I think is this the right exchange site to ask, since it’s more about current actual electronic construction than the movie itself (but if not, please direct me to the correct one).
In the 1955 movie This Island Earth, they blow out their XC condenser (capacitor).
The wormy guy Joe Wilson states he blew one up at 33,000 Volts with no leakage. Cal Meacham then goes and tests another one and blows it at 35 kV DC. They don't mention the farad rating.
So what I’m wondering is: can capacitors now a-days of similar (although vague) specifications be made to this physical size or if not, have they gotten any smaller?