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
- Early in the first season it is implied that MacGyver lives in the Griffiths Observatory. Later in the season it is obvious he lives above the coney island stand in Venice Beach.
- The first season of the show was shot entirely in the Los Angeles area. However, as an adventure series, ABC was ready to cancel after one year due to the price of location filming and time…
[show]The first season of the show was shot entirely in the Los Angeles area. However, as an adventure series, ABC was ready to cancel after one year due to the price of location filming and time spent moving the production crew over a 6-day shoot schedule. With threat of cancellation, the Producers, including Henry Winkler decided to send the show to Vancouver where location moves could be made within an hour. In one day an episode could move from an ocean scene to a forest scene to a metropolitan scene. It allowed writers to put the character of MacGyver into a faster paced action/adventure series.
- Michael Des Barres, who plays Murdoc, MacGyver's archenemy, actually composed the song "Cleo Rocks" for the same-named episode.