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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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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Sergeant
Charles Bouvier ...
Technician #1
Michael Johnson ...
Captain Taylor
Jerry DeWilde ...
Jerry (as Jerry de Wilde)
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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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If the laboratory sets in this Paramount pilot episode look familiar it's because they are redresses from Paramount's "Star Trek Wrath of Khan" from 1982.The most intact set shows the Enterprise's photon torpedo room with launch tube door. See more »

Goofs

When Spencer gets shot, the gun is pointed down and to her left, but when she falls to the floor she grabs her middle-right torso; nowhere near where the gun was pointing when it went off. See more »

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MacGyver: [voice-over narration] It's funny, you know, the kind of stuff that pops into your head when you're trying to work. I remember there was this horse... a golden palomino. Ol' Man McGinny had got him in a trade, I think. I couldn't of been much more than nine or ten, at the time, but I made up my mind I was going to ride that horse. Course, knowing Ol' Man McGinny, that was going to take some doing.
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Referenced in Panic Room (2002) See more »

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God I love this show
2 October 2001 | by (Little rock) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest shows ever. Every guy would love this show. How can you beat it. Its a secret agent that builds all his gadgets from stuff he finds. Although, some of the lessons and morals and plot lines are a little cheesy, alot of the action and other stuff is just unbelievably great. perfect. I wish it was still on tv.


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