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The Secret World of Alex Mack 

She's Alex Mack. One minute she's walking home...the next there's a crash and she's drenched in some weird chemical! Then she gets powers...

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Series cast summary:
Larisa Oleynik ...  Alex Mack / ... 78 episodes, 1994-1998
Meredith Bishop ...  Annie Mack 78 episodes, 1994-1998
Darris Love ...  Ray Alvarado 78 episodes, 1994-1998
Michael Blakley ...  George Mack 78 episodes, 1994-1998
Dorian Lopinto ...  Barbara Mack / ... 78 episodes, 1994-1998
Benjamin Kimball Smith Benjamin Kimball Smith ...  Louis Driscoll 54 episodes, 1995-1998
Natanya Ross ...  Robyn Russo 43 episodes, 1994-1998
Louan Gideon ...  Danielle Atron 40 episodes, 1994-1998
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A teenage girl, just starting junior high and living in a modern corporate community is accidentally contaminated by a secret chemical product of The Plant. She acquires mysterious abilities that allow her to change her shape, move objects with her mind, and zap people and objects with small electrical charges. The owners of The Plant continually seek to find out which of the local kids has been contaminated so they can experiment on her, but their employees are less than competent and the search is comedic and futile. Written by <jmpoer@ix.netcom.com>

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

8 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Mack See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During the run of The Secret World of Alex Mack throughout the Nineties, some of the merchandise sold at the time included a book series, a board game, a VHS tape of the show, a wall calendar, t-shirts with the Alex Mack logo, and in the book titled 'Zappy Holidays', new copies included a cardboard sheet of Alex Mack Christmas ornaments. See more »

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Outdoor shots of the fictional Paradise Valley Chemical Plant feature a marquee with gold letters. These letters always misspelled the word valley as "vally" on the marquee. See more »

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"A wonderful show! I loved this show as a kid. I wish the whole series were available on DVD"
7 June 2010 | by simon-trekSee all my reviews

I watched this show as a kid and I really enjoyed it.

This show takes place in the fictional town of Paradise Valley. Alex Mack who is 13 when the series starts, walks home from her first day of high school and her life is changed forever when she is nearly hit by a truck from the Paradise Valley Chemical Plant. The truck crashes and the mysterious top-secret chemical spills out of the truck drenching Alex. Alex runs home and discovers that the mysterious chemical has given her special powers including telekinetic powers, she can shoot electricity from her hands and she can morph into a puddle of silver liquid and travel anywhere she wants. She also has another ability that is very inconvenient for her, she glows golden yellow when she gets nervous. She reveals her powers to only two people, her best friend Ray (who thinks her powers are pretty cool) and her older sister Annie who is a scientific genius. Annie does tests on Alex to understand how her powers work and considers Alex to be her secret science project. Alex endeavours to keep her powers a secret from everyone else she knows including her parents. Also Danielle Atron the corrupt CEO of the Chemical Plant knows that a child in Paradise Valley was drenched in the top-secret chemical and has these powers. She is determined to find the child. So Alex struggles with the pressures of teenage life while secretly using her powers for her own personal gain or to help other people. She also tries to avoid and outwit employees from the Chemical Plant who Danielle Atron hires to identify the kid who was drenched in the chemical. Danielle was a great antagonist for the show. I also liked two of Alex's friends. The African-American and strong willed Nicole and the nervous and talkative orange haired Robyn. I felt that Robyn provided a bit of comedy relief here and there.

So this show was a very cool idea. Besides who wouldn't want to have those great powers (except for glowing when you get nervous). The only thing that disappoints me is that this show isn't available on DVD. I've heard that only the first season of this show was released on DVD in the U.S. But this show isn't available on DVD in Australia. So I still love this show, I will never forget it and I recommend it to anyone. I certainly hope that one day this show is available on DVD in Australia.


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