Doctor Who – Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

Now after last week’s episode I went into this story wanting to be reassured that episode 3 had just been an exception to an otherwise good start to the season. And I found that my wish was granted. As a story taking place in the past, the writer’s did an excellent jo of capturing the rivalry between Tesla and Edison. A lot of people when asked will come up with a list of things Edison is supposed to have invented, very few will mention that he was proobably the first person to use public relations in an attempt to win the War of the Currents.

The difference between Tesla and Edison is clear when they are inside the TARDIS. Tesla is a scientist and an inventor, he understands how the TARDIS work. Edison doesn’t need to understand how it works, but you can bet he knows how to make money out of it.

The actual villain of the week was a little disappointing. It looked like somebody had been searching through a list of old villains and decided to retool the Ragnoss. I have no problem with alien scorpions (although I’m not sure why they seemed incapable of running), but I think they could have come up with something a little better.


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