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ORIGINAL AIRDATE: October 20th, 1986 —
MacGyver is asked to babysit a 14-year-old boy from Santa Monica, not the mists of antiquity!
MISSION: When MacGyver offers to pick up Lisa’s little brother from a birthday party, he probably doesn’t suspect he’ll be interrupting a Wish Child hustle.
This week’s highlights include:
This cost Threshold Entertainment $45 million dollars to make… think about that.
Here is a link to James Hong’s Acting Workshop as mentioned on the podcast.
Relic Hunter (Television)
Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt.
It centers on Sydney Fox who is a professor but primarily a globe-trotting “relic hunter”, looking for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She is aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel and occasionally by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia. She often ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for the money. The series includes fantasy and science fiction elements, with many of the relics featured having genuine supernatural powers or being pieces of unusually advanced technology.
Check out the article on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relic_Hunter
Watch S2E4: “The Wish Child” on CBS’s website or check the alternative streamability of this episode here.
Mac uses chain wich hangs from his jeans backpocket not belt to make badguy fall in final karate battle.
Very cool diagram, Richard!
A few years back I saw the Mythbusters trying MacGyver’s gunpowder lock blow and they had to change a number of things to get there. I think the first problem was that they couldn’t just unscrew the cartridges with fingers like MacGyver, then they had to use a lot more gunpowder and ignite it electronically (final verdict: busted). I love when they take on MacGyver. And the oil stains looked kind of good on him in a way of making him look like one very hard worker.
“I remember the age when it was cool to be bad. Dumb age.” I really like this one because MacGyver has no problem admitting that we weren’t any better instead of the older generations’ knee-jerk moaning about the younger ones!