Thursday, October 2, 2008


I am Zenon-phobic.

That should not be confused with being xenophobic, which I am not.

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century and Zenon: The Zequel and Zenon: Z3 are unfortunately frightening realities. It was Disney pop-culture's view of what the future would be like (as if their view of today wasn't scary enough). The made for TV movie is complete with a teenie-bopper named Zenon with her cliquish friends and reflective pleather outfits. She exclaims things like, "Zetus Lapetus" in place of our contemporary lingo of "WTF."

Here is the plot of Z3:

High achiever Zenon Kar is competing to win the Galactic Teen Supreme contest and celebrate at the Moonstock Festival in the year 2054. When Zenon wants to beat handsome competitor Bronley Hale, she runs headlong into Moon preservation activist Sage Borealis. Sage is desperate to keep the Moon from being colonized and exploited and wants Zenon's help. Meanwhile Commander Plank and Aunt Judy's precocious new foster daughter, Dasha is star struck by Zenon and finds it difficult to stay put and out of trouble. During the last competition to win the Galactic Teen Supreme contest, Selena appears and threatens to destroy the Lunar Base. It's up to Zenon to save them and the others from this new deity.

Wow. That's great. I want to shoot myself now. We sure wouldn't want the moon to be colonized and exploited, with all its biodiversity and critical resources. Come on! Everyone knows it's made of cheese. And it's not even good cheese. And what is this with galactic deity and the Moonstock Festival's Galactic Teen Supreme Contest? I thought Neil Armstrong put an end to that. I don't know. I just don't know anymore.

When mindlessness becomes devoid of mindlessness what is left? Zenon.


Anonymous said...

Does it bother you that your party is xenophobic?

Michael Powers said...

That's not true at all. Guest worker programs are fostered by and made possible by my party. And immigration should not be a partisan issue.

If you come here legally you are welcome to stay, otherwise, tough luck. Rule of law does matter. Democrats and republicans alike believe that.

squirrelyearl said...

Wow this show looks like a winner. Never saw the first two, but I definitely saw the ads plenty... The thing I don't get with a lot of these sci-fi things is why don't they pick more realistic dates for their futures to occur? Come on, like we are going to be even close to this sort of future come 2054? But I guess 2015 just might turn out to be like they predicted in Back to the Future Part II...