Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist in the old west, lives with his scientist friend Professor Janos Bartok in the small town of Sheridan, Colorado. The people of Sheridan mistakenly ... See full summary »
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 Janos Bartok (12 episodes, 1995)
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 Skeeter (12 episodes, 1995)
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 Mayor Chamberlain Brown (5 episodes, 1995)
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Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist in the old west, lives with his scientist friend Professor Janos Bartok in the small town of Sheridan, Colorado. The people of Sheridan mistakenly believe that Pratt--a drinker, gambler, and womanizer--is the audacious and pure hero of his novels, Nicodemus Legend. Bartok and his associate, Ramos, convince Pratt to assume the Legend persona while supplying him with Legend-like futuristic gadgets that they invent. Together, Bartok and the reluctant Pratt (as Legend), adventure throughout the west solving mysteries, capturing wrong-doers, and even making scientific discoveries. Written by Michael Kaminsky <kaminsky@ucsee.eecs.berkeley.edu>

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John de Lancie and Richard Dean Anderson also worked together in a first-season episode of MacGyver. de Lancie played a character named Brian Ashford in the episode: MacGyver: The Escape (1986). See more »

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Nicodemus Legend/Ernest Pratt: I am not, nor will I ever be, a man who disturbs livestock.
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Clever premise, great actors, good writing . . . lousy network
20 April 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

If there ever was a show that deserved a fair chance to find its audience, or for its audience to find it, it was Legend. It had everything going for it. Everything except network executives with the discernment to recognize what they had. Anderson and de Lancy were the perfect actors for the roles of Pratt/Legend and Bartok, and the chemistry between them was pure magic. I haven't enjoyed a show with such an outrageous premise and sly humor since The Wild Wild West.

I place Legend in the small and sad category of TV shows that truly died before their time.


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