Dear Mac Fans,
I cannot begin to express how humbled I am at the way you have embraced MacGyver as a fun and entertaining character, and how so many of you around the world have been inspired to make him part of your lives, if not your vocabulary. Never in my wildest dreams when I was writing the pilot could I have imagined what MacGyver would become. And must, as always, acknowledge the invaluable and essential contributions of all the writers, producers, directors, crew and actors who brought this character to life—first and foremost the incomparable Richard Dean Anderson. So a sincere and profound ‘thank you’ for all involved. (And you can check the MAC YOUNIVERSITY page for their personal recollections.)
And even though all of us were only doing it ‘just to make another TV show’ at the time, there is no doubt how honored and, well, proud I know we now feel to have been a part of something so enduring and iconic.
Just as I am really excited and pleased to have been invited to share my thoughts, experiences, and aspirations for MacGyver here at The Creator’s Corner on the macgyverglobal website. Having created MacGyver has gifted me with a lifetime of stories, encounters, and extraordinary opportunities—and continues to—many of which I am eager to share with you.
So for those who are interested, I will regularly be posting how surprisingly MacGyver has shaped and changed my life—and give you a running account of all the amazing experiences he’s bringing my way now.
As with any great story, it’s best to start at the beginning. Which is why in the new comic book series—and here, over the next few weeks and months, is the Real Origin story of how MacGyver came to be in the first place, as that is almost always one of the first questions I am asked.
And, with the editors, I look forward to hearing your MacGyver stories, and whatever thoughts or comments you’d care to share. Since, if nothing else, I have learned over the years, that there is at least a little MacGyver in every one of us.
Lee D. Zlotoff