Edit Xenon 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 Window, the owner of the station, Xenon is determined to be “incorrigible”, and as punishment is exiled to the worst place imaginable: The planet earth.
Edit Trivia The film takes place in April 2049. Goofs At the beginning, Zenon's alarm clock says it is Monday, April 18, 2049.
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.
The year is 2049 and Xenon Car is a 13-year-old girl who lives with her family on an Earth-orbiting space station. After getting into trouble with the space station's commander, Edward Plank, Zenon's parents punish her by sending her to Earth to live with her Aunt Judy.
On Earth, Xenon experiences trouble fitting in with other kids, who consider her name, space-station stories and slang to be weird. Likewise, Xenon considers the children at her school woefully out of touch with pop culture.
Eventually, Xenon makes friends on Earth with two boys, Andrew and Greg (with whom she develops a relationship). During her time on Earth, Xenon uncovers a plot masterminded by station bigwig Parker Wyndham to use a computer virus to crash the space station and collect the insurance money.
Plank believes that her story is only a ploy to get back onto the space station to attend an upcoming concert by her idol Photo Zoey and his pop-rock group Microbe. Andrew and Greg join in to help Xenon find a way to save the people on the space station.
Xenon goes to the launch yard, hoping to sneak onto a rocket to the space station. Wyndham and Lutz enter the rocket to try to stop Xenon, and Aunt Judy follows them.
Upon arrival, Commander Plank is shocked to see Xenon, but lets her stay when he becomes smitten with Aunt Judy. Plank still won't believe Zenon's story, especially when Wyndham accuses her of trying to sabotage the station.
Xenon manages to load Andrew's anti-virus program on the station's computers in time. Wyndham is arrested with his assistant Lutz while everyone else enjoys the Microbe concert.
Xenon was originally slated to air on the Disney Channel in December 1998, but ultimately premiered on January 23, 1999. The special edition Version on VHS has a Bonus Feature of Disney's Travelers.
+ Follow You'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. The first Xenon flick was Storms' first leading role.
“Obviously, she was a little young to understand the storyline, but she was really excited to see me on TV, because she'd not seen me in anything before,” Storms said with a laugh. “We did clear up some confusion about the fact that I wasn't really Xenon in real life.
Storms and Smith were still kids themselves when they were working on set together, about 14 or 15 years old. During the reunion, the Ever wood actor revealed that Zenon's Earth scenes were shot at the Vancouver high school he actually attended at the time.
I remember we all kind of hung out together,” recalled Smith, 36. “Because we shot it at my high school during the summer break, they let all a bunch of my friends be extras.
Of course, no Zoom (Zoom, Zoom) reunion would be complete without some behind-the-scenes scoop about the making of “Supernova Girl, ” the undeniably catchy bop Photo Zoey's band Microbe performed in the final scene. “If you look at the video, you see the band are dancing, and I'm just really going to the left, to the right, doing a lot of pointing,” he added with a laugh.
She's been grounded, so she's a fish out of water, and then yet, she still gets to go back home, learning the lessons that she has done. Disney has been working with Feeding America to help raise awareness about the many resources available to people across America during these difficult times.
You can learn more at FeedingAmerica.org/FeedTheLove and on social media using @FeedingAmerica and the hashtag #FeedTheLove. He had the signature floppy ‘90s hairstyle and was a total jerk to our interstellar heroine before he became her love interest in the end of the first film.
Now, he mostly spends his time behind the camera, directing episodes of shows like “The Flash,” “Arrow” and “Riverdale.” DisneyProto Zoey, lead singer of the band Microbe, stole every young girl’s heart in the late ‘90s with tunes like “Supernova Girl and “The Galaxy is Ours.” The spiky-haired singer had only been in a handful of acting roles before he took to the screen as Photo Zoey, but it was enough to land him into pop culture history forever.
Getty Imagery’s acting career has really picked up since Xenon.” He has had roles in dramas like “24” and “NCIS” as well as other shows like “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” and the highly anticipated George R. R. Martin based “Highflyers.” Besides acting, he is also a huge soccer fan and speaks fluent French. Disney Lauren Malty may be a familiar face to anyone who has seen Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s direct-to-VHS series “You’re Invited…” or the COM “Stepsister from Planet Weird.” She played stuck up and snooty Margie in the ‘ Xenon films, but deep down, she always had a heart of gold.
FacebookMaltby was one of only four actors to appear in all three ‘ Xenon films, but “Z3” marked the end of her acting career altogether. Disney Tom Wright played Orion and quickly emerged as a fan favorite in Xenon : The Sequel.” Even though he only had a brief appearance in the second film, his futuristic outfits alone were enough to give him iconic ‘90s status for life.
Getty Images Wright has really honed his skills since ‘ Xenon.’ He is a major theater director in his native Australia, and he has appeared in many dramas in the past few years. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Critics Choice Awards for his role in Jane Champion’s series “Top of the Lake” in 2013.
Before Xenon aired, he had appeared on shows like “Hanging’ with Mr. Cooper,” “Malcolm & Eddie” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” Buena Vista PicturesBrenden Jefferson’s last acting role was in 2004, after some appearances on shows like “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Even Stevens” and “Smart Guy.” His most noticeable role was X-Ray in the Shia LeBoeuf film “Holes.” Since 2004, he hasn’t appeared in the public eye, preferring his privacy after a childhood in the spotlight.
DisneyShadia Simmons was a promising young actress with great range, which she showed in many Disney Channel projects. Afterwards, she completed her master’s degree in education, which she put to use teaching acting to high school students.
But, Greg Holloway has continued acting with roles on shows like “Modern Family” and “Medium.” He even returned to Disney Channel for an episode of the series “Jessie.” She is best known for her roles in many installments of the “Star Trek” franchise, where she has played a handful of characters in both film and television iterations.
She also stuck to her Disney ties while voicing Bonnie Rockefeller on Kim Possible. From 1999 to 2004, she has had a recurring role-playing Isabella “Belle” Black on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Starting in 2005, she played Marie Jones on General Hospital and its spinoff show General Hospital: Night Shift where she met her husband, Brandon Brash.