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Posted on 15 September 2007 - 03:35 PM                                    
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I agree about the accent Mac had in the Pilot--it sounded a little forced, and almost Southern instead of Midwestern.



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Yeah I always thought it sounded southern



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Woah, how did he throw his SAK and get it to stick in the wooden cage holding the pilot? I've tried throwing my SAK, and all I did was crack the plastic casing. sad.gif Fortunately it didn't come off.



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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 15 September 2007 - 07:32 PM)
Yeah I always thought it sounded southern

Yeah, they had him lay it on pretty thick in the first few episodes. I'm glad his accent eventually smoothed out... it is kinda distracting! tongue.gif

I do love the colloquialisms he uses, though! Whenever he says "ma'am" I get kinda giddy... wub.gif



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QUOTE (Tygr @ 16 September 2007 - 08:38 PM)
Woah, how did he throw his SAK and get it to stick in the wooden cage holding the pilot? I've tried throwing my SAK, and all I did was crack the plastic casing.

A good props crew helps a lot! Good point, though -- SAKs really aren't balanced for throwing, since they tend to be really handle-heavy.



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I have knitted a wool hat like the one Mac was wearing when he climbed up the cliff (the red, white and black ski hat with the red pom pom). I chuckle whenever I wear it - in winter, of course, wondering if anyone recognizes the unique design - or where they might have seen it before. Hehe!

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I really liked this episode. I thought Barbara Spencer was great. Her character actually helped MacGyver instead of relying on him to do everything.



 
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i voted Excellent because i just LOVE that episode !! word1.png sak.gif smallstart.gif



 
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the pilot episode is really great imo. really enjoyed the MacGyverisms. classic.



 
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Why is Mac living in a observatory? hmm.bmp sak.gif MacG.gif



 
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QUOTE (Braddock @ 1 August 2008 - 08:18 AM)
Why is Mac living in a observatory? hmm.bmp sak.gif MacG.gif

This is just a personal opinion, but I think that by having Mac living at the Observatory, the writers were trying to emphasize Mac's interest in science, while they are setting up his 'derring-do Action!Man troubleshooter' personae.

As much as I love Mac's obsession with living near the beach in a loft-style apartment (houseboats considered) I wish he could have stayed at the Observatory, at least for a couple more episodes. It really did give him a touch of isolation... set him apart from (and literally, above,) the average man.

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Yeah, I also think they wanted to portray him as a very unusual guy right from the start. Not your average neighboor.

It felt way too big for him to me, though.

I mean, think in ways of desperate housewives. All the space to clean! laugh.gif



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I liked this episode alot was great but one of the MacGyverisims was tested on
myth busters and the science behind the MacGyverisim was true but it wouldn't of worked ph34r.gif blowup.gif



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yep as with so many MacGyverism, they are only based on science and not the exact conditions we seem on the show.

But at least the theory is good, and mostly based on real world science. wink.gif





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I can't get passed Mac rescuing the piolet, and playing with the young man at the observitory. Everything seems forced between him and Spencer. jeep.gif



 
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QUOTE (SMeeceymouse @ 16 November 2008 - 09:11 AM)
I can't get passed Mac rescuing the piolet, and playing with the young man at the observitory. Everything seems forced between him and Spencer. jeep.gif

probably to be expected in a pilot for a new show.

Of course back in the day we had no other episodes to compare it to, so it wasn't really noticeable. wink.gif




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Though you guys might want to know,( and if you do, excuse me for being out of tune sad.gif )
I suppose everyone remembers the pilot episode (who doesn't ) hwere dear old Mac sealed a sulphuric acid leak with chocolate. Well, it's true. Every bit of it
Though you might find this interesting.

One thing nags me though, why, being in the metalurgics lab, why use NA with water and not NA with F? Much more effective I'd say, course it would have blone the rest of the comlex aside, but hey!, he would have made himself a Deluxe door! duct.gif



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QUOTE (Issus @ 29 November 2008 - 07:11 AM)
I suppose everyone remembers the pilot episode (who doesn't ) hwere dear old Mac sealed a sulphuric acid leak with chocolate. Well, it's true. Every bit of it
Though you might find this interesting.

Depends on your definition of true.

The science is right, but the amounts used are way out.

Apparently the amount of chocolate needed to stop a leak like MacGyver had would be (in RDA's own words) "a truck load".

This is a perfect example of MacGyerisms being based on scientific principles, but exaggerated or skewed for entertainment purposes.




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clip.JPG I just couldn't get through the pilot episodes. I didn't like Spencer at all. I can watch the opening and when the pilot and Mac go off the cliff with a parachute, but just couldn't watch the entire episode and actually skipped to the end. I've tried at least three times to watch the episode and I always end up skipping to the end.



 
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On Mythbusters, they showed that you can stop an acid leak with chocolate, but again they did the experiment on a small scale. A large scale acid leak probably would require "a truckload."



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Which comes to show you, a good chocolate bar will save the day in any case tongue.gif



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Yeah But Mac is soooooo hot in this Episode, I just love it happy_dance.gif



 
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Oh, no one is disputing the hotness, I assure you. wink.gif wub.gif



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I watched the episode again last night and wondered if Mac was already with the DXS at that time. If not, why would his name came up in searching for a suitable person to save the lab?



 
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Does that mean he was working for the Petagon and at the same time driving taxi for Jack while he was in the hospital? It seems to me that Mac was so 'inexperienced' when he and Pete was chasing Murdoc in 'Partners' and I don't think he would act like this if at that time he had completed several dangerous assignments for the Petagon.

The timeline looks a little bit confusing to me. doh.gif



 
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Loved this one his voice was little forced but over all I lived his southern tounge.



 
                                                                     
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I must admend my earlier replies I got through the first episode. Husband really liked it. The acting was kind of forced. I don't like that they had Dana Elcar smoking a cigarrette. I loved the end when the little boy made the basket. I wish they had done a little more with that in the beginning of the series. But I guess the Challengers club made up for it. harhar.gif



 
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I didn't like it when he used cigs to show the beams. he could of used something else to show the beams.



 
                                                                     
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