Premieres Tuesday, January 2 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery
Did Nikola Tesla conceive one of the first weapons of mass destruction and was he murdered for it? This interesting new series seeks to answer that question.
Tesla, often called the Man Who Invented the 20th Century, was the most famous and perhaps most dangerous mind of his time. In 1943, he was found dead in a hotel room, his safe cracked open, and his research missing. In 2016, the FBI declassified 250 documents that give fresh insight into Tesla’s final work and final days. These files reveal new information about a weapon Tesla conceived, called the Death Ray, and show world superpowers including the US, Soviet Union and Axis powers were all interested in the weapon.
Military analyst, Jack Murphy and Tesla historian Cameron Prince go on a journey to uncover this mystery. Along the way, they share their findings with engineer Aron Koscho who has a team assembled to fire a prototype of Tesla’s Death Ray. If Koscho can prove that constructing and activating this fatal weapon is plausible, it would provide a motive for murder.