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MacGyver

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Complete 1st Season
6 DVD set, 22 episodes

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MacGyver DVD

Paramount has graciously supplied a few 1st Season photos to whet your appetite for the Macgyver DVD set. CLICK HERE TO VIEW.

1985-1992
ABC Paramount
Created by: Lee David Zlotoff
Executive Producers: Henry Winkler, John Rich, and Stephen Downing
Supervising Producer: Michael Greenburg

Richard Dean Anderson as Angus MacGyver
Dana Elcar as Peter Thornton

Also:
John Anderson as Harry Jackson (1985-1990)
Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker (1986-1990)
Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton (1986-1992)
Michael Des Barres as Murdoc (1987-1991)
Elyssa Davalos as Nikki Carpenter

MacGyver DVD Review

I hadn't realized how much I had missed MacGyver until I watched episodes in this boxed set. How refreshing! A hero with principles! Uses his head and not a gun. Always keeps his clothes on.

Watching Richard Dean Anderson cleverly solve problems with what was at hand - a paperclip, some duct tape, a chocolate bar - made me remember how smart this show could be. All the chemical and scientific knowledge packed into each story was an amazement then and still fascinates now. And what woman didn't fantasize about having a husband as handy as MacGyver? (Or as cute as Richard Dean Anderson?)

A few notes about the first season. Although Dana Elcar appears in the pilot, he is NOT Pete Thorton, MacGyver's best friend. He doesn't become that character until Episode 11, Nightmares. Also, at first MacGyver worked for DXS (Department of External Services) which was like a CIA type organization. It isn't until 1987 that Pete and MacGvyer move to the Phoenix Foundation.

The episodes on the set look good. What you really want to know is if they look better than those shown on TV as reruns. Yes, they do. And more, they are uncut and have no commercials. They are 20 years old and the sound is a mono track, but taking all that into consideration, these stories hold up well.

They skimped on the Special Features. I would have liked to have heard from the people who made the show. I'd have liked inside info on how they came up with all those MacGyverisms (his nifty solutions to problems). I wasn't expecting Richard Dean Anderson though. He didn't participate in the Stargate SG1 DVDs and that's his current show. Still, since this is only the first season, I am hopeful they can give us some behind the scenes features in future releases.

If you loved MacGyver, and who didn't, this DVD set is very affordable at around $30.

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MacGyver: The Complete 1st Season




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