Relive some of the funniest, and most profound, moments from the Doctor’s adventure with Nikola Tesla

Blogtor Who has rounded up some of the best quotes from Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.  Featuring the usual Doctor Who mix of gags (yes, thank you, Graham) and inspiring speeches. And the traditional dire warnings by the Doctor to an alien menace whose mistaken her for ‘nice.’ But did your favourite make the cut?

The Doctor showing a complete lack of self-awareness, as usual

The Doctor: I don’t suppose you’ve seen anything weird around here?

 

Yes, yes she is

Tesla: Is she always this impertinent?

All: Yes.

 

Nikola Tesla (GORAN VISNJIC) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror Doctor Who Series 12
Nikola Tesla (GORAN VISNJIC) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ben Blackall
The Doctor introduces the audience to our historical celebrity for Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

The Doctor: Nikola Tesla dreams up the 20th century before it happens. Before you have X-rays, Tesla has shadowgraphs. Before you have drones, Tesla has automatons. Before Marconi gets the patent for radio, they have to take it from Tesla because he invents it first! His work on alternating currents helps electrify the world. He should have been the first billionaire by now, if he hadn’t have torn up his contract. Business isn’t his strong point.

 

Tesla’s understandably intrigued by the Doctor’s Sheffield Steel Sonic Screwdriver
Tesla: That instrument detects energy? Is… is this your own design?

The Doctor: I made it! Mainly out of spoons.

 

The Doctor sums up one of her current incarnation’s main traits

The Doctor: Luckily, high-speed inventing is one of my specialisms.

Thomas Edison (ROBERT GLENISTER) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall Doctor Who Series 12 Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
Thomas Edison (ROBERT GLENISTER) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ben Blackall
Graham’s on the case to make sure Edison behaves onboard the TARDIS
Graham: Oi! You’re in here strictly on the QT, right? So get those dollar signs out of your eyes cos this little lot ain’t for sale. Copyright, her!
Tesla resists the lure of seeing the universe in order to stand by his principles

Tesla: Perhaps I will achieve nothing, but if I achieve anything, it will be in the name of progress, and you are not my idea of progress.

Tesla gives the most Tesla response to entering the TARDIS possible

Tesla: The internal dimensions transcend the external!

 

Graham helps Tesla look on the bright side of being press-ganged by homicidal alien scorpion pirates
Graham: You do realise it’s killing Edison that they want you and not him.
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Thomas Edison (ROBERT GLENISTER) in front of his ‘invention factory’ – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ben Blackall
In fairness, he has a point.

Edison: All those men, all those inventions, I turn them from a sketch into real things people can buy. That’s how you change the world. You’re too blind to see that my factory is the best idea either one of us ever had.

Yeah, Ryan.
Graham: Don’t worry. This ain’t our first rodeo.
Ryan: We’ve never been to a rodeo.
Graham: You’re not helping, Ryan.
Queen of the Skithra (ANJLI MOHINDRA)- (C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall Doctor Who Series 12 Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
Queen of the Skithra (ANJLI MOHINDRA)- (C) BBC – Photographer: Ben Blackall
Oh oh. When the Doctor says she’s already given you your chance… run.

Queen of the Skithra: No weapons. No armour. No escape. Just the desperate hope you might change my mind.

The Doctor: No. We’re way past that. I gave you your chance.

 

Yaz (MANDIP GILL), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Ryan (TOSIN COLE) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall Doctor Who Series 12 Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
Yaz (MANDIP GILL), The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER), Ryan (TOSIN COLE) among the New Yorkers failing to appreciate Tesla’s business in his own time – (C) BBC – Photographer: Ben Blackall
The man who built our future, over a century ago

Tesla: Let them talk. The present is theirs. I work for the future. And the future is mine.

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Captain Pol-Kon-Don of the Judoon (PAUL KASEY) faces off with The Doctor (JODIE WHITTAKER) – (C) BBC / BBC Studios – Photographer: James Pardon

Doctor Who continues at 7.10pm this Sunday on with Fugitive of the Judoon

Ko Sho Blo! Trigger-happy space police the Judoon are targeting 21st-century Gloucester. The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham race back to Earth in order to prevent them doing too much damage to the cathedral city. But who are they looking for, and what did they do to incur the wrath of the Judoon?

Starring Jodie Whittaker (The Doctor), Bradley Walsh (Graham), Mandip Gill (Yaz) and Tosin Cole (Ryan). Fugitive of the Judoon guest stars Neil Stuke (Lee), Jo Martin (Ruth) and Ritu Arya (Gat) with Nicholas Birggs as the Voice of the Judoon. Written by Vinay Patel (Demons of the Punjab) and directed by Jamie Magnus Stone (Spyfall Part One).

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