*Killdozer! premiered as part of The ABC Suspense Movie series on Saturday, February 2, 1974 at 8:30 P.M. It was preceded by The Partridge Family and followed by Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law. NBC countered with Emergency! and the 1972 film Silent Running. CBS' lineup was its famous Saturday night roster of All in the Family, MASH, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, and The Carol Burnett Show.
*Theodore Sturgeon's novella that provides the source material is from 1944. This page here, run by the maintainers of the copyright, refers to it as a story, but it seems to call everything a "story."
*The Marvel Comics adaptation of the story is April 1974's Worlds Unknown #6:
*Beltran is played by James Watson Jr., who is still with us. He had recurring roles on Quincy and Gimme a Break among his many TV and movie roles.
*Here's another plug for Are You in the House Alone?, the book I quote from in the podcast.
*Dutch says he played in the 1964 Cotton Bowl. #1 Texas beat #2 Navy 28-6 in that game to win the unofficial championship, though it had already been voted #1 in the major postseason polls. Texas QB Duke (not Dutch) Carlisle had a big game to help lead his team past Roger Staubach's Midshipmen.
*Many agree with Mike that Clint Walker might have made a great Superman, but he never got a chance to play the role.
*We'll see you sourballs next week. As for me, "Let's get out of here!" "I'm going swimming!"