry

Starring: Dennis Dugan, Jim Dale, Ron Moody

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s time travel, and I’ll never forgive Mark Twain for writing A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, because that book has single-handedly created a mutant monster race of films that are all so terrible that it makes one no longer want to live in this world. Okay, fine, it’s not THAT bad, but it is a dumb movie.

NASA is ready to launch their first manned spacecraft to Andromeda, so they get some guy to build a robot to fly it. Wait… The robot looks just like the guy, and in a freak accident, both of them get launched off together when lightning hits their rocket. I never knew that could happen. Anyway, they somehow end up in King Arthur times instead of Andromeda, and the guy spends the whole time trying to convince Arthur that Mordred wants to take over his kingdom, and also he falls in love with a girl who has a goose for a father.

One of the stranger parts of this film is how the guy treats his robot duplicate. It obviously thinks and feels emotions of its own, yet he treats it like a kitchen appliance, not caring one way or another about anything about this robot. He sends it out to die in his place and doesn’t even blink an eye when it’s destroyed, then at the end he gives the robot a letter from the girl who says that she loves the real guy instead of the robot, even though the robot was the one that fell in love with her first. What I’m saying is that Dennis Dugan is a ROBOT RACIST!


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