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Complete 1st Season
6 DVD set, 22
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Created by: Lee David Zlotoff
Executive Producers: Henry Winkler, John Rich, and Stephen Downing
Supervising Producer: Michael Greenburg
Richard Dean Anderson as
Dana Elcar as Peter Thornton
as Harry Jackson (1985-1990)
Teri Hatcher as Penny Parker (1986-1990)
Bruce McGill as Jack Dalton (1986-1992)
Michael Des Barres as Murdoc
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