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Posted on 28 April 2009 - 02:56 PM                                    
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QUOTE (Beachbead @ 29 April 2009 - 10:48 AM)
I didn't like it when he used cigs to show the beams. he could of used something else to show the beams.

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from where?

remember he only had stuff he could find along the way. AND that scene showed that he wasn't and didn't like smoking... although as Nymphy said earlier in this thread,the fact that he instinctively blew smoke out through his nose was a slight give away for RDA's habits laugh.gif



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so he smoked in Real Life, nasty Habit. sad.gif



 
                                                                     
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actually he didn't blow it out through his nose, but he seemed quite apt at lighting cigarettes from another one and blowing large amounts out smoke laugh.gif






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you never know maybe at one point in time he did smoke but gave it up.



 
                                                                     
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Probably part of that "angry young man" behavior he keeps talking about in interviews. laugh.gif




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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 11 June 2009 - 09:03 PM)
Probably part of that "angry young man" behavior he keeps talking about in interviews. laugh.gif

Haha, yeah I always got the idea he had as dark a past as Mac, but it sounded more like he tried a few thingsin his youth and moved on, unlike most other people in Hollywood that make the news every third week for something their mother's not proud of tongue.gif He actually gets pretty deep in some interviews for someone as famous as he is. I think he had too good of a head on his shoulders, plus he said over and over he felt like he didn't know what he was doing and had to work really hard at being good (eh, whatever RDA, you were born good!) and also that the cast on Mac was his life for those 7 years. I think it all adds up to say that there was little desire for self destructive patterns (including smoking) and little opportunity with the intensity of the seasons. Plus I don't know, is it part of the scene in Hockey to smoke? I have never heard of that, and in general I don't think sports/being active agrees with smoking.



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I was watching this episode last night, and some idea came up, if this is the pilot episode, how do they have managed to do the opening, cause as anyone can see the opening has scenes from different episodes, so this make me think they have previously created some scenes or some episodes, its that right? tongue.gif



 
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They would have made probably half the season before it started showing on TV so they had a number of episodes to collect scenes from to make the opening sequence.

TV shows aren't generally filmed one week and aired the next, they are made several weeks in advance. Even the daily soaps film several weeks in advance.




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Not sure if I am inserting this in the write plqace, but...

Just watched first episode, and have a question. Is it just me or when MacGyver lands at the lab in a helicopter - was that the blue thunder copter. Looks exactly like the heavily made over Gazelle helicopter used as Blue Thunder. Like I say, is it just me or is this a blatent reuse of an old prop...



 
                                                                     
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Welcome to the forums.

According to Wikipedia, your right. The helicopter was in fact one of the 2 SA-341G choppers used to make Blue Thunder.

Specifically it was N51BT S/N 1066

Nice find! biggrin.gif I've just updated the episode page with this information. smile.gif

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I've always been bothered by the opening scenes claiming the Grand Canyon as being "Somewhere in Central Asia." Later in the Friends episode we hear that it was actually Mongolia.

I've just been searching for canyons in Mongolia which resemble what we see in the opening scenes, and low and behold, there are similar places there.

Mongolia has the Gobi desert which is littered with structures like this.
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And if you go west to Kazakhstan, you find the Charyn Canyon.
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So their location is actually correct and not (as I've always thought) just something they made up thinking "well who's gonna know the difference?" due to the lack of travel and access to such knowledge back in the 80's.



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I remember when this episode first aired and I watched it with my dad. Always been a favorite of mine. The blue jacket never bothered me, but I don't much care for that plaid shirt he wears the duration of the episode. I loved the opening gambits as they reminded me of the Bond pre-title sequences. This one was a great opener.



 
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In the italian vesion of this episode, "Colson", the character played by Dana Elcar, has changed to Peter Thorton!!! hmm.bmp
I ever see this thing like strange...until I discovered this fact when i saw, for the first time, this episode in the original version on dvd!

(sorry for my english,, it's a little bit "rusty") w00t.gif




 
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Interesting.

DO you mean the DVD versions or the TV version? and if TV was it like that originally or has it been changed in later screenings?






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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 14 January 2010 - 04:33 PM)
I've always been bothered by the opening scenes claiming the Grand Canyon as being "Somewhere in Central Asia." Later in the Friends episode we hear that it was actually Mongolia.

I've just been searching for canyons in Mongolia which resemble what we see in the opening scenes, and low and behold, there are similar places there.

*clip*

So their location is actually correct and not (as I've always thought) just something they made up thinking "well who's gonna know the difference?" due to the lack of travel and access to such knowledge back in the 80's.

Wow! Well researched! I'm glad I didn't miss this entirely... I find this very interesting.

Nice that they have some genuine geographical references to back up the story. And nice photo's too! happy.gif



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The italian version of this episode on dvd, (the audio dialogues, I mean) are the same of the italian tv version! They has been never changed also in later screening!
When Dana Elcar's character itroduces hirsef, In the ( ITALIAN) subtitles of dvd, we can read "Andy Colson" ,while in the ( ITALIAN) audio track we read "Peter Thorton"!!

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yep, thanks for that. smile.gif




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In the movie "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" (1985) Shavar Ross pleyed "Reggie". Is he the same as Reggie in MacGyver "Pilot"?
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I always liked this one, although I didn't see it until I'd been watching the show for a while and so I picked up on the inconsistencies immediately. Even then, I knew pilot episodes were like that. All in all, it's a great start to a great series. The chocolate trick is a good example of how so many MacGyverisms are loosely based in reality (you could really do it, but you'd need a lot more chocolate), and I like the complete focus on getting out alive as opposed to the more moral tone the show picked up later on. Not that I dislike that aspect of the show at all - I don't - but it's kind of refreshing to just see Mac save the day with his tricks.

I do seem to recall one other inconsistency that I haven't seen mentioned yet: when Barbara stands on his shoulders, he appears to look up her skirt. Since MacGyver was always portrayed as the ultimate gentleman afterwards, that is just as out of character as firing the gun was.



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In this first episode, I do not see any correlation between the title ("Pilot") with the main story.

In the main story, MacGyver has the task to patch the tube leak chemicals. So, what to do with "pilot?"

The opening gambit is very interesting. MacGyver like an American version of James Bond. By the way, MacGyver's hair style in this first episode, and in generally the first season, is the best of the entire season.



 
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The title "PILOT" is how, in U.S.A., they call the first episode of a tv show, shot to test the audience! w00t.gif





 
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I'm guessing Rinaldi is probably not a native English speaker. If you think about it, the first-episode defintion of "Pilot" is not likely to turn up on too many vocab lists even in an advanced class. In any case, you are correct - it doesn't refer to anything in the episode.



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I only saw this episode for the first time a couple of months ago. It was okay, but not great. I did like his trick with the firehose, though, to get to the trapped scientists.

Stopping the acid leak with chocolate bars was laughable, though, although I do wonder if it would work in real life. Unfortunately I can't find any acid to experiment with!

It was a good start to the series, though. I rate it as being okay.



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QUOTE (Makedde @ 6 March 2011 - 04:48 PM)
Stopping the acid leak with chocolate bars was laughable, though, although I do wonder if it would work in real life. Unfortunately I can't find any acid to experiment with!

Yes it does work.

RDA has mentioned it from time to time in interviews and Mythbusters have also confirmed that it does work.

So maybe not as laughable as you thought?




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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 6 March 2011 - 10:04 PM)
QUOTE (Makedde @ 6 March 2011 - 04:48 PM)
Stopping the acid leak with chocolate bars was laughable, though, although I do wonder if it would work in real life. Unfortunately I can't find any acid to experiment with!

Yes it does work.

RDA has mentioned it from time to time in interviews and Mythbusters have also confirmed that it does work.

So maybe not as laughable as you thought?

Now I am eager to experiment with this one. laugh.gif



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I've been thinking quite a bit about this episode lately as I've been watching news about the big earthquake in New Zealand and now the even bigger earthquake and possible nuclear meltdown in Japan.

This is (I think) the only episode which parallels with the kinds of situations we've been seeing on the news in recent weeks and I can't help thinking about how many MacGyver like stories there must be coming out of these situations; where people have pulled off MacGyverisms to help each other out.

if ever there was a time to find a real MacGyver, right now is probably that time.







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I watched this episode again the other day (the episodes seemed to stop at S4 and have gone back to S1) and I know Mac is seen with a gun and he hands it to someone else, but I didn't see anything at all.

Where does this happen, exactly? I see him climbing a rock, taking out some guy and then going into a tent to fix this bomb like thing. No guns at all - which made me think that perhaps the episode I saw was edited in some way?



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It happens just before MacGyver makes the rocket thruster to shoot them over the cliff.

He takes some shots at the bad guys and then hands the gun to the pilot so he (mac) can start beating on the flare gun with the rock to make it into the rocket thruster.






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