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Posted: 9 August 2016 - 08:35 PM                                    
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Lovely. As just to think what transpired of his prior work. headbutt.gif

 
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Posted: 9 August 2016 - 09:18 PM                                    
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QUOTE (denizen @ 10 August 2016 - 06:35 AM)
Lovely. As just to think what transpired of his prior work. headbutt.gif

At least he was a fan of the old show *lol*

To be honest, besides Lenkov a lot of these writers don't have that many great credits to show on their IMDb pages *sigh*. Let's hope for the best.

Brian is working another night shift on the lot via https://www.instagram.com/p/BI6gYy8AvGX/?tagged=macgyver

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The other thing which is going to make that new MacGyver feel different, is the story style. In the original they used Plot / Action-Driven stories and now it seems they are more into Character-Driven.

There was an interview in ”themacgyverproject” website with Paul Margolis, who wrote couple MacGyver episodes. And in the end of the interview he was asked, what he was thinking about new MacGyver reboot. He mentioned that “Because when MacGyver came out in the 80's, it was a very different dramatic form. It was a basic, very clear 4 act structure and a tag, and there was basically one story line -- a very simple kind of storytelling. But now television has evolved into a complex, deeper character driven medium now”

And Peter Lenkov also said in one interview that ”I think the characters are different, and the original show, it was very plot-driven. Nowadays, we have to really look at why people are tuning in. They’re tuning in for the characters”

There isn’t any rules that which story style there should be in any Movie or TV-show scripts. But In my experience I like more Action-Driven stories than, Character-Driven. And Action-Driven worked for MacGyver. But if they’re going to change that story style, it really is going to affect to the show, and it’s going to feel very different. Most of the other shows and movies in the 80s-90s had more Action-Driven stories too. That’s why I somehow like those more.

Here’s the test what you can take to see, if you are more into Character-Driven or Action Driven stories.
https://www.writersstore.com/character-driv...-action-driven/

 
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Posted: 14 August 2016 - 03:01 AM                                    
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yes you're right MiracleMac. This is going to be MacGyver updated to modern story telling techniques and styles and that's the way it has to be in order to draw in a new generation of fans.

Things have moved on and we're not int he 80's any more so we can't expect a new MacGyver to mimic the old.

What we can expect though is that the "essence" and "spirit" of the character and show remains and I still think that would have been best served by making this show a prequel or a sequel.



I really struggle to understand why they see the need to reboot instead of continuing the legacy of a show which has already achieved icon status around the world.

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"Oh we have this show which is iconic around the world AND they finished it by giving the lead a son so we can create a sequel OR we can go back and to a prequel and explain how he got to where he was when we meet him int he pilot episode. Nah lets just redo because we can make it better now."

  "What about all the fans of the original? They wont like this. They'll be disconnected from the show."

"Screw em! It's our show and we'll still make millions on it."


That's what this feels a lot like to me.

Having said that though it still looks like a good entertaining show which will be worth watching... It's just going to be a very different kind of MacGyver.




 
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Posted: 14 August 2016 - 05:18 AM                                    
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I like character-driven plots if the characters are very interesting. Guess that fits me, being a psychologist and all happy.gif

But sometimes TV shows lose themselves in the character-arcs over the seasons; and it's just one love-triangle after a betrayal after a lost and found relative after someone cheating after one death after one new relationship and a separation after another and it starts getting ridiculous because all that happens to the characters is only for shock-value anymore to rattle the audience. And it's getting so complicated with all the new characters (because every other episode someone just died) that you can't miss a single episode; and even then you're left behind totally confused after the hiatus before the next season starts.

It's my first rewatch of the show in years (now that I have them on DVD) and I like that I can decide to watch the show out of order every now and then because I'm in the mood for a specific episode. And you still get it. It's just 45 minutes of good entertainment; and if you don't want to you wouldn't even have to think about the deeper messages behind some of the episodes.

I don't mind if they following James Wan's statement seeing them as stand-alone episodes.

 
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The days of weekly new adventures are long gone. Now it's one big storyline. Not that I mind. It was one thing the original show always lacked in my opinion. I think episodes like Kill Zone, The Negotiator and On A Wing and a Prayer could've been great two-parters. Or storylines like in Xena or Magnum with his wife. That like more episodes are adressing the subject that was dealt with in an earlier season. Well actually they sort of did in Lesson In Evil when Mac was testifying on what happened in Deadly Dreams.

 
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Murdoc would have been good as a story arc type villain with elaborate assassination plans which MacGyver and the DXS have to thwart.

 
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Henry Winkler visited the Writers yesterday via https://twitter.com/MacGyverWriters/status/...035886647578624

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Wow he still has class!!

 
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so... THAT's how they work laugh.gif

via https://twitter.com/nancysan/status/782013809221218304

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That actually speaks volumes from what ive seen so far. whistle.gif

 
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another visualization art piece by the writing team: https://twitter.com/BrianCDurkin/status/789622871978971136

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I see its compulsory to do self portraits on each of them now judging by the pic on the bottom left. Who's that? Lenkov?

 
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Regarding that he has to put together 2 episodes for 2 different TV shows each week, that's probably how he looks every morning by now laugh.gif

 
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So... I'll guess by this SAK we can determine what the rest of the Season 1 Episodes might be called? ;-)

https://twitter.com/slack2thefuture/status/...831023882145793

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Considering how much they advertized paperclips in the beginning and at ComicCon, they're pretty lucky they got an SAK as a crew gift... roller.gif

 
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laugh.gif Yeah.

I think it looks really cool with the silver MacGyver logo. It seems to match the blades and look like it's "meant to be there."


 
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