A teenage girl, just starting junior high and living in a modern corporate community is accidentally contaminated by a secret chemical product of The Plant. She acquires mysterious abilities that allow her to change her shape, move objects with her mind, and zap people and objects with small electrical charges. The owners of The Plant continually seek to find out which of the local kids has been contaminated so they can experiment on her, but their employees are less than competent and the search is comedic and futile. Written by
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Matt Dearborn not only wrote seven episodes of The Secret World of Alex Mack, but directed three installments as well before creating the popular kids series Even Stevens. Vance DeGeneres-yes, Ellen's brother-wrote on the show before becoming an early Daily Show correspondent and writing for some Oscar telecasts. Writers Brian Hargrove and Jack Kenny would later co-create Titus. Neena Beber wrote the episode "False Alarms" before writing on Daria and penning the Mandy Moore movie How to Deal. Shawn Levy got his first TV show directing assignment on Alex Mack, eventually directing six episodes before helming Steve Martin's version of The Pink Panther, The Internship, Date Night, and all three of the Night at the Museum films. See more