Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 12

Mr. R.I.N.G. (10 Jan. 1975)

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Kolchak investigates a US military backed project called R.I.N.G. (Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia), which is a robot that uses deadly force to defend itself against those who would harm it.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Walker
Dr. Leslie Dwyer (as Corinne Michaels)
Capt. Akins
Tyrell Security Guard (as Donald Barry)
Jack Grinnage ...
Henry Beckman ...
Senator Stephens
Bernard Carmichael
Bruce Powers ...
Vince Howard ...
Read Morgan ...
Mr. R.I.N.G. (as Craig Baxley)


Carl Kolchak can't determine the exact cause of death for a man he's writing the obituary on. Kolchak's investigation into the man's mysterious demise uncovers a scientific experiment called Project R.I.N.G., which is developing an artificially intelligent robot that might also be dangerously homicidal. Written by Woodyanders

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The Tyrell Institute was where Mr. R.I.N.G., the android was created. Tyrell Corporation was the company that created the android replicants in Blade Runner (1982). Same spelling of Tyrell. See more »


Carl Kolchak: [Voiceover Intro, a groggy Kolchak has been doped by the Feds] I don't know when I was in this office last. In some ways it feels like I never left.
Carl Kolchak: No, that's not right. For a while I was away, far away, in the hands of men with no faces. They broke me down, broke my story down, and convinced me it hadn't happened the way I remembered.
[Gropes for his tape recorder]
Carl Kolchak: Memories fade fast enough without chemical help. But if I don't tell this story now, I'm afraid I never will. Now... what ...
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The Robot
10 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) struggles to write an obituary for a Nobel prize-winning professor when the reputed heart-attack doesn't ring true. Turns out he was working on a top secret government project called R.I.N.G.(Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia) that created a sophisticated robot that killed the professor before escaping, and now Carl joins the search for the troubled automaton before it kills again... Interesting episode may have a robot that looks left over from "Westworld", but has an intriguing opening and close, with a drugged Kolchak trying to remember details about the case before it is all covered up by the military.

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