Kolchak is assigned to write the obituary of a scientist specializing in computers, but finds the death and details surrounding the government project the scientist was working on entirely covered up. Meanwhile, a mysterious marauder with superhuman strength is seen at an undertaker’s establishment and a library of talking books. The police are unable to stop the figure from stealing undertakers’ wax and books on philosophy. Kolchak finds the scientist’s co-worker, Leslie Dwyer, but she disappears shortly thereafter. The government brings pressure to bear on Kolchak’s boss Vincenzo, but he persists, tracing Dwyer to her isolated home. The marauder is R.I.N.G. (Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia), an artificial intelligence housed in an android body that has achieved sentience. Rather then be dismantled, it killed its creator and sought refuge with Dwyer. The military show up to claim their project, and R.I.N.G. is destroyed. Kolchak is given drugs to forget the story.
Guest Cast: Burt Freed (Captain Akins), Julie Adams (Mrs. Walker), Corrine Michaels (Dr. Leslie Dwyer), Craig Baxley (R.I.N.G.)
Notes: A somber tale of government cover-up, this story also parallels several X-Files episodes.
LogBook entry by Steve Crowe