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Series cast summary:
Richard Dean Anderson ...  Ernest Pratt / ... 12 episodes, 1995
John de Lancie ...  Janos Bartok 12 episodes, 1995
Mark Adair-Rios ...  Huitzilopochtli Ramos 12 episodes, 1995
Jarrad Paul ...  Skeeter 12 episodes, 1995
Robert Donner ...  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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English

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18 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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John de Lancie and Richard Dean Anderson worked together in a first season episode of MacGyver (1985). de Lancie played a character named Brian Ashford in episode twenty, "The Escape". See more »

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[Bartok tries to convince Ernest Pratt that he must take on Legend's identity]
Janos Bartok: Your celebrity has the power to give our enemies pause. My science can increase that reputation. And together, we will create the real Legend.
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Quirky, charming, fun
23 March 2003 | by basimahSee all my reviews

This ranks up there as one of my 3 all-time favorite series. They could not have picked a better cast, from the charming leads to the quirky minor characters. Anderson obviously had a ball playing Legend, and he is an absolute scream to watch. The writing was also delightful, with all sorts of goofy little touches. The bank robber episode gave me the biggest laugh I've ever had watching a tv show. Kudos to everyone involved with the series! It is truly one of television's greatest gems. And to UPN - since you saw fit to deprive us of this wonderful series, at least have a heart and bring it back for an occasional tv movie.


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