History Film / Zenon

14th Dec '17 12:22:07 AM K
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** Including names like "Zenon" and "Nebula", although both those naming conventions and much of the FutureSlang are more common on the space station than Earth; in the first movie, one of Zenon's Earth teachers accidentally calls her another noble gas; "Radon". When Zenon corrects her, Margie mocks the weirdness of Zenon's name, giving the viewers the first hint that only people on the space station have FutureSlang names. This is further enforced when we find out that other kids on Earth have names like Margie, Greg, and Andrew, and none of them use FutureSlang either.

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** Including names like "Zenon" and "Nebula", although both those naming conventions and much of the FutureSlang are more common on the space station than Earth; in the first movie, one of Zenon's Earth teachers accidentally calls her another noble gas; "Radon". When Zenon corrects her, Margie mocks the weirdness of Zenon's name, giving the viewers the first hint that only people on the space station have FutureSlang names. This is further enforced when we find out that other kids on Earth have names like Margie, Greg, and Andrew, and none they all have their ''own'' dialect of them use FutureSlang either.FutureSlang-- macro, micro, etc.
2nd Dec '17 7:18:43 AM libertpaulian
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Zenon and Greg's first date at a beachside diner. Zenon's never had Earth food before, and she orders nearly everything from the menu. She eats one onion ring. She sees Lutz and then chases after him, leaving all of that good food behind.
25th Aug '17 9:06:36 AM RedScharlach
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A Creator/DisneyChannel movie first aired in 1999, ''Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century'' is set in 2049 AD, where Zenon Kar ([[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kirsten]] [[Series/GeneralHospital Storms]]) is a 13-year old who literally gets grounded as she is forced to leave her SpaceStation home and live on Earth.

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A Creator/DisneyChannel movie first aired in 1999, ''Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century'' is set in 2049 AD, AD 2049, where Zenon Kar ([[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kirsten]] [[Series/GeneralHospital Storms]]) is a 13-year old 13-year-old who literally gets grounded as she is forced to leave her SpaceStation home and live on Earth.



* AdultsAreUseless: Zenon and her friends are the only ones who can save the Space Station from crashing. Only Zenon and her 13-year old friend manage to piece together an anti-virus. Back at the space station, the adults, many of which are scientists, are freaking out and have no idea how to fix the virus.
* AlmostKiss: Zenon and Greg are sitting side-by-side, facing the same direction, with awkward silence. Zenon tells Greg if he wants to kiss her he should get over it and just kiss her. After a pause, they both turn towards each other at the same time - and accidentally smash their faces into each other.

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* AdultsAreUseless: Zenon and her friends are the only ones who can save the Space Station from crashing. Only Zenon and her 13-year old 13-year-old friend manage to piece together an anti-virus. Back at the space station, the adults, many of which whom are scientists, are freaking out and have no idea how to fix the virus.
* AlmostKiss: Zenon and Greg are sitting side-by-side, facing the same direction, with in awkward silence. Zenon tells Greg if he wants to kiss her he should get over it and just kiss her. After a pause, they both turn towards each other at the same time - and accidentally smash their faces into each other.



* TheBadGuyWins: Selena, the moon goddess of Greek mythology pretty much manages to scare off everyone off the moon in third sequel because she wanted to be left alone. It was just a little space dome at best and there was room for compromise. But nope, either it goes or she'll destroy Earth, she gets her way and the story presents this as a good thing. Yeah, no.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Selena, the moon goddess of Greek mythology mythology, pretty much manages to scare off everyone off the moon in the third sequel movie because she wanted wants to be left alone. It was It's just a little space dome at best and there was room for compromise. But compromise, but nope, either it goes or she'll destroy Earth, she Earth. She gets her way and the story presents this as a good thing. Yeah, no.



* DemotedToExtra: Nebula in the third movie who only gets a (very badly green screened) cameo since she on vacation on Earth. On the upside, she's played by Raven-Symoné once again.

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* DemotedToExtra: Nebula in the third movie who only gets a (very badly green screened) green-screened) cameo since she she's on vacation on Earth. On the upside, she's played by Raven-Symoné once again.



* PluckyComicRelief: Nebula, Protozoa and the Microbes. The villians of the first and third movies aren't much better off really.

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* PluckyComicRelief: Nebula, Protozoa and the Microbes. The villians villains of the first and third movies aren't much better off off, really.



* ShoutOut: The aliens in the second movie initially communicating through musical tones is much like in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind.''

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* ShoutOut: The aliens in the second movie initially communicating through musical tones is very much like in ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind.''
17th Jun '17 3:35:06 PM dsneybuf
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* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: ''Zenon: The Zequel'' forgoes proper spelling for AddedAlliterativeAppeal, and ''Zenon: Z3'' marks the only numbered installment in the trilogy.
29th Dec '16 4:42:16 PM pokedude10
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* AdultsAreUseless: Zenon and her friends are the only ones who can save the Space Station from crashing. Only Zenon had the virus and her 13-year old friend managed to piece together an anti-virus so she can bring it to the Space Station, where all the adults are freaking out and have no idea how to fix the virus. In the movie, this trope is closely followed by NotNowKiddo

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* AdultsAreUseless: Zenon and her friends are the only ones who can save the Space Station from crashing. Only Zenon had the virus and her 13-year old friend managed manage to piece together an anti-virus so she can bring it to anti-virus. Back at the Space Station, where all space station, the adults adults, many of which are scientists, are freaking out and have no idea how to fix the virus. In the movie, this trope is closely followed by NotNowKiddovirus.



* ArtificialGravity
** Not really that farfetched, as the spinning rings of the Space station are used for maintaining gravity does have some basis in actual science. It's also much weaker than Earth's gravity, which makes it difficult for Zenon to function on Earth.

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* ArtificialGravity
** Not really that farfetched, as the
ArtificialGravity: The Space Station, courtesy of spinning rings of futuristic rings. This accurately reflects current scientific ideas on how to maintain gravity. In-story, the Space station are used for maintaining generated gravity does have some basis in actual science. It's is also much weaker than Earth's gravity, which makes it difficult for Zenon to function on Earth.



* DeFictionalization: Do the [[http://www.apple.com/ipad/ Zap pads]] remind you of something? Given that this movie takes place in the future it could also qualify as TruthInTelevision foresight.



* HaveAGayOldTime: The word "viral" is used as (and explicitly described as being) essentially a synonym for either bad or disgusting. Cut to several years later in real life the age when the internet rules with an iron fist, and "viral" all of a sudden takes on the meaning of "shared frequently online."

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* HaveAGayOldTime: The word "viral" is used as (and explicitly described as being) essentially a synonym for either bad or disgusting. Cut to several years later in real life In context, this makes sense given the age when space station is mostly a scientific colony, and the word uses a biological definition. To a viewer in the internet rules with an iron fist, and age, "viral" all of a sudden takes on the meaning of "shared frequently online."



* {{Zeerust}}: Just look at the outfits.

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* %%* {{Zeerust}}: Just look at the outfits.
3rd Nov '16 9:29:22 PM dpisel01
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* SpaceIsAnOcean: Deconstructed a bit. Zenon assumes that because she can 'swim' in space, that she knows how to swim in a pool for gym class. RealityEnsues and Greg ends saving her.

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* SpaceIsAnOcean: Deconstructed a bit. Zenon assumes that because she can 'swim' in space, that she knows how to swim in a pool for gym class. RealityEnsues and Greg ends up saving her.her life.
29th Aug '16 4:42:34 PM nombretomado
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A DisneyChannel movie first aired in 1999, ''Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century'' is set in 2049 AD, where Zenon Kar ([[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kirsten]] [[Series/GeneralHospital Storms]]) is a 13-year old who literally gets grounded as she is forced to leave her SpaceStation home and live on Earth.

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A DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel movie first aired in 1999, ''Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century'' is set in 2049 AD, where Zenon Kar ([[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Kirsten]] [[Series/GeneralHospital Storms]]) is a 13-year old who literally gets grounded as she is forced to leave her SpaceStation home and live on Earth.



* FutureMusic: The movie focused heavily on the music of a band called Microbe. This being a 1999 DisneyChannel movie, their biggest song sounds exactly like modern light tween pop, except with lyrics such as -- sing along, contemporaries, you know the words -- "ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, make my heart go BOOM BOOM, would you be my [[SciFiNameBuzzwords Super Nova Girl]]?"

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* FutureMusic: The movie focused heavily on the music of a band called Microbe. This being a 1999 DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel movie, their biggest song sounds exactly like modern light tween pop, except with lyrics such as -- sing along, contemporaries, you know the words -- "ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM, make my heart go BOOM BOOM, would you be my [[SciFiNameBuzzwords Super Nova Girl]]?"
4th Jun '16 7:53:17 PM Puterboy1
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** Sage later adds that "some people just never learn."

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** Sage later Two seconds after hanging up, she adds that "some people just never learn."
26th Apr '16 7:38:34 PM Lullaby22
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** Similarly, she accidentally destroys a beaker in a science class because Earth schools still use Farenheit.
26th Apr '16 7:37:41 PM Lullaby22
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* RealityEnsues: Zenon ends up falling the first time she does anything energetic because she forgets that Earth gravity is not quite the same as her space station's artificial gravity.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Zenon ends up falling the first time she does anything energetic because she forgets that Earth gravity is not quite the same as her space station's artificial gravity.gravity.
** Similarly, she accidentally destroys a beaker in a science class because Earth schools still use Farenheit.
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