TV Episode | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A museum curator hires two professors (one being Dr. Joseph Bell) to publicly unwrap an Egyptian mummy, but it proves to be a man's three-week-old corpse.
Like Dr. Bell and Doyle, Scottish physiologist Professor William Rutherford existed in real life, being the inspiration for another one of Doyle's creations: Professor Challenger. Like Challenger, the show portrays Rutherford as an aggressive, rude and pretentious man.
The episode opens with a slide show performed by Mr. Im Thurn. With the first two slides, we can see their images as projected onto the screen while they are being loaded into the projector from the side. However, neither projected image conveys the actual movement of the slide into the projector. Also, as the first slide is being dropped into the projector's carrier, we can clearly see that it contains no image, in contrast with the projection of that slide, which does have an image.
"L'empire des os" - French dubbed version