Kolchak: The Night Stalker - episode 14 (Mr. RING)

release year: 1975
genre: TV horror/suspense
viewing setting: home DVD, 12/11/05

what Kolchak faces in this episode: R.I.N.G., a robot that's on the loose because it doesn't want to be shut down for good.

impressions: An interesting episode, this. It starts off as a monster-type plot, where the robot seems violent and evil...and then we find out that it simply wants to live, but knows that the military wants it destroyed. By the end of the episode, things have turned around and you have to feel sorry for the robot and its allies. Kolchak wasn't overly smart-aleck this time, but he did a good job of annoying various police and government officials.

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