While mapping some wilderness in Alaska, MacGyver discovers an abandoned ship. On it, a Russian stowaway tells him that the crew were all scared off, by Bigfoot!

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While mapping some wilderness in Alaska, MacGyver discovers an abandoned ship. On it, a Russian stowaway tells him that the crew were all scared off, by Bigfoot!

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The glow from the mercs' welding-torches would not have visibly moved around among the trees, since welding is done very "locally" (perfomed in a very small area on the space between the metal surfaces) in order to thoroughly heat the metal being joined, and it "proceeds" very slowly to form a proper joint. See more »

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Pete Thornton: [flying over a wilderness area] MacGyver. Great place to start day one of your vacation.
MacGyver: Vacation, nothing. This a Phoenix sponsored save the wilderness mapping expedition and don't you forget it. Just ask the Department of Interior over there.
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A pretty cool episode with a sort of appearance by the legendary Bigfoot
11 January 2007 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Sasquatch makes a sort of appearance in this pretty cool and enjoyable episode of the popular long-running action adventure TV series. Shrewd and resourceful government special agent MacGyver (excellently played by the likable and charismatic Richard Dean Anderson) goes into the Alaskan wilderness for a basic maneuvers exercise. MacGyver stumbles across a rusty abandoned ship nestled on a remote woodland lake. Curiosity gets the best of MacGyver and he boards the boat. He immediately runs into a bestial, aggressive and inhospitable Bigfoot. He also finds and rescues a fair damsel in distress. The show starts off well enough, with a careful, involving build-up, an eerie aura of mystery, a bunch of Native Americans popping up to explain the legend of Bigfoot, and an imposingly monstrous Sasquatch all lending this episode a satisfying sense of genuine creepiness and uncertainty. WARNING: Possible *SPOILERS* ahead. Too bad the second half degenerates into formula action banality, with the Bigfoot alas ultimately revealed as an artful ruse devised to cover up a band of dastardly oil thieves. However, things nonetheless conclude on a pleasingly ambiguous note with the suggestion of a bonafide Bigfoot roaming around somewhere out there in the vast expansive forest.


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