Friday, September 29, 2017

The MacGyver Fan Fiction Project

It's time to announce The MacGyver Fan Fiction Project!  Fan fiction is where fans write stories based on a preexisting narrative universe.  I've never tried it before, but it sounds like a fun way to write and to get back into the world of MacGyver.

My idea is to write a multi-part story around each episode from the point of view of one of the characters, starting before the episode begins and delving into the backstories.  Then I'll describe some of the episode's events from the character's perspective and hit on what happens after the episode ends. And rather than go in episodic order, I thought it would be more fun to pick them at random.  So I printed out the name of each episode (including the two movies and The Gauntlet opening gambit), cut the paper into strips, and put them in an envelope.

I'm not sure how many I'll do because I don't really know if I'm going to enjoy it until I try it. And it would probably take me at least 20 years to finish the series if I ever stuck with it.  But you gotta start somewhere!  Also coming soon: The James Bond and Indiana Jones review projects...

But let's get back to MacGyver and bring out the envelope!  Drumroll please -- bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum-bum!  And the first episode is.....

LOST LOVE -- I complained in my review that we didn't know enough about Lisa Kohler's backstory.  Let's rectify that!

ARCHIVE

SEASON 1
Pilot
The Golden Triangle
Thief of Budapest
The Gauntlet - opening gambit
The Gauntlet - episode
The Heist
Trumbo's World
Last Stand
Hellfire
The Prodigal
Target MacGyver
Nightmares
Deathlock
Flame's End
Countdown
The Enemy Within
Every Time She Smiles
To Be A Man
Ugly Duckling
Slow Death
The Escape
A Prisoner of Conscience
The Assassin

SEASON 2
The Human Factor
The Eraser
Twice Stung
The Wish Child
Final Approach
Jack of Lies
The Road Not Taken
Eagles
Silent World
Three For The Road
Phoenix Under Siege
Family Matter
Soft Touch
Birth Day
Pirates
Out in the Cold
Dalton, Jack of Spies
Partners
Bushmaster
Friends
DOA MacGyver
For Love or Money

SEASON 3
Ghost Ship
Fire and Ice
GX-1
Jack in the Box
The Widowmaker
Hell Week
Blow Out
Kill Zone
Early Retirement
Thin Ice
The Odd Triple
The Negotiator
The Spoilers
Mask of the Wolf
Rock the Cradle
The Endangered
Murderers' Sky

SEASON 4
The Secret of Parker House
Blood Brothers
The Outsiders
On a Wing and a Prayer
Collision Course
The Survivors
Deadly Dreams
Ma Dalton
Cleo Rocks
Fraternity of Thieves
The Battle of Tommy Giordano
The Challenge
Runners
Gold Rush
The Invisible Killer
Brainwashed
Easy Target
Renegade
Unfinished Business

SEASON 5
Legend of the Holy Rose (1 and 2)
The Black Corsage
Cease Fire
Second Chance
Halloween Knights
Children of Light
Black Rhino
The Ten Percent Solution
Two Times Trouble
The Madonna
Serenity
Live and Learn
Log Jam
The Treasure of Manco
Jenny's Chance
Deep Cover
The Lost Amadeus
Hearts of Steel
Rush to Judgement
Passages

SEASON 6
Tough Boys
Humanity
The Gun
Twenty Questions
The Wall
Lesson in Evil
Harry's Will
MacGyver's Women
Bitter Harvest
The Visitor
Squeeze Play
Jerico Games
The Wasteland
Eye of Osiris
High Control
There But For The Grace
Blind Faith
Faith, Hope, and Charity
Strictly Business
Trail of Tears
Hind-Sight

SEASON 7
Honest Abe
The 'Hood
Obsessed
The Prometheus Syndrome
The Coltons
Walking Dead
Good Knight MacGyver (1 and 2)
Deadly Silents
Split Decision
Gunz 'N Boyz
Off the Wall
The Stringer
The Mountain of Youth

MOVIES
Lost Treasure of Atlantis
Trail to Doomsday

6 comments:

  1. You can try drabbles - 100 word fics (yes, they should be exactly 100 words, otherwise it's a ficlet *puts on fandom stompy-boots of 'words mean things dammit'*). It's like trying to write a fic in about 10 tweets. It challenges you to be precise and concise at the same time. And they're good for those quick-hit one-offs that you don't want to spend a lot of time on.

    Then save your writing energy for the 'really cool stuff' - the meaty ones you really want to sink your teeth into. That way, you'll accomplish your goal of hitting the backstory expansion for the ones you really want to do, while still feeling accomplished at writing something for each of the episodes.

    If you get really pressed, you can try for 6-word stories, which are, what it says on the tin, a whole story in 6-words. =)

    Fandom & Fanfic old hat here. XD

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  2. Good grief, can't wait to see what you come up with...

    And as someone who's been writing a MacGyver fanfic novel, and has been relying heavily on your helpful reference guide in the process, this seems like an opportune time to say: thanks!

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    1. Awesome, thank you and good luck with your novel!

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  3. Enjoyed your first story. Looking forward to reading more of htem.

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