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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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19 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Even after the Doctor identifies the blaster as "Silurian", she describes it as an "alien gun". The Silurians aren't aliens, but native lizards of Earth. In the past, the Doctor has referred to them as Earth's original owners. See more »


Nikola Tesla: You're an inventor!
The Doctor: I have my moments.
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A pleasant historical episode
21 January 2020 | by AlvinfieldsSee all my reviews

This was just such an enjoyable episode to watch. It was by no means outstanding but not every episode has to be. Sometimes it's good to just sit back and be entertained by a good old fashioned episode of your favorite TV show. This was actually my favorite episode of series eleven or twelve. And I loved that title. The actors that played Tesla and Edison were just great. I've even heard some reviewers comment that the guy that played Tesla would make a great future Doctor and I couldn't agree more. I also appreciated Jodie's more toned down performance. Is she finally realising how to be The Doctor?

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