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Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror



Critic Consensus: If a tad light on meaning, "Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror" is still an enjoyable historical romp that benefits greatly from Jodi Whittaker and guest star Goran Visnjic's crackling chemistry.

Episode Info

The Doctor and her companions land in 1903, and must find out who is sabotaging Nikola Tesla's generator plant at Niagara Falls.


Jodie Whittaker
as The Doctor
Pearl Mackie
as Bill Potts
Matt Lucas
as Nardole
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Critic reviews for Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror is one of the best five episodes of the Chibnall era - but that says more about Doctor Who of late than it does about this episode.

February 3, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A fun story, with some great performances from the two inventors. The main villains weren't up to much, but it didn't damage the pseudo-historical that much in the long run.

January 25, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This story is still too bogged down by the show's usual tropes to be anything more than another monster-of-the-week episode.

January 23, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

This episode is fun, smart, and everything we love about Doctor Who.

January 23, 2020 | Full Review…

It's perfectly lovely. Is it what die-hard Whovians want, though?

January 21, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With so much educational information to crowbar in to 50 minutes, the aliens barely got a look-in. When they did, they were obliged to stand around gnashing their X-shaped teeth while Jodie's pupils asked, 'How will that device work, Doctor?'

January 22, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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