Legend vs. Brisco County Jr
  Reply to this topic Start new topic Start Poll
Track this topic | Email this topic | Print this topic
zoeryan
Posted: 12 October 2018 - 11:48 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 361
Joined: 3 Oct 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: Lthrman Squirt

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:ETSS, Partners
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



Anyone a fan of both Legend and Brisco County Jr? I'm a fan of Bruce Campbell almost as much as RDA, and the comparisons between the new shows are numerous (even Pete from Brisco play a similar baddie in Legend lol), and Brisco went off the air just a couple years before Legend started. Anyone know if RDA every acknowledged Brisco? I know Legend is one of his favorite roles.

Between the two I'd probably have to give Brisco the edge - I would have also guess it was created after Legend, not before, based on effects lol.



"I'm not perfect.... yet."

"Are you crazy?" "It's been rumored..."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
zoeryan
Posted: 22 October 2018 - 10:24 PM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 361
Joined: 3 Oct 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: Lthrman Squirt

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:ETSS, Partners
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I'm surprised there aren't more Legend or Brisco fans in here!



"I'm not perfect.... yet."

"Are you crazy?" "It's been rumored..."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverGod
Posted: 23 October 2018 - 02:16 AM                                    
Quote Post


Director of Intelligence
*********

Posts: 7,667
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Gender:  Male
Country: Belgium
SAK owned: Don't know

Favorites
Season: season 5
Episode:Serenity, Passages, Humanity
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Black/Navy flight
House:  House boat



Legend isn't really known here, or at least where I live and I haven't even heard of Brisco County Jr at all, though I also like Bruce Campbell a lot. When I met RDA in Ghent on the comic con it was the only time I really found dvd's of Legend. Though only one season, they asked 70.00 euros for it. I kid you not. I never saw it before nor after it again. It really was a one time thing apparently but getting his signature and photo was expensive enough.

You'll only get MacGyver here.



I think the poison that was used was applied to this knife, passed to the mutton when it was cut and then activated by the wine. - MacGyver.
Sometimes you just have to die a little inside to be reborn and rise again as a stronger and wiser version of you.
It's better to be a little sad than to be fake content.

 
PMEmail PosterMSN                                                                     
Top
zoeryan
Posted: 23 October 2018 - 08:51 AM                                    
Quote Post


DXS Operative
****

Posts: 361
Joined: 3 Oct 2018
Gender:  Female
Country: USA
SAK owned: Lthrman Squirt

Favorites
Season: season 3
Episode:ETSS, Partners
Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



I think Legend came to DVD a few years back finally, itís $9.99 on Amazon here for the series. (Thereís also a website you can watch the series for free). I just watched it, and having already been a fan of Brisco (because Iím a big Bruce Campbell Evil dead fan) couldnít help but notice the similarities. RDA often says itís his favorite role, so I was curious. Also interesting that in a totally different way heís still playing an anti-gun character solving things through science lol



"I'm not perfect.... yet."

"Are you crazy?" "It's been rumored..."

 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
Hannibal_Smith
Posted: 20 November 2020 - 04:52 PM                                    
Quote Post


Trouble shooter
**

Posts: 91
Joined: 24 Feb 2011
Gender:  
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: 
Episode:
Vehicle:
Jacket:  
House:  



I actually think I give the edge to "Legend," though I thoroughly enjoyed them both. I've watched the whole thing twice. I can see why it wouldn't hold enough people's attention, but I still think it's got a lot of charm for people who enjoy RDA's little corner of the television world. It's especially fun if you've already seen "MacGyver" and "Stargate SG-1," because the title character is basically a mashup of RDA's two most famous roles. His nature is to be Jack O'Neill, but he's forced by circumstances to keep up a MacGyver image.

"The Adventures of Brisco County Jr," on the other hand, is just utter Bruce Campbell zaniness at the peak of his nineties glory, which is great if, again, you're into that kind of thing. (He's probably my favorite character in the Hercules/Xena-verse).

One thing I did like about both of them was the way they ended up being modern/pro-science Westerns. It's become incredibly common for that genre to just be pure nostalgia, treating the "taming of the West" as the tragic death of a heroic age (think of how the coming of the railroad is usually portrayed in these stories). It was pretty refreshing, therefore, to watch a couple of shows whose heroes are totally old school cowboys, but treat new science and the modern age as something exciting and to be embraced, not something tragic and to be mourned.



 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
MacGyverOnline
Posted: 21 November 2020 - 08:56 PM                                    
Quote Post


Administrator
*********

Posts: 9,170
Joined: 28 Nov 2003
Gender:   ---
Country:
SAK owned:

Favorites
Season: ---
Episode:
Vehicle: ---
Jacket:  ---
House:  ---



Legend is the start of the Steam Punk genre. smile.gif




Join the MacGyver Online Network

Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Youtube




 
PMEmail Poster                                                                     
Top
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
 0 Members:
     

 Topic Options Reply to this topicStart new topicStart Poll