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Posted: 19 March 2020 - 06:40 AM                                    
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Hi!

Could you please refresh my memory on two topics? One: why did MacGyver had such a strong feelings against using guns? I had a going discussion with my hubby, we have (remember?) different versions of the case and we would love to hear the real one. To finally end the dispute. Also if it could be supported by an episode number that would be FANTASTIC!

Second thing is just a musing. Was it ever explain why did he hate his name: Angus? I mean I know MacGyver sounds EPIC but c'mon, Angus ain't so bad! biggrin.gif




 
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MacGyver hates guns because his childhood friend Jesse died from a bullet when MacGyver and his friends were doing target practice with his father's gun. Everything else is explained in Blood Brothers.



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As for the name Angus... back in the '80's it wasn't such a cool name... and certainly not in the 50's-60's when he was young...at least not in the US wink.gif



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You would have to think that Mac's feelings towards guns was REALLY a tough situation when he was in the Army.



 
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QUOTE (Slater @ 26 April 2020 - 03:48 AM)
You would have to think that Mac's feelings towards guns was REALLY a tough situation when he was in the Army.

If I'm not mistaken, the ORIGINAL MacGyver was never in the US Military. He was working for a top secret organization not associated with the military itself, prior to working for the Phoenix Foundation. They kind of messed that up in the re-boot wink.gif



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He was apparently in the US Army in Vietnam, in an EOD role (unless I'm reading too much into this):

https://www.macgyveronline.com/macgyververs...cters/macgyver/



 
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QUOTE (Mac2Nite @ 25 April 2020 - 05:03 PM)
QUOTE (Slater @ 26 April 2020 - 03:48 AM)
You would have to think that Mac's feelings towards guns was REALLY a tough situation when he was in the Army.

If I'm not mistaken, the ORIGINAL MacGyver was never in the US Military. He was working for a top secret organization not associated with the military itself, prior to working for the Phoenix Foundation. They kind of messed that up in the re-boot wink.gif

He was in the bombs disposal team in Vietnam where he met Charlie Robinson. They updated that in the reboot to Afghanistan.



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QUOTE (Mac2Nite @ 26 April 2020 - 04:03 AM)
QUOTE (Slater @ 26 April 2020 - 03:48 AM)
You would have to think that Mac's feelings towards guns was REALLY a tough situation when he was in the Army.

If I'm not mistaken, the ORIGINAL MacGyver was never in the US Military. He was working for a top secret organization not associated with the military itself, prior to working for the Phoenix Foundation. They kind of messed that up in the re-boot wink.gif

There's an entire episode from the original series built around his Bomb Disposal work where he met Charlie Robinson... the Countdown episode with the bomb on the boat.




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