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Encyclopedia > Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, is a made for television movie made by the Disney Channel in 1999. It was based on the book written by Roger Bollen and Marilyn Sadler, and directed by Kenneth Johnson. The movie is popular among teenager audiences; it has spawned two sequels.


Zenon Kar is a thirteen year old girl filled with anger and trouble, of which many have been caused by herself. Being born in 2036, the story takes place in 2049. Zenon lives in a space station, alongside her family and her best friend. Zenons behaviour gets her station's commander enraged, and he sends her to live somewhere out of the station.

Zenon lands in Earth, where she is met by her aunt. She finds some of Earth's teenagers to be rude, because they ridiculize her clothes, not realizing that she is from space. Once she tries to tell them she is from space, many of her peers and school mates think she is crazy.

On the other hand, Zenon finds things on Earth to be outdated, and she particularly dislikes the fashions that Earth teenagers wear. However, she finds love in the shape of a boy who shows interest in her, and they start to date.

Zenon figures she is being watched in Earth by agents of her commander from the space station, and, with the help of a computer whiz friend of hers, she finds out the commander is corrupt. She sent the information back to her station through a satellite device she carried to communicate with family and friends back home, and the commander was deposed of his charge.

Zenon then returned to her space station, together with a British boy band that she liked, and she organizes a concert there. Her aunt flies over to the station with her as well, and falls in love with the station's new commander.

Movie cast

  • Bob Bancroft (Mr. Lutz)
  • Frederick Coffin (Parker Windom)
  • Holly Fulger (Aunt Judy)
  • Brenden Jefferson (Andrew)
  • Lauren Maltby (Laurie Hammond)
  • Raven-Symoné (Nebula Wade, Zenons best friend)
  • Kirsten Storms (Zenon)
  • Greg Thirloway (Mark Kar)
  • Gwynyth Walsh (Astrid Kar)



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