MacGyver

The Wasteland

Season 6, Ep 13, Aired 1/21/91
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  • Episode Description
  • MacGyver seeks to stop a shortsighted developer whose latest project will create an environmental ruin and could result in his premature death at the hands of his greedy children.

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Rich (II)

  • Henry Winkler

  • Stephen Downing

  • Victoria Burrows

  • Susanne Mclellan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • An episode that started strong progressively lost steam, but the quicksand escape that starts the episode is reason enough to recommend this one.

    By mark_28, May 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Willis: I made this audio tape to keep you company and to tell you the bad news I've been accumulating about the death of this land that was once busy with living things. God said, "Let there be life," and there was life. Man said "Let me develop, use, and consume everything I can without thinking about the consequences," and this is the result. Charming, isn't it?

    • Andrew Bartlett: I pushed you kids hard because life doesn't cut any breaks. I pushed you kids hard because I wanted you to be someone. Scott Bartlett: I am someone, Dad. Always have been. Wasn't anybody you liked. Nobody you respected.

    • MacGyver: I think you're like a lot of people. You can't see the trees because you're too busy cuttin' down the forest.

    Notes (3)

    • Though credited, Dana Elcar does not appear in this episode.

    • This is the second of Mitzi Kapture's two, unrelated appearances on MacGyver. She can also be seen in season three's "Rock the Cradle".

    • The German episode title is "Das tote Land", meaning "The Dead Land". The Finnish episode title is "Tuhoalue", meaning "Disaster Area". The French episode title is "Terre stérile", meaning "Sterile Earth". The Italian episode title is "La landa desolata", meaning "The Desolate Moor".

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