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|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 08:08 AM|
| Here is the first pic, from Peter Lenkov in Atlanta. This is the first scout meeting to secure the right locations for filming.
In the pic - I'm curious to know if that is the back of James Wan? Could he be directing?
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 08:13 AM|
| Here is another pic from Peter Lenkov, who talks about George Eads buying the full season box set - that's dedication for you.
I love it
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 16 June 2016 - 10:04 AM|
|Well I am excited|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 10:50 AM|
| Pictures from the first scout meeting
Also introducing us to the Director of Photography for the Pilot, who worked on the H.50 pilot.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 10:50 AM|
|More pictures from the first scout meeting|
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 16 June 2016 - 10:54 AM|
that looks like the kind of place drones shot at you with machine guns, forcing you to dive behind hedges
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 11:32 AM|
|oooohhh I'm liking your train of thought|
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 16 June 2016 - 11:38 AM|
I'm lousy with episodes, Ithink it might have been a Murdoc episode???
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 11:59 AM|
| You're close,
It was an episode from season 1 called Deathlock, and I reckon it was an early incarnation of the character that eventually turned into Murdoc from season 2 onwards.... he was called Quayle.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 16 June 2016 - 08:44 PM|
And I'm very uncomfortable about it.
I don't care how good of a director he is; after reading http://www.macgyveronline.com/news/james-wan-talks-macgyver-movie I don't think he has the right vision.
I'm also a little concerned that if a bunch of H5O crew move over to MacGyver the show will have a look and feel which is too much like H5O. The whole point of MacGyver is that it's unique, not just another action show, Action and MacGyverisms along will not cut it. It needs to stand on it's own not look like it's part of another show.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 10:51 PM|
Just like a classic car would be redesigned and modernize for a new era.
Likewise, we must be mindful that this new series will apparently look very different to the original 80s series. It is not going to be identical to the original - for one we know that the format of the show will be different, single episode arcs are being replaced by a more modern series arc format. The classic opening title theme tune will be cut from it original 1.12 version to a more concise 30 sec version geared more towards highlighting the stars of the show than the action and MacGyverisms.
And that's just for starters.
We must realise not everything can remain the same and understand things must change for the common interest.
Embrace it, ...Who know we may come to like it.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 16 June 2016 - 11:47 PM|
| While I'm happy that Peter Lenkov has at least some experience with a successful TV action show, I'm also a bit concerned him doing everything that he's already doing with his other show. Sure, some things are great (e.g. setting up the Writers Room Twitter Account), but otherwise I'm not so sure if it's the best thing to do everything in parallel and bringing the same people along working on both shows.
Even H5-0 fans are complaining that the #H50 is already difficult enough to sift through, but now he's using both tags on the same pictures; using the same ideas or type of locations he used on H5-0. Yes, these are both action shows using some of the same crew, but they should stay very different in their core.
It's the main reason why I was a bit surprised that they thought it's a good idea to allow an Executive Producer to work on two popular action shows at the same time - both TV shows that require a lot of involvement and decision-making.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 16 June 2016 - 11:58 PM|
| You're right to be concerned, dash.
However, as the shows will be running along side each other. It's of paramount importance to make sure the shows are very different in sytle from each other.
It not uncommon for show runners to a use core group of people who are exceptional at their job, again and again on other projects. This is no different to any other job - you find people who you enjoy working with, and you use them to your advantage.
For example you wouldn't use crew who are experienced work on "the bold and beautiful" on an action series, etc.
Crew from H.50 on the MacGyver series is the perfect fit...and this doesn't mean it will mimic H.50, in any way.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 17 June 2016 - 12:23 AM|
|I would love to read the original script someday - David von Ancken brought crew from his other show "Tut" with him. Both MacGyver pilots seem to be action heavy, but there must be so many differences between H5-0 and a show playing in Ancient Egypt...|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 17 June 2016 - 09:12 AM|
|New Stuff from Peter Lenkov via Instagram|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 17 June 2016 - 09:15 AM|
|Posted by: Mr Duct Tape 18 June 2016 - 02:40 AM|
| It's James Wan in those pics alright. It seems things are progressing in good time. 😀
Ps:thanks for the photos
|Posted by: MacsJeep 18 June 2016 - 08:56 AM|
| I was rather hoping Wan wouldn't be involved so much now. I'm not a fan of his. And as I'm not a H5O fan either, I'm not sure how to take some of this.
I shall just wait and see. No point in over-thinking it I guess.
|Posted by: Walter 18 June 2016 - 06:00 PM|
It's going to be like the NCIS or CSI spin-offs - different characters and places the same formula.
How can it not, it's got practically the same writers, crew, and production team. One show will flow into the next.
I'm expecting this show to be MacGyver in name only with a bunch of Easter egg links back to the real MacGyver to try and trick us into thinking it's the same show.
CBS obvious have no understanding of this show. They thought the original pilot was good, and that's why they filmed it and then started promoting it. It wasn't until the storm of fan protest hit that they realized it had problems. Even with Peter Lenkov in charge it seems they're still making the fundamental mistake of rebooting instead of continuation so while his heart might be in the right place with being a fan of the original show.. his head doesn't appear to be - at the moment anyway..... still living in hope that will change. *fingers, legs, arms, eyes all crossed in hope*
|Posted by: RDoyletv 18 June 2016 - 09:44 PM|
| I don't have a problem with MacGyver having a new style or format - reminiscent of CSI. I don't see it having EXACTLY the same formula, but if it did, that works for me... why? Because it works, and it would suit the format of MacGyver to have that level of slickness about it.
I've never watched NCIS, so I can't comment but what I do know is, that show has a huge audience and following and has currently had it's 15 season. So CBS has done something right!
The original 80s show wouldn't work today. The pace of the show, the bad acting, the weak storylines were all part and parcel of 80s action series. Audiences back then, weren't as aware as they are today of what makes good TV. It is completely different nowadays. The backlash since the first-look promo, proves this.
If you've ever watched an episode H.50, the pace and tone of the program is extremely fast. If you don't concentrate, you generally miss something. So it's not a program for those who generally keep one eye on their smart phones texting / tweeting during the program. This in my mind is a good thing. More shows that engage people and encourage them to put down their digital devices - can only lead to better things.
When the new H.50 started out, it was a continuation of the original show. But now as it has developed through it's seasons, introducing new characters etc, the show is very much standing on it's own and having it own identity (as far from the original as possible).
Peter Lenkov has been reading fan complaints - he's a fan of the show, and knows how important it is to keep the original fans happy, but mindful that he has a big task to update and introduce a new generation of fans to this series and to this character. Not everyone will know of the original show. He has already eluded to the new MacGyver, being the son of the original. The re-naming of Lincoln to Jack Dalton, works also - because this character (was supposed to be), the best friend of the original character - which would be plausible given the age of George Eads. So the continuation-thing... looks the most likely outcome.
Yes, there is no doubt that this MacGyver series will have familiarity to it. But in so many other ways, it will be quite different. It needs to do this. Unlike a fine wine, to keep this show current and refreshing to a new audience - it needs to mature and develop with age. Fast paced, Complex storylines, intertwined with some macgyverisms, and a pinch of humour, should only be the appetiser to the overall main-course of this new series formula.
I'm keeping the faith! Like you I have everything crossed this will be successful.
Below is a trivia article from IMDB
|Posted by: RDoyletv 18 June 2016 - 09:59 PM|
| Does this indicate that the cast might have met up?
It won't be long now before rehearsals get underway, and the whole cast do a full read through of the pilot script.
|Posted by: Miasma 19 June 2016 - 06:50 AM|
I totally agree that they need to update the show, and certainly improve the acting, character development, pacing, story-arcs, etc. But I disagree that it should be "slick." MacGyver himself isn't a slick character. He drives a dirty jeep, doesn't dress fancy, and has unkempt hair most of the time. He's a very down-to-earth, relatable guy. I just don't think juxtaposing MacGyver's character with a slick show presentation would work well. It would work for something like Knight Rider, maybe, since that's all about a flashy car and a protagonist who's supposed to be super cool. But that's not what MacGyver is or ever was.
I haven't followed Hawaii 5-O much, so I can't comment much on it, but again, it's a show where a certain level of slickness works because it's about an exotic location, filled with beautiful people. MacGyver isn't.
There are plenty of very successful modern shows that don't have slick "CSI-style" presentations, and I think MacGyver would be better off following those other shows' styles.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 19 June 2016 - 07:26 AM|
| When I spoke about slickness - I was wasn't referring to the character being slick, but the format of the show.
MacGyver should remain down to earth, and as far away from the suave and sophisticated James Bond as possible. Just as you suggested.
But the show format itself needs an air of slickness, just like any show. It give a show a unique identity. Sherlock has it, CSI has it, H.50 has it and MacGyver will have one too. What that is, or will be, intrigues me greatly...but it will get one.
|Posted by: Miasma 19 June 2016 - 11:32 AM|
But that's what I disagree with. I don't think juxtaposing a down-to-earth character with a slick presentation is the right way to go. The tone of a show should match the characters in that show. So, that's why I suggested a slick presentation could work for Knight Rider, since that show is about a flashy car and a super-cool protagonist. And it works for Hawaii 5-O because that's a show that takes places in an exotic location filled with beautiful people. But MacGyver is about a down-to-earth, relatable guy, and the tone/presentation of the show should reflect that.
Not all modern shows have "slick" presentations, because not all of them need to.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 19 June 2016 - 12:13 PM|
| I do hope, whatever the outcome...we can both be happy with the way the new MacGyver looks and feels.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 June 2016 - 12:46 PM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 20 June 2016 - 09:26 PM|
| NewMacGyver had Lunch today...
Joe Otterson seems to work for "The Wrap". Not sure if they already had some promo interviews?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 21 June 2016 - 09:10 PM|
| They are hiring for local actors in Atlanta now. There is a mention regarding filming:
The action-packed story is getting a modern spin and Atlanta locals have a chance to be a part of it. The upcoming CBS show is planning on a fall 2016 premiere, and those episodes are now filming. The show will be filming in Atlanta beginning this July and season 1 will film all the way into December of 2016.
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 22 June 2016 - 04:08 AM|
|I honestly hope this lasts a few seasons I also hope a magority of my friends here (yes Macjeep that includes you ) love the new show and we get to talk and speculate about where it will go.|
|Posted by: Miasma 22 June 2016 - 10:06 AM|
| I hope the show is good (obviously), but if nothing else, I'm just glad this gave us all a reason to talk about MacGyver again. I stopped coming to this site for a while because, frankly, there just wasn't much to say any more about a show that's been off the air for over two decades. But now, this is probably the most interesting time to be on the site. And I'm definitely looking forward to the discussions we'll all be having in late September (btw-- even if the show is a complete travesty, can we all agree not to use the phrase "it raped my childhood"? Thanks.)
|Posted by: RDoyletv 22 June 2016 - 10:31 AM|
Agreed ! Some people have no shame
|Posted by: MacsJeep 22 June 2016 - 01:09 PM|
| Where on earth did that come from? Talk about over dramatic. I might end up not liking it, but phrases like that are just overkill.
I won't probably be discussing it either way when the show airs, as I'm like RDoyle - a Brit. We won't get it right away. Other viewing methods may be required 😉
|Posted by: Jediferret 22 June 2016 - 01:20 PM|
I've seen a few of those comments here and there... it just makes me roll my eyes because that is so far from the actual truth, it's not funny. I grew up on MacGyver, I love the original, and I love RDA.
This reboot is in no way ruining ANYONE's childhood.
It's like when the studio would get scathing letters anytime they tried to introduce a woman into MacGyver's life?
They acted like it effected them personally... and I always failed to see how.
*shrugs* People are weird.......
|Posted by: RDoyletv 22 June 2016 - 01:23 PM|
| Well said, Jediferret. 100% Agree, that's how I feel.
EH? I'm IRISH and we've just won against ITALY in France (Euro 2016)... Hooray !
But yes I know what you mean. We avail of the best of British... SKY TV, provide an excellent service in Ireland. Can't fault it.
VOTE REMAIN TOMORROW, MacsJeep.
We obviously can't vote... but we can pray!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 22 June 2016 - 02:03 PM|
| We often have to wait for a year or two until a TV show makes it into German/Austrian/Swiss Free TV... they also like to see if a show is successful, so they wait until a second season is ordered in the US.
Although nowadays that a lot of shows only have 10 or 12 episodes instead of 20-22 and there's a lot of people finding other ways to watch a show, it happens a bit faster. But still - it's a pain when your country is always 1 or 2 seasons behind. You can't escape being spoilered anymore via social media...
|Posted by: Miasma 22 June 2016 - 04:44 PM|
I haven't seen that phrase used for MacGyver yet, but Star Wars fans have been tossing it around ever since The Phantom Menace came out, and then Indiana Jones fans started using it when Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull came out, so I'm just hoping we can avoid it when this new version of MacGyver starts.
|Posted by: denizen 22 June 2016 - 08:34 PM|
|There will always be a select few that have something awful to say. The fact that they are trying is what counts. They dont have to be perfect. But if there is a glimmer of attempted faithfulness there is room to work from there.|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 22 June 2016 - 10:44 PM|
| As someone alluded to earlier, it is great that we have all come together on this site... and so frequently.
I know I haven't spoken or visited this (Fantastic) MacGyver site as much as I have done, since news broke about this show being picked up. I'm sure you are all the same.
We have been let down and disappointed in the past. Yes their have been FAILED attempts.
But just for a moment can we look to the positives. Thankfully and with the greatest of respect - should be given to LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF who has never stopped believing, in the show, in the character, and in the fans.
Yes he has pulled out of projects and deals multiple times. This shows, that he is not in it for the quick buck, or willing to make just any MACGYVER show. And Kudos to him for leaving the deal with New Line Cinema and equally respectful, for managing to secure James Wan to come on board the CBS project.
If that short promo is anything to go by, this new MACGYVER series is going to be great !
|Posted by: KiwiTek 23 June 2016 - 05:11 PM|
| I just saw a comment on Facebook which cracked me up. It said this reboot could be total crap and it would still be better then the mind numbing reality TV shows on TV.
|Posted by: Miasma 23 June 2016 - 07:11 PM|
True, but that's setting the bar REALLY low.
I hope MacGyver can legitimately contend with all the GOOD stuff that's on tv these days. I don't want it to fare well against shows like The Bachelorette, I want it to fare well against shows like Daredevil, Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Homeland, etc, etc.
|Posted by: denizen 23 June 2016 - 08:21 PM|
| Contenders such as the ones you mentioned are in a league of their own. Their tone is significantly darker than MacGyver and appeal to a different audience. MacGyver could end up appealing to viewers of NCIS & H-50.
Back in the 80's, shows were exciting when they started because there were so few of them. So people paid attention to them too. Nowadays new shows start on a weekly basis, and a lot of them are copies of others, so people are far more critical.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 24 June 2016 - 01:44 PM|
| Ladies and Gentlemen,
MacGyver has officially begun filming ! I'm assuming based on this pic from the studio?
After so many failed attempts, finally MacGyver is back in production again.
Mac is most certainly BACK !
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 24 June 2016 - 01:49 PM|
| So... where is the announcement of the rest of the cast? *impatiently foot tapping*
Guess we'll get some news next week!
|Posted by: RDoyletv 24 June 2016 - 11:05 PM|
| Lucas Till has just posted this pic
With the comment - 8 more days.
I reckon, a lot of rehearsals, costume fittings and learning of lines etc are happening at the moment, at the studio lot.
And in 8 days time - they'll begin shooting.
So Dash, perhaps those other casting announcements may come over the next 8 days.
|Posted by: Mr Duct Tape 25 June 2016 - 03:53 AM|
If Macgyver ends up in the same league as Daredevil or Homeland, that would be indeed terrific,but i think it's unlikely to be honest. It will end up joining the ranks of NCIS or HAWAII FIVE-O, which isn't a bad thing per se.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 25 June 2016 - 09:25 AM|
| There are already people working on the promo soundtrack. "Colossal Trailer Music" do custom music for Film, Television, Commercials, and Movie Trailers. You can visit their website at colossaltrailermusic.com
|Posted by: RDoyletv 25 June 2016 - 01:19 PM|
| The French MacGyver Twitter account (never knew it existed),
Has just tweeted this - I translated (...I never knew you could do this either)
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 27 June 2016 - 11:20 AM|
| Additional Casting Details are out via https://twitter.com/GACastingCalls
Sounds like a pretty interesting episode... so we have luxury parties, FBI people, Bikini Women and a young MacGyver?
**NOW CASTING!!!! – MACGYVER**
Central Casting is seeking submissions to background roles on the new CBS series MacGyver.
You must have flexible availability for shooting between Sun. 7/10-Tues. 7/26.
ESTATE PARTY – Men and Women who appear to be between the ages of late 20’s – early 50’s. You should look very wealthy and upscale and have formal attire. Ladies should have long gowns or upscale cocktail type dresses and men should have tuxedos or very expensive suits. Please submit full length photos in your most upscale attire and use ESTATE PARTY in the subject line.
LUXURY CARS – We are in need of very expensive and high end cars. Cars should be 2012-present in EXCELLENT condition. We are looking for Bentleys, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mercedes, Jaguars, Porches, BMW, Cadillac, Audi, and Tesla’s. Please submit a photo of your vehicle and include the year, make, model and color with LUXURY CAR in the subject line.
BIKINI WOMEN – Women in the 20’s- early 30’s, who have athletic body types and are comfortable in two piece bikinis. Please submit a full-length photo in your swimwear with BIKINI in the subject line.
FBI – Men and Women 30’s-50’s, very upscale and conservative with excellent business attire. Please submit a photo in your best business attire with FBI in the subject line.
YOUNG BOYS – We are in need of Caucasian boys between the ages of 9-11yrs old with blonde hair and fair skin. Please submit a current photo with YOUNG MACGYVER in the subject line.
*If you fit one of these roles and have availability between Sun. 7/10-Tues. 7/26, please submit your photos with the appropriate subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org *
In order to be considered for more roles and future shows please come and register with Central Casting Mon-Fri from 11a-5pm.
|Posted by: Miasma 27 June 2016 - 12:31 PM|
| Hmmm... luxury cars and bikni-clad women is NOT what I think of when somebody says "MacGyver." Well, we'll see how it all plays out. It's impossible to know the context based on this.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 27 June 2016 - 01:02 PM|
Beach-house opening gambit.
Luxury cars and formal wear are not too unexpected. Remember the DXS party MacGyver had to attend in Enemy Within or Omer's party in Fire and Ice - could be something like that.
Can't take too much from that really. It might only be a quick scene for all we know. It might also be our first confirmation that this MacGyver also hates wearing a tie.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 27 June 2016 - 01:17 PM|
...armed robbers crash a bikini party with FBI people in disguise and MacGyver saves the day?
... bikini women crash an official FBI event that MacGvver also attends?
... FBI people crash a bikini women students party where MacGyvver lounges in the pool with some nice lady?
no clue, but we'll see... soon!
|Posted by: RDoyletv 27 June 2016 - 01:49 PM|
| Luxury Cars, Bikini clad women and new MacGyverisms
Ticking all the boxes from a Male perspective.👍
Females get Lucas till, George Eads, and Justin Hires...to drool over. lol 😉
By the way, no-one mentioned the delectable Tia Carrere, as an assassin in a wet swimsuit from the episode Murderer's Sky (Season 3). 😍 Grrrrr. And that wasn't her first time in MacGyver she featured in The wish child in season 2.
The bar is already set very high... to top that, Peter Lenkov has a job on his hands!
Just a thought!!! Tia Carrere has been in two episodes of Hawaii 5.0, in 2015. So perhaps, she's on Peter Lenkov's radar for a guest or recurring role in MacGyver? If I had my way she'd have a more permanent role on the show.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 27 June 2016 - 06:06 PM|
Not really the same thing though is it... unless they are going to be running around with no shirt on...
If it's just a one off for an episode it's fine, like a pool party or something, no problem, but I don't want to see a more adult version of MacGyver. One of the big draw cards of the original was that it was family orientated and made science cool for kids. That's an important factor for me liking this new show. If they try to sex it up like so many other shows on TV these days I'm out.
MacGyver's original draw card was it's uniqueness and for me that needs to remain.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 27 June 2016 - 10:46 PM|
I disagree, I hope they do gear this program more to adults. And sex it up!
Peter Lenkov knows that their is already an audience anticipating this new series, built from the original series. These once were kids, now adults. This series has to entertain us more than a new generation that must be found. They will not achieve this if they create a children's show. And CBS have not brought on board Peter Lenkov and James Wan to make a lame, lack-luster children friendly series. Sorry to disappoint you, Kiwitek.
They must create a show that's geared towards adults, but can compliment both audiences, in a similar vein Pixar does with their films. H.50 is an action packed series and was built on the original fan base while trying to acquire a new generation audience. Regardless of whether you like the show or not - it has built a very strong fan-base, and begins it's 7th successful season this fall. Peter Lenkov will be using what he's learnt from that series and use it as a starting point for this new MacGyver series.
The show's are running along side each other, this is no coincidence. Both these shows will and must compliment each other. And that doesn't mean the shows will look the same - but they will and must sit side by side. I don't wish to dismiss or alienate children from watching the new series - but the showrunner's are governed by rules and regulations by the FCC to make sure they are staying within family friendly parameters.
The original 80s show would not stand up to today's TV elite. The only way it will get noticed, fit in, and survive amongst other new shows like - 24, prison break, lethal weapon, and designated survivor, is if it adapts and matures.
Let's be honest the original series of MacGyver wasn't perfect - and we have all spoken (at length) at the many problems the old series had, so I think we all realize that things need to change for the future survival of the series. That is how it will acquire and keep it's uniqueness. And rather than us (the fans) shutting down the decisions and changes Peter Lenkov and his team might make (whatever they may be, big or small), they should be embraced rather than shutting them down and criticizing them for being different. At the end of the day, they make these tweeks and changes to help the new series to evolve and develop over time. At the end of the day it's a brand new show and we can't expect a carbon copy of the original.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 28 June 2016 - 03:57 AM|
We should except whatever changes they make? Seriously??!!
If we did that we'd still have the original pilot and a failing show based from it.
No we should not except whatever is handed to us but instead hold the production team to account as was done with the pilot trailer and voice our opinions on what's not working in the show. The only way a show gets better is if the makers know what's not working and the only way they know that is when the viewers tell them.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 04:22 AM|
My point is - this is a new show. They must do things differently, to improve, create and provide longevity for this new series.
To achieve this goal - aspects of the show, in terms of style, pace, direction will be quite different than the original show of the 80s.
The show may have more adult themes, be more violent, be sex'ed up etc. All these elements are present in modern day tv shows. CBS can't ignore that. This model is what sell, and helps gain and attracts audiences. We can't ignore that, as much as we may want to. NCIS, CSI, H.50, 24 etc all have these elements and MacGyver can't be without them either.
What is clear is, if they were to use the 80s formulaic approach, it most certainly would not work on a modern, young, audience today.
Peter Lenkov has experience of rebooting classics, he has an extinguished career to date. He is leading this series, and we must allow him the opportunity to make those choices on our behalf and steer this ship. As an audience we must embrace those changes and not be hasty. Not all of them, we are going to like...? But putting a twist or a spanner in the works early on in this series, could provide a better pathway for future seasons, cause great debate and create a better program in the long run. What that is, I don't know or have the answer, but that's what I hope and expect.
Doing the same old, same old - is boring and un-interesting.
Remember this show will be all about character development - Peter Lenkov stated in his short video promo. So it should be pushing MacGyver harder and harder and asking questions about him and his abilities and demons etc. That is what is going to make this show as interesting as possible.
|Posted by: manueloooord 28 June 2016 - 04:32 AM|
| In my honest opinion, I still want MacGyver's personality to be similar to the 80s one, because I think he personifies what society can be and not what society has become. Now, a MacGyver that really cares for the people around him, a MacGyver that loves humanityand sees the good in all of us amidst all the materialism, immorality, and basically anything bad that the world has come to, now that's a great MacGyver for the modern times.
MacGyver should be the one who does not indulge in these kinds of stuff so it doesn't really matter to me if the other characters use cuss words or do immoral stuff, as long as MacGyver will stand out as the one who will be the light against these bad things happening. For example, maybe this MacGyver can show dismay whenever someone cusses---something like that. The old MacGyver was never shown to dislike it because, of course, it was the 80s and if I'm correct based on the old shows I've watched, there wasn't much cussing in TV shows back then? But cussing was already a thing and I think a MacGyver that lived in the 80s would hate it just as much as how a MacGyver in our present times would. This is the opportunity the reboot has to show the audience. He should teach us, not through a very preachy story---but through actions, how we can be better as individuals and as a society.
The downside of all of this is that the very young audiences who might not have parental supervision might get exposed to the bad stuff the show might present, so it might translate to their minds as something good and cool. So I think parents should really guide their children if they want to watch MacGyver, especially the reboot.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 04:43 AM|
| I question certain aspects of what you say.
The goody two shoes character, is questionable. Would it relate or alienate a young audience? Although, I agree MacGyver shouldn't stray too far from the original. But the 80s character was very one dimensions and therefore, giving him a better backstory is most important.
I have no problem with Mac cussing. It's what people do and young people will relate better if he wasn't so perfect.
His moral and political views should be tested and questioned over the seasons and the character should be tested to the limit in every aspect.
For me... It's not all about the Macgyverisms. It about a good story and how all the characters evolve and change through the course of the program.
|Posted by: manueloooord 28 June 2016 - 04:56 AM|
| Well yeah the backstory is important, but the backstory should involve how MacGyver's beliefs and morals came to be. They can have him cuss in flashbacks, I guess. But he should refrain to if it isn't a flashback, or maybe only when in very severe pressure like when he feels that humanity is in grave danger by someone who held him captive to the point wherein he feels so helpless and dumb that he feels he can't figure out a way to save the people, I guess. But I don't see him as someone who cusses to express his emotions in the simple things that happen. I think MacGyver is too smart for that.
Also, we are oversaturated with characters who have too many flaws. I'm not saying that the new MacGyver should not have flaws but they should come up with flaws that can come out as very MacGyver and they shouldn't make the flaws too over-the-top. For me, the 80s MacGyver had flaws too, but they weren't really explored that much because it was the 80s then and the way they presented it before was probably the best that they can do. But now, they can expand on that more and give it a modern twist. The 80s MacGyver had dimension, too. It's not his character that was too one-dimensional, it was the way they presented it that was because if you really think about it beyond an episode, you'll realize that MacGyver had more to him than meets the eye or what the episode presented. Like say for example, MacGyver being sad about not being there beside his mother when his mother died. It wasn't given much emphasis then but if you really think about it, it's actually very human. That and all the other problems or flaws that the 80s MacGyver had should have a modern take and should be an important aspect for the reboot, because it will give him a more human touch.
But then again, regardless of our opinions I still hope that we will get a finished product that we can all enjoy
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 05:04 AM|
| Either way, I'm sure they are taking everything on board and exploring all options.
I'm looking forward to whatever they produce, and look forward to being entertained, week on week !
|Posted by: Miasma 28 June 2016 - 06:51 AM|
But focusing on luxury cars and sex appeal is not remotely new or interesting. It's a predictable easy route that's been used for decades (Charlie's Angels, anyone?) As for it being a more "adult" route, I disagree with that. I'd say that sort of emphasis aims it squarely at 15 year old boys. Of course, that may be who the showrunners want to target, in which case, fine , they can have the 15 year olds, and I'll stick with shows like Homeland, that are more geared towards adults.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 08:35 AM|
| Luxury Car, Sexy girls in bikinis, guns, sex, rock n' roll - who gets bored with these things. If it works it, it works. No one said this show was going to reinvent the action adventure genre. You go to the cinema - to see a chick flick, you know what you are going to get. The story changes but the ingredients are the same. You don't change what clearly works. Same with the action adventure genre - the format never changes. Believe it or not, audiences like and prefer the familiar be that on TV or Film. They like to know what it is they expect to see. Watch Lenkov's interview about reviving MacGyver again. He makes excellent points about audience expectation.
This series is being created to replace the void left behind by CSI.
It must appeal to this diverse and broad audience.
80s MacGyver was aimed at the A-team/knight rider audience. Mostly children.
CSI was not a children's program. But I know children who watched and loved CSI and now want to take up Forensic Science.
CSI had adult themes / H.50 had adult themes, and both could be classed as family viewing.
MacGyver will be (I hope) placed in a similar genre.
Ask yourself why James Wann would be involved if this wasn't the case? You don't honestly think he wants to create a kids program - something that's for sesame street kids (I exaggerate), but I think my point is clear.
This new MacGyver series should be on par and live along side 24, Homeland, CSI, and H.50 for broad mass appeal.
|Posted by: Miasma 28 June 2016 - 09:14 AM|
I agree that it would be great if it was along the lines of Homeland and 24. And neither of those shows relies on sex appeal or flashy cars. (I don't watch CSI or Hawaii 5-0, so I can't comment on those.)
I don't think anyone is saying it shouldn't evolve. We're just saying sex appeal and flashy cars isn't the route they should take for this show. There are plenty of modern shows that don't take that route (as mentioned above, Homeland and 24 are two of them. The Walking Dead, perhaps the most successful cable tv show ever, doesn't rely on those things either. Nor did Breaking Bad, another hugely successful show.) I think none of us wants MacGyver turning into Baywatch.
Of course, as I mentioned before, we can't really know anything based purely on the casting call. It's possible that we're debating over something that isn't going to happen at all.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 09:28 AM|
| Agree Miasma,
Of course, I don't wish MacGyver down the Baywatch route.
But Everything in moderation.
|Posted by: Miasma 28 June 2016 - 10:16 AM|
| I am genuinely curious about the target demographic of this show.
As you pointed out, the original series was, primarily, aimed at a fairly young audience (maybe ages 9-17?) And as you also mentioned, this show is filling in a gap left by CSI, so it would seem that this should be aimed at a slightly older audience. But, on the other hand, they decided to make MacGyver himself younger in this show than he was in the original series. I can't see too many adults caring much about a show in which the protagonist looks so much like a kid (even if the showrunners wanted to make Mac young, there are plenty of 20-something guys who look a lot more mature than Lucas does, so it seems they deliberately decided to go for someone that kids could easily relate to.) You and I both said we'd like to see this show be on par with shows like Homeland and 24, but I'm not sure they would cast Lucas Till for that kind of show.
The more I think about it, I'd actually be very happy if this show was on par with Prison Break. That show never got as serious as something like Homeland, and to me, it kind of felt like what a modern version of MacGyver should feel like.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 28 June 2016 - 10:48 AM|
| so... they're just recycling the old stuff? at least, they save some money *lol*
|Posted by: RDoyletv 28 June 2016 - 11:46 AM|
You are correct - CBS wanted to have an early twenty-something protagonist initially. I reckon they underestimated the direction of the show and the huge demographic of fans who loved the original and realised very quickly their error - that they went too young with character, and was making the wrong type of show.
When Lenkov came on board, a fan of the original show - he reconstructed the character to be more of an adult - "like his Dad was from the original". So Lucas Till will now be in playing the role in his late 20s rather than his early 20s.
The conceptual stage is all about trial and error - tweaking, testing and amending stories and storylines - to guide the project down the correct path.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 30 June 2016 - 11:13 AM|
| A picture just in from Peter Lenkov.
Does this remind anyone else of the observatory (from the original first ep?). It was the first thing I noticed on viewing this image.
If it was meant to signify that - it was a beautiful Easter egg moment!
|Posted by: RDoyletv 1 July 2016 - 01:03 AM|
| Peter Lenkov has just retweeted a tweet by Justin Hires.
Did it air on TV? Did anyone spot it? Will someone please post it here, if it isn't the same as the 13sec one, currently on doing the rounds on social media. The one on TV could potential be a longer version. Either way, it would be nice to see what CBS are putting out there!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 1 July 2016 - 01:14 AM|
It is the observatory from the pilot episode. It's the Griffith Observatory. It's been used in a lot of shows and movies over the years.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 1 July 2016 - 07:02 AM|
| Thanks for clarifying that, Kiwitek.
It is interesting that Peter Lenkov posts this picture, and they begin filming today?
Does this mean that this will be MacGyver's Home in the new series?
If so, they are going back to the source and keeping faithful to the original from the get-go?
It would also be interesting if they do an homage to the original first episode, where they update the story and bring it right up to date. Similar to how they treated, and respected the Star Wars world and franchise in Star Wars Ep 7.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 1 July 2016 - 07:30 AM|
I agree, KiwiTek.
The show must be family orientated; that is the manner by which the original show was in those days.
If I am not mistaken, the show is mainly targeted towards the Youth. So sexing it up will most presumably get it many negative ratings and bad reviews.
|Posted by: Miasma 1 July 2016 - 08:13 AM|
We don't know for sure who the target demographic is (though, judging by the fact that Lucas Till is quite young and young-looking, I'm guessing they're aiming relatively young.) But either way, I agree that "sexing it up" would be a mistake. Look what happened with "The Muppets." They tried to make it edgier, and they ended up alienating the old fans and getting cancelled after one season. Shows do need to evolve, but they need to so in a way that makes sense to the source material, and in a way that attracts new viewers without driving away the original fans. MacGyver was never a sexy show, and it doesn't make sense to take it in that direction now. If they want to make a sexy reboot of an old show, they should go after something like Charlie's Angels or Baywatch. Those shows had some element of sexiness in them in the first place, and it would be logical to expand on that for a reboot. With MacGyver, though, it would just be random and out of place.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 1 July 2016 - 10:03 AM|
| Here is an article about production on MacGyver in Atlanta. Enjoy!
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 1 July 2016 - 01:42 PM|
| "The original series aired from 1985 to 1992 on ABC and starred Richard Dean Anderson as the resourceful federal agent who had a knack using ordinary objects to solve serious problems." from the above mentioned article...
wait, how long have they had to research this? Irritates me to read such a fundamental mistake... Makes me wonder about what else they are mistaken about...
|Posted by: RDoyletv 1 July 2016 - 02:15 PM|
| That article wasn't written by the makers of MacGyver or by CBS.
So I wouldn't read much into it. The writer probably never watched an episode and was told to write this copy.
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 1 July 2016 - 02:32 PM|
Yeah, I know, it just irritates me to see such sloppiness in journalism. At least I know the folks working on the reboot won't be as careless.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 1 July 2016 - 03:51 PM|
| There were some camera Tests today according to https://www.facebook.com/russell.snipes.3
He also said in the comment section: "they said if I'm cast then I'll be full time every week day till December so that would make me 100% on the move..."
|Posted by: themacgyverproject 1 July 2016 - 04:02 PM|
| For all of you who can't get enough of DashboardOnFire's breaking news, I've invited her to be a special contributor to my blog where she will post occasional updates and where you can get all her info condensed into a blog post. Here's her first one:
Not trying to steal her away from here -- I'm sure this will remain her first outlet of breaking news!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 1 July 2016 - 04:08 PM|
| Not sure about what a guy with Matt's Job description does; but it sure sounds interesting.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 1 July 2016 - 04:10 PM|
No one needs to worry; I will stay here for sure
|Posted by: KiwiTek 1 July 2016 - 07:46 PM|
| what's ATFF mean?
|Posted by: RDoyletv 2 July 2016 - 02:28 AM|
| Similar to a Vision Technician (being a window cleaner).
ATFF is probably a fancy name for a Stunt co-ordinator.
|Posted by: Miasma 2 July 2016 - 03:46 AM|
Nice to see that they're "going for the same tone"!
|Posted by: Miasma 2 July 2016 - 03:51 AM|
ATFF = "Act Tactical For Film." Basically, a training method for getting a bunch of actors to look as if they know how to use firearms, military procedures, etc.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 2 July 2016 - 03:57 AM|
| I checked out his Website at www.atff.info
ATFF stands for "Act Tactical For Film".
Matt gives classes like
> firearms / tactics for film
> fighting / knife fighting for film
> S.W.A.T tactics for film
> blade / sword arts
On IMDb, he's listed as fight technical advisor, so I would also guess he started as stunt coordinator or stunt advisor and specialized in fighting techniques...
on the Website, it says
For 3 years, Act Tactical For Film (ATFF) has been the #1 weapons, fighting, and tactical training resource for actors and productions on the eastcoast.
Founded by former Police Officer Matt Clanton, ATFF specializes in training actors and filmmakers while providing related film services for the production industry with our newest team member, Sanay Jay Croom, handling our Filipino martial arts for film.
They worked on movies like "Hunger Games" and "Fast 7".
I guess we can expect some serious Action sequences for the Pilot Episode!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 2 July 2016 - 04:39 AM|
| One thing about the old show I never liked was that MacGyver had nearly zero fighting skills. I know the idea was that he thought his way out of situations and he was meant to be just an average Joe, man on the street to show that anyone could think there way out of problems, but an ex military person would have basic hand-to-hand skills and the fact that he was sent into some pretty dangerous situations seems almost out of character for that kind of person.
That being said I don't want to see MacGyver as some kind of Ninja that just jumps in lays out everyone in the room either, but ti would be nice to see that he can actually defend himself when all else fails.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 2 July 2016 - 06:27 AM|
| I'm also delighted to hear they are going for the same tone as the original. When I said earlier in this thread that this show needed to mature, be slick and be sex'ed up. I didn't mean it in the literal sense. What I meant was, within reason, within moderation and in line with other shows of a similar genre, that it will be up against and competing within the schedule.
I just would like to see the show move with the times and not be stuck in the past. I'd like to see a strong cast form and develop over time, and for the show not to centre solely on our main protagonist. Each recurring cast member should have a strong screen presence and compliment the show in helping to tell each and every story.
It sounds as though CBS are putting a serious amount of money behind this series - the addition of having dangerous fight sequences, a particular team of advisors assigned to creating and developing MacGyverisms (heard on grapevine), plus the addition of a very strong writing team, this should all stand towards creating or recreating a classic tv series, we all love and adore.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 July 2016 - 09:22 AM|
|another MacGyver mention by tactical adviser Matt via https://www.facebook.com/mwclanton?fref=nf|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 July 2016 - 02:13 PM|
| Lucas and George bonding with fans via https://twitter.com/m_irandaaa
Guess we won't have to wait long until filming starts!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 4 July 2016 - 02:16 PM|
| they seem to like that store... or the people working there ;-)
|Posted by: Jediferret 4 July 2016 - 02:36 PM|
|LOL! If I were them, I'd shop at Target too. XD|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 4 July 2016 - 06:08 PM|
| Well we can tell from that shot that George Eads isn't changing his look for the new character name.
|Posted by: denizen 4 July 2016 - 08:24 PM|
|Probably buying a Target exclusive MacGyver hamper.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2016 - 08:28 AM|
| hm... another actor involved in the reboot (at least the pilot episode)?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2016 - 11:32 AM|
|another casting call via https://www.facebook.com/centralcastinggeorgia/|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2016 - 11:57 AM|
| I already posted about Russel Snipes auditioning... He actually might be cast as MacGyvers hand double
Check out his FB comment via https://www.facebook.com/russell.snipes.3
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2016 - 01:47 PM|
|Location Scout Gonzo Rey at work via https://www.instagram.com/p/BHfkM6njhBp/?taken-by=gonzemus|
|Posted by: Widowmaker 5 July 2016 - 02:34 PM|
|Anyone else get the feeling that Lucas Till's hair played a role in him getting the part? At least as far as getting him noticed initially.|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 5 July 2016 - 04:55 PM|
Nope. Because it was long and scruffy when he was cast and most fans hated it. His hair was one of the major complaints after the trailer was released.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 5 July 2016 - 09:00 PM|
| Hm... but I think someone else was responsible for the casting the first time. So maybe yes, his long hair back then was the reason for getting noticed (by casting director Elizabeth Barnes and von Ancken who might have looked for someone with longer hair). Also, it's normal that an actor gets told what to do with his hair. They didn't order him to cut it, so either they wanted it like this, or Till refused (he stated several times that he wants to grow it out) and they thought ok, we don't care about that as long as he can pull off the character.
But I guess it was his talent and his chemistry with George Eads on-screen that got him the role in the end and convinced CBS, Wan, Lenkov and the other producers to let him stay for the new pilot after realizing that MacGyver's hair has a role of its own... Or maybe it was part of the deal (cut the hair or you're out).
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 6 July 2016 - 09:33 AM|
|Seems like Russel Snipes is definitely in - he's doing camera tests today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHhrFNyDnek/|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 6 July 2016 - 10:03 AM|
| As a matter of interest, who was RDA's hand model ? Anyone know?
I bet that's one for Kiwitek, he'll know the answer to this question.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 6 July 2016 - 11:49 AM|
| MacGyver begins filming tomorrow.
Peter Lenkov leaves Hawaii to head to Atlanta for tomorrow's shoot !
See his pic and message from Instagram.
|Posted by: Jediferret 6 July 2016 - 12:03 PM|
If memory serves me correctly, I *think* it was one of RDA's brothers, but only when his hands were too "gnarly" from playing with one of the SAK's... otherwise, you're seeing RDA's hands.
But... don't quote me on that. XD
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 6 July 2016 - 12:22 PM|
|Seems really stressful to me, being responsible for two productions shooting at the same time...|
|Posted by: denizen 6 July 2016 - 08:32 PM|
I'm sure it is but after seven seasons, i suspect the H50 team are on a smooth rhythm in terms of expectation and creation. Less management on their side and more guidance given to the new baby so to speak.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 6 July 2016 - 09:17 PM|
| Jack Dalton got a new haircut... although always seems the same to me *lol*
|Posted by: KiwiTek 6 July 2016 - 10:48 PM|
Yes it was one of his brothers - according to an RDA interview/Q&A they used hand doubles right from season 1 so scenes of hands only could be filmed at the same time as full RDA scenes. But I've also heard him talk about how his hands are scared and gnarly looking and that was also one of the reasons they used a hand doubles as well so I guess two birds with one stone.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 7 July 2016 - 01:54 AM|
| The Dawn ...of a new MacGyver !
Peter Lenkov is up early ready to begin as showrunner of his new series MACGYVER !
It was about 05.51 in Atlanta !
|Posted by: Mr Duct Tape 7 July 2016 - 05:22 AM|
| From these photos it seems that Till and Eads get along really well. I'm sure this will show on the series in their scenes together.
Maybe the start of a great friendship!
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 July 2016 - 08:19 AM|
|New pic from set via actor Michael Aaron Milligan: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHkPlaGDUNu/?tagged=macgyver|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 July 2016 - 08:24 AM|
|Looks like he also celebrated on 4th of July with Lucas and George - maybe some other crew members, too? via https://www.instagram.com/p/BHdMBrgjni2/?taken-by=thanksamilligan|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 7 July 2016 - 09:22 AM|
| Peter Lenkov sent this
First Production Meeting #can'tbelieveit'sfinallyhappeningaftersomanyfailedattempts
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 July 2016 - 11:19 AM|
| They look gooood! Hm... Crew or new leading lady?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 July 2016 - 11:23 AM|
|If you're interested: The Insta Tag says it is Tristin Mays, actress (Vampire Diaries, Wedding Ringer), producer and assistant director: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1159702/?ref_=nv_sr_1|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 7 July 2016 - 11:26 AM|
| OH MY GOD !
NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY NEW LEADING LADY
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !
The above done in my best Homer Simpson accent
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 7 July 2016 - 12:01 PM|
| This is a bit disturbing.
I'm not into girls, yet I do think she looks hotter than the two guys in this pic *lol*.
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 7 July 2016 - 12:33 PM|
| All three look good
(Looks down at growing waist line)
I really need to stop eating junk food
|Posted by: KiwiTek 7 July 2016 - 02:01 PM|
| Judging from the comments on that Instagram she attracts some pretty low intelligence people, not sure some of them would understand anything MacGyver said.
I just hope the shows not going to cater to the lowest common denominator because the bar seems to be exceptionally low.
|Posted by: denizen 7 July 2016 - 08:41 PM|
|Tristin is pretty young, so I suppose her fans are just as young? I don't think we were always that high spoken and self-determined at any young age. I wouldn't press too much concern over her followers. This will likely change if her popularity increases as I'm certain it will should the show become big and she attracts the viewers in more ways than one. She won't be the driving force of the show.|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 7 July 2016 - 08:58 PM|
| Agreed Denizen,
The same could be said of Justin Hires, too. He doesn't seem the brightest tool either?
But I don't like to think too much about the personality of an actor too much off screen, and once they perform well on camera.
For example, On H.50 the actor who plays McGarret, I found out recently is an Australian actor. But on screen, he plays an American war veteran....sublime! When I heard him being interviewed the other day I was shocked to realise he had such a strong Australian accent in real life. I must say kudos to him, and I couldn't believe it. Plays an American really well.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 7 July 2016 - 10:53 PM|
Ohhhh!!! so that's who the poster was referring to!!
|Posted by: denizen 7 July 2016 - 11:27 PM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 03:23 AM|
| I like Lucas' new hair! But I feel like I'm too old to drool over the new MacGyver; that's just wrong *lol*
Although, while he looks very young, he's only 10 years younger than I am. And I drooled over RDA when I was 12, so that age gap was even worse
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 03:38 AM|
|Russell Snipes is still in the running for the position as photodouble / standin... via https://www.facebook.com/#!/russell.snipes.3?fref=ts|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 03:39 AM|
| Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional !
Enjoy drooling over Lucas, Dash - or if you prefer George Eads ?
|Posted by: KiwiTek 8 July 2016 - 04:37 AM|
| I'd rather see brain candy... as-in intelligent and compelling story lines.
I have no respect for shows which use sex to try and sell it because the writing isn't good enough to hold peoples attention.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 04:56 AM|
For now, I'll stay drooling over RDA *lol*. I seem to have a thing for RDA in Seasons 3, 4 and 6 - it doesn't even matter if it's MacGyver or Stargate SG-1...
And yes, brains are definitely sexy...
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 8 July 2016 - 05:01 AM|
| Please refrain from derogatory/distasteful comments remarks and posts such as referring to people as eye candy or posting photos to be discussed with sexual undertones.
Discussing IF someone has been hired as eye candy is different to saying/implying/discussing that they ARE eye candy.
Lets keep the caliber of our comments above the local teams changing rooms shell we.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 05:36 AM|
Kiwitek, I think the new MacGyver series can achieve both. Have faith!
It works well for H.50 !
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 8 July 2016 - 05:52 AM|
Totally agree with you!
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 07:43 AM|
| Set building going down at the movie lot
Peter Lenkov reports !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 07:44 AM|
|This looks very very familiar - could this be MacGyver's houseboat?|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 8 July 2016 - 07:48 AM|
| looks like that's the outside of a house... see the chimney behind that scaffolding.
Obviously a set for some part of the show though.... maybe the family home?
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 07:56 AM|
I reckon it's the inside of the houseboat we are seeing in that picture. But yes, I see chimney Kiwitek,
But if memory serves me correctly, MacGyver's original houseboat had a chimney in it, and it did possess a lot of wood which was of a similar colour. And he also had patio doors of a similar design too.
I distinctly remember Murdoc burning his name into his fireplace on the episode The Widowmaker.
So this could be MacGyver's houseboat albeit remodelled or reimagined.
"NO EXPENSE SPARED," I like it. I always knew it would be that type of show!
|Posted by: Miasma 8 July 2016 - 08:21 AM|
| Yeah, I have to admit, it does resemble the houseboat. If it turns out to just be a regular house, then I think it was at least inspired by the houseboat.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 10:12 AM|
| Those are exactly the pics I had wanted to see when they started filming the unaired pilot. It's not spoilerish, but enough teasing to open up discussions.
I like it! It does remind me of the houseboat, although... would a young MacGyver have had enough money to live in a houseboat? But he does have a room-mate it makes even more sense now that he's named Wilt Bozer.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 10:18 AM|
|Of course, he'd have enough money, Dash? He's set up a clandestine organization within the US government. They surely must pay well, for him saving the world - ....even if it is one paper clip at a time|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 10:26 AM|
| Hm... I thought he will only start building this organization during the first season, but who knows. He's MacGyver, he can build a houseboat from scratch with material found in a junk yard, right?
Anyway, Russell Snipes has definitely been cast as Lucas Till's stand-in. Don't know if he also will do some hand-double-stuff; but if CBS needs 5 auditions to cast Russell, they might another 3 sessions to find a hand-double *lol*.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 10:50 AM|
| Delighted for Russell, he really wanted the role.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 02:05 PM|
| They had the first table read today with all the actors present
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 8 July 2016 - 03:14 PM|
| I cannot recall seeing these actors in any movies or series.
The actors in the show must have high prominence within the film industry to pull in a very broad audience considering this is a rebooted version of MacGyver. My sole concern is that the performing artists featuring in this reboot don't have any name in any respect. Lucas Till; I have no clue in which film or series he has featured. Geroge Eads; To my knowledge, he has only appeared in CSI. The rest are complete strangers to me.
Since this is a reboot, the cast will have an enormous influence on whether the audience favors it or not.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 8 July 2016 - 03:53 PM|
| George Eads is the only actor I've actually seen on screen.
Lucas Till was in 3 of the X-Men movies, but he's not that famous (yet). I guess they save some money by casting more or less unknown actors so they can spend it on the locations, sets and action scenes... Also, they can appeal to a youngn audience (with Till and Hires) and to an older generation (with Eads).
They did the same with the original show: RDA wasn't an unknown actor, but not a movie star either. Since he was the only regular in the beginning, they only had to cast extras and had some more money to spend on the opening gambits and stuff.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 8 July 2016 - 04:00 PM|
| That's a valid point, but I think RDA was pretty much unheard of to anyone except his fans when he first started too - certainly internationally anyway.
The 3 main actors have all been working pretty much non-stop just perhaps just not in international shows, but they all have long lists on IMDB.
All well know actors have to start off unknown and then they get their big break that rockets them to international stardom so maybe this will be their break.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 8 July 2016 - 04:56 PM|
|Posted by: Miasma 8 July 2016 - 05:59 PM|
| I actually prefer that I DON'T know these actors. It will make it easier for me to accept them as the characters they're playing, rather than always thinking, "Hey, that's the guy from [whatever]!"
And as far as drawing in a broad audience, I really don't think the cast needs to be well-known. MacGyver is a well-known brand, so that alone will draw people's attention. It's similar to (but on a MUCH MUCH smaller scale) how they were able to cast a couple of unknown actors as the leads in the new Star Wars movies, and still draw a huge audience.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 8 July 2016 - 07:29 PM|
| I was expecting actors with a greater reputation to enter the cast. However, it would attract a larger audience desiring to view the series; with the already many negative remarks about this current casting, I had assumed bringing actors with prominence will increase the ratings and positive commentary. Sorry if my message did not come across clearly.
I understand your point, Miasma. I didn't put much thought into that... My mind was too focused on the amount of negativity aimed towards this reboot. The question remains... how can we find a solution to decrease this negativity? Bringing in actors who are recognized internationally may do the trick.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 8 July 2016 - 08:03 PM|
| Most of those negative remarks you talk about have been from RDA advocates or people who judged the actors performance based on a 1.30-minute promo.
You know the old saying "You shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - well the same could be said of an actor's performance based on a short trailer.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 8 July 2016 - 11:14 PM|
| I actually think if this show is as good as we all want it to be many of the nay-sayers will change their tune.
I think a lot of the current negativity is simple resistance to change. Like anything we get comfortable with something and can't see how it can be better and don't trust anyone to try. But then the new thing grows on us and we like it. I reckon this will be the same.
|Posted by: Widowmaker 9 July 2016 - 12:34 AM|
Till's hair looks really good there.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 9 July 2016 - 12:41 AM|
| Just saying goodbye for now... I'm on holiday for the next 8 days and not sure if I'll manage to check in every once in a while. I'm going to miss all new goodies
Read you soon!
|Posted by: manueloooord 9 July 2016 - 01:20 AM|
I hope you enjoy your holiday vacation, Ms. Dash We'll all be waiting for you...the forums will surely be different for 8 days without your investigatory skills Have fun
|Posted by: RDoyletv 9 July 2016 - 01:21 AM|
| BYE DASH,
MacGyver online has lost it's secret weapon when it comes to sourcing all these goodies.
But at least it is only for 8 Days - ENJOY
As for Widowmaker, FINALLLLLY! Someone who acknowledges the hair, well spotted.
For something that was ssssOOOOO trivial - by a huge majority of the fans. It's amazing how long it has taken for someone to comment on the HAIR thing.
The lack of acknowledgement... must mean they got the HAIR THING, spot on.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 9 July 2016 - 01:27 AM|
|Pics from Lenkov - on set with the lads. The first MACGYVER selfie|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 9 July 2016 - 01:28 AM|
|Pics from Lenkov - on set with Justin Hires|
|Posted by: Miasma 9 July 2016 - 03:14 AM|
I hope you're right.
I suspect there will still be some die-hard RDA fans who will feel as if they NEED to bash the show no matter what, just to show that they're faithful to him (it sounds stupid, I know, but there are people like that.) Fortunately, those kinds of people are a minority.
Does anyone remember how people reacted when the current Hawaii 5-0 series was announced? Were people more open to it than they are to MacGyver? Or did they moan and complain, and then eventually start to like it?
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 9 July 2016 - 03:53 AM|
| I very often have internal debates about the reboot. The more I reflect on it, the more I feel that the aim of the reboot is one of keeping the brand-name "MacGyver" alive and that in itself is a great thing. Perhaps having Unknows are also perfect for this purpose. Someone new that becomes the iconic character MacGyver, the problem-solver, the eternal good guy that all young men can aspire to be. In my mind, it will always be embodied by RDA, but for a teenager of this era, it may become Lucas Till. Who am I to say, that the ideal MacGyver can only be RDA.
This is just the duality that I face about the reboot!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 9 July 2016 - 04:05 AM|
The Windowmaker episode was Pete's cabin up by the lake.
MacGyver's fireplace. Just a free standing burner with a flume out through the wall.
Click on the image to see more pictures of MacGyver's houseboat
The chimney on that new picture is an outside part as there is not fireplace visible and the flooring looks like outside decking. It's without question the outside part of a U planned house, the real question though is who's house is it?
|Posted by: Miasma 9 July 2016 - 04:49 AM|
Most of it was at Pete's cabin, but the scene where Murdoc writes "RIP MacGyver" is in the houseboat. Murdoc goes there first, and then discovers Mac is gone when he listens to the messages on Mac's answering machine. Then he heads over to the cabin.
But, I think you're right about this new set. It would be a very oddly shaped houseboat. Still, the overall look of it, with the wood and those glass doors, seems to have at least been partially inspired by the look of the houseboat.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 9 July 2016 - 05:32 AM|
| Ah yes, your right, He did too.
I guess we'll have to wait to see what that set is.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 9 July 2016 - 06:25 AM|
| Thank Miasma, for clarifying. I knew I was right.
And Kiwitek - I still think that, those set pics are interior sets - me thinks, there is no fireplace visible because they hadn't finished building the set.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 9 July 2016 - 09:22 AM|
Enjoy your holiday, Dash!
|Posted by: manueloooord 9 July 2016 - 07:01 PM|
| New post from Peter Lenkov's Instagram...so I guess this means they haven't shot anything yet, but they are now about to
Btw his caption says 'Tomorrow it all begins. #MacGyver'. Sorry it was blocked by the 'open in app' thing HAHA
|Posted by: Miasma 9 July 2016 - 07:37 PM|
| After all this talk about the reboot, I finally got around to watching the first two episodes of Lenkov's "Hawaii 5-0" today for the first time, and you know, it actually makes me feel pretty optimistic about how MacGyver might turn out. Of course, I realize that not all of the same people will work on both shows, so watching H5-0 doesn't really give a complete picture of what MacGyver will be like, but nevertheless, at least the showrunner seems to know what he's doing when it comes to updating a classic.
I think one of the biggest factors will be whether or not Lucas has the charm to make the character work. The original MacGyver series had its share of weak moments, but RDA always managed to make it watchable because even when the stories weren't the best, we simply like HIM. Let's hope Lucas has that same ability to make us care.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 12:06 AM|
| Glad to see you've watch H.50 miasma, I have been advocating this since the start. H.50 is a classic rebooted extremely well. And I have no doubts MacGyver will be done the same way. As for Lucas, he has this in the bag. He was born to play MacGyver. I have full faith in him. And I say this... Based on having never seen him in anything, not even X-men. So how do I know he'll be good? Lee Zlottoff and Wrinkler would have been key players in choosing the right person. That's all I need to know, and CBS kept him on after that atrocious first look promo. Therefore, he's the one... Oh and the article that said he was born to play the part - also lent a hand in reassuring me.
Now for a piece of classic history brought into the present !
We asked them to respect the past and the small details - Peter Lenkov delivers in spades.
Seeing this for the first time - I said WOW! It brought back sooooo many memories and countless adventures, that I was brought on as a child, by watching MacGyver! I can't believe that soon, I will be brought on that journey again.
This is yet another example of how they are staying true to the original in this reboot!
#kudos Peter Lenkov you are a legend !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 12:13 AM|
| Another post from Lenkov - could this be the first cryptic clue into episode one? ...or perhaps the title for episode two?
Answers on a postcard please?
|Posted by: manueloooord 10 July 2016 - 02:21 AM|
| I really like it that they're bringing back the jacket It makes me all the more excited
Sir RDoyletv, do you think there's a big chance they'll show a new trailer at Comic Con that they'll release online immediately after? Yknow, uhm based on your production experiences and how a show is promoted
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 02:24 AM|
| Well they have mentioned that they will be showing a sneak peak, perhaps not a trailer - we may only get a very short scene.
But who knows? They may well have a short promo cut together in time for the Comic Con launch.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 10 July 2016 - 03:44 AM|
well it's not exactly the same, but at least they are keeping the original look of MacGyver it would seem, which is pretty cool.
It actually looks like a cross between the comic book and the original bomber jacket.
It works for me.
|Posted by: Miasma 10 July 2016 - 03:47 AM|
| Wow! The jacket looks great. It's funny because just yesterday I was wondering whether they would give Lucas' MacGyver an updated fashion, or if they'd bring back the classic look. Seems like I got my answer! (although, they will need to update SOME elements of the look. The original MacGyver wore some VERY 80s shirts, and occasionally did some odd things with his jeans and sneakers. But that was usually in later seasons. If they keep Lucas in khakis and similarly neutral looks, more like Season 1, it should be fine.)
So here's another thing to consider: Will Lucas be leaning on a plane wing when he gets his credit during the opening title sequence? It's another classic MacGyver moment, so I could see them keeping it.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 04:49 AM|
| Here is a short video sent by Peter Lenkov with the message STARTING BIG !
Not sure how to get the video to appear on here - perhaps Kiwitek and do a macgyverism ?
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 04:51 AM|
| From the set of MacGyver - looks like a plane sequence, perhaps a nod to the episode Rock The Cradle ?
If it is - VEERRRYY NICE !
CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS FINALLY HAPPENING !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 04:54 AM|
|I want one of these Director chairs ! I wonder if they will have a competition to win one at the end of the season?|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 05:02 AM|
| Here is George Eads - sporting his Jack Dalton Maverick look !
I'm digging the shades !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 05:03 AM|
|JACK DALTON (a.k.a George Eads)|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 05:05 AM|
|Lucas Till having breakfast on Set !|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 05:14 AM|
|Lucas Till has just put this pic up on Instagram - His dressing room door|
|Posted by: Miasma 10 July 2016 - 05:18 AM|
| All they need to do is film Lucas leaning on that plane's wing and smiling, and they got their opening credit for him!
(should I be concerned that Lenkov misspelled "MacGyver" in one of the above photos? hmm.)
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 06:22 AM|
| That was someone elses' drawing. But I suppose you can spell MacGyver without the A. It's no big deal.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 06:28 AM|
| Lucas and George in the background
And their stunt doubles in the foreground.
Hard to tell them apart - Nice!
That is Russell Snipes in that pic, as MacGyver's stunt double?
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 06:29 AM|
|Lucas and George - getting interviewed|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 07:14 AM|
|Lucas is called to set - while other series regulars chill and watch on|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 July 2016 - 07:15 AM|
| Yay, there's wifi in the children's hotel Resort area, so I can check in with my iPad 😁
So exciting; love the jacket!
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 07:19 AM|
|Hi Dash ! Hope your enjoying the holiday ?|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 10:49 AM|
|First image of James Wan directing a scene|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 July 2016 - 10:49 AM|
| I'm with my 3 nephews (2, 7 and 9 years) so I'm not sure how I'm going to survive this without another " real" holiday
They're cute Boys but pretty exhausting...
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 July 2016 - 11:09 AM|
|My first iPad-Screenshot; I'm not very good at this *lol*|
|Posted by: Jediferret 10 July 2016 - 11:32 AM|
|Here's one I found interesting... if you look closely, George has a gun. O_o??|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 01:13 PM|
| Found this on the CBStvstudios Instagram account. I guess that makes it official, MacGyver is back, filmed again. Hooray! It's only taken them 24 years to realise, they never should have taken it off the air.
Jediferret Gun thing doesn't bother me.
A great way to open the show would be, to have MacGyver use a gun, then something dramatic (...EPIC even) happens, that makes him think twice about ever using a gun again. It has to be something huge - not that lame attempt, in the episode Blood Brothers. It would be the best way to set-up the show and explain why he uses his brain rather than a gun to solve his problems.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 10 July 2016 - 01:47 PM|
| This is looking good!
George is ex-CIA, so that seems pretty normal. It's MacGyver who doesn't use a gun, not his buddies so that seems pretty normal to me.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 02:23 PM|
|Doing Blue-screen shooting - Obviously something dangerous...NICE !|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 02:24 PM|
|THE STARS ARE AWAY DOING MORE SHOOTING|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 10 July 2016 - 02:25 PM|
|EVEN THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - GET A CHAIR !|
|Posted by: manueloooord 10 July 2016 - 02:25 PM|
|One thing I have been wondering about as the days go by that all the MacGyver reboot news gets better and better is: will they start off first without Pete Thornton yet? They announced Justin Hires as Wilt, they have this girl that is probably either a love interest or the main baddie for the season, but we never saw any post that would make us assume that there will be a 'Pete'. Maybe, they'll introduce him much later into the season?|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 July 2016 - 02:26 PM|
|Stunts are important, too...|
|Posted by: Jediferret 10 July 2016 - 02:49 PM|
Oh... lol My apologies... I haven't been following this as closely as everyone else.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 10 July 2016 - 11:10 PM|
| Well, Do you need a weapon in you're EX-CIA and mit in Duty anymore?
But there's Action!
|Posted by: Mr Duct Tape 11 July 2016 - 03:15 AM|
That would be a nice touch.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 11 July 2016 - 03:59 AM|
might be adding extra background to the shot to make it look like someplace else. It's quite surprising how often that trick is used in TV now.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 11 July 2016 - 04:53 AM|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 11 July 2016 - 05:26 AM|
|So far it is looking great!|
|Posted by: denizen 11 July 2016 - 05:47 AM|
|I agree. It just seems more in line with a well grounded production this time. Still it all boils down to that pilot.|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 11 July 2016 - 11:41 AM|
| Look at this latest pic from Peter Lenkov - look closely Vinnie Jones is starring. They are really pulling out all the stops on this show!
Now let's hope he's been cast as Pete Thornton.
|Posted by: Jediferret 11 July 2016 - 11:53 AM|
| Has anyone seen this video yet??? I saw it on Facebook and haven't seen it shared yet... unless I missed it. XD VERY cool! I can't see to share it directly, but just follow the link...
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 11 July 2016 - 01:03 PM|
|this looks so much better than what we got to see from the unaired pilot! Very cool!|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 11 July 2016 - 01:28 PM|
|Modern Movie making|
|Posted by: Widowmaker 11 July 2016 - 05:32 PM|
|Glad to see they brought back the leather bomber jacket or one like it.|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 11 July 2016 - 06:25 PM|
| It looks like the one in the comic book to me which is kind of cool. It's like they are covering all the bases.
Vinnie is British - anyone want to lay odds he'll be playing the bad guy in this episode?
|Posted by: denizen 11 July 2016 - 08:28 PM|
|No doubt he will play the baddie. I can even hear his accent as he calls to Mac.|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 11 July 2016 - 09:28 PM|
|Any guess who Tracy will play - very good choice. Reckon she'll be a series regular, within MacGyver's team.|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 July 2016 - 12:43 AM|
| New shooting day
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 01:02 AM|
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 01:32 AM|
I'll tell you one thing. He is no Murdoc but if he was cast, he'd be a pretty scary rendition, wouldn't you say?
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 July 2016 - 02:47 AM|
|He's excited already:|
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 02:50 AM|
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 12 July 2016 - 03:32 AM|
|Did some catching up here. It seems to be going to right way. Making good progress on everything. Wow, Vinnie Jones joins them. Lucas Till looks much better now with that haircut. I saw that possible 'houseboat' set. They're really going for it.|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 04:00 AM|
| Finally! The money shot I've been waiting for!
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 04:26 AM|
| Here's another pic.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 04:31 AM|
| There's no jacket though... He's not MacGyver there!
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 04:41 AM|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 04:46 AM|
|Are they doing Popeye impersonations?|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 12 July 2016 - 04:49 AM|
He is starting to look more and more like MacGyver!
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 05:02 AM|
Now it all makes sense!!! Vinnie Jones is playing Brutus!!!!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 05:07 AM|
| plenkov @ Instagram
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 12 July 2016 - 05:18 AM|
| All of this looks incredible....
I can't believe it tell me I am not dreaming
|Posted by: Jediferret 12 July 2016 - 05:20 AM|
|LOL! This is how I imagine the Lucas/George bromance will be like... (bad joke alert)|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 12 July 2016 - 05:31 AM|
| I'm living the same - dream. It like I've won the lotto. I don't ever want to wake up !
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 12 July 2016 - 06:18 AM|
My guess is she is the big bad remeber Peter Lenkov said the first season big bad will joe be a former girlfriend of Mac's
As for Vinnie I dunno if I would want him as Murdoc or Peter Thorton but wouldn't be apposed to either
|Posted by: Jediferret 12 July 2016 - 07:51 AM|
| Could be the new show's take on the Deborah character... that was one hell of a great story arch waiting to happen that was passed up on the original. I actually kinda hope so... that would be fun!
Deborah was the villain I loved to hate. She was such a great baddie.
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 10:04 AM|
Link above will take you to a 1 minute behind the scenes of day 1 shooting
|Posted by: RDoyletv 12 July 2016 - 10:35 AM|
| I've seen this a dozen times at this stage.
It is everything...and more than I could have ever imagined.
Very grateful to CBS for making this a reality.
The show is in safe hands with Peter Lenkov spearheading this project.
Counting down the days already !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 12 July 2016 - 03:22 PM|
| Shoot Day 3
Knowing Peter Lenkov's work,
I bet that Plane sequence was just the apetitizer!
Can't wait to see the main course. I'm sure it'll be Epic, especially with Vinne Jones in the mix.
I guess, things will get scares now as the production goes on. To avoid spoiling the big surprise. That suits me fine.
It'll be worth the wait!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 07:08 PM|
| MacGyver in the wilderness!
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 08:07 PM|
|I fear i might need to start avoiding this thread soon as spoilers are bound to surface...|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 12 July 2016 - 09:49 PM|
Not spoilers.... Teasers!
|Posted by: denizen 12 July 2016 - 10:37 PM|
|Teasers or appetizers?|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 12 July 2016 - 10:40 PM|
|There is a Spoiler Thread; we could start using it|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2016 - 12:38 AM|
|Day 3 means Night shoot:|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2016 - 01:07 AM|
|Keith Powers is listed as the composer of the pilot episode:|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 13 July 2016 - 01:52 AM|
| An EXCELLENT choice!
He was the man who scored the new H.50 series. He also scored the avengers movie also. Extremely experienced and well capable composer.
The show is in safe hands !
|Posted by: RDoyletv 13 July 2016 - 02:08 AM|
|First shot of Vinnie Jones in MacGyver.|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 03:52 AM|
| Click the image to watch the video.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 03:55 AM|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 03:56 AM|
|Posted by: Miasma 13 July 2016 - 05:40 AM|
I'm really curious to find out if they will re-use any of the classic themes. I fully expect the opening title music will be used (in a new arrangement), but there were a few "in-episode" pieces of music that were used very frequently throughout the original series, and they are just as much a part of MacGyver as the theme song is. (I wish there was a way to hum music through text so you could hear some of the themes I'm talking about. You all know them, though, I'm sure.)
|Posted by: RDoyletv 13 July 2016 - 06:07 AM|
| I don't disagree with you, Miasma.
And yes I too would love to hear some of those old songs re-arranged and back (to some degree).
But this is a new series, and while it is nice to see these nods to the past. We also need to be mindful, and welcoming of new elements and ways Peter Lenkov and this team develop and reinvigorate this series for the 21st century.
|Posted by: Miasma 13 July 2016 - 06:54 AM|
| Yeah, I know. I don't think old themes NEED to come back (and, honestly, I'd be surprised if they do), but I'm just curious about it.
Anyway, as long as the new music is good, I'll be happy.
I suspect, in general, the background music in this will actually be better than the background music in the original series. Sometimes the original music got a bit overbearing. I never really used to notice it in the 80s, but when I rewatch the show now, it's too much, to the point of being distracting.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 13 July 2016 - 10:43 AM|
| Tristin Mays plays Reilly (not sure if I'm spelling it right).
She'll be the computer hacker within MacGyver's team.
Source - Justin Hires snap chat video on the set of MacGyver
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2016 - 12:55 PM|
|So she's kinda playing Addison Timlin's Part of the unaired Pilot? Hm...|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2016 - 02:13 PM|
|New Casting calls (1)|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 13 July 2016 - 02:14 PM|
|New Casting call (2)|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 05:39 PM|
| More behind the scenes from plenkov
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 05:56 PM|
| Mac's going for a swim?
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 05:59 PM|
| Crowd control.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 13 July 2016 - 07:48 PM|
| Night-time forest action....
|Posted by: RDoyletv 13 July 2016 - 10:35 PM|
|Your crowd control shot - looks more like the back of a giant blue screen. Probably doing something dangerous again. Also there is a short video on Lenkov's Instagram page showing James Wan directing a scene (it quite short though).|
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 14 July 2016 - 03:43 AM|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 14 July 2016 - 04:44 AM|
| Can't help wondering if this is a nod to the boat chase in Prisoner of Conscience.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 14 July 2016 - 11:59 AM|
| Peter Lenkov is busy working?
I can't make out the title of ep 1.03, perhaps Dash or someone has the necessary tools to decipher?
But what is crystal clear is the first line of the first scene.
It clearly says Int. Abandoned Emergency Aid Clinic. EAC
MacGyver V/O, (V/O stands for voiceover).
"In my line of work...(can't make out the rest)"
So that is confirmation the iconic, MacGyver talking to the audience is back !
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 14 July 2016 - 12:24 PM|
V/O also stands for verbal order. Maybe Macgyver is a nurse this time around Nurses have to Macgyver quite a lot
|Posted by: Jediferret 14 July 2016 - 12:30 PM|
|I'm more interesting in what ever that tasty looking drink he's got going there... whatever it is... I want one!|
|Posted by: Miasma 14 July 2016 - 01:03 PM|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 14 July 2016 - 01:31 PM|
| It looks as though episode 1.03 is called Awl
If I'm correct, and I think I am. I've gone to the bother of looking up the definition.
Here's what I came up with.
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 14 July 2016 - 01:47 PM|
The one tool I've not used on my Swiss Army knife
|Posted by: jw2k 14 July 2016 - 03:07 PM|
| Using a macgyverism, a better image of Lenkov's post can be retrieved:
Yes, you are
"In my line of work, no one exports..."
I don't think so. I agree with RDoyletv, I think that the episode starts with MacGyver walking into an old or abandoned hospital (like the one in the episode 4x02 - Blood Brothers?) and talking to himself. So I think that we will be "listening" MacGyver's thoughts or memories.
|Posted by: InVader 14 July 2016 - 03:24 PM|
|More likely, "no one expects," but it is hard to read.|
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 14 July 2016 - 03:37 PM|
Just a joke (and a bit of autobiographical info about me) on my part, I'm a nurse by trade and have done my share of Macgyvering already
Loving all this talk about the new production. Super excited to see it happening!!
|Posted by: KiwiTek 14 July 2016 - 06:00 PM|
|Day - External|
|Posted by: denizen 14 July 2016 - 08:56 PM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 14 July 2016 - 10:58 PM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 14 July 2016 - 10:58 PM|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 14 July 2016 - 10:59 PM|
|Posted by: manueloooord 14 July 2016 - 11:03 PM|
|Oooooh I'm getting a 'The Heist' vibe from those pictures They might have gotten inspiration off it for a scene or two|
|Posted by: denizen 14 July 2016 - 11:06 PM|
|MacGyver. Angus MacGyver. 006....|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 15 July 2016 - 12:26 AM|
| Thanks JW2K, for the better image.
That shot also confirms that they will have opening gambits in the new series prior to the titles - except they call them Teasers.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 July 2016 - 12:40 AM|
|All the Cars have italian license plates... And MacGyver is wearing a tux|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 15 July 2016 - 12:48 AM|
| I really hope they're not just remaking episodes or even using scenes from original episodes. That would come across as very lazy and unimaginative.
For me, and I suspect many other fans, if they are doing that it will look like a lazy, and I would venture, pretty fan insulting cash-grab.
I've seen a few shots now that have giving me this thought... l'm expecting better things than that!
|Posted by: denizen 15 July 2016 - 01:11 AM|
|Love the production value of it so far. End of the day, i hope the feel of it prevails too.|
|Posted by: MiracleMac 15 July 2016 - 01:30 AM|
|I somehow already knew when I saw that third car the older one, that it belongs for Mac It looks more characteristic|
|Posted by: KiwiTek 15 July 2016 - 02:02 AM|
You've got to wonder if it's actually his or if he "borrowed it"?
|Posted by: denizen 15 July 2016 - 02:04 AM|
|Or stole it|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 15 July 2016 - 02:23 AM|
| They are still working - since last night. Described by Lenkov as a marathon shoot.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 15 July 2016 - 02:32 AM|
| I guess they need to get the schedule finished for the week. Good thing it's Friday. They can sleep all week-end.
|Posted by: MiracleMac 15 July 2016 - 03:13 AM|
That too better use somebody's car than own during secret mission
|Posted by: Miasma 15 July 2016 - 05:12 AM|
I doubt they would do that. I can't think of any other reboot that takes that approach.
Some things, such as speed boats, planes, fancy cars, etc, are pretty standard elements of action-adventure shows, so I'm guessing that's why we're seeing them in these shots.
But you're right-- if this show IS just going to remake scenes from the original, it will seem very lazy.
|Posted by: KiwiTek 15 July 2016 - 05:52 AM|
| Yeah it's just after seeing some of the photos they seem really similar to some scenes from the original.
I'm hoping their idea of an Easter egg or paying tribute isn't incorporating scenes from TOS episodes.
To me paying tribute to TOS is things like keeping the characters in tact and maintaining the already existing cannon, not just repeating scenes so they can say "oh look we're incorporating some of the old scenes in to keep you guys happy." which to be fair is what they've done with Jack Dalton and Wilt Bozer. They're both completely different characters, and they started off as different characters but got changed to "please the fans" but now we have names we know but on different characters... unless they're angling that Jack joined the CIA after he and Mac did their OE through Europe and his dodgy businesses were after he left, then I'm going to have a really hard time accepting this new Jack.
I don't know about anyone else but MacGyver is MUCH more than just a TV show to me. I've lived and breathed and completely idolized MacGyver since I was a teen. I've looking forward to seeing this new show, but I still think there are things they could do better.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 15 July 2016 - 06:07 AM|
| I agree with you, KiwiTek.
I too hold this show close to my heart, and it is still difficult to accept some of the changes made in this reboot, on the other hand, it looks considerably good, and will be admired by many!
looking forward to watching the first episode
|Posted by: Miasma 15 July 2016 - 06:14 AM|
MacGyver used to be that way for me. From the time I was in junior high school, up until the beginning of college, I saw MacGyver almost more as a lifestyle, rather than just a show. But, over the years since then, I have to admit it's become "just a show" to me. Actually, to be honest, even when I thought so highly of it, I started to see its weaknesses more and more. I got tired of the preachy episodes, I was disappointed with how much they reduced the number of MacGyverisms, I grew weary of the inner-city episodes, and by the time Season 7 came along, I found I was watching it more because of how much I USED to like it, rather than how much I liked it during season 7.
So, anyway, I guess my point is that if they were making this reboot when I still felt as passionately as I did about TOS during its earlier seasons, I might find it harder to accept whatever changes are being made. But now that I feel a lot less passionately about TOS, I'm more receptive to the reboot.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 15 July 2016 - 06:18 AM|
| Easter Eggs can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They can be obvious and they can be subtle. That's the beauty of them.
Peter Lenkov has done this since the start on H.50, and continues doing creative things with little nods to the past.
I have no doubt, that being a fan of the MacGyver series himself. He will be eager to please, while also being a bit cryptic at times also.
What is quite evident based on all the pics and videos from the set is - that there is nothing Lazy about the efforts both CBS and Lenkov are putting into this reboot.
|Posted by: Macgyver1985 15 July 2016 - 06:23 AM|
I believe they borrowed the vehicle, or it could be ''Stolen" as Denizen said!
|Posted by: manueloooord 15 July 2016 - 06:47 AM|
Do you guys think that if ever the 'teasers' are the new opening gambits, they will then be connected to the story of the episode unlike in the original one wherein the gambits usually didn't connect? Idk, it's just that when they say 'teaser', it kinda means the teaser for the story of the episode for me.
I also would think that if they were to bring back the gambits they would have to connect it to the story, because shows nowadays tend to maximize their time on the main plot of the episode, and it may also be one of the reasons why a lot of shows now have short opening titles. Generally, opening gambits unrelated to the story would just be a waste of the episode's time, no matter how good the MacGyverisms are for the gambit. Surely they would like to tell the story much more longer, and that's why I think that if they'll bring back the gambits they will now all be related to the episode it aired in.
|Posted by: RDoyletv 15 July 2016 - 09:39 AM|
| New regular cast member announced by CBS. She'll play Patricia Thornton, director of operations at the DXS.
Loving this move ! I knew that they would do something bold like this. Very very nice !
A love interest (...or he'd like to think) for Eads perhaps.
|Posted by: Macgyver12186 15 July 2016 - 10:02 AM|
|I am fine with this change is she my first choice no and while Patirica is being introduced that doesn't mean Pete won't be at some point introduced|
|Posted by: denizen 15 July 2016 - 10:10 AM|
|Love Sandrine Holt! She was awesome in Once a Thief.|
|Posted by: RDoyletv 15 July 2016 - 10:23 AM|
| Me too ! Loved her in Hostages and 24.
She will be an excellent addition to the already strong cast building in this series.
Loving this series even more now ! ! !
This news has made my day, nope... my week, nope... my month ! ! !
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 15 July 2016 - 11:11 AM|
At first glance this pic looked like it was RDA from back in the day!
|Posted by: perfectlykevin 15 July 2016 - 11:21 AM|
Oh dear, a HOT Pete!?? I feel very confused by this. Still, I hope the relationship stays the same between the new Pete and Mac.
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 July 2016 - 01:28 PM|
|More estate Party set pics|
|Posted by: DashboardOnFire 15 July 2016 - 01:29 PM|
|So many cars...|