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Posted: 22 April 2016 - 05:57 AM                                    
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This does not impress me at all, so much has changed from the original series sad.gif It will be hard to enjoy the new reboot, and the supplanting of RDA as MacGyver. I am not acquainted with any of the on-screen characters in this reboot, and what their prominence is in the film business. I foresee this reboot will most presumably slump down the line.

 
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Interesting Tweets from Addison Timlin (via https://twitter.com/Addijay ), one of the female leads:

Addison Timlin ‏@Addijay 7. Apr.
When your costars sore from doing all these stunts and you're like "ugh me too, I did like 4 crunches yesterday"

Addison Timlin ‏@Addijay 3. Apr.
My costar life is so tight rn #boonetill

(they were still filming while she tweeted these)

 
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They did some early morning shooting at the end of march (via https://www.instagram.com/reducedfatgirl/ )...

So I guess they were already filming even BEFORE they had announced Lucas Till as the lead. Maybe to get rid of unwanted attention beforehand?

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I can understand some secrecy in the filming, but trying to piece all this together it sure seems like a "fly by wire" kind of operation. I'm glad I have my DVD collection. I guess it's like the saying goes....you can never really go home again. On the other hand, the new show just might take off for a whole new generation of viewers.

 
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QUOTE (Mr Duct Tape @ 17 April 2016 - 12:27 PM)
I'm getting a kind of similar vibe of the episode Human Factor, with that cave entrance and the location

Yep that's the same place, Bronson Canyon caves. Good Knight MacGyver and Mountain of Youth were also filmed in there

 
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QUOTE (MiracleMac @ 22 April 2016 - 06:22 PM)
Yep that's the same place, Bronson Canyon caves. Good Knight MacGyver and Mountain of Youth were also filmed in there

Oh, that's interesting! Is this place/area open for public usually?

I guess there aren't that many caves where a whole movie crew and their equipment fit in, so I guess that cave is a movie star all by itself and needs its own IMDb page biggrin.gif

 
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QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 22 April 2016 - 05:31 PM)
I can understand some secrecy in the filming, but trying to piece all this together it sure seems like a "fly by wire" kind of operation.

Me too. I guess all that secrecy is because they don't know if the pilot will get picked up as a series?

Because I'm pretty sure they know about the importance of social media and that they need to address a whole new audience (because old fans are not always fond of reboots). And because MacGyver isn't a 17year old teen, the cast is quite divers and the Reboot (hopefully) will still be an action show, the potential audience could be quite big...

I guess if a whole season is confirmed, they will create an official website, a facebook page and/or Twitter account and such. It's standard procedure for movies (even small indie movies) and TV shows nowadays and expected.

 
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QUOTE (MiracleMac @ 22 April 2016 - 04:22 PM)
QUOTE (Mr Duct Tape @ 17 April 2016 - 12:27 PM)
I'm getting a kind of similar vibe of the episode Human Factor, with that cave entrance and the location

Yep that's the same place, Bronson Canyon caves. Good Knight MacGyver and Mountain of Youth were also filmed in there

I knew something was familiar. biggrin.gif

 
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I did some googling... seems this car crash stunt scene was done in the abandoned Hawthorne Mall:

>>The Hawthorne mall, once a booming mecca of retail in the South Bay, has been closed since 1999, with no current plans to re-open, renovate, or tear down. What remains is a collection of stair cases, structural beams, and empty store spaces that are creepy enough to make you think you’re living in a George Romero horror movie (or Walking Dead if you’re too young for the other reference).
The 40 acre property that once housed over 100 stores now sits deserted and boarded up, with security personnel patrolling the area to keep vandals and explorers at bay.<<

There's also a map and a YouTube video of a guy who went inside in 2014, doing a little documentary. Really creepy but a great location!

via http://www.welikela.com/tom-explores-aband...hawthorne-mall/





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QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 23 April 2016 - 03:09 AM)
Interesting Tweets from Addison Timlin (via https://twitter.com/Addijay ), one of the female leads:

Addison Timlin ‏@Addijay 7. Apr.
When your costars sore from doing all these stunts and you're like "ugh me too, I did like 4 crunches yesterday"

Addison Timlin ‏@Addijay 3. Apr.
My costar life is so tight rn #boonetill

(they were still filming while she tweeted these)

I just had a look through her twitter feed..... Esssh!

It's like being inside Penny Parkers head, but with non of the class.

Not exactly a booming endorsement for the show I'd have to say. sad.gif




 
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She definitely seems.... how should I put it... "mental health challenged".

It's worrysome and maybe it's my inner psychologist talking, but: I'm not sure how she's going to hold up shooting an action show where you have to finish an episode within 8 to 10 days or something like that.

(Although she's been acting for a while, so I guess she seems to manage somehow...)

 
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I know I saw it somewhere, but has there been a date set for the pilot to air? This is an interesting cast of characters so far. I looked at the Twitter feed too, and I really can't find a word to describe it.....I think you nailed it with mental health challenged Dash!

 
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QUOTE (Barry Rowland @ 23 April 2016 - 04:41 PM)
I know I saw it somewhere, but has there been a date set for the pilot to air?

The pilot hasn't been picked up by the network yet. So until/if that happens we wont know.


 
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Is it still possible nowadays that a pilot gets reshot or would the reboot being scrapped completely if the pilot episode is not good enough?

I remember there's an unaired "Charmed" Pilot. They recast one of the three Halliwell sisters and reshot the whole pilot episode. They also changed the pacing a bit while the dialogue mostly stayed the same. I think the same happened with "Angel" (the "Buffy" Spinoff).

I guess with so many projects to choose from these days and VoD and Netflix and stuff, this pilot has to be a hit with the test audience or the show won't get picked up at all....

 
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You're right there Dash. There must be a hundred times more competition than in September 85. It seems like everything moves at a faster pace anymore.

 
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I have faith that the the show will be picked up but I will br with a huge sigh of relief when it's announced

 
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I'm so looking forward to this pilot. It has been long over due. Heard a rumour that Randy Edelman is penning the new theme tune - but I don't know how true this is. Anyone able to confirm this?
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Hi, RDoyletv! Welcome to MacgyverOnline! sak.gif

I truly don't know what's happening in this new reboot. blink.gif Possibly another person can confirm this? blink.gif

 
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QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 22 April 2016 - 08:27 AM)
Oh, that's interesting! Is this place/area open for public usually?


It seem to be yeah open for the public, the entrance gates won't allow cars but you can walk there smile.gif

I found, just updated aerial picture from google Earth (Bronson Canyon caves) and wondering if those trucks are MacGyver crew's. Of course it depends if there have been some other projects going on.

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Thanks for the introduction. thumbsup.gif

Just an observation, but not every pilot gets branded Director's chairs, when creating a pilot episode for a new series.

Me thinks that, this suggests a serious series commitment by CBS is on the cards.






 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 24 April 2016 - 11:27 AM)
Just an observation, but not every pilot gets branded Director's chairs, when creating a pilot episode for a new series.

Me thinks that, this suggests a serious series commitment by CBS is on the cards.

Good to know!

I guess because it's an action show and there are special effects, they might have a bigger budget than other tv shows and pilot episodes in general, e.g. a hospital show like "Saving Hope" where the most expensive part is probably the props (like half-open-cut surgery "patients").

 
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Interestingly, the pic that Tarek Hassan posted of the stunt team 5 days ago is tagged with the location tag of Cairo. I wonder if they actually did some stunt work there (probably regarding the Mazari)?

(Of course, a MacGyver-Tag doesn't always mean they are actually involved in the reboot. They seem to do a lot of Parcour; so maybe they just see themselves as the MacGyver of Parcour.)

https://www.instagram.com/tarekpk1/

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Even if we just get second unit stuff in another country I think it adds to the legitimacy of it...

Either way we begin a new week Monday so here is holding its another week full of cool Macgyver stuff.

 
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Writer Paul Downs Colaizzo posted this 4 weeks ago.

via https://www.instagram.com/pdcnyc/

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as we all know, Colaizzo is the writer of the pilot episode

https://www.instagram.com/pdcnyc/

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QUOTE (DashboardOnFire @ 25 April 2016 - 06:29 PM)
Writer Paul Downs Colaizzo posted this 4 weeks ago.

via https://www.instagram.com/pdcnyc/

laugh.gif That's funny right there.


 
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Interesting stuff here.

 
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After what I read on themacgyverproject blogspot we can be very happy with what we got in those seven years. If you read the story about the director of the Pilot episode we were lucky because at the end of the production of the Pilot almost everyone was prepared to kill each other off. There was an obvious reason why the Pilot has the Alan Smithee's name under it. Nobody seemed to be getting along. Than when everyone went their way Henry and John took their chance of continuing the show without Zlotoff.

From what I saw on the photo's it seems different this time and maybe Lee David Zlotoff is more involved. I still have my doubts but as I said before since I heard RDA say he takes no offense by it, I'm starting to turn around. I'm still skeptical about Lucas Till though but if I'm convinced with the next X-Men film, I'll give him a chance.

But I think most of our negativity is due to the past experiences on how MacGyver was treated. We always figured MacGyver as a show during the releases of the dvd's wasn't treated with the necessary respect. The rumours about a possible movie... Time and time again we got disappointed because it never got under way. Than a few years ago Zlotoff suddenly pops up, the comic is released and a game developed. That's when things finally got going. And all of a sudden we're in the middle of the Pilot's production. I don't think our concerns are that odd. Because suddenly it can't go fast enough. I don't think we should expect more of the same we had thirty years ago. We don't know what to expect and there has been a failed attempt before. That's what worry us.

 
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Your right MacGyverGod,

How MacGyver has been treated in the past, has been very disrespectful. But that has not been Zlotoff fault or CBS. Welcome to the world of Television. This is nothing new. Blame the Media Lawyers. RED TAPE is a big part of it, making and breaking contracts and doing the deals, slows down the whole process and ruins relationships at times.

But that is not down to Lee Zlotoff, in fact for all we know Zlotoff has been trying over the years to protect the brand and making sure that the MACGYVER movie wasn't made into a cheap comedy spoof. And before you can mention - MACGRUBER. Zlotoff tried his best to fight this film from being made and release, but legally it was hard to prove that copyright was being breached. In some ways, I'm glad MacGruber was made and flopped. It was a destitute imitation. And so the chances of them looking to do a comedy spoof on this again - very slim.

The MacGyver comic book, website, computer game app, has all been instigated by Zlotoff. It has taken many years of graft to get these projects off the ground. And I respect him for achieving his goals and ambitions. It is from these successes, especially the comic book, that CBS took an interest in this project.

There is a famous quote - It's not how we make mistakes, but how we correct them that define us. Yes, there have been errors in the past, but I trust that Zlotoff will have learnt from these errors and take the correct course of action.

CBS will be aware of all the negativity, and hence keeping things tight lipped and under wraps for as long as possible. Until they are ready to showcase New MacGyver to the world. This can be the best course of action. New Knight Rider has been used as an example, (that was made by NBC, not by CBS). This show gave away too much too early on, before launch, and the series promos were better than the real thing. That's never good. Most of the budget was reliant on special effects and lacked in the writing and storytelling. There was also a lack of chemistry between the actors on screen.

Yes, Zlotoff and Wrinkler were involved in Young MacGyver. But I am unsure as to what level of involvement they had (if any). Sometimes you can be given credit but have very little involvement. Glen A Larson had little or no participation in the remake of Knight Rider in 2008 (but got credited). That is never a good sign. Let's hope Zlotoff and Wrinkler, have both learnt from past mistakes on Young MacGyver and on the original show.

CBS has an excellent pedigree - they have had multiple successes with the show such as CSI. Perhaps they see MacGyver as the replacement for the CSI franchise. It has the potential to be, as successful. Why include George Eads in the casting, if they didn't have this vision?

At this point your worrying yourself unintentionally. Trust that they are making the right choices and move on. Look forward to the pilot instead of being skeptical. Believe me, if nothing else... You'll sleep better.


As for KiwiTek,

You seem to have difficulty reading? No, I have not got insider information. Don't be so Cheeky!

I was merely making an assumption based on my years of experience, as a TV producer here in Ireland. I know how it works.

Development is a very labour intensive process, and generally, a program can be in development for a minimum of 2 years before, a commitment to the pilot is ever given.

That is how I know! Happy?

 
                                                                     
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