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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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

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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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[John de Lancie's homage to his Star Trek involvement]
Janos Bartok: Engage!
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A great show
1 April 1999 | by Lucian-3See all my reviews

Funny, well written, decent characters. Bartok was a great character, especially in his scenes with the German hunters. Ramos, with his indeterminately long Harvard stay, really went beyond the stereotypical "Mexican sidekick".

Pity it never found an audience and joins the ranks of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and Wild Wild West, sci-fi westerns that have gone too soon.


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