Friday, February 12, 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: Legend: The Complete Series

$14.98; 9 hrs 58 mins; Buy Link: Amazon

I'm sure there are many television series that we liked, but were quickly for canceled. Luckily, many of these titles are now available on DVD.

The short-lived "Legend" that air on the UPN in 1995 and was released on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment last month, featuring all 12 episodes.

The series started Richard Dean Anderson, who at the time just ended his run as MacGyver, and John de Lance ("Q" from Star Trek: The Next Generation). Anderson played Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist who gets dragged to small town, where someone has been impersonating his fictional character, "Nicodemus Legend."

Upon arriving he quickly learns that Janos Bartok, an European scientist/inventor (played by John de Lance), has been using "Nicodemus Legend" to help save the townsfolk of Sheridan, Colorado. Ernest stays around to help, but had all intentions of leaving immediately. However, he had been suffering from writer's block prior to meeting Janos, and decides the best way to come up with new adventures is to actually experience them.

Episodes on the two-disc set are:

Birth of a Legend
Mr. Pratt Goes to Sheridan
Legend on His President's Secret Service
Custer's Next-to-Last Stand
The Life, Death, and Life of Wild Bill Hickok
Knee-High Noon
The Gospel According to Legend
Bone of Contention
Revenge of the Herd
Fall of a Legend
Clueless in San Francisco
Skeletons in the Closet

Final Thoughts: I was fourteen-years-old when Legend originally aired. UPN was a new channel in 1995, so I recorded the series weekly for my uncle as he couldn't get the channel through his antenna. The plot of Legend was a mix of ABC's Castle, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., and The Wild Wild West. It also borrowed a little from MacGyver. While Legend has plenty of faults, it's still a bit of fun to watch. The picture-quality for all the episodes are average and are presented in full-screen format. Overall, I enjoyed watching (well, technically rewatching) Legend: The Complete Series.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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