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.