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
- 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.
- "MacGyver" was one of two Paramount-produced network-aired shows from the Blue Mountain era to last into the Paramount Communications era, the other being Cheers.
- Dana Elcar's Stunt Double was Don S. Davis. Don S. Davis became "Gen. George Hammond", Richard Dean Anderson's superior officer on Stargate SG-1.