Promotional photo for Time Trax.
|Creator(s)||Harve Bennett, Jeffrey M. Hayes, Grant Rosenberg|
|Country of origin||USA, Australia|
Time Trax is an American/Australian co-produced science fiction television series that aired on PTEN from 20 January 1993 to 3 December 1994. The hero of the show, Capt. Darien Lambert (Dale Midkiff), is a police officer from the future who has been sent through time to track down and return convicted criminals who have escaped to our era.
In the year 2193, over a hundred criminals became fugitives of law enforcement by travelling back in time two hundred years, using a time machine called Trax. In his quest to catch as many of them as possible, Lambert is assisted by SELMA—the Specified Encapsulated Limitless Memory Archive—an extremely small but very powerful computer that has been disguised for the mission as an AT&T MasterCard. SELMA communicates with Lambert through a holographic interface which takes the visual form of a prim British nanny (Elizabeth Alexander).
As a citizen of the future, Lambert has abilities that transcend those of modern human beings. For example, he can run amazingly fast, hold his breath for up to six minutes, and slow down the speed of visual images reaching the brain ("time stalling").
Fearing the possible consequences of altering the timeline, Lambert does not actively attempt to interfere with the natural flow of history; but he frequently leaves messages for his colleagues in 2193 through personal ads placed in the newspaper.
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on Time Trax.