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DashboardOnFire Posted on 31 December 2018 - 03:43 PM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode: https://rhettallain.com/2018/12/31/macgyver...e-notes-chisel/


He writes about following MacGyverisms:
> Lighter and spray can stun thing
> DIY hot air balloon for Jack’s phone
> Bullet proof paper
> Bullet proof shield
> Improvised weapons
> Intercept radio transmission
> Dish soap to slide a safe
> Sugar putty bomb
> Radio detonator

As usual, he also posted some videos to go along with it plus a few calculation notes.
MacGyverGod Posted on 8 October 2018 - 03:28 AM
  Well, another good one. I actually like it that this episode picked up where the other one left off. Yes, it may seem weird Bozer was still upset about what happened after they pretty much made up. I'm also glad MacGyver stood up to Thornton by threatening to leave Phoenix if Bozer didn't get better treatment.

I think the adding of the secrecy of Phoenix is just to do the opposite of the original. It may not be original, I know. How many movies or series are about organization that actually doesn't exist? While the original stands out because Phoenix is highly respected by the public and has positive reputation within the government.

I more or less agrees on the lack of relevant episode titles though it hasn't bothered me that much. I know I said I was trying to rename the episodes as I go along but I only have a sor far few like: The Ghost. But I think for the last episode I would've gone with 'S-218' and for this episode: 'Embassy Siege.'

The mission itself was great. For some reason White House Down came to mind. Couple of great MacGyverism and I liked the way he did his calculations and explained everything. There was lots of action in it and having the embassy members question Mac's ideas was a nice touch. Despite what the rest say about Riley, her scene with Janis was a good one. As if he was trying to convince her to let him go and she seemed to do so yet she doesn't let him get to her. A nice Riley moment. If she only cuffed his other hand as well and ductaped his mouth, that would've made it great.

This was a good episode.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 12 June 2018 - 01:38 PM
  In case you're interested, the final ratings for this episode (via Showbuzz):
Macgyver12186 Posted on 24 November 2016 - 11:28 AM
  I enjoyed last week episode.. no clue where they are going sky Bowzer and I am so happy to see Mac be well Mac I get that he cares about Bowzer etc....

Over all the season is doing great Glad it's up in the ratings
Riddick Posted on 23 November 2016 - 05:13 PM
  The first season of MacGyver, especially the first 8 episodes, to me, were like James Bond type episodes. Way cooler than the new show.
Miasma Posted on 23 November 2016 - 01:35 PM
 
QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 24 November 2016 - 05:57 AM)
I've said that after the pilot (because it felt so rushed) and I think it still holds true.

They didn't just have to write a new script, scout new locations, hire a new crew, find a new team and build new sets - they also had to adapt the scripts and the script and character ideas they already had mapped out.

Sometimes I wonder if parts of the episodes are based on the unaired pilot... it just feels as if 10 people provided some puzzle elements that don't fit together in the end.

That's why I'm clinging to hope that the show MIGHT get better later in the season. Usually shows take a mid-season break. Maybe that will give everyone on the staff time to regroup, figure things out a bit better, and then come back with stronger series. I'm a bit encouraged by the fact that the more recent episodes have been better than the first few episodes. I also try to remind myself that the original series took a while to find itself, and if we were to judge the original series just on its first 9 episodes, we'd have a very different impression of it than we do when judging it on all seven seasons.

DashboardOnFire Posted on 23 November 2016 - 09:57 AM
 
QUOTE (Miasma @ 23 November 2016 - 04:31 PM)
I sometimes wonder if this show should have delayed. I know they had to scramble to quickly change the premise after the original pilot was rejected, so maybe the writers simply didn't have time to think things through. Maybe if the show had been delayed until Spring 2017, they would have come up with something better.

I've said that after the pilot (because it felt so rushed) and I think it still holds true.

They didn't just have to write a new script, scout new locations, hire a new crew, find a new team and build new sets - they also had to adapt the scripts and the script and character ideas they already had mapped out.

Sometimes I wonder if parts of the episodes are based on the unaired pilot... it just feels as if 10 people provided some puzzle elements that don't fit together in the end.

I understand Bozer being angry at first (I'm your best friend and you didn't tell me?), but I think that feeling would have disappeared pretty fast or changed into something else (e.g. worry about Mac being on missions, being angry at himself for not noticing it sooner). It also didn't make sense at all that Bozer was still angry at Mac in Episode 9 - didn't they kinda "make up" already in Episode 8? If Bozer is still angry, he should be angry at Phoenix for holding him prisoner and interrogating him, not at MacGyver for not telling him blink.gif
Miasma Posted on 23 November 2016 - 06:31 AM
 
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 23 November 2016 - 10:46 PM)
The thing that's really annoying the crap out of me with this Wilt Bozer situation is how and why he's taking it personally.

Surely he's got enough sense to realize that MacGyver's job is at a top secret level and therefore he can't disclose it to people. I mean the guys a secret agent... SECRET... get it Bozer... S E C R E T... look it up if you don't know what it means! blowup.gif

That whole aspect of the show is just really pointless, and I'm not sure why they included it.

First of all, they gave Mac a roommate because he needed a cover, but why does he need a cover? If he needs to be so secretive, wouldn't it make more sense to just have him live alone? (and that would be more true to the spirit of the original, anyway.)
And why does it need to be so secretive? The original Phoenix Foundation wasn't a top-secret organization, and I'm not saying that this show needs to mimic the original on every level, but if they're going to change something, there ought to be a REASON for changing it. So far, I don't really see any reason for making the Phoenix Foundation so secretive. It hasn't added anything to the story, other than the tension with Bozer.

And yes, as you said, why is Bozer so offended by this? I could definitely understand being surprised, but offended? It makes no sense, unless Bozer is supposed to be a developmentally challenged man with the mentality of a five-year old. But if that's the case, why would the Phoenix Foundation hire him?

I sometimes wonder if this show should have delayed. I know they had to scramble to quickly change the premise after the original pilot was rejected, so maybe the writers simply didn't have time to think things through. Maybe if the show had been delayed until Spring 2017, they would have come up with something better.





KiwiTek Posted on 23 November 2016 - 02:46 AM
  The thing that's really annoying the crap out of me with this Wilt Bozer situation is how and why he's taking it personally.

Surely he's got enough sense to realize that MacGyver's job is at a top secret level and therefore he can't disclose it to people. I mean the guys a secret agent... SECRET... get it Bozer... S E C R E T... look it up if you don't know what it means! blowup.gif





denizen Posted on 22 November 2016 - 09:00 PM
  No of course not but if you grow up with someone, and they do all these creative things which he keeps on mentioning, at one point Mac must have come into contact with someone of priority which steered him into the direction of the DXS. Surely Bozer must have seen or noticed a sign of some sort. Especially the way they describe their relationship. At least in this version of the show. But contrary to this, he is oblivious to it. And it doesn't feel real.