In "The Same Old Story" (Fringe Season 1, Episode 2) Dr. Walter Bishop made a reference to a movie in which the last image people saw at their death was frozen in their mind. What was the movie he was talking about?

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According to TV.com, he's referencing a Jules Verne book, The Kip Brothers. In 2007, it was released in English for the first time, which implies Walter read it in its original French, or one of the other non-English translations that existed at the time.


Here's the TVTropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/EyeRemember - really, it could be almost anything on there.

However, due to its relation to "science", I'm going to guess that it was a reference to "Wild Wild West", one of the places where the trope is used.

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