American Genius (2015– )

Edison vs Tesla 

Two famous personalities - Edison and Tesla - fight it out for providing the world with Electric power, with the way they think is the future.


Paul Abascal




Episode credited cast:
Eric Rolland Eric Rolland ... Thomas Edison
Anthony Misiano ... Nikola Tesla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Ayash ... Reporter
Radford Baker ... Thomas Edison's Assistant
Vaughn Bullard Vaughn Bullard ... Edison Electric Board Member
Mark Collmer Mark Collmer ... Tesla's Professor
Jake Crocker Jake Crocker ... IBM Executive
Lawrence Derx Lawrence Derx ... Edison Scientist
Vince Eisenson ... Young Xerox Suit
Jonathan Hardison Jonathan Hardison ... Westinghouse Lawyer
Jamie Hodge ... Woman in the Park
Benjamin Loeh Benjamin Loeh ... Edison Electric Board Member
Peter Muggleworth Peter Muggleworth ... Reporter #2
Michael Paradise Michael Paradise ... Businessman
Russ Randall Russ Randall ... Businessman


The world has not seen electricity so far. In 19th century, Thomas A. Edison is the world's most renowned inventor (& patent holder) and comes up with a way to distribute electricity to the world through DC. Along comes Nikola Tesla who is a sharp, meticulous inventor himself - He's always felt that DC power distribution is inefficient but doesn't yet know if there's any other way. Tesla joins Edison when he accepts and provides an effective solution to a problem that has been troubling Edison. But Tesla still believes there's a better way than Edison's DC power distribution. Finally, when Edison doesn't provide the compensation he'd promised Tesla - even though Tesla successfully completes Edison's task, it's time to part ways. Tesla now begins his journey to bring AC power distribution to this world, which he feels is far more superior. Edison initially dismisses AC as a dangerous concept. To help fight against Edison's enormous funds, Tesla demos his technology to investors and ... Written by Brijesh Tripathi

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22 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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