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MPPT - Small hand-held futuristic weapon featured on the sci-fi series TIME TRAX/SYN/1993-95.

Darien fires the MPPT

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.


Opening Narration

"It began in the future, a scientist turning to evil, a time machine called TRAX, criminals who vanish, and a lawman with a mission. 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 the future.

Another weapon used on the series was a million dollar experimental tranquilizer gun called Cody. See also COMPUTERS: "Selma"


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