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MacGyverGod Posted on 4 October 2018 - 03:03 AM
  An episode on train. That rings some bells. Clearly a nod to Slow Death, only this time the train keeps going which in my opinion was a nod to the ending of Speed. The episode was pretty much fun and yes, MacGyver did kill two guys without blinking apparently. But this actually brings me to something else.

Do you think Webster in Slow Death died after being electrocuted? MacGyver rigged the controls so only he and the machinist could use it. You might wonder why Mac rigged it in such a way that the shock could kill someone? If he's dead MacGyver's kill count stands on 2 and I'm pretty sure he (even though unintentionally) killed Cleeve as well so that makes 3.

Back to the episode. Despite this episode was fun, I think this was the silliest one yet.

A train with 132 passengers and Mac, Jack and Riley are running through it, beating up bad guys, destroying parts of the train and no one, absolutely no one notices anything??? Are those people drunk, drugged or dead???

The fact that Patricia simply keeps showing up at places, where it's just impossible to be there on time, is downright hilarious. She reminded me of Hermione in The Prisoner of Azkaban where she had that device to seemingly travel through time and I was like: 'How did she get there so fast?' Or maybe she does have teleportation powers or is a mutant. These are definitely those elements that doesn't need to be explained. Just keep on guessing and make it whatever you want from it.

About the scene when Mac is trying to weld through the train cars... I think that was supposed to be a nod to Last Stand when he made the Thermite torch. A scene where he also didn't use protective goggles, I might add.

One more thing though, and this is actually a downside to it... Just curious though but I'm beginning to wonder what the budget is on these episodes. If I'm not mistaken the original show had about a million dollars budget per episode? And they always were like the newest of the newest and one of the most expensive shows at the time. While in this episode you clearly saw when it was CGI or blue screen. The train stopping for example kinda looked like a CGI-image from the 90's. Also that outer space shot in I think the previous episode, reminded me of that space-shot in Goldeneye. But depending on their budget perhaps, they gotta make do with what they got.

In all an entertaining episode.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 19 September 2018 - 07:59 AM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode: https://rhettallain.com/2018/09/19/macgyver...pisode-5-hacks/

I have to admit I don't remember some of them. But that's maybe because Rhett uses his script instead of re-watching them. So we actually might get to know about some MacGyverisms that were initially in the first script but didn't make it on screen.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 27 May 2018 - 01:43 PM
  I've seen this episode in English and in German, but I still don't like it very much laugh.gif. I think this is actually the one I like the least in Season 1. Can't really say why. Maybe because it's set in Germany and the "German" train is not even 10% German? hmm.bmp

Anyway, I never posted the final ratings of the premiere of this episode. Here you go (via Showbuzz):
Jediferret Posted on 26 October 2016 - 04:43 AM
  I did watch this episode last Saturday and thought it was pretty good... certainly the best so far.

Looks like they got the idea from Slow Death, for certain.

I thought the ending was very sweet, but still a bit too forced. It's like they're trying to go for that same "lovable" MacGyver feel and it's still missing the mark. I know they're trying though...

Other than that, I'm too busy watching Supernatural... Season 12 just started a couple of weeks ago. biggrin.gif
denizen Posted on 25 October 2016 - 08:02 PM
  I suspect she is a mutant. Possibly one of Xavier's lost causes.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 25 October 2016 - 08:41 AM
 
QUOTE (Miasma @ 25 October 2016 - 05:53 PM)
By the way, does Patricia Thornton have magical teleportation powers?

Well, the Phoenix Foundation Podcast decided that she does; and that her power will be revealed in the season finale *lol*

It could have been a plot hole, but it's just her superpower. I'm so relieved!
DashboardOnFire Posted on 25 October 2016 - 08:35 AM
 
QUOTE (Miasma @ 25 October 2016 - 04:22 PM)
Also, when Murdoc "dies" at the end of each episode, will he yell: "ANNNNNNGUSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!" as he plummets to his "death"? laugh.gif

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Miasma Posted on 25 October 2016 - 07:53 AM
  By the way, does Patricia Thornton have magical teleportation powers?

In a previous episode, she teleported to Venezuela in practically no time at all, and managed to stop Riley from being gunned down. In this episode, she teleported to Germany. A flight from LA to Germany would take about 10 hours, but she got there while the train was still in transit, and the train ride would have only taken about three or four hours.

Miasma Posted on 25 October 2016 - 06:22 AM
 
QUOTE (denizen @ 26 October 2016 - 01:17 AM)
Perhaps they should have changed his name for the 2016 reboot. First name Kosmo.  laugh.gif

Just like Kramer in Seinfeld.

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Slightly related (since we're talking about characters' first names), what bothered me more than hearing "Angus MacGyver" in this reboot was when people kept calling Indiana Jones "Henry" in Crystal Skull. I get that it was meant to reflect the fact that he gained respect for his dad in the previous movie, but still, I would have preferred if they just stuck with Indiana all the time.

Anyway, back on topic: I wonder if Murdoc will get a frist name in this. That might bother me. If he walks out and says, "Hello, Angus. I'm Stanley. Stanley Murdoc."

Also, when Murdoc "dies" at the end of each episode, will he yell: "ANNNNNNGUSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!" as he plummets to his "death"? laugh.gif
denizen Posted on 25 October 2016 - 05:17 AM
  Perhaps they should have changed his name for the 2016 reboot. First name Kosmo. laugh.gif

Just like Kramer in Seinfeld.