So today I’m going to geek out a bit…
A few weeks ago a random throwback came to mind…
Disney Channel’s Original Movie;
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, (1999)
Starring Kirsten Storms (Zenon) and Raven-Symone (Nebula)
Storms is best known for her past role as “Belle Black” on Days of Our Lives and currently known for her role as “Maxie Jones” on General Hospital. While, Raven- Symone is best known for her roles as “Olivia” on The Cosby Show, “Galleria” from Disney Channel’s The Cheetah Girls series and That’s So Raven’s “Raven Baxter.”
“Zenon” as I like to call it, is pretty much one of the best Disney Channel movies of the 1990’s and was about a girl who was way ahead of her time and ahead of the fashion curve, haha.
If you know this movie consider yourself (and your childhood) Awesome. And in case you don’t (my sincere sympathies,) cuz it’s freakin’ awesome, it’s on Lizzie McGuire level awesome. (Show of hands, who else loves Hilary Duff??? Thanks for giving us Lizzie, Hils, like… all girls around the world, Thank you! #hannahmontanawho?)
Here’s the synopsis:
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.(damn that’s a serious “grounding” haha get it?)
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. (via IMDb)
Check out some behind the scenes shots of Zenon’s Space Station Home!
For a more in depth synopsis click here
Zenon: the Zequel was released in 2001.
Zenon: Z3 was released in 2004.
Guess you could say it was well received…hence a trilogy was born 😀
And here’s some clips:
Zenon & friends talk about life on earth compared to life in space
Zenon at her idol’s concert; Hit Boy Band “Microbe” concert w/ “Protozoa” as lead singer
(hahaha, makes science actually sound fun!)
…zoom zoom zoom make my heart go boom boom, my super nova girl! (yes that shit was fire!)
Zenon meets a real horse
basically consists of adding…
major– (big) problem
…to the ending of your sentences
and for the ever popular Zenon phrase
ZETUS LUPETUS!- oh my gosh!
So basically in a nutshell the Zenon trilogy is a really fun, quirky, futuristic experience. If anything it lends imagination and unique ability to storytelling. I loved it as a kid, and when I think back on it I remember trying to dress like I was from space, just because I thought she was a rockstar! What can I say, I was a weird kid, and now I’m and even weirder adult. haha
So….have I peeked your interest?
Come on….give Zenon a chance!
*I do not take credit for any of the images*
5 thoughts on “Zoom Zoom Zoom…”
Omg girl, I lived this show growing up! ! Aha I never remembered the name. I wish it was still on.
Hahaha me too! I think Disney channel still shows it from time to time.
Really, I’d love to see it. If only all our old childhood shows would be on one channel that’s be awesome.
Where did you get the behind the scenes pictures?
I’m not too positive because I wrote this a while ago, but I think I just found them on google.