Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Kickstart a Nikola Tesla docudrama
Nicola Tesla has some pretty cool connections with comics, from a starring role in Matt Fraction's Five Fists of Science to creating Atomic Robo. He also had a pretty great appearance in Dark Horse's Tarzan: Le Monstre. The world's greatest, real-life, mad scientist was an awesome, inspiring person and probably my favorite bits of The Prestige were the parts with him as played by David Bowie.
Though geeks everywhere know and appreciate Tesla and his many accomplishments, documentary TV producer Wil Cashen points out that the inventor has still never gotten his just, historical acclaim. To help correct that, Cashen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the third phase of a docu-drama, Electricity: The Story and Life of Nikola Tesla.
A $30 pledge gets you a digital download of the movie when it's done, but there are a lot of other rewards at other levels, so check out the site and see what appeals to you. There's just a little over a week left though, so if you think you want to help out, don't dilly dally. It sounds like a cool project and I wish Cashen and his team success with getting it finished.