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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 Ernest Pratt / ... (12 episodes, 1995)
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 Janos Bartok (12 episodes, 1995)
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 Huitzilopochtli Ramos (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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[John de Lancie's homage to his Star Trek involvement]
Janos Bartok: Engage!
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Legend
5 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

God, I loved this series. Luckily, I taped them. Bartok was indeed a Tesla clone. What a wonderful, imaginative, wholesome show this was. I knew it was doomed because it was so good and so weird. The main character seemed to be base upon Ned Buntline, a 19th century writer who wrote stories and dime novel popularizations about Western heroes such as Wild Bill Cody. His own life was as colorful as the characters about whom he wrote. Richard Dean Anderson's next venture, Stargate SG-1, is one of the very best Sci-Fi shows ever, and is one of my very favorite all-time TV shows. Of course, it is a continuation of the "Stargate" movie starring Kurt Russel. What a great show. Intelligent, exciting and funny. Just love it.


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