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MacGyver ~ The Original
« on: October 25, 2016, 07:51:19 PM »

MacGyver is an American action-adventure television series created by Lee David Zlotoff. Henry Winkler and John Rich were the executive producers. The show ran for seven seasons on ABC in the United States and various other networks abroad from 1985 to 1992. The series was filmed in Los Angeles during seasons one, two, and seven, and in Vancouver during seasons three through six. The show's final episode aired on April 25, 1992 on ABC (the network aired a previously unseen episode for the first time on May 21, 1992, but it was originally intended to air before the series finale).

The show follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, played by Richard Dean Anderson, who works as a troubleshooter for the fictional Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a fictional United States government agency, the Department of External Services (DXS). Educated as a scientist, MacGyver served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War ("Countdown"). Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems by making things out of ordinary objects, along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife. He favors non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun.

The series was a moderate ratings success and gained a loyal following. It was popular in the United States and around the world. Two television movies, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis and MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, aired on ABC in 1994.
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 07:57:50 PM »

Back when the series was on out here I was busy raising kids, the shows timeslot just didn't suit me at the time. Now its been downgraded to PG with a nice 7:30 pm airing for us old folks I am enjoying the show immensely. A little corny and cliched, but I think that is what had the show draw so many fans and still does today. The original and definitely the best.

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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 08:20:38 PM »

I grew up watching MacGyver.  It probably is cheesy now but I still love it!
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 08:26:40 PM »

RDA put a new spin on 'Mac' and Cheese. Pardon the pun.  :fp
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 02:37:29 PM »

I definitely loved the Original :)
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 02:49:33 PM »

You couldn't but not be geeked out by him  <3 <3 <3

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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2017, 02:41:32 AM »

I saw little macgyver, between him and the A-team were the two series that fascinated me as a child, I remember that with a screwdriver a bolt a bolt and maybe a tile was created a tank :yes:
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2018, 10:02:10 PM »

I have super fond memories of his show and I loved RDA as a kid and he was one of the reasons I was excited for SG-1.
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2018, 11:07:00 PM »

 I'm still watching it  :lol If I had seen it when I was a kid, I think I would have loved SG1 even more than I do now.
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Re: MacGyver ~ The Original
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2018, 01:45:26 AM »

Unfortunately, the current mac gyver re-edition does not have the same backbone and pathos of the original series :argh!
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