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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MacGyver about? Who stars in the show? What happened in season (whatever)?
This site is for the original, 1980's MacGyver. Details about the series and its title character can be found in the About MacGyver section.

Is MacGyver available on DVD?

(Many thanks to hilary, chefdaddy, dafilthymofo and Shara Salt for sharing the news!)

Is MacGyver shown on television?
Check your local listings; might help.

Can I watch MacGyver on-line?
As of this writing (June 2019), I couldn't find a free source.

Where can I find MacGyver episode transcripts?
Our "extended episode summaries" are kind of like transcripts, with detailed descriptions of each scene and quotes. See the lower right corner of the Episode Guide.

Where can I find a list of episodes? What episode was that where...?
Check the Episode Guide, which has detailed episode recaps and quotes. If you're looking for a certain scene, character, etc. that's a good place to start.

Are there any on-line "seasons" of fanfiction, like some other shows have?
Our FanFiction section has the (archived) link to the MacGyver Virtual Seasons website, along with other fiction resources.

What kind of Swiss Army Knife did Mac use?
I'm not sure; there was a debate at the (now-closed) forums, but no consensus was reached.

Who is Harry? Who is Nikki?
See the Character Files page.

Where can I find a list of MacGyver-isms?
Ah, yes, those great moments where Mac makes something out of whatever is handy. You can check out a list of his creations here in The MacGyver F.A.Q.

What can you tell me about Richard Dean Anderson?
Not much, besides the fact that I'm deeply in love with him. (Here, I pause to sigh dreamily.) Check out for tons of information about him.

What are some other good MacGyver sites?
See our Links page.

Do you watch the MacGyver reboot?

My question isn't answered here. What should I do?
The MacGyver F.A.Q. has even more answers to even more Frequently Asked Questions about the show.

Why is the MacGyver F.A.Q dated 1995? Do you need some help with the site? How can I contact you?
Answers to these questions and more can be found on the About This Site page.


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