Tesla – Master of Lightning

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New Voyage Communications in Washington, D.C., has developed a unique, in-depth television documentary about the life, times, and legacy of Nikola Tesla, American inventor and visionary. This program is the result of years of research, in which many new and unknown details of of Tesla’s life have been uncovered. The production contains a large and extremely rare collection of photographs documenting Tesla’s life and his inventions. A companion book for the program has been published by Barnes and Noble Books, and is currently in bookstores across America.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is probably the first cross-over scientist. He is known and respected in scientific and engineering circles, but he also appeals to a youthful and general audience with no formal background in science. Today there is considerable and growing interest in Tesla, but there is lacking a comprehensive and accurate picture of his life and accomplishments. A major documentary has never been made about him. Much of the available information has been highly speculative, not based on the historical documentary evidence. A great deal of the story is told in Tesla’s own words, drawing from his autobiographical and scientific writings.

In particular, the documentary sets the record straight on Tesla’s inventions and accomplishments. Tesla was a contemporary of Thomas Edison and Guglielmo Marconi, and these two men are frequently credited for Tesla’s invention of AC power transmission and radio. This program demonstrates that this is not the case.

But this is not just a dry story about circuits and capacitors. Tesla’s life is an inspiring example of the power of one man to battle against the odds and change the world with his revolutionary ideas.

This documentary is the recognition of a great and misunderstood man of science.The strength of his story, and extensive research and rare visual materials, are the ingredients for an educational, and long-lasting documentary about The Master of Lightning, Nikola Tesla.

Released 2000. Director: Robert Uth. TV Documentary Film.

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  • Cam

    Nearly forgotten my ass; everybody knows who Nikola Tesla was! I mean, the Tesla Roadster…come on…everyone has heard of him. And when I think of electricity, I think of Edison AND Tesla. Both of them…and I think many others do as well.

  • Cam

    And no, history has not somehow overlooked this remarkable man. History has very much acknowledged him.

  • Apollexis

    This man wasn’t publicly well known till after the 90’s at best. He was stuck in the shadows of Edison, And it wasn’t till those recent years he even got credit for the radio discovery, previous documentaries will show you as zarconi as original raidio creator with no credit towards tesla.

  • Apollexis

    Here’s also a link to a really great movie of Tesla

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNGSOCzXv80

    I highly recommend it.

  • seth

    i’m just gutted we still have power bills, how much better would this world be if tesla’s dreams had been realised.

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