I won't claim that Disney's 1978 kiddie comedy, The Cat From Outer Space,
is one of my favorite 70s sci-fi flicks, because it really isn't. In truth, the
last time I attempted to watch it - when my wife bought it on DVD about a decade ago - I fell asleep.
But, it is a
nostalgic favorite of many Star Kids and it's clearly the studio's reaction
to the tremendous popularity of Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind - two more-or-less adult films that were hugely popular with kids and sold lots of toys - from the previous year, so it does fit in here at Space: 1970.
Here's a vintage TV Guide ad trumpeting its World Network Television Premiere on CBS.