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DashboardOnFire Posted on 25 February 2019 - 10:36 PM
  Here's the blog post about the MacHacks by Technical Consultant Rhett Allain: https://rhettallain.com/2019/02/26/macgyver...tes-flashlight/
MacGyverGod Posted on 12 October 2018 - 04:01 AM
  This episode was also rather enjoyable but this crossover sort of makes me think... Since Lenkov and his team are behind both shows, do they have same writers? Maybe it explains some of the problems we see with the show, like the rushed feeling we have, the stuff they try to shove down our throats... If both series are still running and they have at least the same writing team, don't you think they're way in over their heads? Just a thought.

I don't mind crossovers at all, because actually pretty much everything is... This episode clearly nods at the Pilot of original Mac. A rescue operation after a disaster. And it was something I think that lacked in the original as well afterwards. Despite it was always Mac trying to preserve nature, why couldn't there be more Mac vs. nature episodes? A flooding, an earthquake, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, forest fires... Maybe because they would be all the same in the end? Maybe. How about more experiments gone awry like Kill Zone?

I liked to see the cast of Hawaii 5-0 in it and I like they teamed up with each of their members. I agree on some things here said. Again Bozer was more in the way then anything else though I liked the dog scenes. But him ism-ing something together... it might have been smart but everyone can make a splint. Also him eyeing Riley all the time with Kalei and being jealous was not exactly relevant. Same goes from Jack trying to hit on Kono. To be real honest after what I saw in Large Blade, I think Riley has it in for Mac big time. Her emotions seemed very real and genuine at the time. I think I rather see them together then Bozer and Riley.

The ending and the fight on the beach was nice to see and the idea of the existence of bullets that can reroute their courses on their own is a rather scary thought.

Can't believe I didn't recognise Penny Parker, how could I, after one rather unnecessary introduction. And Andie, she's that assistent from Phoenix, right?

This episode was not bad at all.

7000!
DashboardOnFire Posted on 12 June 2018 - 01:25 PM
  Someone reminded me I never posted the ratings for this episode wink.gif

So here they are (via Showbuzz; but don't have the original link at hand anymore). I remember expecting them to be a bit higher. But I guess for a Friday 8pm timeslot in March it's not so bad. 8pm is a bit early if the weather is nice. People might have preferred to stay outside for a bit longer.
cirubit Posted on 2 April 2017 - 09:21 AM
  This is a really bad episode.

A bullet moves so slowly that a somebody is able to make it do a U turn before being hit?
Come on, guys! doh.gif mad.gif
Macgyver1985 Posted on 21 March 2017 - 09:33 AM
 
QUOTE (denizen @ 16 March 2017 - 06:26 AM)
Yup. In all honesty, trying to find some sort of way to accept Mac 2016 over the original is just a normal and desperate attempt of any fan. And for what its worth, most seem to like it judging from the feedback it is getting.

I have said it before. It is not a terrible show to watch. I can watch it. But its just not "MacGyver". You can label The Walking Dead MacGyver too. But it doesn't make it MacGyver.


I agree with you, Denizen.

This is exactly how I feel towards the series.
Joe SAKic Posted on 16 March 2017 - 03:31 AM
  Yes, too much (attempted comedic) banter and not enough suspenseful build-up. I don't know what the stopwatch would say, but the original had the ratio right! Imo, it's analogous to Star Trek TOS & TNG. A bit too much (philosophical) banter in TNG - when I want lights, camera, action!
denizen Posted on 15 March 2017 - 08:26 PM
  Yup. In all honesty, trying to find some sort of way to accept Mac 2016 over the original is just a normal and desperate attempt of any fan. And for what its worth, most seem to like it judging from the feedback it is getting.

I have said it before. It is not a terrible show to watch. I can watch it. But its just not "MacGyver". You can label The Walking Dead MacGyver too. But it doesn't make it MacGyver.

As for George Eads, to me, he is like a comedian standing on stage with all these jokes up his sleeve but nobody is laughing. And then there is Bozer. Even though he is nothing like the person from the original series (Invasion of the body snatchers), he is the backup clown / comic relief, just in case we weren't entertained enough from the leading comedian.

When MacGyver meets the H-50 team, it just was so awkward with this incarnation of Jack Dalton making a total fool of himself. Thought to myself how well the scene could have played without his appearance.
Miasma Posted on 14 March 2017 - 06:27 AM
  If you think about it, devoting time to Bozer in this series is as stupid as it would have been if they'd done it in the original series.
Can you imagine if in the Halloween Knights episode, Wilt Bozer didn't just show up for a few minutes at the beginning of the episode, but instead tagged along with Mac and Murdoc, and then an entire side-story was devoted to Bozer having a crush on Murdoc's sister, and then Bozer showed up again in every episode after that, eventually getting a job at the Phoenix Foundation and going on assignments with MacGyver. It sounds incredibly stupid, but it's what this show is doing. I just can't imagine why anyone thought it would be a good idea.

I understand wanting to have a comic relief character, but the show already has too much comic relief with Jack making wise-cracks every five seconds.
Joe SAKic Posted on 13 March 2017 - 04:55 PM
 
QUOTE (MacGirl0629 @ 13 March 2017 - 08:50 PM)
QUOTE (Joe SAKic @ 13 March 2017 - 04:42 PM)
I mean this relationship stuff is fun in The Big Bang Theory and needed, and works well.  But it's a waste of valuable space in this series.  That angle of Bozer peering at Riley just when we (the audience) are trying to build some momentum in the crisis de jour - was annoyingly inappropriate.  He's relatively new to the team and running around like a jealous dog in heat & at critical times.... and Jack's not much different in that respect.  All that was missing was Mac to start lamenting on about how he misses Nikki as he performs his MacGyverism.  doh.gif  laugh.gif  I think they should just rename the show "Mac & Cheese" ..... sorry couldn't resist .....   seriously call it "MacGyver & Company" - perfect, done deal.

I don't mind the relationship stuff as long as it is done right. The Bozer/Riley thing is too forced for my liking.

I mean I don't want to be a totally heartless dweeb about it .... but their placement/timing of these ubiquitous relationship clips deflates any suspense/momentum that is being built and undermines the seriousness of the situation at hand somehow. Any 'lighter' clips in the TOS were done more tastefully and did not seem to derail it as much. The big drawing card (for my liking) in the original was the building of Mac's character and glimpses into his past, and Harry, and his Hockey/sports passion. If I was a writer that new me well, and wanted to put me off - I would say take out all of the above, and in it's place turn into sort of a soap opera with an ongoing relationship twists/teases ..... which is exactly what they've done. Again, not bad entertainment, just please don't call it 'MacGyver'. doh.gif
MacGirl0629 Posted on 13 March 2017 - 04:50 PM
 
QUOTE (Joe SAKic @ 13 March 2017 - 04:42 PM)
I mean this relationship stuff is fun in The Big Bang Theory and needed, and works well. But it's a waste of valuable space in this series. That angle of Bozer peering at Riley just when we (the audience) are trying to build some momentum in the crisis de jour - was annoyingly inappropriate. He's relatively new to the team and running around like a jealous dog in heat & at critical times.... and Jack's not much different in that respect. All that was missing was Mac to start lamenting on about how he misses Nikki as he performs his MacGyverism. doh.gif laugh.gif I think they should just rename the show "Mac & Cheese" ..... sorry couldn't resist ..... seriously call it "MacGyver & Company" - perfect, done deal.

I don't mind the relationship stuff as long as it is done right. The Bozer/Riley thing is too forced for my liking.