Season 6, Episode 117
[[Image:The Wasteland|center|284px]]
Airdate 21st January 1991
Written by Robert Hamner & Grant Rosenberg
Guest Stars Jim McMullan as Andrew Bartlett
Mitzi Kapture as Laura
John Pyper-Ferguson as Scott
Bruce Harwood as Willis
Directed by Michael Caffey
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A land developer whose latest project may seriously harm the environment is in serious trouble himself. His children are planning a hostile takeover... one that includes murder!


MacGyver drove into a wasteland to see a friend named Willis when he actually saw him step into something like quicksand, just it was liquid quicksand. MacGyver uses a belt that clips onto his and winded it and as he ran, the buckle pulled him and Willis comes out when Willis almost drowned when he sank. He shows him him what the world can turn into. People named Scott and Laura is tired and sick over there father. MacGyver visits a mountain village and gives Laura a deal with giving her the tape and have lunch together. A person sends MacGyver in the pool table room for a call. But it was a setup and became unconcious when he was wacked in the neck. He woke up thinking Laura did it but she didn't so than Laura told him about her mean father. MacGyver goes to an appointment at the village to chat with Scott and Laura's father and found out his name was Andrew. MacGyver takes him to the wasteland when the van they were in blew up! They were lucky to survive but the Andrew had a broken leg. It came to night time and they hid in a mini small cave with a camp fire while MacGyver finds help. Scott and Laura arrive to the wasteland. MacGyver radio's help but it didn't work so he had a plan with a blade, string, and a parachute. He made a flying parachute. Scott and Laura finds Andrew and Andrew found out that Scott and Laura planted the bomb on the van. Scott is surprised and Laura doesn't want her father dead. But Scott shot Andrew and Andrew survived. MacGYver flys up and heads towards the camp fire. But Laura fights Scott from shooting Andrew again when Scott accidently pulled the trigger and killed Laura. Andrew is upset but Scott aims the gun at Andrew, MacGyver was just on time and kicked Scott and picked Andrew up and got away from Scott. Than now they were safe away from Scott.


Richard Dean Anderson ... MacGyver
Dana Elcar ... Pete Thornton (credit only)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Harwood ... Willis
Mitzi Kapture Laura Bartlett
Jim McMullan ... Andrew Bartlett
Rick Pearce ... Big Hefty
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Scott Bartlett

Episode CrewEdit

Produced byEdit
John Rich .... executive producer
Casting byEdit
Mark Tillman
Sound DepartmentEdit
Daryl Lathrop .... adr recordist
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound effects editor
Camera and Electrical DepartmentEdit
Robert McLachlan .... cinematographer: second unit
Music DepartmentEdit
Randy Edelman .... composer: theme music
Series Crew

These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?

Directed byEdit
Cliff Bole (15 episodes 1986-1988)
Michael Caffey (16 episodes 1989-1991)
James L. Conway (7 episodes 1986-1988)
Charles Correll (19 episodes 1986-1990)
William Gereghty (19 episodes 1989-1992)
Michael Preece (11 episodes 1989-1991)
Michael Vejar (17 episodes 1987-1992)
Writing creditsEdit

(in alphabetical order)

Lee David Zlotoff creator

Produced byEdit
Kevin Inch .... producer (3 episodes 1986)
Stephen Kronish .... co-producer (2 episodes 1987)
Terry Nation .... producer (6 episodes 1985)
Lee David Zlotoff .... producer
Original Music byEdit
Bruce Babcock
William Ross (1990-1991)
Cinematography byEdit
Frank Raymond (5 episodes 1985-1986)
Tony Westman (seasons 4-6, 1988-1991)
Jack Whitman (season 7, 1991-1992)
Film Editing byEdit
Ron Binkowski (5 episodes 1991-1992) (season 7)
Jana Fritsch (20 episodes in seasons 4-6, 1988-1991)
Robert Lederman (5 episodes season 3) (as Bob Lederman)
George Potter (5 episodes in season 3)
Brad Rines (17 episodes in seasons 4-6, 1988-1991)
David Saxon (1987-1988)
Ron Yoshida (6 episodes in season 6, 1990-1991)
Casting byEdit
Susanne McLellan (1989-1992)
Art Direction byEdit
Kim Mooney
Makeup DepartmentEdit
Lynn Del Kail .... hair stylist (10 episodes 1985)
Second Unit Director or Assistant DirectorEdit
John P. Aguirre .... assistant director
Robin Chamberlain .... first assistant director (7 episodes 1985-1986) (as Robin Chamberlin)
Paul Etherington .... first assistant director (7 episodes 1990-1991)
Merri D. Howard .... second assistant director (multiple episodes 1985-7 including "Silent World (1986)", "Phoenix Under Siege (1987)") (as Merri Howard-Gorrin)
Gary Law .... second assistant director (multiple episodes 1985-6 including "Silent World (1986)")
Mick MacKay .... second assistant director (multiple episodes 1988)
Craig Matheson .... second assistant director (seasons 4-6: 1988-1991)
Roger Mattiussi .... second unit director
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director (multiple episodes in seasons 3-6: 1987-1991)
Karen Robyn .... second assistant director
Art DepartmentEdit
Michael Casey .... property master (multiple episodes 1985)
Penny A. Chalmers .... set dresser: second unit
Pat O'Brien .... property master (multiple episodes in seasons 3-6: 1987-1991)
Ken Rabehl .... graphic artist
Grant Swain .... property master (multiple episodes in seasons 5-6: 1989-1991)
Trinita Waller .... assistant property master
Dean Wilson .... property master (multiple episodes in seasons 5 and 7: 1989-1992)
Chris Claridge .... construction foreman (1992)
Richard Cook .... assistant art director
James Cordeiro .... graphic artist
Adrian Dowell .... scenic carpenter (1987-1989)
Clive Edwards .... set dresser (season 3)
Dean Eilertson .... set dresser (1987)
Phil Gough .... property master (multiple episodes in seasons 3-4: 1987-1989, episode "Twenty Questions (1990)")
Peter McWade .... property master (multiple episodes 1985-1987)
Sound DepartmentEdit
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Marty Church .... foley mixer
David A. Cohen .... sound editor (1990-1991 season)
Wilson Dyer .... sound editor
Dean Hodges .... sound mixer (multiple episodes 1985)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... boom operator
James LaRue .... sound mixer (season 7: 1991-1992) (also as Jim LaRue: some episodes)
Special Effects byEdit
Ken Estes .... special effects foreman (1985-1988)
Billy Myatt .... special effects (multiple episodes 1985-1990)
Visual Effects byEdit
Steven J. Scott .... digital compositor
Steve Blalock .... stunt double: Richard Dean Anderson
Laura Dash .... stunt double
Don S. Davis .... stunt double: Dana Elcar
Andy Gill .... stunts
David Jacox .... stunts
Loren Janes .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Jacob Rupp .... stunts
Camera and Electrical DepartmentEdit
Dale Alexander .... key grip
Don Bixby .... gaffer
John Burnett .... director of photography: second unit, additional photography (1985-1987)
John Burnett .... first assistant camera: "a" camera second unit, additional photography (1985-1987)
William E. Hines .... camera operator
Sunny Johnson .... grip
Nick Kuchera .... key grip (seasons 3-4: 1987-1989)
John Rigg .... grip
Peter F. Woeste .... photographer: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe DepartmentEdit
Danielle Feller .... costumer (13 episodes in season 7: 1991-1992) (as Danielle Veber-Feller)
Rudolph Garcia .... costumer: men (1985-1986)
Christine Mooney .... costumer (1988-1991)
Robert Moore Jr. .... costumer (13 episodes in season 7: 1991-1992)
Bernadette O'Brien .... costumer (8 episodes in season 7: 1991-1992)
Joyce Unruh .... costumer (5 episodes 1991)
Sharlene Williams .... costumer: women (1985) (as Shirlene Williams)
Editorial DepartmentEdit
Richard Long .... post-production coordinator (1988)
Paul Rabwin .... post-production coordinator (1988-1989)
Charles Robichaud .... assistant editor
Gary Shaw .... video colorist
Music DepartmentEdit
Neil Argo .... orchestrator
Don Nemitz .... orchestrator
Transportation DepartmentEdit
Bruce Scott .... driver
Other crewEdit
Temple Anderson .... script supervisor (7 episodes in season 6: 1990-1991)
Kathy Barrett .... script supervisor (1985-1986)
Thomas J. Healy IV .... assistant location manager
Michael Jarvis .... location manager (8 episodes in season 7: 1991-1992)
David Keiss .... location manager (1987-1989) (as David Kiess)
Lincoln Kibbee .... story editor (1990-1992)
Chris LaBarbera .... executive assistant to producers (1985)
W. Reed Moran .... executive story consultant (11 episodes 1988)
Bill Nikolai .... stand-in
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (1991-1992)
David Rowell .... estimator (1989-1991)
Susan Weir .... script supervisor (1987-1989)
Michael Berlin .... story editor (1987-1988)
Robin Chamberlain .... production executive (1987-1988) (as Robin Chamberlin)
Eric Estin .... story editor (1987-1988)
Rosa Gonzalez .... assistant to associate producer (1985)
Chris Haddock .... executive story editor (1989-1990)
Chris Haddock .... story editor (multple episodes 1989)
Scott Harper .... location manager: second unit
T.J. Healy II .... location manager

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