Richard Dean Anderson starred as Ernest
Pratt, an alcoholic gambler and dime novelist.
Because he wrote his novels in the first person
people mistake him for his pulp fiction
hero, Nicodemus Legend, known as "The Knight of
the Prairie" (a teatotaler).
Other folks in the wild west adventure
- John de Lancie as Janos Bartok, an eccentric Hungarian scientist and
creative genius, who convinces Pratt to use his "Legend" alter ego
from his dime novels to aid the downtrodden. As he told Pratt,
"Your celebrity has the power to give our enemies pause. My
science can increase that reputation. And together, we will create
the real Legend."
- Mark Adair Rios as Huitzilopochtli Ramos,
Bartok's brilliant young associate scientist who is descended from
- Bob Balaban as Harry Parver, the representative of
Pratt's Eastern publishing company.
- Jarrad Paul as Skeeter, the bellboy at the local Hotel
who enables Pratt's alcohol addiction by surreptitiously serving
him whiskey in a tea cup.
- Robert Donner as Chamberlain Brown, Sheridan's mayor
and undertaker who exploits the legend of Nicodemus Legend to
profit the town and his own pockets.
Ernest Pratt and Janos Bartok
To help Pratt with the gadgets need to aid the downtrodden Janos
creates all sorts of outlandish inventions, some of which come from his
imagination and others are inspired by things in Pratt's novels.
inventions included the first All-Terrain, a Steam-Powered Town and
Country Quadrovelocipede (aka "Land Rover"), Electro-fulminators
(lightning bolt-transmitters), a bullet proof vest, a miniature
surveillance camera mounted on a remote-controlled balloon, and a fully functioning pair of wings that give
Pratt/Legend the ability to fly.
Pratt first meets Janos when he travels to Sheridan, Colorado
where Janos had been impersonating his literary creation, Nicodemus
Legend to the point that warrants were issued for Legend's arrest on
charges of malicious mischief, theft of water rights, and disturbing
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