LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- "Star Trek" veteran Robert Picardo speeds people's metabolism and weight loss with a bit of saliva in a guest appearance Sunday in USA's "The 4400."
In the episode, Picardo plays Trent Applebaum, one of 4,400 people who were abducted from Earth and returned in the future in an effort to save mankind.
Like many of the 4,400, Applebaum has super powers. His saliva speeds human metabolism and weight loss.
"I'm the first person to commercially market my special ability," Picardo told Zap2it.com. "But I do not lick people on the show. That's in the European version."
Picardo said his character on "The 4400" is a good guy.
"I am a little self-centered and a little self-deluded. I am most concerned with taking care of myself and my daughter first," Picardo said. "Then when I'm given the opportunity to rise to the occasion and be much more selfish, I come through in a very nice way."