MPPT - Small hand-held futuristic weapon
featured on the
sci-fi series TIME TRAX/SYN/1993-95.
The MPPT (Miniature Pellet Projection Tube) looked like a
small garage-door remote control. It was used by Darien
Lambert (Dale Midkiff), a police officer from the year 2193,
who traveled back in time to 1993 to apprehend and return
fugitives who had time-warped from his era.
The MPPT shot imperceptible-sized pellets which osmosed
through the skin in a glow of blue light. The pellets rendered
a person stunned for a few minutes (or hours) and prepared
them for teleportation back to the future.
Blue pellets knocked a person out for 2 minutes, green
pellets for 3 hours. Red pellets contain TXP, the chemical
required to send the fugitive back to the 22nd century.
Once injected with TXP, Selma (Darien's computer hologram)
directed a transmission tone to notify TRAX control that the
retrieved criminal was ready for transport.
"It began in the future, a scientist turning to evil, a time
machine called TRAX, criminals who vanish, and a lawman with a
He has one weapon, and a computer named SELMA. With him, he
will travel to a time more innocent than his own.
Now he is among us, a special breed of man, a hunter,
traveling through our world, searching for fugitives from his
own, knowing he can not go home until he has found them all.
His name is Darien Lambert, and this is his story."
Darien also used classified ads placed in the Washington
Post to indicate a specific location of the fugitive. The
classified ads were Darien's only means of communication with
Another weapon used on the series was a million dollar
experimental tranquilizer gun called Cody. See also
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