Marshall is a big time computer scientist. His son Neil is about to win scientist of the year but he doesn’t deserve it as he stole the idea and all the research. A man called Howard knows this and won’t stand for it so Marshall has to kill him. He’s a pretty pushy parent and won’t let anything stand in the way of his progeny being named scientist of the year, even though he’s actually a rubbish scientist.
Columbo appears at 16 minutes and 22 seconds and he’s having dog trouble.
This episode has a chess playing robot.
The columboid is the arresting of the son to get the father to confess.
Things we learn about Columbo: his dog failed training class because he de-moralized the other students, his dog now sits about the house and drools, Columbo gets his cigars from the supermarket and when a case gets too tough he talks to his wife.
During this episode I had some French onion soup.