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Discovery Channel: (new series) Tesla's Death Ray: A Murder Declassified

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Mar 4, 2017
SF Bay Area
Just noticed on Discovery Channel there's a new series on Nikola Tesla. Investigative team of people looking for his death ray, maybe more not sure what the series will cover. Season 1 episode 0 "Real Genius" is currently posted to the Discovery Channel app now (41 min). Seems to be an overview of his life. Series officially starts January 2, 2018.
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Episode 1 on right now. Starts off with 2016 declassified and redacted FBI papers on Nikola from when Tesla died back in 1943. His safe was broken into and empty according to the FBI report. Given this was during WWII some theories? back then on who might have been interested in his work. The show investigators go to visit his great grandnephew who was the last person known to have seen him and then onto Wardenclyffe.

One team is trying to use his incomplete death ray plans and see if they can recreate something like his or at least see if it might be plausible in theory. The other team is using plans of Wardenclyffe to see if they can find the tunnels that would have been used for Tesla's tower.

Probably some interesting things to come out of the series but wish it wasn't promoted in such a sensationalized fashion. Material is interesting in and of itself. Hope this isn't going to be like watching Geraldo and Al Capone's vault LOL.

Episode repeats in another hour 10pm PT and can be watched on the Discovery app if you have a cable/satellite provider.
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What a waste of time, this show has wasted 10 minutes of my life. Why is the out dated tech made out to be some weapon of importance. You should know the possibilities of such a weapon today....one direction flow fron negative to positive charge. ONE Tomahawk hell fire missle and that tower is done.