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
Lawrence P. Casey ...
Colonel Keel (as Lawrence Casey)
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Charles Bouvier ...
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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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[repeated line]
MacGyver: God, I hate heights.
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Referenced in First Kid (1996) See more »

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Unbeatable!
22 May 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

MacGyver is the greatest series I have yet to see. The fact that it features someone with morals and who's always willing to help is very refreshing.

I first saw MacGyver a few years ago when I was watching Stargate and my father said, "What are you watching that old MacGyver for?" Well, I had to go look. MacGyver started before I was born, so naturally I missed the first run. But I liked Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate, so I went and looked. Once I started watching MacGyver, I never went back.

There was action, but no guns. A cast of male characters, and no idiocy or sex. It was mind-blowing. Morals, looks, brains, kindness and humour, all in one. The man got shot up, blown up and beat up, and yet never blamed anyone for it. Heck, he'd try to help the one who did it to him, because he could see that something was wrong. If only they still made TV like this. I must admit though, that the original seasons were a lot more amusing in general than the later ones, but I'll watch any episode more than once. :-))


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