The Discovery Channel is coming up with another cool series that will investigate the mysterious death of legendary and most original inventor Nikola Tesla.
The series is called Tesla and one of the amazing parts of the series will involve a team of engineers coming together to build and test-fire Tesla’s Death Ray, which is supposedly an insanely deadly weapon of mass destruction. This weapon could have turned the balance of power in World War II and may have been the main reason for Tesla’s death.
I admire Tesla’s work for years, he was a talented inventor and a genius man but he was screwed over by people in his life and Thomas Edison was one of the biggest a****** to him. I’m excited about this new TV series and the new information this show will bring. THR offers the following info:
In 1943, Tesla, who has been called “The Man Who Invented the 20th Century,” was found dead in a hotel room. His safe was cracked open, and his research was missing.
In 2016, the FBI declassified 250 documents that provided new insight into Tesla’s work and final days. The files revealed new information about the Death Ray and showed that world superpowers, including the U.S., Soviet Union and Axis powers, were all interested in the weapon.
In the new series, military investigator Jack Murphy and Tesla historian Cameron Prince travel the globe hunting for information about Tesla’s innovations and the research that may have gone missing from his safe. The places they visit include Tesla’s last standing American laboratory in Shoreham, New York, on Long Island, his first American lab in Colorado and Serbia, his homeland.
Murphy and Prince interview a wide range of people, including a rare conversation with Tesla’s closest living relative. They also examine never-before-seen, hand-drawn sketches and calculations for the Death Ray that were completed by Tesla himself.
Additionally, engineer Aron Koscho and his team will build a prototype of the Death Ray. If they can construct and operate this fatal weapon, it might provide a motive for murder.
Tesla will air on Discovery on Tuesday, January 2nd at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It will be preceded by a special airing Dec. 22 that highlights Tesla’s work and how it has contributed to communication and transportation technologies.