ORIGINAL AIRDATE: October 19th, 1987 —
During a routine mission for the Department of Interior, MacGyver is attacked by Bigfoot.
MISSION: Investigating an abandoned ship in the Pacific Northwest, MacGyver comes face to face with the grandfather of cryptozoology himself.
This week’s highlights include:
The MacGyver Project site had a chat with this episodes producer Calvin Clements Jr. which can be found here.
Cryptozoology is a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven due to lack of evidence. The animals cryptozoologists study are often referred to as cryptids, a term coined by John Wall in 1983. This includes living examples of animals that are otherwise considered extinct, such as non-avian dinosaurs; animals whose existence lacks physical evidence but which appear in folklore, such as Bigfoot and Chupacabra; and wild animals dramatically outside their normal geographic ranges, such as phantom cats (also known as Alien Big Cats).
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptozoology.