Master of Lightning

DVD - 2007
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Recount the life of scientist, inventor, and visionary Nikola Tesla, often remembered as more of an eccentric cult figure than an electrical engineering genius. Tesla's suprising inventions are revealed in his autobiographical and scientific writings.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video, 2007
ISBN: 9780793693795
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 21, 2015

[Update: A connection between President Donald Trump and Nikola Tesla? Absurd you say? After the death of Tesla, the US gov't rushed in and confiscated all his personal papers, which they then handed over to a professor of engineering with MIT, named John G. Trump, uncle of the future president of the USA! Wonder if those still classified papers included his Death Ray??? Remember the Tunguska Event?]
I saw this long ago and it is really of pathetic quality, especially compared to what it might have been. The summary says: // the two inventors fell out over Edison's insistence on using direct current \\ Again, pure bunkem! Edison cheated and stole from Tesla [much the same as he did from other employees, and unknown inventors], and Tesla worked day labor until he connected with George Westinghouse, from whose partnership sprang our modern power grid! Check out the web site: www.theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla plus Jill Jonnes fantasic book, Empires of Light [FYI: Zora Colakovec, featured on the Super Hero segment of This American Life in 2001, comes from the same family tree as Tesla, not surprisingly.]

Aug 05, 2014

Pedestrian documentary but interesting because Tesla was such a genius. The film footage of his experiments are re-creations ( there are some still photos of his experiments that are the real thing though ).


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