Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Season 1 Episode 12

Mr. R.I.N.G.

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jan 10, 1975 on ABC

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  • Kolchak gets caught up in a government cover-up.

    This has to be the closest that Kolchak has gotten involved in top-secret government business. When Kolchak starts telling this story in his office, he is showing the effects of being drugged by the government officials involved. We learn about the secret Project R.I.N.G.(Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia). This robot kills it's creator and escapes into Chicago. While it wreaks a trail of destruction through the city, Kolhcak is assigned to follow up on the robots dead creator. After interviewing the scientist's wife, Kolchak begins to understand the implications of the scientist's work. He proceeds to find answers from the creator's coworker and the governor. Using his talents, Kolchak tracks down the robot just before the Army kills it and takes it away. This episode reiterates on the old cliche of the government creating secret projects, covering it up and neutralizing whoever was involved.