When you think of electricity, you think of Edison. When you think of radio, you think of Marconi. But there is one electrical genius who is all but nearly forgotten these days, a man who dreamed of giving the world an unlimited supply of energy — his name was Nikola Tesla, the master of lightning. Tesla was a visionary, a scientist who invented the technology that brought us alternating-current (AC) power transmission and electric motors, high-frequency (HF) communications, the basis for radio and television, remote controls, neon and florescent lighting, and X-rays.
Tesla: Master of Lightning recognizes a great man of science whose visionary genius and technical skill were countered by his lack of business acumen and eccentric personality; his life is an inspiring example of the power of one man to change the world with revolutionary ideas. The documentary tells the story of Tesla’s astounding intellect, his visions and inventions and pays tribute to this overlooked genius who died penniless in 1943.