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MacGyverGod Posted on 8 October 2018 - 07:21 AM
  Also a good one, Miasma.

I think it's a shame that episode titles seems to be no longer relevant, as long as it has a name. Not that it bothers me though but it would indeed make it easier to remember. I know the original episode guide by heart. I can name them all.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 8 October 2018 - 05:10 AM
 
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 4 October 2018 - 01:50 PM)
Besides this would've been great episode title: The Ghost.

Funny thing: The German title for this episode is actually "Der Geist", the Italian title is "Il fantasma" and the French title is "Le Fantôme". So they pretty much titled the episode after the villain in other countries happy.gif
Miasma Posted on 8 October 2018 - 05:02 AM
 
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 4 October 2018 - 11:50 PM)
Besides this would've been great episode title: The Ghost.

Or "A Ghost From The Past," which is a common English expression referring to something that happened in your past that you'd rather leave behind. And, of course, it has a double-meaning here since the Ghost is literally a character from Mac's past. I still wish they gave the episodes more meaningful names so I could remember them better. I would have had no idea that this episode was called "Wrench," if I hadn't just happened t to read your review of it now.
MacGyverGod Posted on 4 October 2018 - 03:50 AM
  So, rebooting Countdown. One of the original first season best episodes only this time around we got our first background peeks of the new Mac. This was an explosive episode.

Change in mood and pace though still fast-paced enough. This episode was even a step in a darker direction, which I think it always gets when things gets personal or brings something back from the past.

The opening gambit was massive, all three of them buried alive in a car. You also noticed how Till rolled over the dirt when they escaped... RDA would've done it the same way. Interestingly we got our first action sequence without Jack or Riley and definitely doesn't have to pay into quality. Looks like it can fun without them as well. I also think it was interesting to set this episode in New York. A place where our Mac actually has never been. I wonder if this was shot on location.

The flashbacks were a nice touch to have some sort of look into his past. He's been trained into defusing bombs and does make mistakes. I wonder how the original Mac would've done this and what his superiors thought of him when he registered in the army. I like it how Alfred Pena showed his respect to MacGyver by saying he never had such a good student before who was willing to put in great effort for the cause. I also like the emotion shown by Mac when he was watching the video.

Then we get to the bomber, who we only saw briefly. Despite I liked the fact he got away, I still thought: why not just track him down and catch him after they saved Jack, but I think it's a nice touch. This also never happened in the original series; they're either caught or dead. This could be the beginning of a long-term rivalry between Mac and The Ghost. Maybe just like our Mac and Murdoc only this time it should be about Mac not being able to catch him. I surely expect The Ghost back. Besides this would've been great episode title: The Ghost.

Best episode yet.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 3 October 2018 - 06:41 AM
  Here's the blog post by Rhett Allain - Technical Consultant for the Reboot - about the "MacHacks" used in this episode:
https://rhettallain.com/2018/10/03/macgyver...pisode-6-hacks/

As before, we get to know about some MacGyverisms that were written differently in the first script - e.g. in the Opening Gambit, the car was supposed to be under water. I guess that filming the scene in a tank or adding the water as CGI would have been too expensive, so they changed the premise; making it inadvertently similar to the episode of "Bones" where they also escaped a buried car with the help of the airbags.
DashboardOnFire Posted on 27 May 2018 - 01:57 PM
  Looking back, this is still one of my favorites Episodes of Season 1 - mainly because we got some more insight into MacGyver's psyche.

I never posted the final ratings of the premiere of this episode. Here you go (via Showbuzz, as always). All shows lost a bit in ratings with sports going on, but the reboot still had good numbers.
denizen Posted on 4 November 2016 - 01:42 AM
  According to our brainy's in the SAK thread Mac used a Victorinox Evolution S557 model.

You can view this thread here
Yogi Posted on 3 November 2016 - 11:49 PM
  What Model of the SAK did he use, I'd love to know?
DashboardOnFire Posted on 31 October 2016 - 09:57 PM
  Maybe I don't get it, but should these represent time zones? Because I don't think that's how they work??? laugh.gif
Macgyver12186 Posted on 31 October 2016 - 05:28 AM
  I enjoyed it. Personally the show gets better and better for me. Was hoping to see Penny again but oh well Wiltz was annoying but somehow less so...

Mac seems to be on his own next week which is fantastic and I like the ghost as a potential long running character for the franchise.