Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate 29th September 1985
Written by Thackary Pallor
Directed by Alan Smithee
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Pilot is the 1st episode of Season 1 in the original version of MacGyver.


MacGyver is called in to clean up a mess resulting from an explosion in an underground lab. He makes his way through the wreckage to find an acid leak and a trapped pair of Nobel prize-level scientists. He learns that the explosion was not an accident, and he alerts the team on the outside that the leak is stopped just in time before the lab is wiped out by a missile. [1]

Trivia Edit

In this pilot episode, actor Dana Elcar plays a completely different character named "Andy Colson". The Pete Thornton character doesn't appear until episode 1.11, "Nightmares".


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Michael Lerner as Gantner
Dana Elcar as Andy Colson
Paul Stewart as Dr. Steubens
Michael C. Gwynne as Dr. Burke
Olaf Pooley as Dr. Sidney Marlow
Shavar Ross as MacGyver's "little brother"
Darlanne Fluegel as Barbara Spencer


  1. "Pilot", The MacGyver Project
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