Tesla: Master of Lightning

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This documentary presents the story of Nikola Tesla, the great scientist, visionary, and inventor who gave the world alternating current electricity, as well as being the father of radio. The film tells the story of this man's astonishing genius, his visions and inventions. Tesla's own scientific and autobiographical writings, as well as archival photographs and reenactments are used to tell the story. A native of Austro-Hungary, Tesla came to America in 1884. Working first with Edison, the two inventors fell out...
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Overview

This documentary presents the story of Nikola Tesla, the great scientist, visionary, and inventor who gave the world alternating current electricity, as well as being the father of radio. The film tells the story of this man's astonishing genius, his visions and inventions. Tesla's own scientific and autobiographical writings, as well as archival photographs and reenactments are used to tell the story. A native of Austro-Hungary, Tesla came to America in 1884. Working first with Edison, the two inventors fell out over Edison's insistence on using direct current. Tesla took his alternating current vision to Westinghouse. His New York address was renowned for the bolts of lightning emanating from it, as Tesla worked to unlock the secrets of energy and electricity. His quest took him to Colorado. The film follows Tesla's exploits and eccentricities, which made him a darling of the press. Included is the well-known and touching story of his devotion to a certain white pigeon. Largely forgotten today in spite of the great debt the modern world owes him, the film pays tribute to this overlooked genius. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/13/2007
  • UPC: 841887008808
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,983

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stacy Keach Voice Only
Technical Credits
Robert Uth Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Leland I. Anderson Consultant/advisor
Phylis Geller Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tesla: Master of Lightning
1. Introduction [4:29]
2. My Early Life [7:10]
3. The New Land [6:54]
4. War of the Currents [4:45]
5. Niagra [4:18]
6. High Frequency [6:38]
7. The Wireless [5:37]
8. Cosmic Waves [4:32]
9. Colorado Springs [5:27]
10. Tower of Dreams [6:58]
11. Modern Prometheus [4:59]
12. The Mad Scientist [4:22]
13. Weapon to End War [7:48]
14. The Missing Papers [11:10]
15. Credits [1:06]
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