The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994–1998)

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She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

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 Alex Mack (79 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Ray Alvarado (78 episodes, 1994-1998)
Dorian Lopinto ...
 Barbara Mack (74 episodes, 1994-1998)
Michael Blakley ...
 George Mack / ... (73 episodes, 1994-1998)
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 Annie Mack (68 episodes, 1994-1998)
Benjamin Kimball Smith ...
 Louis Driscoll (55 episodes, 1995-1998)
Natanya Ross ...
 Robyn Russo (44 episodes, 1994-1998)
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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 <jmpoer@ix.netcom.com>

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Lynch admitted in a 2012 story that it was costume designer Laura Slakey's idea to have Alex Mack wear hats. "She just threw this hat on and I was like, 'Wow, that's perfect,'" Lynch said. "The most iconic thing in the show, I had nothing to do with." Slakey was inspired by the way her father dressed in the 1960s; she imagined that Alex would dress differently since she didn't come across as a popular girl in the pilot script.

Initially, Nickelodeon didn't want the hats, but Lynch won that battle. Oleynik couldn't pick a favorite hat when asked years later, but she did bring up a lid she has never gotten out of her mind that the cast and crew referred to as the "condom cap." See more »

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A Ridiculous Concept Makes For A Really Fun Show
6 October 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show was fun. I'd completely forgotten about it until I looked up the profile for that girl from "Dark Angel." I think she was that girl that Alex hated because she was dating the guy Alex liked. Something like that. I remember specifically watching the last episode. Although, I didn't know, then, it was the last episode since they marketed it as the season finale, but it was a pretty good finale (which you could expect considering the gimicky concept.) Shows like this, "Clarissa", and "Salute Your Shorts" make me wonder whatever will happen with these shows. They seem like too much fun to just never show again, but there aren't really nearly enough of them to fill a network. Home video, maybe? I think they should show them on TV Land weekly as part of their regular schedual because it seems weird just to let some of these shows which are filled with rising stars just to sit on some shelf.


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