Dr Walter Bishop PhD
Walter Bishop is a scientific researcher from Cambridge, MA. He was Harvard educated, and did his post-graduate work at Oxford and MIT. He was formerly an endowed chair in Biochemistry at Harvard University, and a senior research consultant for Kelvin Gen
Walter Bishop is a scientific researcher from Cambridge, MA. He was Harvard educated, and did his post-graduate work at Oxford and MIT. He was formerly an endowed chair in Biochemistry at Harvard University, and a senior research consultant for Kelvin Genetics. Dr. Bishop has a recorded IQ of 196.
Dr. Bishop worked out of a laboratory in the basement of the Kresge Building at Harvard University. His cover story was that he did research for a toothpaste company. In reality, he worked as part of a classified U.S. Army experimental program called Kelvin Genetics, run under the supervision of DARPA. The agency gave him the resources to do whatever work he wanted, primarily in an area called Fringe Science; the subjects of which include (but are not limited to) mind control, teleportation, invisibility, astral projection (aka “out of body” experiences), genetic mutation and reanimation.
In 1991, Dr. Bishop was institutionalized at St. Claire’s Hospital after an assistant was killed in his laboratory. He was charged with manslaughter, but was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial. He was still there seventeen years later, when he was released to the custody of his son, Peter, following the mysterious deaths on Glatterflug Flight 627.
Jeff Pinkner describes Walter as follows:Walter is perhaps one of the most brilliant scientists known but in the name of science, and on behalf of the government back in the 70’s and the Vietnam/Cold War era, he has perhaps left a lot of harm in his wake. He has potentially damaged a lot of people and developed a lot of technologies that others may have exploited in the past. As a consequence, there either was or wasn’t a series of events that caused him to lose his mind and break down. He was found criminally guilty and put into an institution where they have done all kinds of advanced therapies to him, which have further damaged his mind. Despite all that, he’s the only person we can rely on to help us solve all these cases.
The Walter Parable:A King of Cups. In Walter’s Lab Notes from Power Hungry, above his typed notes sits the tarot card – King of Cups. The card describes a man of business, law or divinity, kind and considerate, and willing to take responsibility. He is interested in the arts and sciences and enjoys quiet power. Someone you would likely display paternal feelings toward. Symbols on the card suggest calm in the midst of turbulence, spirit and creativity and the balance of the unconscious with the conscious. The King of Cups does not repress his emotions and unconscious impulses, but accepts and deals with them. Traits – you may not understand him, but you can trust him. He has achieved something in life. Sociable, loving, sensuous. Intelligence combined with strong intuition. Enjoys comforts of life. Love of arts. Responsible and generous. In a positive environment (Tarot reading), the King of Cups can be; secretive, yet professional; empathetic and good in an emerging dynamic; able to bring ideas to fruition and imaginative; act as a concerned protector; moody, sophisticated, quiet and deep; romantic, poetic and a guardian of hidden mysteries. In a negative environment; powerful, but likely to double deal; display a crafty, violent nature; barbaric, insecure and immature; manipulative and will toy with others emotions. Trivia
- Loves Ginger Ale & Root Beer Floats.
- Has trouble sleeping without someone singing “Row, row, row your boat” after spending time with another St. Claire’s patient named Carlos.
- Has begun to prescribe and administer his own medication – a cocktail of psychotic drugs. Claims it rebalances him after having been institutionalized for 17 years.
- The Kresge Building is the home of the Harvard School of Public Health.
“The only thing better than a cow, is a human. Unless you want milk. Then you need a cow.” – Pilot
“They have this… horrible pudding. This butterscotch pudding on Mondays. It’s dreadful.” – Pilot
“I thought you’d be fatter.” – to Peter in Pilot
“There is nothing I enjoy more than taking drugs…perhaps administering them.” – to Olivia in The Dreamscape