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Re: Tesla TV comments
Original poster: "Mark Fergerson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <mfergerson1-at-home-dot-com>
I checked the website mentioned earlier to see when the special
would be on locally and Lo! it was on last night at 10 p.m. (too late
to find a blank tape). I agree with David's assessment; a sort of
cloying "let's give some credit, finally" overall tone, with much
discussion of the fights with Edison and Marconi. Nice radio speech by
Fiorello LaGuardia (mayor of NY) when Tesla died stating how much of
civilization wouldn't exist without his work (was that a
reconstruction, like Stacy Keach doing Tesla's voice?). Our Hero won
in the end, anyway, as we know.
I was also surprised at all the "death-ray" coverage which
unfortunately seemed to accent the "mad scientist" aspect, with plenty
of obvious military propaganda footage showing the British "design"
for a beam weapon (surely bogus, intended to get the Axis to waste
resources duplicating it). I remember seeing a particular part of the
so-called "lost papers" elsewhere, namely the bit that coupled the
particle beam to the atmosphere; a "vortex window" that kept vacuum in
the apparatus without needing pumps. Has anyone else seen this? URL,
Mark L. Fergerson
Tesla list wrote:
> Original poster: "David Huffman by way of Terry Fritz
> Hello Group.
> Well the airing of the Tesla special was not listed in any of the guides I
> could find but at 9PM flipping through the channels I found it showing on
> channel 20, out of Milwaukee I think. Since I was not expecting to see it I
> failed to get a copy recorded. The show hit most of the highlights I have
> about Tesla from information in books and on the WEB. I was surprised to hear
> about the charged particle weapon details which was new to me. Does someone
> know where the details came from? I was expecting some video of modern
> operation but then it wouldn't fit into the way the documentary was
> The electrocutions were a bit disturbing to watch.
> It is very eerie how much of the future The Man could see.
> Dave Huffman