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The show about the cop from the 22nd century coming back to stop his arch nemesis and all other criminals from his century sent back to his proper time?

Interesting show, Darien Lambert has his credit card shaped super computer and his keyfob shaped weapon that can stun or prep targets for the return time jump.

The limits of the Time Trax machine was that the person had to take a dose of a special drug to keep them from dying from the time radiation, however a person could only take 3 doses or be poisoned, so one does to travel back and one to return and can never time jump again.

The machine had a range of only 200 years.

The machine could only send people or things back to a PARALLEL timeline and as such no actions taken in the past can change their future. However there is a major logic error with this as Darien Lambert would communicate with his timeline via personal ads in the newspaper and they would somehow receive them and send messages back to him via the Trax machine. If it were a parallel timeline, then should they not be able to receive the messages?

Also Darien would at times nudge events in the 20th century based on his future knowledge. One time he saved a politician who in his timeline would become the first black President. At the end of the episode Lambert called him "Mr. President" and left his office, the guy paused and then looked out the window at the White House.......

Parallel timeline? Maybe. Paradox fulfillment?


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    The machine could only send people or things back to a PARALLEL timeline and as such no actions taken in the past can change their future. However there is a major logic error with this as Darien Lambert would communicate with his timeline via personal ads in the newspaper and they would somehow receive them and send messages back to him via the Trax machine. If it were a parallel timeline, then should they not be able to receive the messages?


Parallel future, I guess. He's just lucky that his parallel future is similar enough to what he came from that he gets answers to his queries. Any idea how they were reading personal ads placed in the past?


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    Also Darien would at times nudge events in the 20th century based on his future knowledge. One time he saved a politician who in his timeline would become the first black President. At the end of the episode Lambert called him "Mr. President" and left his office, the guy paused and then looked out the window at the White House.......


I guess here he doesn't know for sure this guy Lambert will be president in the parallel timeline he's now a part of. However, he seems to have nudged things in the direction he favors.






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I really liked this show and I tried to find episodes of it on DVD or netflix. But alas it is lost in the past just like Darren Lambert.

I don't remember them ever saying it was a parallel past? But I haven't seen every episode.

There is a show on TV currently call Continuum which has almost the same plot as Time Trax, only it's a female cop who has gone back to the past with criminals she has to track down.

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llozymandias


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I always liked this series. Darien operated under the assumption that he was in a divergent timeline. One flaw, if Darien & all the fugitives were actually time travelers, they would all be in separate timelines. My personal theory here is that Darien (& the fugitives) actually travelled to an echo universe. It would explain how they all ended up in the same universe.




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