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Mr. R.I.N.G. 

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:
... Carl Kolchak
... Tony Vincenzo
... Mrs. Walker
... Dr. Leslie Dwyer (as Corinne Michaels)
... Capt. Akins
... Tyrell Security Guard (as Donald Barry)
... Ron Updyke
... Emily Cowles
... Senator Stephens
... Bernard Carmichael
... Librarian
Bruce Powers ... Peters
Vince Howard ... Policeman
Read Morgan ... Man
... 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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10 January 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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 »


[first lines]
Carl Kolchak: [Voiceover of 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.....
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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Not quite Data
16 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Kolchak is rather insulted that after episodes of aggravation Simon Oakland has put Darren McGavin on obituaries. To start with he's to write the obituary of a famous scientist who has just suddenly died.

But as usual Kolchak gets a story out of it. The death was rather suspicious and not allaying his suspicions is the widow, a perpetually inebriated Julie Adams who is fearing more than grieving.

Her late husband was involved in cybernetics and he and his team have invented a robot who if the robot isn't quite Data has developed enough of a sense of self that it is got also a sense of self preservation. The government maybe looking to terminate the late scientist's project, but the project ain't ready for termination.

Nice performance here from Julie Adams and you have to see how Kolchak defeats the robot.

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