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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Will you watch The new MacGyver televsion show?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (18817points) September 6th, 2016

Are you hopeful? Its not with Richard Dean Anderson.

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ragingloli's avatar

Good gods, that trailer was awful.
Inception horn, followed by smug, arrogant, teenage arsehole as the main character.
I hope it gets cancelled after the pilot.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I live with him.

canidmajor's avatar

I’ll give it a shot.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’d watch a couple to see how they do. I imagine it will be difficult coming up plots and technology that was not on the original show. The new MacGyver will have to use more recent tech to do his magic: Internet, wifi, GPS, bluetooth, etc. In the new version he’ll take down a drug lord’s operation by hacking their Bitcoin accounts.
That is not as thrilling getting them with a roll of duct tape, a bottle of toilet bowl cleanser, and a pretzel.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Mine starts a ZTR mower with a paper clip.

canidmajor's avatar

@LuckyGuy, I loved the whole “make a blow torch from a bicycle” thing. (Which I think was a Season 1 episode.)

LuckyGuy's avatar

@canidmajor A piece of chewing gum, a can of beans, and some aluminum foil….
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and…
I found a synopsis of the bicycle frame episode.

You know, he would have solved half his problems if he carried a gun.
It was a fun show.

canidmajor's avatar

@LuckyGuy: My Dad was an engineer, we had a good time with the show, and actually got pretty good at the whole idea of doing stuff without relying on conventional methods. Also, spending a lot of my life around boats, I got very good at jury-rigging solutions from bizarre at-hand stuff.

LuckyGuy's avatar

That show inspired me to use my wallet as a tool chest. Until 9/11 and airport security I had enough stuff in there to work miracles:
braided steel cord, nichrome ignitors, batteries, capacitors, straight pins, razors, cable saw, solder foil strips, several feet of AWG 40 solenoid wire, etc. It all fit in a flat plastic pouch the size of a credit card.

canidmajor's avatar

I was overwhelmed by a wave of lust for you, @LuckyGuy, reading that. Or maybe for your former wallet. Not sure.

LuckyGuy's avatar

There was more but a public disclosure would not be prudent. ;-)
(I still have the pack and occasionally carry it.)

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I watched it… it was ok.

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