Available ONLINE: 09/27/08 Tesla: Totally Awesome! HISTORY HACKER show

THIS looks interesting !

By Helen A.S. Popkin
updated 9:05 a.m. ET, Fri., Sept. 26, 2008

Circuit-bending YouTube star Bre Pettis doesn't want you to know that before making his History Channel pilot, he hadn't seen The Prestige.

It's not that he purposely failed to catch Chris Nolan's 2006 adaptation of the steam punk novel about rival magicians starring Batman (Christian Bale) and Wolverine (Hugh Jackman).

It seems Pettis never got around to it. And by the time he started putting together History Hacker, premiering tonight at 8 p.m. and midnight, it was too late.

...At the turn of the century, electricity was magic, and really, it still is today, Pettis says.

"This (TV show) is for all the curious people out there who want to learn about the electricity that comes out of your wall. You can run a hair dryer from the electricity in your wall generated from a power plant far, far way. That blows my mind."

...Here in the 21st century, Thomas Edison is the go-to guy when most people think of electricity. No wonder, given Edison's gift for self promotion and that he'd go so far as to electrocute kittens in public demonstrations meant to discredit Tesla's AC electricity in favor of his own DC current. (True story!)

The LINK is HERE :-)

To watch the entire show download from here.... be forewarned, it is REALLY long....

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gmoon9 years ago
I caught the last five or ten minutes by chance... My impressions from that limited time: decent production values, straight-forward format (not contrived like "smash lab"), Bre Pettis is a natural, and it was science-y and fun.
Goodhart (author)  gmoon9 years ago
Was it on the History Channel ? I somehow could not find it anywhere.
gmoon Goodhart9 years ago
Yes, it was. Friday evening, I think.
Goodhart (author)  gmoon9 years ago
it is available online now....if you have a FAST broadband connection....(big download)...see Edited info above.....last link...under the short trailer video
Goodhart (author)  gmoon9 years ago
Sigh....then I posted a day late and didn't see the one that was posted Friday ..... rats...
Oh, I HATE smash lab. So stupid. So pointless.
Ditto. The show just doesn't work, for me.
Goodhart (author) 9 years ago
I love it.....has anyone else seen this ad pop up on the right hand side of the screen The TESLA Shield ?
Kiteman9 years ago
Firstly, will it get shown in the UK? Second, what's the red-head got to do with this?
bumpus Kiteman9 years ago
After a few episodes, you might be able to catch them online.. Just a thought. :-)
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