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Here is the first pic, from Peter Lenkov in Atlanta. This is the first scout meeting to secure the right locations for filming.

In the pic - I'm curious to know if that is the back of James Wan? Could he be directing?

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Here is another pic from Peter Lenkov, who talks about George Eads buying the full season box set - that's dedication for you.

I love it happy_dance.gif



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Well I am excited smile.gif

 
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Pictures from the first scout meeting

Also introducing us to the Director of Photography for the Pilot, who worked on the H.50 pilot.

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More pictures from the first scout meeting

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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 17 June 2016 - 06:50 AM)
More pictures from the first scout meeting

that looks like the kind of place drones shot at you with machine guns, forcing you to dive behind hedges wink.gif

 
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surprise.gif oooohhh I'm liking your train of thought

 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 17 June 2016 - 07:32 AM)
surprise.gif oooohhh I'm liking your train of thought

I'm lousy with episodes, Ithink it might have been a Murdoc episode??? smile.gif

 
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You're close,

It was an episode from season 1 called Deathlock, and I reckon it was an early incarnation of the character that eventually turned into Murdoc from season 2 onwards.... he was called Quayle.

 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 17 June 2016 - 04:08 AM)
In the pic - I'm curious to know if that is the back of James Wan? Could he be directing?

Yep he is.

And I'm very uncomfortable about it.

I don't care how good of a director he is; after reading his idea for the character I don't think he has the right vision.


I'm also a little concerned that if a bunch of H5O crew move over to MacGyver the show will have a look and feel which is too much like H5O. The whole point of MacGyver is that it's unique, not just another action show, Action and MacGyverisms along will not cut it. It needs to stand on it's own not look like it's part of another show.






 
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Kiwitek,

Just like a classic car would be redesigned and modernize for a new era.

Likewise, we must be mindful that this new series will apparently look very different to the original 80s series. It is not going to be identical to the original - for one we know that the format of the show will be different, single episode arcs are being replaced by a more modern series arc format. The classic opening title theme tune will be cut from it original 1.12 version to a more concise 30 sec version geared more towards highlighting the stars of the show than the action and MacGyverisms.

And that's just for starters.

We must realise not everything can remain the same and understand things must change for the common interest.

Embrace it, ...Who know we may come to like it.

 
                                                                     
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While I'm happy that Peter Lenkov has at least some experience with a successful TV action show, I'm also a bit concerned him doing everything that he's already doing with his other show. Sure, some things are great (e.g. setting up the Writers Room Twitter Account), but otherwise I'm not so sure if it's the best thing to do everything in parallel and bringing the same people along working on both shows.

Even H5-0 fans are complaining that the #H50 is already difficult enough to sift through, but now he's using both tags on the same pictures; using the same ideas or type of locations he used on H5-0. Yes, these are both action shows using some of the same crew, but they should stay very different in their core.

It's the main reason why I was a bit surprised that they thought it's a good idea to allow an Executive Producer to work on two popular action shows at the same time - both TV shows that require a lot of involvement and decision-making.

 
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You're right to be concerned, dash.

However, as the shows will be running along side each other. It's of paramount importance to make sure the shows are very different in sytle from each other.

It not uncommon for show runners to a use core group of people who are exceptional at their job, again and again on other projects. This is no different to any other job - you find people who you enjoy working with, and you use them to your advantage.

For example you wouldn't use crew who are experienced work on "the bold and beautiful" on an action series, etc.

Crew from H.50 on the MacGyver series is the perfect fit...and this doesn't mean it will mimic H.50, in any way.

 
                                                                     
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I would love to read the original script someday - David von Ancken brought crew from his other show "Tut" with him. Both MacGyver pilots seem to be action heavy, but there must be so many differences between H5-0 and a show playing in Ancient Egypt...

 
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It's James Wan in those pics alright. It seems things are progressing in good time. 😀


Ps:thanks for the photos thumbsup.gif

 
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I was rather hoping Wan wouldn't be involved so much now. I'm not a fan of his. sad.gif And as I'm not a H5O fan either, I'm not sure how to take some of this.

I shall just wait and see. No point in over-thinking it I guess.

 
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QUOTE (MacsJeep @ 19 June 2016 - 04:56 AM)
I was rather hoping Wan wouldn't be involved so much now. I'm not a fan of his. sad.gif  And as I'm not an H5O fan either, I'm not sure how to take some of this.

I shall just wait and see. No point in over-thinking it I guess.

It's going to be like the NCIS or CSI spin-offs - different characters and places the same formula.

How can it not, it's got practically the same writers, crew, and production team. One show will flow into the next.

I'm expecting this show to be MacGyver in name only with a bunch of Easter egg links back to the real MacGyver to try and trick us into thinking it's the same show.

CBS obvious have no understanding of this show. They thought the original pilot was good, and that's why they filmed it and then started promoting it. It wasn't until the censored.gif storm of fan protest hit that they realized it had problems. Even with Peter Lenkov in charge it seems they're still making the fundamental mistake of rebooting instead of continuation so while his heart might be in the right place with being a fan of the original show.. his head doesn't appear to be - at the moment anyway..... still living in hope that will change. *fingers, legs, arms, eyes all crossed in hope*

 
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I don't have a problem with MacGyver having a new style or format - reminiscent of CSI. I don't see it having EXACTLY the same formula, but if it did, that works for me... why? Because it works, and it would suit the format of MacGyver to have that level of slickness about it.

I've never watched NCIS, so I can't comment but what I do know is, that show has a huge audience and following and has currently had it's 15 season. So CBS has done something right!

The original 80s show wouldn't work today. The pace of the show, the bad acting, the weak storylines were all part and parcel of 80s action series. Audiences back then, weren't as aware as they are today of what makes good TV. It is completely different nowadays. The backlash since the first-look promo, proves this.

If you've ever watched an episode H.50, the pace and tone of the program is extremely fast. If you don't concentrate, you generally miss something. So it's not a program for those who generally keep one eye on their smart phones texting / tweeting during the program. This in my mind is a good thing. More shows that engage people and encourage them to put down their digital devices - can only lead to better things.

When the new H.50 started out, it was a continuation of the original show. But now as it has developed through it's seasons, introducing new characters etc, the show is very much standing on it's own and having it own identity (as far from the original as possible).

Peter Lenkov has been reading fan complaints - he's a fan of the show, and knows how important it is to keep the original fans happy, but mindful that he has a big task to update and introduce a new generation of fans to this series and to this character. Not everyone will know of the original show. He has already eluded to the new MacGyver, being the son of the original. The re-naming of Lincoln to Jack Dalton, works also - because this character (was supposed to be), the best friend of the original character - which would be plausible given the age of George Eads. So the continuation-thing... looks the most likely outcome.

Yes, there is no doubt that this MacGyver series will have familiarity to it. But in so many other ways, it will be quite different. It needs to do this. Unlike a fine wine, to keep this show current and refreshing to a new audience - it needs to mature and develop with age. Fast paced, Complex storylines, intertwined with some macgyverisms, and a pinch of humour, should only be the appetiser to the overall main-course of this new series formula.

I'm keeping the faith! Like you I have everything crossed this will be successful.

Below is a trivia article from IMDB

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Does this indicate that the cast might have met up?

It won't be long now before rehearsals get underway, and the whole cast do a full read through of the pilot script.

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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 19 June 2016 - 05:44 PM)
I don't have a problem with MacGyver having a new style or format - reminiscent of CSI. I don't see it having EXACTLY the same formula, but if it did, that works for me... why? Because it works, and it would suit the format of MacGyver to have that level of slickness about it.

I've never watched NCIS, so I can't comment but what I do know is, that show has a huge audience and following and has currently had it's 15 season. So CBS has done something right!

The original 80s show wouldn't work today. The pace of the show, the bad acting, the weak storylines were all part and parcel of 80s action series. Audiences back then, weren't as aware as they are today of what makes good TV. It is completely different nowadays. The backlash since the first-look promo, proves this.

If you've ever watched an episode H.50, the pace and tone of the program is extremely fast. If you don't concentrate, you generally miss something. So it's not a program for those who generally keep one eye on their smart phones texting / tweeting during the program. This in my mind is a good thing. More shows that engage people and encourage them to put down their digital devices - can only lead to better things.

When the new H.50 started out, it was a continuation of the original show. But now as it has developed through it's seasons, introducing new characters etc, the show is very much standing on it's own and having it own identity (as far from the original as possible).

Peter Lenkov has been reading fan complaints - he's a fan of the show, and knows how important it is to keep the original fans happy, but mindful that he has a big task to update and introduce a new generation of fans to this series and to this character. Not everyone will know of the original show. He has already eluded to the new MacGyver, being the son of the original. The re-naming of Lincoln to Jack Dalton, works also - because this character (was supposed to be), the best friend of the original character - which would be plausible given the age of George Eads. So the continuation-thing... looks the most likely outcome.

Yes, there is no doubt that this MacGyver series will have familiarity to it. But in so many other ways, it will be quite different. It needs to do this. Unlike a fine wine, to keep this show current and refreshing to a new audience - it needs to mature and develop with age. Fast paced, Complex storylines, intertwined with some macgyverisms, and a pinch of humour, should only be the appetiser to the overall main-course of this new series formula.

I'm keeping the faith! Like you I have everything crossed this will be successful.

Below is a trivia article from IMDB

I totally agree that they need to update the show, and certainly improve the acting, character development, pacing, story-arcs, etc. But I disagree that it should be "slick." MacGyver himself isn't a slick character. He drives a dirty jeep, doesn't dress fancy, and has unkempt hair most of the time. He's a very down-to-earth, relatable guy. I just don't think juxtaposing MacGyver's character with a slick show presentation would work well. It would work for something like Knight Rider, maybe, since that's all about a flashy car and a protagonist who's supposed to be super cool. But that's not what MacGyver is or ever was.

I haven't followed Hawaii 5-O much, so I can't comment much on it, but again, it's a show where a certain level of slickness works because it's about an exotic location, filled with beautiful people. MacGyver isn't.

There are plenty of very successful modern shows that don't have slick "CSI-style" presentations, and I think MacGyver would be better off following those other shows' styles.

 
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When I spoke about slickness - I was wasn't referring to the character being slick, but the format of the show.

MacGyver should remain down to earth, and as far away from the suave and sophisticated James Bond as possible. Just as you suggested.

But the show format itself needs an air of slickness, just like any show. It give a show a unique identity. Sherlock has it, CSI has it, H.50 has it and MacGyver will have one too. What that is, or will be, intrigues me greatly...but it will get one.

 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 20 June 2016 - 03:26 AM)
When I spoke about slickness - I was wasn't referring to the character being slick, but the format of the show.

MacGyver should remain down to earth, and as far away from the suave and sophisticated James Bond as possible. Just as you suggested.

But the show format itself needs an air of slickness, just like any show. It give a show a unique identity. Sherlock has it, CSI has it, H.50 has it and MacGyver will have one too. What that is, or will be, intrigues me greatly...but it will get one.

But that's what I disagree with. I don't think juxtaposing a down-to-earth character with a slick presentation is the right way to go. The tone of a show should match the characters in that show. So, that's why I suggested a slick presentation could work for Knight Rider, since that show is about a flashy car and a super-cool protagonist. And it works for Hawaii 5-O because that's a show that takes places in an exotic location filled with beautiful people. But MacGyver is about a down-to-earth, relatable guy, and the tone/presentation of the show should reflect that.

Not all modern shows have "slick" presentations, because not all of them need to.

 
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I do hope, whatever the outcome...we can both be happy with the way the new MacGyver looks and feels.




 
                                                                     
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They are hiring for local actors in Atlanta now. There is a mention regarding filming:

(...)

The action-packed story is getting a modern spin and Atlanta locals have a chance to be a part of it. The upcoming CBS show is planning on a fall 2016 premiere, and those episodes are now filming. The show will be filming in Atlanta beginning this July and season 1 will film all the way into December of 2016.

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Posted: 22 June 2016 - 04:08 AM                                    
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I honestly hope this lasts a few seasons I also hope a magority of my friends here (yes Macjeep that includes you smile.gif ) love the new show and we get to talk and speculate about where it will go.

 
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Posted: 22 June 2016 - 10:06 AM                                    
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I hope the show is good (obviously), but if nothing else, I'm just glad this gave us all a reason to talk about MacGyver again. I stopped coming to this site for a while because, frankly, there just wasn't much to say any more about a show that's been off the air for over two decades. But now, this is probably the most interesting time to be on the site. And I'm definitely looking forward to the discussions we'll all be having in late September (btw-- even if the show is a complete travesty, can we all agree not to use the phrase "it raped my childhood"? Thanks.)



 
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