MacGyver is a different kind of hero - he doesn´t use weapons, he´s afraid of heights, and he´s an expert at making complicated machines out of ordinary things. A fan, a dough-scraper and some duct tape forms an excellent helicopter attack. A cut credit card can help cause a traffic jam. A light bulb makes an outstanding set of lock picks...
Last EpisodeTV Movie: MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday Aired: Nov. 24, 1994
While investigating the death of a friend, MacGyver discovers someone is manufacturing a secret nuclear plant in Britain.
Series Fun Facts
- In the late 1980s, two teenage boys made a bomb in their garage which went off, killing one of them. The surviving boy said they learned how to make the bomb from an episode of the show.…
[show]In the late 1980s, two teenage boys made a bomb in their garage which went off, killing one of them. The surviving boy said they learned how to make the bomb from an episode of the show. However, the show was quickly exonerated after it was discovered no such episode existed.
- The surname "MacGyver" is of Scottish origin, first found in early times in Dumbarton. The clan motto, "Numquam obliviscar", translates as "I will never forget."
- Several episodes (including the pilot) were directed by Alan Smithee, a pseudonym commonly used by directors who don't want their real names associated with a project.