MacGyver: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (29 Sep. 1985)

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An underground lab is destroyed by a mysterious explosion. MacGyver is sent in to rescue the trapped scientists and stop a deadly chemical leak.

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Angus 'Mac' MacGyver
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Gantner
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Andy Colson
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Dr. Carl Steubens
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Dr. Burke
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Gen. Relkwin
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Reggie
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Barbara Spencer
Olaf Pooley ...
Dr. Sidney Marlowe
Charles Lanyer ...
Major Dennis
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Colonel Keel (as Lawrence Casey)
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Charles Bouvier ...
Technician #1
Michael Johnson ...
Captain Taylor
Jerry DeWilde ...
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In the opening gambit, Mac must retrieve a top-secret pentagon rocket which crashed in Central Asia on a desolate, barren rock mountain and is already guarded by hostile soldiers. Mac's mountaineering, engineering and flying skills are put to good, daring and ingenious use... In the main story, Mac's scientist friend Gantner calls a big favor: an explosion in his top-secret science lab has trapped a group of researchers and caused a leak of extremely corrosive acid which will take only hours to contaminate the water in several US states, so the whole lab will be destroyed using an even worse counter-agent, regardless of the trapped people, unless Mac can stop the leakage and pass the good news. First Mac must get past a laser security system, for him simpler then a smoke-screen. When he is trough one scientist refuses to be evacuated, she helps him get to her research partner trapped in a cave-in. The army is getting restless, preparing a nuclear warhead, and was the explosion even an... Written by KGF Vissers

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The hole that MacGyver has blasted in the wall and then climbs through changes shape as he enters and exits on the other side. See more »

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Barbara Spencer: Blow an opening? With what? Don't tell me you know how to make a bomb out of a stick of chewing gum.
MacGyver: [beat] Why, you got some?
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I think I was about 10 years old when I first discovered "MacGyver". A local TV station was showing re-runs during the late '90s. This TV show caught my attention because of the main character, MacGyver. MacGyver was fun, smart, a modern day superhero whose only superpower was his intelligence. There are many life lessons about friendships, love and finding out who you are. I think Season 4 especially shows many of those important life lessons and through the characters we learned them as well. There are no shows on TV today that can be compared to this particular show. "MacGyver" is truly a unique piece of TV history. I always had a blast watching "MacGyver" adventures. And now years later I still enjoy watching it. I hope that new generations will learn to appreciate the good old - "MacGyver".


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