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Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror 

The time: the earliest years of the 20th century. The place: New York City. Inventor Nikola Tesla is at war with his rival Thomas Edison. However, there's an even greater threat in their midst.


Nida Manzoor


Nina Metivier




Episode cast overview:
Jodie Whittaker ... The Doctor
Bradley Walsh ... Graham O'Brien
Tosin Cole ... Ryan Sinclair
Mandip Gill ... Yasmin Khan
Goran Visnjic ... Nikola Tesla
Robert Glenister ... Thomas Edison
Anjli Mohindra ... Queen Skithra
Haley McGee Haley McGee ... Dorothy Skeritt
Paul Kasey ... Harold Green
Robin Guiver ... Bill Tallow
Erick Hayden ... Mr. Sorensson
Russell Bentley Russell Bentley ... Mr. Brady
Brian Caspe ... Mr. Martin
Shaun Mason Shaun Mason ... Foreman


Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror It is 1903 and on the edge of Niagara Falls, something is wrong at Nikola Tesla's generator plant, where someone - or something - is sabotaging the maverick inventor's work. Has Tesla really received a message from Mars? And where does his great rival Thomas Edison fit into these events? The Doctor and her companions Yaz, Ryan and Graham must join forces with one of history's greatest minds to save both him and planet Earth. Guest starring Goran Visnjic, Robert Glenister and Anjli Mohindra.

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Robert Glenister played Major Salenteen in Peter Davison's last story as The Fifth Doctor, "The Caves of Androzani", over 35 years earlier. See more »


The show depicts Edison and Tesla's labs in Brooklyn, in easy sight of the Brooklyn Bridge. However, it also depicts them as being in close proximity to Wardenclyffe, where Tesla's tower is located. In reality, Wardenclyffe is many miles away, on Long Island. See more »


The Doctor: If I'd known we were gonna get a royal visit I'd have put the kettle on.
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I have to say i'm somewhat glad i kept with the show
19 January 2020 | by fatless99See all my reviews

Now finally after Orphan 55 i was at the stage of being about to give up, last season was incredibly weak and full of problems, then spyfall got my hopes up that maybe it will get slowly better, then i was hit in the face last week with the terrible Orphan 55 and made me extremely pessimistic about the shows future. however, despite the fact i still have major doubts about the shows future, i am very happy with this episode. this is what happens when you try to not batter the audience with a political message. now despite this probably being a quite mediocre standard episode of doctor who, weak villains, HOOOWEVER, it is by far the best episode of this era of the show and i am glad that i watched it, and glad i am continuing. For now........

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