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Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.

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Kenneth Johnson

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Marilyn Sadler (book), Roger Bollen (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Storms ... Zenon Kar
Raven-Symoné ... Nebula Wade
Stuart Pankin ... Commander Edward Plank
Holly Fulger ... Aunt Judy Kling
Frederick Coffin ... Parker Wyndham
Bob Bancroft ... Mr. Lutz
Greg Thirloway ... Mark Kar
Phillip Rhys ... Proto Zoa
Gwynyth Walsh ... Astrid Kar
Lauren Maltby Lauren Maltby ... Margie Hammond
Danielle Fraser Danielle Fraser ... Lynx
Brenden Jefferson ... Andrew (as Brenden Richard Jefferson)
Blair Slater ... Aquillat
Zach Lipovsky Zach Lipovsky ... Matt
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Leo
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Storyline

Zenon Car is a trouble-prone 13-year-old girl who, in the year 2049 AD, lives on a space station with the rest of her family. When she runs afoul of Parker Windom, the owner of the station, Zenon is determined to be "incorrigible", and as punishment is exiled to the worst place imaginable: The planet earth. After several painful weeks of adjustment to her new surroundings, Zenon enlists the aid of her earthbound pals to return to her "real" home with evidence that the "respectable" Mr. Windom is up to no good. Written by Hal Erickson

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She's one galactic girl who saves the day in a stellar way!


Certificate:

TV-G

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dziewczyna XXI-go wieku See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

De Passe Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Zenon Kar was born in 2036. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Zenon's alarm clock says it is Monday, April 18, 2049. April 18, 2049 is actually a Sunday. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Windom: I refuse to engage in a name-calling contest with a teenager.
Zenon: That's because you know you'll lose!
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Alternate Versions

The film was originally shot in a 16:9 aspect ratio, but was cropped for 4:3 televisions when it was aired on the Disney Channel. More recent digital releases of the film and Disney Channel airings feature the original widescreen footage. See more »

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Followed by Zenon: The Zequel (2001) See more »

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This Show Works. . .but, Why?
2 July 1999 | by Web-7See all my reviews

"Zenon" aired on the Disney Channel earlier this spring and was, to my surprise, one of the best made-for-TV teen movies I have seen. True, the film is quirky, and its humor is effervescent; but its idiosyncrasies seem to add to the enjoyment, along with a story that is strong enough to contain its own silliness. The movie draws you in unexpectedly and, as an adult, you will probably think to yourself at some point in the show, "I can't believe I'm watching this - AND liking it!" I think the appropriate term here is "overbrain." The scenes are very well thought out, the acting is good enough, and the story matches with all the other elements to create that magical "likability factor" which makes the movie quite a success. Therefore, the behind-the-scenes overlords who wrote/produced/directed this film must have had - a brain!

On a lighter note, this film makes for a great drinking game [soda pop, please!] Here are a few rules to get started... 1. Whenever you hear "Ceedus Lapeedus" 2. Every time Greg strikes a pose meant to slay a young lady's heart. 3. Whenever you see Protozoa (two drinks), or hear one of his songs (three drinks) Big Unanswered Question: Didn't anyone else in the crowd know the code needed to upload the "undo" file??

Finally, no the movie should not be made into a TV series because the elements which came together to make the movie work would be very hard to capture week after week. However, if it does happen - Protozoa should marry a lead singer, she could be called - Amoeba!


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