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?
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
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.
Graham’s on the case to make sure Edison behaves onboard the TARDIS
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
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.
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.
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.
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).