Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999)

An uncommon, wonderfully fun and woefully underrated science-fiction triumph.

Regan Humphrey

The year is 2049, and fourteen-year-old Zenon Kar (Kirstin Storms) has spent her entire life on the WyndComm Space Station, a large, self-sustaining research center outside Earth’s orbit. Zenon and her friends love their extra-planetary home—they’ve never known anywhere else—which is why they, and their parents, are anxious for the arrival of Parker Wyndam (Frederick Coffin), the CEO of the corporation that powers the station. To make a good impression on him, Zenon’s parents beg her to keep out of trouble. When she fails the task, her family sends her to Earth as punishment, where she’ll have to adjust to new customs and make friends, if she ever hopes to return home.

REF SCORE: 57%

Soundtrack: 100%
Story: 100%
Writing: 100%
Diversity: 50%
Daring: 100%
Racism: ABSENT — 0%
Gender Bias: ABSENT — 0%
Homophobia: ABSENT — 0%

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