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Birth of a Legend (1)

Gambling, womanizing, hard-drinking writer Ernest Pratt has created a dashing literary hero, Nicodemus Legend, as the main character in his series of dime novels set in the untamed West. Pratt's wildly imaginative stories are written in the first person, giving readers the impression that the exploits are real and that Ernest Pratt is actually Nicodemus Legend, an adventurous man dedicated to justice and science. When Pratt learns that a warrant has mistakenly been issued for the arrest of Legend in Sheridan, Colorado, he travels there to clear the name of his mythical hero. Soon after his arrival, he meets a great admirer of his clever Western tales—eccentric European scientist/inventor, Janos Bartok—who has taken the liberty of borrowing the Legend persona in order to help the local townspeople. Bartok convinces Pratt to assume the identity of his own literary creation, and to use Legend's celebrity as power over enemies who are attempting a land takeover. When Bartok and his apprent

  • Originally Aired April 18, 1995
  • Runtime 45 minutes
  • Production Code 721
  • Original Network UPN
Name Type
Charlie Correll Director
Bill Dial Writer
Michael Piller Writer
Betsy Beard Guest Star
Dick Bellerue Guest Star
Douglas Rowe Guest Star
Eddie Mui Guest Star
Jack Ong Guest Star
Jarrad Paul Guest Star
Jennifer Wilson Guest Star
Jerry Woods Guest Star
John Furlong Guest Star
John Pennell Guest Star
Katherine Moffat Guest Star
Merik Woodmansee Guest Star
Nicholas Glaesser Guest Star
Peter Schr Guest Star
Savannah Morgan Guest Star
Stephanie Beacham Guest Star
Stephanie Copperman Guest Star
Tim Thomerson Guest Star

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