MacGyver Goes To
MacGyver will be going to court this season -- King Arthur's court, that is. Steve
Downing, who produces the ABC series that stars Richard Dean Anderson as an ingenious
investigator, says that a two-part fantasy episode is in the works. "MacGyver gets
conked on the head and ends up in King Arthur's time -- sort of like 'A Connecticut Yankee
in King Arthur's Court' with MacGyver bringing all his capabilities into that world."
Costar Dana Elcar [Peter Thornton] is playing the King. Elcar. who has been battling
glaucoma, suffers a severe vision loss, and so, says Downing, "We can't play him as
sighted. In the story, Morgana -- the King's evil half-sister -- has cast a spell on him
that resulted in his going blind." Elcar, despite his impairment, continues to be
featured on the series. Several months ago, when the actor's eye problem worsened,
producers wrote his condition into the two-parter's story.
TV Guide, October 1991.