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MSNBC.com has a an article discussing History's Channel premiering show about Tesla.

History reveals: Tesla totally awesome!

Bre Pettis reverse-engineers ‘the man who invented the 20th century’

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Host Bre Pettis and his Tesla coil on the set of his show "History Hacker."

By Helen A.S. Popkin


updated 6:05 a.m. PT, Fri., Sept. 26, 2008

Helen Popkin

Helen A.S. Popkin

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 and 11 p.m., it was too late.

Set your DVR.