MacGyver Reboot


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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by KateR » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:08 pm

Macphoenix wrote:Article nice with one my trailer :D :D

http://big955chicago.iheart.com/onair/s ... -15125413/

Cy.
Wow. I can't see the "New MacGyver" trailer (I have to sign in), but I've seen other promotional trailers for the new series. And Cyril, YOU have captured what the REAL MacGyver is all about - his humanity. The heart of MacGyver is not a Swiss Army knife and a cocky team that blows things up. It is character.

I will watch the new show tomorrow. It may even be good enough to capture a new young audience. But it's not MacGyver.

I haven't watched my MacGyver DVDs in a very long time. I think this new series will make me want to go back and appreciate the original instead. With any luck it will make kids curious enough to go back and check it out too.

Thanks, Cy!

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by frenchwriter » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:10 am

Macphoenix wrote:Article nice with one my trailer :D :D

http://big955chicago.iheart.com/onair/s ... -15125413/

Cy.
I can't watch the new video neither but I really love your trailer Cyril !!
As always, you've knew catch the best moments to make a fantastic video of our favourite MacGyver ...
And, you see, you're a "reference" now with your wonderful work...

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by Macphoenix » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:14 am

KateR wrote:
Macphoenix wrote:Article nice with one my trailer :D :D

http://big955chicago.iheart.com/onair/s ... -15125413/

Cy.
Wow. I can't see the "New MacGyver" trailer (I have to sign in), but I've seen other promotional trailers for the new series. And Cyril, YOU have captured what the REAL MacGyver is all about - his humanity. The heart of MacGyver is not a Swiss Army knife and a cocky team that blows things up. It is character.

I will watch the new show tomorrow. It may even be good enough to capture a new young audience. But it's not MacGyver.

I haven't watched my MacGyver DVDs in a very long time. I think this new series will make me want to go back and appreciate the original instead. With any luck it will make kids curious enough to go back and check it out too.

Thanks, Cy!

Kate[/quote

I agree with you oh yes :D
Very well said :D
Thank you so much Kate :D

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by Macphoenix » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:16 am

frenchwriter wrote:
Macphoenix wrote:Article nice with one my trailer :D :D

http://big955chicago.iheart.com/onair/s ... -15125413/

Cy.
I can't watch the new video neither but I really love your trailer Cyril !!
As always, you've knew catch the best moments to make a fantastic video of our favourite MacGyver ...
And, you see, you're a "reference" now with your wonderful work...[/quote


Thank you!
it means a lot to me :D

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by CMac » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:30 pm

The only purpose this reboot served for me was to get me excited to watch the original, which I do on an almost daily basis anyway.

Tonight, I am having an original MacGyver marathon in protest. I won't watch one minute of the new series. It's getting panned, and I hate to say that makes me happy because that sounds so mean-spirited, but in a strange way, it does make me happy.

If anyone does watch it, please let me know what you think. I'd be curious to know. :)

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by Macphoenix » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:58 pm

I have no word or want to describe the Pilot :? :? :?
so sad...all the work done 30 years ago...and see what results...

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by KateR » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:48 pm

CMac wrote:If anyone does watch it, please let me know what you think. I'd be curious to know. :)
I watched "MacGyver." But what I saw was "Mission Impossible." A team of specialists - the politically correct female boss, the problem solver, the military weapons expert, the tech wiz - all working for a secret government agency to bring down international bad guys with lots of shooting and explosions and a plot twist that was apparent from the beginning.

The whole point to MacGyver was that he worked ALONE, that he avoided guns, and that even though he used as much technology as was available in the 80s, most of his solutions were simple and low-tech and more often than not surprised even himself. He didn't have a back-up team - he WAS the back-up team. He didn't go into a situation with a cocky smile, confident that he could solve any problem, and he would NEVER indulge in self congratulations and high-fives.

None of the characters resembled in any way the characters whose names they borrowed from the original (Jack Dalton ex-Delta Force and weapons expert, really??). There's more to MacGyver than a Swiss Army knife. Even the MacGyverisms that they included in the pilot episode were not original - the real MacGyver had used the fingerprint trick, the plaster dust trick, and the muriatic acid trick 30 years ago.

A part of me was hoping that it would turn out to be a nice little homage after all, especially since the producer and director kept saying in so many interviews that they wanted to be loyal to the tone of the original. But there was no homage. It felt as if the message was that in today's world a loner who relies on ingenuity and heart couldn't make it on his own, and so he needs a team behind him to run surveillance and blow things up.

If they had promoted it as a Mission Impossible kind of show about a team that uses some MacGyver-like strategies, I might have given the show a chance. It might have even been successful. Scorpion does it each week. But this was not MacGyver.

:( :roll:

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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by tvero80 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:32 pm

I'll never forgive them for turning Nikki into a traitoress...
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Re: MacGyver Reboot

Post by Macphoenix » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:38 pm

KateR wrote:
CMac wrote:If anyone does watch it, please let me know what you think. I'd be curious to know. :)
I watched "MacGyver." But what I saw was "Mission Impossible." A team of specialists - the politically correct female boss, the problem solver, the military weapons expert, the tech wiz - all working for a secret government agency to bring down international bad guys with lots of shooting and explosions and a plot twist that was apparent from the beginning.

The whole point to MacGyver was that he worked ALONE, that he avoided guns, and that even though he used as much technology as was available in the 80s, most of his solutions were simple and low-tech and more often than not surprised even himself. He didn't have a back-up team - he WAS the back-up team. He didn't go into a situation with a cocky smile, confident that he could solve any problem, and he would NEVER indulge in self congratulations and high-fives.

None of the characters resembled in any way the characters whose names they borrowed from the original (Jack Dalton ex-Delta Force and weapons expert, really??). There's more to MacGyver than a Swiss Army knife. Even the MacGyverisms that they included in the pilot episode were not original - the real MacGyver had used the fingerprint trick, the plaster dust trick, and the muriatic acid trick 30 years ago.

A part of me was hoping that it would turn out to be a nice little homage after all, especially since the producer and director kept saying in so many interviews that they wanted to be loyal to the tone of the original. But there was no homage. It felt as if the message was that in today's world a loner who relies on ingenuity and heart couldn't make it on his own, and so he needs a team behind him to run surveillance and blow things up.

If they had promoted it as a Mission Impossible kind of show about a team that uses some MacGyver-like strategies, I might have given the show a chance. It might have even been successful. Scorpion does it each week. But this was not MacGyver.

:( :roll:

Kate
thank you Kate ;) ;) ;)

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