MacGyver was an action adventure series that ran from 1985 to 1992 on ABC.
"Part boy-scout, part genius, all hero" was one of the
taglines from the show. In this series, Richard Dean
Anderson played the role of Angus MacGyver, a secret
agent who refused to carry a gun, but could make a
mountain out of a mole hill. The show also starred Dana
Elcar as Peter Thornton (MacGyver’s boss), and Bruce
McGill as Jack Dalton (MacGyver’s friend). The series
was hugely popular, and it had its own line of toys and
games. At the time of this writing in late 2014, a full
featured film was being considered. Some of you may
remember the two made-for-TV movies released post series
end in 1994.
show, secret agent Angus MacGyver (Anderson) worked for
the Phoenix Foundation under the umbrella of a faux
government agency called Depart of External Services (DXS).
As an experienced bomb technician during the Vietnam
conflict, MacGyver's knowledge of science and his
infinite resourcefulness always managed to come together
to save the day. The rise in Duct tape and Swiss Army
knife sales can be attributed to him, as he used
everyday resources to solve complex and dangerous
problems. Although MacGyver preferred non-violent
methods of getting the bad guys, he did use a gun from
time to time.