MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by bftlovesRDA » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:45 pm

Thanks, Kate and Juliette for your comments on this episode.

No, Kate, I don't know the answer to your question about the script for Ugly Duckling. Maybe somebody else will come along who does.

I do know that I totally love these comments: "But continuity aside, I like the little peeks into Mac's past. And the peeks into his personality. I love the opening scenes where he's playing table hockey with Susan. I think this was one of the earliest moments where a bit of RDA's own personality was beginning to peek through into MacGyver."

Thanks again for all.
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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by lesliekretchmar » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:23 pm

Dear Kate,
I googled it and skimmed through it and it looks complete?
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.u ... ode=s01e18
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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by KateR » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:43 pm

lesliekretchmar wrote: Dear Kate,
I googled it and skimmed through it and it looks complete?
https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.u ... ode=s01e18
Thanks, Leslie. I've seen those. I've been using the closed captions for the episodes (which may be where those scripts were taken from). My old computer has software that will pull out the captions into a text file, and I've been trying to complete all the episodes before that old computer dies.

If you're talking about the character name in that episode, though, the captions and scripts don't seem to offer a name. Everyone is accounted for except the buyer, the one who chooses the bridge as the site of the test. The actor is not even listed in the credits at the beginning or the end of the episode. Very peculiar.

But then, the kid who played Ahmed in To Be a Man was never listed in the credits either, and that was a significant role. Makes you wonder who was handling the credits back then.

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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by lesliekretchmar » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:37 pm

Thanks, Kate! I appreciate all your knowledge and the amount of work you do for RDAnderson.com
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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by Juliette » Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm

Anyone wanna start on Countdown?

I'll come back later for my comment ;)

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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by bftlovesRDA » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:22 am

Thank you for starting the discussion of "Countdown", a very good episode, IMHO.

We learn that Mac was in Viet Nam on a bomb diffusing team. That gives us some insight into his past.

The cruise ship bomb(s) is a scenario that could easily happen in real life today.

Mac as usual comes up with the solution to the problem in an awesome way.

Too bad Charlie didn't make it.

Thanks Kate for the MacGyver Lexicon entries for this episode.

Here are some of her screenshots for "Countdown":

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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by lesliekretchmar » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:08 am

I loved the direct communication between the bomb "defusing" team onboard and Mac and Phoenix (especially Pete - though I loved the trap that Mac set for Donahue). I also love the last picture posted in this thread by B/Kate!
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Re: MacGyver/Discuss episode of the week

Post by Juliette » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:11 pm

I don't have a lot to say on Countdown, it's an okay episode to me – meaning I like it but it's not one of my favorites.
The story is realistic (as B said, it could happen anytime) and the nature of the bomb is really well reshearched. I never saw any movie or show that displayed such a complicated and well thought bomb. Even nowadays with all of our high tech stuff, it would be really difficult to defuse it and they would definitely need a real-life MacGyver to save the day! :roll:

I like episodes where we learn about the past (as I said many times already in this thread :lol:) and Charlie is (well.. was..) a nice guy. Too bad he had to die, but his death allowed all the others to survive since Mac knew what not to do to avoid the explosions.

Carole is also a very nice character. She's a figure of authority on the boat, she's strong and brave and wonderfully handled the situation.

I also like Mac and Pete's relationship in this one. It's (I think) the first time we see them good friends and accomplice. The whole "game" to reveal Donahue's guilt was great :)

The first scenes with Susan and the failing robot was really fun too! I love the way Mac answers the phone: "Whoever you are, I owe an incredible debt of...
- MacGyver?
- gratitude...
- Good, I'll take it right now.
- Peter?
- On second thought
- Now, hold it.
- Mac, I've got a job for you.
- Pete, I'm on the verge of a great discovery.
- Sure, you are.
- The world's just waiting to find out about shoe polish egg foo yung.
- What was that?
- It's my cranky maintenance lady being her usual self, cranky."
Love that exchange :D

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