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
Did You Know?
Along with fellow creator Ken Lipman, Lynch wrote the pilot script for the show. Lynch's father was a nuclear physicist who worked with radioactive materials that he kept in the garage, providing some basic inspiration. Lynch's childhood is also how he came up with GC-161, the name of the chemical that gave Alex Mack powers. While GC was derived from "DNA research," 161 came about from divorce. Lynch was eight when his parents divorced, and 1 + 6 + 1 equals 8. See more