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Posted: 22 June 2016 - 10:31 AM                                    
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QUOTE (Miasma @ 23 June 2016 - 06:06 AM)
can we all agree not to use the phrase "it raped my childhood"? Thanks.)

Agreed ! Some people have no shame

 
                                                                     
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Where on earth did that come from? Talk about over dramatic. I might end up not liking it, but phrases like that are just overkill.

I won't probably be discussing it either way when the show airs, as I'm like RDoyle - a Brit. We won't get it right away. Other viewing methods may be required 😉

 
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 22 June 2016 - 01:31 PM)
QUOTE (Miasma @ 23 June 2016 - 06:06 AM)
can we all agree not to use the phrase "it raped my childhood"?  Thanks.)

Agreed ! Some people have no shame

I've seen a few of those comments here and there... it just makes me roll my eyes because that is so far from the actual truth, it's not funny. I grew up on MacGyver, I love the original, and I love RDA.

This reboot is in no way ruining ANYONE's childhood.

It's like when the studio would get scathing letters anytime they tried to introduce a woman into MacGyver's life?

They acted like it effected them personally... and I always failed to see how.

*shrugs* People are weird.......

 
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Well said, Jediferret. 100% Agree, that's how I feel.

QUOTE (MacsJeep @ 23 June 2016 - 09:09 AM)
as I'm like RDoyle - a Brit. We won't get it right away.

EH? I'm IRISH and we've just won against ITALY in France (Euro 2016)... Hooray !

But yes I know what you mean. We avail of the best of British... SKY TV, provide an excellent service in Ireland. Can't fault it.

VOTE REMAIN TOMORROW, MacsJeep.

We obviously can't vote... but we can pray!

 
                                                                     
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We often have to wait for a year or two until a TV show makes it into German/Austrian/Swiss Free TV... they also like to see if a show is successful, so they wait until a second season is ordered in the US.

Although nowadays that a lot of shows only have 10 or 12 episodes instead of 20-22 and there's a lot of people finding other ways to watch a show, it happens a bit faster. But still - it's a pain when your country is always 1 or 2 seasons behind. You can't escape being spoilered anymore via social media...

 
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QUOTE (MacsJeep @ 23 June 2016 - 09:09 AM)
Where on earth did that come from? Talk about over dramatic. I might end up not liking it, but phrases like that are just overkill.

I won't probably be discussing it either way when the show airs, as I'm like RDoyle - a Brit. We won't get it right away. Other viewing methods may be required 😉

I haven't seen that phrase used for MacGyver yet, but Star Wars fans have been tossing it around ever since The Phantom Menace came out, and then Indiana Jones fans started using it when Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull came out, so I'm just hoping we can avoid it when this new version of MacGyver starts.

 
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There will always be a select few that have something awful to say. The fact that they are trying is what counts. They dont have to be perfect. But if there is a glimmer of attempted faithfulness there is room to work from there.

 
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As someone alluded to earlier, it is great that we have all come together on this site... and so frequently.

I know I haven't spoken or visited this (Fantastic) MacGyver site as much as I have done, since news broke about this show being picked up. I'm sure you are all the same.

We have been let down and disappointed in the past. Yes their have been FAILED attempts.

But just for a moment can we look to the positives. Thankfully and with the greatest of respect - should be given to LEE DAVID ZLOTOFF who has never stopped believing, in the show, in the character, and in the fans.

Yes he has pulled out of projects and deals multiple times. This shows, that he is not in it for the quick buck, or willing to make just any MACGYVER show. And Kudos to him for leaving the deal with New Line Cinema and equally respectful, for managing to secure James Wan to come on board the CBS project.

If that short promo is anything to go by, this new MACGYVER series is going to be great !

Can't wait!

 
                                                                     
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I just saw a comment on Facebook which cracked me up. It said this reboot could be total crap and it would still be better then the mind numbing reality TV shows on TV. laugh.gif



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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 24 June 2016 - 01:11 PM)
I just saw a comment on Facebook which cracked me up. It said this reboot could be total crap and it would still be better then the mind numbing reality TV shows on TV. laugh.gif



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True, but that's setting the bar REALLY low. wink.gif

I hope MacGyver can legitimately contend with all the GOOD stuff that's on tv these days. I don't want it to fare well against shows like The Bachelorette, I want it to fare well against shows like Daredevil, Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Homeland, etc, etc.

 
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Contenders such as the ones you mentioned are in a league of their own. Their tone is significantly darker than MacGyver and appeal to a different audience. MacGyver could end up appealing to viewers of NCIS & H-50.

Back in the 80's, shows were exciting when they started because there were so few of them. So people paid attention to them too. Nowadays new shows start on a weekly basis, and a lot of them are copies of others, so people are far more critical.

 
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

MacGyver has officially begun filming ! I'm assuming based on this pic from the studio?

After so many failed attempts, finally MacGyver is back in production again.

Mac is most certainly BACK !

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So... where is the announcement of the rest of the cast? *impatiently foot tapping*

Guess we'll get some news next week!


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Lucas Till has just posted this pic

With the comment - 8 more days.

I reckon, a lot of rehearsals, costume fittings and learning of lines etc are happening at the moment, at the studio lot.

And in 8 days time - they'll begin shooting.

So Dash, perhaps those other casting announcements may come over the next 8 days.

Can't wait!

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QUOTE (Miasma @ 24 June 2016 - 03:11 AM)
QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 24 June 2016 - 01:11 PM)
I just saw a comment on Facebook which cracked me up. It said this reboot could be total crap and it would still be better then the mind numbing reality TV shows on TV. laugh.gif



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True, but that's setting the bar REALLY low. wink.gif

I hope MacGyver can legitimately contend with all the GOOD stuff that's on tv these days. I don't want it to fare well against shows like The Bachelorette, I want it to fare well against shows like Daredevil, Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Homeland, etc, etc.

If Macgyver ends up in the same league as Daredevil or Homeland, that would be indeed terrific,but i think it's unlikely to be honest. It will end up joining the ranks of NCIS or HAWAII FIVE-O, which isn't a bad thing per se.

 
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There are already people working on the promo soundtrack. "Colossal Trailer Music" do custom music for Film, Television, Commercials, and Movie Trailers. You can visit their website at colossaltrailermusic.com

via https://twitter.com/ColossalTM/status/746748064182894592

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The French MacGyver Twitter account (never knew it existed),

Has just tweeted this - I translated (...I never knew you could do this either)

Start counting!

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Additional Casting Details are out via https://twitter.com/GACastingCalls

Sounds like a pretty interesting episode... so we have luxury parties, FBI people, Bikini Women and a young MacGyver? biggrin.gif


**NOW CASTING!!!! – MACGYVER**
Central Casting is seeking submissions to background roles on the new CBS series MacGyver.
You must have flexible availability for shooting between Sun. 7/10-Tues. 7/26.

ESTATE PARTY – Men and Women who appear to be between the ages of late 20’s – early 50’s. You should look very wealthy and upscale and have formal attire. Ladies should have long gowns or upscale cocktail type dresses and men should have tuxedos or very expensive suits. Please submit full length photos in your most upscale attire and use ESTATE PARTY in the subject line.

LUXURY CARS – We are in need of very expensive and high end cars. Cars should be 2012-present in EXCELLENT condition. We are looking for Bentleys, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, Mercedes, Jaguars, Porches, BMW, Cadillac, Audi, and Tesla’s. Please submit a photo of your vehicle and include the year, make, model and color with LUXURY CAR in the subject line.

BIKINI WOMEN – Women in the 20’s- early 30’s, who have athletic body types and are comfortable in two piece bikinis. Please submit a full-length photo in your swimwear with BIKINI in the subject line.

FBI – Men and Women 30’s-50’s, very upscale and conservative with excellent business attire. Please submit a photo in your best business attire with FBI in the subject line.

YOUNG BOYS – We are in need of Caucasian boys between the ages of 9-11yrs old with blonde hair and fair skin. Please submit a current photo with YOUNG MACGYVER in the subject line.

*If you fit one of these roles and have availability between Sun. 7/10-Tues. 7/26, please submit your photos with the appropriate subject line to macatl@centralcasting.com *
In order to be considered for more roles and future shows please come and register with Central Casting Mon-Fri from 11a-5pm.

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Hmmm... luxury cars and bikni-clad women is NOT what I think of when somebody says "MacGyver." Well, we'll see how it all plays out. It's impossible to know the context based on this.

 
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QUOTE (Miasma @ 28 June 2016 - 08:31 AM)
Hmmm... luxury cars and bikni-clad women is NOT what I think of when somebody says "MacGyver." Well, we'll see how it all plays out. It's impossible to know the context based on this.

Beach-house opening gambit. wink.gif

Luxury cars and formal wear are not too unexpected. Remember the DXS party MacGyver had to attend in Enemy Within or Omer's party in Fire and Ice - could be something like that.

Can't take too much from that really. It might only be a quick scene for all we know. It might also be our first confirmation that this MacGyver also hates wearing a tie. laugh.gif




 
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hm....

...armed robbers crash a bikini party with FBI people in disguise and MacGyver saves the day?
... bikini women crash an official FBI event that MacGvver also attends?
... FBI people crash a bikini women students party where MacGyvver lounges in the pool with some nice lady?

no clue, but we'll see... soon!




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Luxury Cars, Bikini clad women and new MacGyverisms

Ticking all the boxes from a Male perspective.👍

Females get Lucas till, George Eads, and Justin Hires...to drool over. lol 😉

By the way, no-one mentioned the delectable Tia Carrere, as an assassin in a wet swimsuit from the episode Murderer's Sky (Season 3). w00t.gif 😍 Grrrrr. And that wasn't her first time in MacGyver she featured in The wish child in season 2.

The bar is already set very high... to top that, Peter Lenkov has a job on his hands! thumbsup.gif

Just a thought!!! Tia Carrere has been in two episodes of Hawaii 5.0, in 2015. So perhaps, she's on Peter Lenkov's radar for a guest or recurring role in MacGyver? If I had my way she'd have a more permanent role on the show.

 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 28 June 2016 - 09:49 AM)
Luxury Cars, Bikini clad women and new MacGyverisms

Ticking all the boxes from a Male perspective.👍

Females get Lucas till, George Eads, and Justin Hires...to drool over. lol 😉

Not really the same thing though is it... unless they are going to be running around with no shirt on...

If it's just a one off for an episode it's fine, like a pool party or something, no problem, but I don't want to see a more adult version of MacGyver. One of the big draw cards of the original was that it was family orientated and made science cool for kids. That's an important factor for me liking this new show. If they try to sex it up like so many other shows on TV these days I'm out.

MacGyver's original draw card was it's uniqueness and for me that needs to remain.




 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 28 June 2016 - 02:06 PM)
QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 28 June 2016 - 09:49 AM)
Luxury Cars, Bikini clad women and new MacGyverisms

Ticking all the boxes from a Male perspective.👍

Females get Lucas till, George Eads, and Justin Hires...to drool over. lol 😉

If they try to sex it up like so many other shows on TV these days I'm out.

MacGyver's original draw card was it's uniqueness and for me that needs to remain.

I disagree, I hope they do gear this program more to adults. And sex it up!

Peter Lenkov knows that their is already an audience anticipating this new series, built from the original series. These once were kids, now adults. This series has to entertain us more than a new generation that must be found. They will not achieve this if they create a children's show. And CBS have not brought on board Peter Lenkov and James Wan to make a lame, lack-luster children friendly series. Sorry to disappoint you, Kiwitek.

They must create a show that's geared towards adults, but can compliment both audiences, in a similar vein Pixar does with their films. H.50 is an action packed series and was built on the original fan base while trying to acquire a new generation audience. Regardless of whether you like the show or not - it has built a very strong fan-base, and begins it's 7th successful season this fall. Peter Lenkov will be using what he's learnt from that series and use it as a starting point for this new MacGyver series.

The show's are running along side each other, this is no coincidence. Both these shows will and must compliment each other. And that doesn't mean the shows will look the same - but they will and must sit side by side. I don't wish to dismiss or alienate children from watching the new series - but the showrunner's are governed by rules and regulations by the FCC to make sure they are staying within family friendly parameters.

The original 80s show would not stand up to today's TV elite. The only way it will get noticed, fit in, and survive amongst other new shows like - 24, prison break, lethal weapon, and designated survivor, is if it adapts and matures.

Let's be honest the original series of MacGyver wasn't perfect - and we have all spoken (at length) at the many problems the old series had, so I think we all realize that things need to change for the future survival of the series. That is how it will acquire and keep it's uniqueness. And rather than us (the fans) shutting down the decisions and changes Peter Lenkov and his team might make (whatever they may be, big or small), they should be embraced rather than shutting them down and criticizing them for being different. At the end of the day, they make these tweeks and changes to help the new series to evolve and develop over time. At the end of the day it's a brand new show and we can't expect a carbon copy of the original.

 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (RDoyletv @ 28 June 2016 - 06:46 PM)
And rather than us (the fans) shutting down the decisions and changes Peter Lenkov and his team might make (whatever they may be, big or small), they should be embraced rather than shutting them down and criticizing them for being different.

We should except whatever changes they make? Seriously??!!

If we did that we'd still have the original pilot and a failing show based from it.

No we should not except whatever is handed to us but instead hold the production team to account as was done with the pilot trailer and voice our opinions on what's not working in the show. The only way a show gets better is if the makers know what's not working and the only way they know that is when the viewers tell them.

 
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QUOTE (KiwiTek @ 28 June 2016 - 11:57 PM)
No we should not except whatever is handed to us...

My point is - this is a new show. They must do things differently, to improve, create and provide longevity for this new series.

To achieve this goal - aspects of the show, in terms of style, pace, direction will be quite different than the original show of the 80s.

The show may have more adult themes, be more violent, be sex'ed up etc. All these elements are present in modern day tv shows. CBS can't ignore that. This model is what sell, and helps gain and attracts audiences. We can't ignore that, as much as we may want to. NCIS, CSI, H.50, 24 etc all have these elements and MacGyver can't be without them either.

What is clear is, if they were to use the 80s formulaic approach, it most certainly would not work on a modern, young, audience today.

Peter Lenkov has experience of rebooting classics, he has an extinguished career to date. He is leading this series, and we must allow him the opportunity to make those choices on our behalf and steer this ship. As an audience we must embrace those changes and not be hasty. Not all of them, we are going to like...? But putting a twist or a spanner in the works early on in this series, could provide a better pathway for future seasons, cause great debate and create a better program in the long run. What that is, I don't know or have the answer, but that's what I hope and expect.

Doing the same old, same old - is boring and un-interesting.

Remember this show will be all about character development - Peter Lenkov stated in his short video promo. So it should be pushing MacGyver harder and harder and asking questions about him and his abilities and demons etc. That is what is going to make this show as interesting as possible.

 
                                                                     
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Posted: 28 June 2016 - 04:32 AM                                    
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In my honest opinion, I still want MacGyver's personality to be similar to the 80s one, because I think he personifies what society can be and not what society has become. Now, a MacGyver that really cares for the people around him, a MacGyver that loves humanityand sees the good in all of us amidst all the materialism, immorality, and basically anything bad that the world has come to, now that's a great MacGyver for the modern times.

MacGyver should be the one who does not indulge in these kinds of stuff so it doesn't really matter to me if the other characters use cuss words or do immoral stuff, as long as MacGyver will stand out as the one who will be the light against these bad things happening. smile.gif For example, maybe this MacGyver can show dismay whenever someone cusses---something like that. The old MacGyver was never shown to dislike it because, of course, it was the 80s and if I'm correct based on the old shows I've watched, there wasn't much cussing in TV shows back then? But cussing was already a thing and I think a MacGyver that lived in the 80s would hate it just as much as how a MacGyver in our present times would. This is the opportunity the reboot has to show the audience. He should teach us, not through a very preachy story---but through actions, how we can be better as individuals and as a society.

The downside of all of this is that the very young audiences who might not have parental supervision might get exposed to the bad stuff the show might present, so it might translate to their minds as something good and cool. So I think parents should really guide their children if they want to watch MacGyver, especially the reboot. smile.gif

 
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Posted: 28 June 2016 - 04:43 AM                                    
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I question certain aspects of what you say.

The goody two shoes character, is questionable. Would it relate or alienate a young audience? Although, I agree MacGyver shouldn't stray too far from the original. But the 80s character was very one dimensions and therefore, giving him a better backstory is most important.

I have no problem with Mac cussing. It's what people do and young people will relate better if he wasn't so perfect.

His moral and political views should be tested and questioned over the seasons and the character should be tested to the limit in every aspect.

For me... It's not all about the Macgyverisms. It about a good story and how all the characters evolve and change through the course of the program.

 
                                                                     
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Well yeah the backstory is important, but the backstory should involve how MacGyver's beliefs and morals came to be. They can have him cuss in flashbacks, I guess. But he should refrain to if it isn't a flashback, or maybe only when in very severe pressure like when he feels that humanity is in grave danger by someone who held him captive to the point wherein he feels so helpless and dumb that he feels he can't figure out a way to save the people, I guess. But I don't see him as someone who cusses to express his emotions in the simple things that happen. I think MacGyver is too smart for that.

Also, we are oversaturated with characters who have too many flaws. I'm not saying that the new MacGyver should not have flaws but they should come up with flaws that can come out as very MacGyver and they shouldn't make the flaws too over-the-top. For me, the 80s MacGyver had flaws too, but they weren't really explored that much because it was the 80s then and the way they presented it before was probably the best that they can do. But now, they can expand on that more and give it a modern twist. The 80s MacGyver had dimension, too. It's not his character that was too one-dimensional, it was the way they presented it that was because if you really think about it beyond an episode, you'll realize that MacGyver had more to him than meets the eye or what the episode presented. Like say for example, MacGyver being sad about not being there beside his mother when his mother died. It wasn't given much emphasis then but if you really think about it, it's actually very human. That and all the other problems or flaws that the 80s MacGyver had should have a modern take and should be an important aspect for the reboot, because it will give him a more human touch.

But then again, regardless of our opinions I still hope that we will get a finished product that we can all enjoy thumbsup.gif

 
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Either way, I'm sure they are taking everything on board and exploring all options.

I'm looking forward to whatever they produce, and look forward to being entertained, week on week ! happy_dance.gif

 
                                                                     
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