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...  Ernest Pratt / ... 12 episodes, 1995
...  Janos Bartok 12 episodes, 1995
...  Huitzilopochtli Ramos 12 episodes, 1995
...  Skeeter 12 episodes, 1995
...  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 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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One silver lining in the black cloud of "Legend"'s cancellation
26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Like everyone else who's posted here, I reveled in "Legend." It was one of the few TV shows on any network that I made an effort to see every week. I've also been kicking myself for ten years that I didn't record it when it aired! John de Lancie & Richard Dean Anderson had wonderful chemistry, & it was obvious how much fun RDA had, finally getting to flex his comedic muscles after seven years as straight-arrow MacGyver.

The bright side, if any, to "Legend"s cancellation is that it freed Richard Dean Anderson up to work on "Stargate SG-1" the following year. How drab would television be had he not gone down _that_ path? The first time de Lancie showed up on "Stargate SG-1," I giggled & thought "It's Bartok!"


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