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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:34 PM
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Ok, this is my first thread, so bear with me for a moment.
First off, i am a big fan of science fiction.
I simply LOVE the series "Doctor Who". Number one, without question.
But i also watch others, Galactica, Stargate, Star Trek and others.
Now, what i have observed while watching the series "Fringe",
is the eyes of actor John Noble (plays Walter Bishop).
At some occasions, over several episodes i have noticed that his eyes have VERY briefly
reflected light, like he had "Tapetum Lucidum" in his eyes.
For those who don´t know, it is the reflective cells in cats eyes that make them
occasionally glow, allowing them to absorb more of the light available than humans can.
Now, i have never heard of a human with this particular cellular structure in their eyes.

I googled the concept of this thread, and ended up on David Icke- forum.
(which i left quickly) yet i didn´t notice the concept as presented here.

Now, i consider myself a (somewhat) rational person,
and i conclude that this minute effect was done by the production crew
on purpose, yet it is so subtle, that it caught my attention (if it has more than
two cells, i´m willing to analyze the s**t out of it!).

I will try to upload some screenshots of the effect,
but machines tend to spit out blue smoke when i even look at them,
so patience. please.

Any opinions on the matter are welcome.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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never heard of it hapening like you discriped but i freind of mine noticed it in one of her kids eyes in a photograph it turned out it was sign of a brain tuma ,shes fine now it was treated well.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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he has also had cataract sugery could be somthing to do with that



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Allot of actors use eye drops to make their eyes clear and bright.

love and harmony
Whateva



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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As someone who works within the entertainment industry,
i am aware of what you mentioned.
This is something else, i´ve never seen any eye drop, or contact lens that
could achieve the same effect.
There are reflective lenses that can achieve a "glow" (like the ones actor Vin Diesel used
in "Pitch black"), but NONE have been able to make it look like the shine was coming
from behind the pupil.
Now, i do not rule out CGI, but it was the briefness
of those reflections that caught my attention.
That kind of a effect is not cheap, CGI costs money, yes, many could create
the same effects with their home computer, but it´s an industry,
and people need to get paid.
So if it was CGI, why waste money on an effect that most people miss?
To freak out people like me?
Money well spent.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Just out of idle curiosity I google images of John Noble. Several results. He was Denethor in the Lord of the Rings movies. There was one shot where clearly his contact was lower than it should have been. Also there were many lighting angles for his images, many of which should have presented had this been a permanent condition. In the case of your example imo it was just a fluke. Nice find though, maybe they did some CGI for fun and games and you happened to catch it.



posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 06:14 PM
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Yes, it is very likely that the effects crew was having some fun, but i just wanted to mention this
because it got my attention and people i´ve talked to have completely missed it.
Still trying to get those screenshots.

P.S. Really like your signature.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 06:19 PM
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Really looking forward to seeing the screenshots, too.


Thanks, thats the quote the dad gave the rookie baseball player when he asked his advice about whether or not to attempt trying out. Also off the topic note, my avatar is new, its dried bleach crystals with indicator dye under a microscope. fun stuff.

Also my quote is wrong, duh googled it, lol
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posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 04:48 AM
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I have noticed that as well,but i dismissed it as:
a)light from the set
b)some special effect

Whateva69 is right about the eyedrops.from what i have read actors used them in the past,because shiny-watery eyes considered a sign of sex appeal.I think they have stopped using it since the late 70s(if i'm not mistaken).

I have noticed similar "anomalies" with other actors in several shows/movies,but i never paid too much attention,due to the fact that they are sci-fi or horror shows/movies,so maybe it's some special effect.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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I apologize, but i am having trouble getting the screenshots
(Effed up graphics card + scheduling) So from my part
this thread will be dormant for a while,
of course discussion IS welcomed and people with experiences considering
the matter at hand are more than encouraged to share it,
not just on the particular show i´ve mentioned, but in general.
Once more, my apologies if you feel that i´ve wasted your time,
but i WILL get those screenshots, eventually.
You have my word.
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posted on Aug, 17 2013 @ 07:44 PM
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As for this thread, this is my closing statement.

I have learned that a sort of synthetic lens is used in eye surgery that causes this kind of shine in the eyes.
I mentioned earlier that i would post screencaptures, and GAVE MY WORD.

So, here it is;

www.fringe-forum.com...

Irrelevant though, the same effect can be seen on an elderly lady in "Warehouse 13".

So conlusion:

An artificial lens used in eye surgery. Good enough for me.

Looks cool as hell, though.



posted on Aug, 18 2013 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by LionOfGOD
As for this thread, this is my closing statement.

I have learned that a sort of synthetic lens is used in eye surgery that causes this kind of shine in the eyes.
I mentioned earlier that i would post screencaptures, and GAVE MY WORD.

So, here it is;

www.fringe-forum.com...

Irrelevant though, the same effect can be seen on an elderly lady in "Warehouse 13".

So conlusion:

An artificial lens used in eye surgery. Good enough for me.



Looking at that picture, I think it could just be the set lighting required for shooting the TV show.

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posted on Aug, 19 2013 @ 11:12 PM
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Very likely.
I have noticed that there are lot of questions around the web these days about the eye,
for example here www.nerdlikeyou.com...
(with a better picture of the "glint").

Apparently he HAS had cataract surgery where synthetic lenses are used,
and like i mentioned earlier,
are said to produce this kind of glint in the eye when light hits the in a certain way.

But as far as i´m concerned, i´m done looking into this matter.
More pressing issues at hand that require my attention.





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