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Cast

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

Release Date:

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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[John de Lancie's homage to his Star Trek involvement]
Janos Bartok: Engage!
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UPN lost one of the only good shows they ever had
9 December 2000 | by lordpresSee all my reviews

As webmaster of The Unofficial Nicodemus Legend Page (please use a search engine if you want to find it, as IMDB requests that URLs not be included), I've been in a position to learn much about "Legend" in the five years since its untimely demise. This was a show almost universally loved, yet killed when a station not yet available in most of the country couldn't get ratings. Richard Dean Anderson and John DeLancie both cite "Legend" as among their favorite projects of all time. It is my hope that Paramount (or whoever currently holds the rights to this program) will eventually release the episodes to videotape. Or better yet, maybe some company could get the rights to a new series. Given a chance to GET the audience (which UPN never gave it) this is a show that could be very successful.


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