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|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 1 November 2006 - 01:11 PM|
|Posted by: Amy 2 November 2006 - 06:53 AM|
| I finished S7 yesterday...And tho it's disappointing that we're paying for a whole season and only getting part of one...it's worth getting. I didn't like the first couple of eps so much, but from Obsessed on, there are some really good ones.
So... ...I gotta know....
Who got teary during RDA's little farewell message at the end of The Stringer?
|Posted by: Macs Lab Rat 2 November 2006 - 10:54 AM|
| I got season 7 on Monday! Woohoo!
I have now seen every single episode of MacGyver and the 2 movies. I want more!!!! All you FanFic writers out there...I'm going to be relying on you lot to satisfy my hunger for fresh new MacGyver stories.
Talking of MacGyver fanfics....Amy! I haven't forgotten - Where is it eh?
|Posted by: Amy 2 November 2006 - 11:09 AM|
"eh?" "eh?" Thought you were Scottish, not Canandian!
*wonders if her distraction worked...*
Um...um...the dog ate it?
OK...I'm workin on it...really. I was recently distracted by Season 7. (refer to my former post...see? see? Proof!)
And stop pointing that spork at me!!!!
|Posted by: DXS 2 November 2006 - 11:22 AM|
| Even though Mountain of Youth aired AFTER Stringer, on the DVD, they put it BEFORE the Stringer.
I noticed a major difference in the background music.
In Stringer, the background music was pretty much similar to all other episodes in all other seasons. Same type of orchestration.
However, in Mountain of Youth, it was...... DIFFERENT....... Different somehow..... In Mountain of Youth, the background music was similar to the background music in both of the movies.
I'm not saying they played the same tune.... Just the orchestration of the background music. It was different......... I can't put my finger on it. Someone with musical talent will notice this.
|Posted by: Macs Lab Rat 3 November 2006 - 11:54 AM|
But I wrote it with a Scottish accent. There's a difference. eh? (Scottish) and eh? (Canadian). See? Completely different!
Well I know I have no musical talent and I didn't notice this. I'll listen out for this the next time I watch it. which, knowing me, will probably be soon! I am going to watch season 7 again as soon as I can. This time I might even watch the Coltons without fastforwarding any of it!
The Fountain of Youth was aired after the Stringer but it wasn't made after the Stringer was it? If it was made after the rest of the episodes a change in the composer (or whatever the person that arranges the music for TV shows is called) might have happened but if it was made along with the rest and just held back it would seem a bit of an odd thing to do. Someone here will know when they shot the Fountain of Youth. There's some clever people here.
But...i suppose they could have shot it with the other episodes and just not finished it off by not adding the music until later and maybe needed new music people?
|Posted by: Amy 3 November 2006 - 12:16 PM|
... ... OK...I see now! *smacks herself in the forehead* What was I thinking???
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 3 November 2006 - 12:18 PM|
I thought Canadians said Aye or Ay... not Eh.
|Posted by: Mac 3 November 2006 - 06:01 PM|
|Posted by: Amy 4 November 2006 - 06:02 AM|
|Definitely "eh" pronounced like an English long "A". MacGyver says it quite a bit, too. For some reason us US-ers tend to think this is a funny way to end sentences and count is as a give-away that someone is from Canada or at the very least a state bordering Canada. That doesn't explain why I use it all the time!|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 4 November 2006 - 12:13 PM|
| ok. so it must depend of what part of the world you live in as to how you spell that sound.
In New Zealand "Eh" is pronounced diffrently to the A sound associated with Conadians.. thats why I originally asked... when I see Eh it reads as a different sound to me.
|Posted by: Amy 4 November 2006 - 01:24 PM|
Yep, I guess it does!
|Posted by: MacNymph 4 November 2006 - 01:34 PM|
Maybe it would help if you weren't thinking "eh." But instead "Eh?" The question mark makes all the difference
But your right Rocky, it does sound like "ay" as in stay.
|Posted by: Amy 4 November 2006 - 01:47 PM|
See, Rock...your "Aye" I would pronounce like a long "I". We're spelling the same pronunciation different ways and pronouncing the same spelling different ways... um... OK I have no idea if that made sense...
Maybe that explains Ratty's accent....
So this all begs the question...
What's all that have to do with Season 7???
Oh wait...I guess I did start this little diversion, eh?
|Posted by: DXS 4 November 2006 - 03:40 PM|
I'm not sure whether Mountain of Youth was made before or after the Stringer, I just know it aired AFTER the Stringer, and was called a "lost" episode. I'd really like to know whether it was made before or after, because the orchestration of the background music was definitely different than what was used in all other episodes. The orchestration was very similar to that used in the movies! (I have some musical talent, that's why I noticed!) I just thought it was odd..... Not only was it a "lost" episode, the music was different, and just little things here and there were not consistent with the rest of the series. It was a good episode, and it was great to see it when it first aired!
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 4 November 2006 - 05:45 PM|
| It was made before.
Heres how it ended up as the "lost episode"....
The final season was agreed for 13 episodes.
They shot the 13 episodes and wrapped by December. The Coltons episode had actually been shot during the sixth season but it aired as part of the seventh season, which gave them 14 episodes in all. The agreement was for 13 episodes, so they aired 12 and saved the finale for April when they did a special night of several series finales. That was supposed to be the end. But the ratings were so high that night that they brought out the Mountain of Youth episode, which came to be known as the "Lost Episode", aired that, and then continued with reruns through the summer.
In the 13 years since the show went off the air, ABC has never been able to duplicate the ratings MacGyver got in that Monday night time slot paired with Monday Night Football.
|Posted by: MacsChick 4 November 2006 - 08:25 PM|
|That's pretty impressive--it says a lot about how special this show was--and still is!|
|Posted by: Amy 5 November 2006 - 11:57 AM|
That is so cool! Shame it couldn't have continued...
|Posted by: DXS 23 November 2006 - 06:17 PM|
NEENER NEENER NEENER!!!!!! ABC, ya didn't know what a good thing you had!!!!!
I lived in the East Coast during the first six years, and on the West Coast during seventh season. On the West Coast, Monday night football usually pre-empted MacGyver. So, I didn't get to see some of the eps until reruns! Once in awhile they would air MacGyver LATE after Monday football, but it didn't help.
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 24 November 2006 - 01:49 PM|
| Just found this review of the seventh season.
Obvioulsy a dissapointed fan. He does make some interesting observations.. some I agree with.. others I don't.
>> snip <<
Alas, MacGyver: The Complete Final Season is corny, but not very much fun. Easily the most disappointing set of episodes I've reviewed (though I hear season one is a struggle, too), the seventh installment just smells of tapped-out ideas and slashed budgets. The storylines are uninteresting, bordering on cringe-worthy (MacGyver helps a big-hearted graffiti artist save his grandmother from being evicted by sleazy developers—yeccchhh), the locations, usually a high point of the show, all appear to have been shot in or around the back lot of Paramount studios and, frankly, Richard Dean Anderson looks bored.
Out of the 14 episodes, only a few stand out, and primarily for dubious reasons: "Obsessed" brings back Murdoc in a ridiculous premise that has him scrambling for dictatorial power in one of the Americas, and ends with a predictably cliffhanger death scene (except the cliffhanger was never resolved, a screw job I still get angry about to this day); the two-part "Good Knight MacGyver" is a joke, resembling more a collection of poorly costumed D&D geeks hanging out at a public park; and "The Stringer," the final episode of the series (not counting the two made-for-TV movies) where Mac reunites with his long-lost son, while not horrible, is a disappointment as far as series finales go. The only show that held my interest was "Walking Dead," with MacGyver infiltrating a cabal of voodoo fanatics. That was pretty okay.
All the other episodes were more or less half-baked sentimental flambé, where MacGyver teamed up with some kind of lovable lout to fend off mean white dudes. Oh, then there's "The Coltons," a show devoted to the bounty hunter characters that made sporadic appearances in previous episodes, but lacking a pivotal series element: no MacGyver! It's one of those transparent spin-off launch attempts and Anderson makes brief appearances in the beginning and at the end. So really, this set is only giving you 13 MacGyver episodes.
Look, by this point the show got listless. And I would submit that the producers saw their budgets drastically reduced, evidenced by the landlocked settings and some putrid CGI—the castle backdrop in "Good Knight MacGyver" is just awful.
Yet let us not focus on the bad, but instead offer a word of thanks for the multitude of episodes that reminded us that prime-time superheroes didn't need sniper rifles or close-cropped hair to keep us entertained.
<< snip >>
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 24 November 2006 - 03:49 PM|
Obsessed, Good Knight MacGyver and The Stringer are the season highlights.
|Posted by: Sheepy 20 December 2006 - 01:29 AM|
| Yesssss.... I finally ordered S7 this week!
I had hoped to get them for Sinterklaas (kinda like Santa Claus, it's actually derrived from Sinterklaas, thanks to Dutch pioneers many many many years ago), but I didn't get them...
Good Knight MacGyver is my absolute fav from S7.
|Posted by: MacGirl 26 December 2006 - 09:13 AM|
|I remember really liking Obsessed when I saw it on TV. I didn't see much of S7, which is why I'm looking forward to the DVD's. Maybe I'll hit Barnes and Noble today and use that gift certificate my mom gave me.|
|Posted by: Sheepy 4 January 2007 - 03:00 AM|
A dissapointed fan? He sounds like your random idiot that escaped from the madhouse to me!
How can he say that?!?
I love the interaction with Lobo! Especially when he's investigating the appartment and discovers Lobo's first "artwork" on the closet door! "Vegetables s*ck?!"
Everyboduy who disagrees please raise your hand now! *raises hand*
This is actually one of my all time favs. It is NOT, I repeat NOT a joke!
I've loved the legend of King Arthur ever since I was a kid, and this in combination with Mac is like heaven to me!
Someone needs to go see an optician
However, I do agree on this:
[QUOTE]Oh, then there's "The Coltons," a show devoted to the bounty hunter characters that made sporadic appearances in previous episodes, but lacking a pivotal series element: no MacGyver!
What a moron.
|Posted by: MacGirl 8 January 2007 - 02:47 PM|
| Yeah... or maybe they're not much of a fan in the first place, and therefore, easily disappointed.
Haven't seen "The Coltons" yet, but from what I've read elsewhere, this was supposed to be the pilot eppy for a spinoff series that never got off the ground. Hence, Mac's absence.
|Posted by: MacsChick 8 January 2007 - 07:07 PM|
|Still, that's just not right. A MacGyver episode without MacGyver? If The Coltons was supposed to be a pilot episode for a spinoff, why didn't they do it separate from MacGyver? I don't know--that episode just disappointed me. I like the Coltons okay, but I never thought they had enough to carry a series on their own. That's probably why the spinoff didn't work. It's very difficult to have supporting characters carry a show on their own suddenly as leads.|
|Posted by: Sheepy 30 January 2007 - 09:50 AM|
| Ooookaaaay.... I still haven't received my dvd's yet. The Ebay guy told me the package was returned to sender because of the lack of the province that I live in.
Erm... how come all other dvd's made it to my home address without it then?
|Posted by: Toni 30 January 2007 - 03:37 PM|
Maybe he was looking for a farm and it was addressed to SHEEPY.
|Posted by: Amy 31 January 2007 - 04:57 AM|
| I have to admit, season 7 is probably my least favorite. I wouldn't say it was corny, but I think it was the weakest of the seasons.
I do tend to agree with what this person said about Murdoc "scrambling for dictatorial power in one of the Americas". Obesessed is one of my favorites in this season (though probably my least favorite Murdoc ep), but I thought Murdoc's sudden interest in running a country was pretty over the top. As far as the "cliff"hanger ending (haha), yeah, with it being the last Murdoc ep, I was disappointed there wasn't a finality to it. It was good because it left you wondering about Murdoc in classic fashion (even tho there was no hope of seeing more) but disappointing because you knew there was no hope of more.
Anyway...I mostly disagree about Good Knight MacGyver. yeah it had it's elements of cheesiness, but definitely on my favorites list! Love Arthurian Legend...love MacGyver...it doesn't get much better! That said, there were parts that were unnecessary or could've been done better...but I loved it!
I really liked the Stringer, even though the big scene when MacGyver gets shot and falls into the cargo hold seems anticlimatic after the fact (he just has a broken arm??? C'mon!) But in the end, it's all a good ride. Just one thing...I tend to resent this ep a little because you've got MacGyver riding off into the sunset with his long lost son. He completely turns his life upside down to be a dad...and then the "son" never shows up or is mentioned in the movies (as far as I can tweak my memory, anyway). Maybe there was such a strong reaction to Mac having a son (like with the whole girlfriend thing) that they just didn't want to touch it in the movies. Fine with me, but it made the finale a little incongruous. Anyway, still among my favorites!
Walking Dead is probably the one I watch the most, and I enjoyed Mac and Jack in Mountain of Youth. Prometheus Syndrome was good, but not one of my faves. And I pretty much enjoyed Deadly Silents. The rest...they don't get watched much. Not that i don't like them...I just don't pick them to watch as much as others when I wanna sink my teeth into a MacGyver ep. Out of those, the ones I like the least are Honest Abe, Coltons and The Hood.
I don't think the series had run it's course, by a long shot, but I think it was obvious this was the last season...whether it was production or plots or whatever. And yeah, I think the reviewer was a fan...just giving his honest assessment...like I said...S7 is my least favorite too.
Ok...I'll shut up now.
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 31 January 2007 - 06:02 AM|
Ending up in another coma, was better? I think the crate broke his fall and arm for the most part. That scene is so cool, with that shot of our unconscious MacGyver.
|Posted by: Sheepy 31 January 2007 - 11:42 PM|
Thank god he didn't send it to the nearest pond then
Yes, a little over the top maybe. But I disagree on the "missing" finality. We know Murdoc gets away every time, why change it there? That's what I like about Murdoc eps, you never know what will be next. And you know Mac will always have to be watching over his shoulder...
Oh I just love the Arthur legend. So even though this plot is a little "too much" I loved it! (Too bad I didn't saw his real tomb in Glastonbury during the Avalon weekend)
Besides, I'm quite spiritual, so this ep sucked me right in! I love the way he dies when Morgana shoots him. I don't think I've ever seen anybody die more beautiful than he did. (In a TV show, that is)
|Posted by: Amy 1 February 2007 - 04:16 AM|
MG...I responded in the nitpicks thread so we don't hijack this one!
I agree! I loved the slow motion...it was so dramatic! It would have been easy to overdo that scene, but I think it was perfect! In fact, that "death" scene and the one I brought up from The Stringer are two of my favorite in the series (see my post in the nitpicks for The Stringer )
|Posted by: Sheepy 2 February 2007 - 02:49 AM|
| Yes!!! I got them yesterday!
|Posted by: Sheepy 14 February 2007 - 06:51 AM|
| I don't know about you guys, but the quality of sound of season 7 kinda sucks.
It's like the background music is way louder than whatever is being said.
|Posted by: seriesdelos80 4 April 2007 - 02:21 AM|
you are very lucky in spain we only have the first four seasons...
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 4 April 2007 - 02:58 AM|
|So in Belgium. Don't worry within a few months we'll get season five.|
|Posted by: Devon636 5 April 2007 - 08:32 PM|
| Does it bother anyone else that the DVD's aren't subtitled? They are generally clear and easily understandable, but there are a few times where it would be helpful to have subtitles. (Like when I have insomnia at 3am and want to watch an episode but don't want the volume on to wake the downstairs tenants, it would be nice just to have the words on to read.)
Also, there is a part in the current eppy we are discussing..."split descision", where Ronnie gets the free tickets from the wrestler, then comes back and says something to Mac and Dent, and I have no clue what she is saying. It may just be me...too many rock shows...could be losing hearing.
Anyone have any idea how one would get DVD's with either french audio or subs? Can't find on ebay, but they have to be out there right? And if I got my paws on them would I have to get a region whatever player? Any DVD's I buy on the street in france don't work on my player. And I've never seen MacGyver DVD's sold over there though it's on TV constantly still.
|Posted by: Macs Lab Rat 5 April 2007 - 09:22 PM|
| The region 2 DVD's are subtitled in many languages. Season 7 isn't out in region 2 DVD format yet though.
You can make some DVD players play any region by using a site like this- http://www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks
|Posted by: MacGyverGod 6 April 2007 - 12:51 AM|
She says something alike: 'That's Herman the German! He's the greatest!' and Dent says: 'Wrestling is fake!'
Or something like that.
|Posted by: Devon636 6 April 2007 - 07:09 PM|
OK Ronnie says to MacG and Dent: "Wow, it's Herman the German!" Dent says "Who?"Then Ronnie says "Hey Herman, I heard a rumour you ------ ------- Mike and wretched Rodney."
The blanks are the words I can't understand. "Knocked back?" That just doesn't make much sense. It doesn't sound like "knocked out".
Does anyone have exemplary linguistic sluething skills?
Or can anyone just plain hear better than me?
|Posted by: Devon636 6 April 2007 - 07:18 PM|
|Oh by the way, thanks MLB for that! How cool! I don't see my player listed on there, but I'm gonna have a more tech-savvy friend look at the site and see if we can get around that. Thanks!|
|Posted by: MacFan 14 April 2007 - 07:04 AM|
i think she said "knocked down".
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 14 April 2007 - 04:51 PM|
| Yeah that's what it sounds like to me too... but non of my DVD players can use the closed captions on the DVDs so I can't tell for sure.
|Posted by: Devon636 14 April 2007 - 09:58 PM|
|Yeah, it's probably knocked down or some variant. Normally a little thing wouldn't bug me, but when you watch that episode a million times over the years, and never can figure something out...ya know? Normally all the dialogue on the DVD's is very clear and concise. Does anyone else have their own "can't figure it out" line?|
|Posted by: Sheepy 14 April 2007 - 11:42 PM|
| I'm always looking for a way to improve my English, so I rarely put on subtitles.
Besides if I don't hear a certain clearly enough, all the more reason to rewind and watch it all again.
|Posted by: MacGyverDVD 2 November 2007 - 12:44 PM|
|Have one question on the Season 7 DVD. Is the original Paramount Television logo shown at the end credits?|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 2 November 2007 - 01:22 PM|
| well the individual season releases did. And since this is just a mis-mash of those sets I would say they do.
But obviously Loth will be able to confirm that... why do you ask?
|Posted by: MacGyverDVD 2 November 2007 - 04:07 PM|
|I'm just asking if the original Paramount Television logo is intact, thats all.|
|Posted by: The True MacGyver 29 March 2008 - 03:09 PM|
|Although I am still angry with the finale (my primary motivation for writing "Graduation") , it did have some memorable and fantastic episodes. The medieval trip reminds me of the western trips (and Army of Darkness, but only in setting). Obsessed is a dream come true for fan-fic writers, leaving Murdoc alive. The whole episode is a great final showdown with Murdoc. The Mountain episode even revisits Jack (a personal favorite character). One of my only problems were that Penny Parker seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth after Cleo Rocks. But I think that review is unfair. Judging Mac by its outrageous plots is like judging Magnum PI by the kind of shirt Selleck wears. It is a trademark of sorts. The Final Season is a satisfactory endcap. Not great or terrific, but satisfactory.|
|Posted by: lucky charley 14 August 2008 - 04:54 PM|
| I live in new zealand so cant get season 7 bummer aye
|Posted by: Mister MacGyver 13 April 2009 - 07:49 AM|
|Although i have seen all episodes of MacGyver they still havent released season 5 - 7 and the movies on dvd in the uk yet the only reason i have seen them was because i bought a region 1 versions of the dvd and played them through my computer|
|Posted by: MacGyverOnline 13 April 2009 - 01:29 PM|
You can do what I did. Buy em http://www.macgyveronline.com/pages/store.html.
It's the zone 1 versions but they still work.
|Posted by: MacSAK 25 October 2009 - 08:33 AM|
|Just got the 7th season, it cost only 17,95€ (normal 39,95€) I looked couple episodes... seems good, not that much MacGyverisms but I enjoyed them.|
|Posted by: Dennman 12 March 2010 - 02:52 PM|
| Finally picked up S7 after joining the forum yesterday to complete my collection (minus the movies).
Never seen Obsessed and had always wanted to! It was great! A classic Murdoc episode. I loved the bit when strapped to the missle. I missed Obsessed when it originally aired and never caught it in syndication. I also loved Off The Wall as he defuses the bomb, "dang."
I've grown to love the later seasons with the social themes, which I didn't originally appreciate when younger. Great variety of styles within the 7 years. Still my favorite series.