"American Genius" Edison vs Tesla (TV Episode 2015) - Plot Summary Poster

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

  • 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 makes a good impression. The documentary then shows how they both struggle to one-up each other, the struggles of each and the ultimate outcome in this war for power distribution.


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