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QUOTE (Mr Duct Tape @ 6 October 2015 - 05:34 AM)
and I don't like that "clandestine organization" nonsense also. Phoenix Foundation was a respected and important organization in the MacGyver "universe" as I remember.

Yes as Kevin just pointed out...

MacGyver started at the DXS and even before that he was working for unknown government agencies.

If they are going to honer the timeline in any way at all - from what Wan says, that s a big "if" - they would have Mac working for the DXS.

 
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I am hopeful and excited about this. I know recasting Macgyver Thorton etc is going to be tough but honestly I feel like this show could be brilliant (I am going to give it at least 3 episodes before I make my mind and Hope everyone does the same..)

As for what we do know Personally I don't mind a reimagining so long as certain things stay well in tact

1. The character of Macgyver: Basically First -3rd season MacGyver needs almost no changing to "fit" in the modern world and he shouldn't have to change. Both thwriters and the Actor playing him really should watch all 7 seasons and both TV movies and keep the character we know and love the same.

2. Keep the Spy Espionage stuff From seasons 1-5. I don't mind a troubled child of the week story once or twice honestly but I think this should be more James bond then Mr Rogers. (Hey I love all 7 seasons I honestly do) Keep Mac tracking Down HIT or Rogue agents of Governments personally in terms of Tone I am hoping more along the lines of all 5 of the Murdoc Episodes, The Wall, Deathlock (well really all of Season 1) etc
Which it seems like they are doing which makes me quite happy

3. Macgyver doesn't use a gun EVER and always uses his intelligence.


Over all I am quite happy with this potential remake and will enjoy watching the news for more info


 
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Ugh... I am not happy about this.

I am sick and tired of all the reboots/sequels. Hollywood is too lazy to come up with original ideas these days, and they have failed over and over again with these reboots. There is no reason to believe that this project will be treated any better.

I suspect that the premise of the TV show will be similar to James Wan's now-defunct MacGyver movie premise. Wan's MacGyver "gets blamed for something that he had designed... and now someone has weaponized it and everyone’s coming after him. He’s running for his life and he’s trying to clear his name, not quite unlike the structure of ‘Enemy of the State.’"
I'm sorry but this is just not Mac at all!. This story line is for something completely different than what 'MacGyver' was. Why not just make this it's own show and leave the MacGyver name out of it? I have very little hope that this show will capture the essence of what made the original great.

 
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The rumour mill appears to be in full swing now with this......


Is CBS planning to cast Y&R's Justin Hartley as the new MacGyver?
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He does look a lot like RDA I will give him that much. He was also on Smallville playing Green Arrow but he is in his 30's and the blurb sagas Mac will be in his 20's however if it is Justin I will reserve judgment until I see promo pics of him.

 
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QUOTE (Macgyver12186 @ 6 October 2015 - 09:09 AM)
I am hopeful and excited about this. I know recasting Macgyver Thorton etc is going to be tough but honestly I feel like this show could be brilliant (I am going to give it at least 3 episodes before I make my mind and Hope everyone does the same..)

As for what we do know Personally I don't mind a reimagining so long as certain things stay well in tact

1. The character of Macgyver: Basically First -3rd season MacGyver needs almost no changing to "fit" in the modern world and he shouldn't have to change. Both thwriters and the Actor playing him really should watch all 7 seasons and both TV movies and keep the character we know and love the same.

2. Keep the Spy Espionage stuff From seasons 1-5. I don't mind a troubled child of the week story once or twice honestly but I think this should be more James bond then Mr Rogers. (Hey I love all 7 seasons I honestly do) Keep Mac tracking Down HIT or Rogue agents of Governments personally in terms of Tone I am hoping more along the lines of all 5 of the Murdoc Episodes, The Wall, Deathlock (well really all of Season 1) etc
Which it seems like they are doing which makes me quite happy

3. Macgyver doesn't use a gun EVER and always uses his intelligence.


Over all I am quite happy with this potential remake and will enjoy watching the news for more info

Also...

No cussing, drinking or violence.

It has to strictly uphold the values of the original show otherwise they might as well just call it something else.


 
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RDA was relatively unknown when he did MacGyver. It makes sense to keep tradition and hire a new unknown for this.

Hiring an unknown has its benefits. If people such as myself are fixated on hating the actor such as Hartley, they will already build negative expectations of the show. BUT if you know nothing about the star, you come more open to the party.

Saying that, yes. PLEASE do not make the new MacGyver Justin Hartley. surprise.gif

 
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I don't know this guy at all. I think the new guy should at least 'breath' MacGyver.

 
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Hartley apparently became known for starring in Passions (Need I say more) before being in Smallville. He also 38 years of age so he's too old for the role.

Macgyver12186's suggestions for Nolan Gerard Funk as the new Mac was a great idea, methinks!

 
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QUOTE (cirubit @ 5 October 2015 - 06:21 PM)
Another "young" MacGyver?

I'm' afraid so! sad.gif

Lets hope not but I'm really not that convinced!

 
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QUOTE (Viriato @ 7 October 2015 - 02:37 AM)
QUOTE (cirubit @ 5 October 2015 - 06:21 PM)
Another "young" MacGyver?

I'm' afraid so! sad.gif

Lets hope not but I'm really not that convinced!


I am hoping this is more Casino Royale then Young Macgyver honestly..

 
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Have you seen RDA's response to some of this lol?! This is from his website. Aww bless!

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As yet there has been no word about the studio's commitment beyond the potential pilot, nor has there been any indication if Richard Dean Anderson will have any involvement.

The early online response from fans to the reboot news is that only Richard Dean Anderson is truly "MacGyver." When told about the fan reaction, Richard replied, "I like that response..... a lot!!"

 
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so when do we think the next big news will drop regarding this? I am assuming it's being planned for the Fall 2016 Spring 2017 tv season.

 
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We could hear something regarding the cast till the end of the year it's my bet.

 
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RDA is AWESOME!!! happy_dance.gif

 
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And i like RDA's response. biggrin.gif A lot!

Unfortunately, its not up to him. So whether he approves or not, the studio will go ahead with it. It will most likely happen since Winckler & Wan are involved and currently Wan is a favourite among them.

I doubt it will be cheesy like the Young MacGyver spin off. But even that was not about Angus MacGyver anyway. This is the first time they are doing a prequel as such.

Getting someone like Hartley could be a rest assured campy ride which is why I hope they avoid that rumour like the plague.

No, we need a simple looking young man who has a personality trait that is the charm.

 
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There seems to be a lot of speculation in these news reports.

The only real facts we have from the original Hollywood reporter report and being constantly repeated is...
  • A Reboot is being planned by CBS
  • They are looking at a 20-something year old MacGyver
  • MacGyver will be recruited into a clandestine organization from the original series
  • James Wan, R. Scott Gemmill, and Henry Winkler will produce it.
And lets remember that even that hasn't been confirmed by CBS or Zlotoff yet.

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 7 October 2015 - 05:42 PM)
There seems to be a lot of speculation in these news reports.

The only real facts we have are....
  • A Reboot is being planned by CBS
  • They are looking at a 20-something year old MacGyver
  • MacGyver will be recruited into a clandestine organization from the original series
  • James Wan, R. Scott Gemmill, and Henry Winkler will produce it.
And lets remember that even that hasn't been confirmed by CBS or Zlotoff yet.

Also Wan will Direct the pilot.

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 7 October 2015 - 06:42 AM)
There seems to be a lot of speculation in these news reports.

The only real facts we have are....
  • A Reboot is being planned by CBS
  • They are looking at a 20-something year old MacGyver
  • MacGyver will be recruited into a clandestine organization from the original series
  • James Wan, R. Scott Gemmill, and Henry Winkler will produce it.
And lets remember that even that hasn't been confirmed by CBS or Zlotoff yet.

Indeed. It's like everyone is awake all of a sudden.

 
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QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ 8 October 2015 - 05:46 AM)
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 7 October 2015 - 06:42 AM)
There seems to be a lot of speculation in these news reports.

The only real facts we have are....

  • A Reboot is being planned by CBS
  • They are looking at a 20-something year old MacGyver
  • MacGyver will be recruited into a clandestine organization from the original series
  • James Wan, R. Scott Gemmill, and Henry Winkler will produce it.
And lets remember that even that hasn't been confirmed by CBS or Zlotoff yet.

Indeed. It's like everyone is awake all of a sudden.

well lets be honest it's a chance at some new MacGyver episodes and hopefully amazing episodes that we all enjoy

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 3 October 2015 - 06:33 PM)
OK, this is sounding like a prequel.

I highly suspect that this will be "reboot" or "re-visioning" with the character of MacGyver being younger than in the original, rather than a prequel. I don't think this new show will necessarily have any connection to the original.

 
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Which as much as this isn't going to make me friends I feel I have three controversial opinions regarding this

1. Macgyverism: I feel writers should be allowed of reuse Macgyverims provided it make sense. Don't reuse full scenes from the original show but if for example there is another reason Macgyver need to build and ultralight let him.

2. Let the characters develop naturally in the original show Mike and Macgyver never developed a relationship beyond friendship but in the rebbots of the actor and actress have undeniable chemstry let a relationship develop on the new show

3. Keep Macgyver natural resourceful and basically the same it seems they want to focus on secret agent Macgyver from the first three seasons and I am fine with that. Personally I would love for them to redelvope stealth action the whole scene in the original mission impossible film where Hunt is in the CIA headquarters and the entire audience is holding their breath that kind of action could develop nicely in Macgyver reboot

 
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A thought came to my mind in the last few days after hearing the news of a new MacGyver series.

Maybe if this new series is actually good and picks up, who knows if we could expect a blu-ray release of the original series?!

It would be awesome, although not probable I know.

 
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MacGyver is certainly popular enough to warrant something like a Blu Ray release however I doubt they will coincide a BD release with the new series. If it becomes a hit, there is a high chance it could happen.

 
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yeah even with the 30th anniversary we didn't get the BR, but well I'd like to see how things move around all the sudden a shocking news for a new series.

The problem with Magyver is that RDA is such a brand for the character (don't get me wrong I think there is no one better than him) that it's almost impossible to expect a show with out him, even in the comic looks like him. 30 years ago they made the best possible decision ever by hiring him!

 
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QUOTE (angus20 @ 21 October 2015 - 02:21 AM)
even in the comic looks like him. 

No it didn't.

The specifically made the comic NOT look like RDA.

 
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People are too fixated on RDA and I understand why. But the role of MacGyver can quite comfortably be played by other stars. It's not a difficult role to play. Despite genuine attributes, RDA has himself stated that he is more like Jack O' Neal in real life.

The "new" series will be "new". We will probably enjoy it if we see it live on its own ground. It will never match up to the original simply because the original has become iconic over time. But it also depends on whether they do it right.

Only time will tell...(sigh) hmm.bmp

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 20 October 2015 - 09:07 PM)
The specifically made the comic NOT look like RDA.

Really?! I didn't know that, why was it?

 
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QUOTE (Viriato @ 21 October 2015 - 08:54 PM)
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 20 October 2015 - 09:07 PM)
The specifically made the comic NOT look like RDA.

Really?! I didn't know that, why was it?

Because Lee Zlotoff is trying to move the franchise forward and away from being so strongly associated with RDA. One of the big reasons for that is that they can't use RDA's likeness without his permission and they don't want to have to be getting his permission every time they do something - also they want the franchise to move beyond RDA so it can continue after he's retired.


 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 21 October 2015 - 11:32 AM)
QUOTE (Viriato @ 21 October 2015 - 08:54 PM)
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 20 October 2015 - 09:07 PM)
The specifically made the comic NOT look like RDA.

Really?! I didn't know that, why was it?

Because Lee Zlotoff is trying to move the franchise forward and away from being so strongly associated with RDA. One of the big reasons for that is that they can't use RDA's likeness without his permission and they don't want to have to be getting his permission every time they do something - also they want the franchise to move beyond RDA so it can continue after he's retired.

Well, that makes sense! Thanks! smile.gif

 
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