ORIGINAL AIRDATE: November 17th, 1985 —
Today, MacGyver faces a ‘fight or flight’ scenario with Kelly Nielson [SPECIAL GUEST: Kay Lenz!]
MISSION: In search of a favorite childhood lake, MacGyver stumbles upon a hostage situation at a small airstrip off the beaten path. Now he must sabotage his captor’s plan to break into an armored truck and escape with the loot by air.
This week’s highlights include:
SPECIAL GUEST: KAY LENZ!
Kay Lenz has worked with many huge-name directors in her prolific career and is perhaps best known for the lead role in Clint Eastwood’s Breezy opposite William Holden. She also appeared in the original “The Tick” animated series on Fox as American Maid.
The role Kay mentioned that landed MacGyver co-star Jackie Earle Haley an Oscar nomination was 2006’s Little Children.
You can find more information on the July 23rd, 1982 accident on the set of Twilight Zone that took the lives of Vic Morrow and two children on wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_Zone_accident.
Thermite is a chemical compund of metallic powders that can burn in excess of 4,500 degrees fahrenheit. Reactions can involve a variety of fuels, but most common is iron oxide and aluminum.
Check out the article on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite
Fe2O3 + 2 Al → 2 Fe + Al2O3
Watch S1E7: “Last Stand” on CBS’s website or check the alternative streamability of this episode here.