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Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
Written by Christy Marx

Howard is throwing Jem and the Holograms a party to celebrate the start of their movie. Anthony introduces Jem to Video, who wants to film a documentary about the film. The first day at the studio, Jem and the Holograms find out that the studio has been sold. Eric is now in charge of the picture, he has a new script and plans to make the make the new co-stars of the movie, the Misfits, the hottest stars in Hollywood. The contract says that if Jem and the Holograms fail to perform for any reason, they are out.

Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Rio, Eric, Lin-Z, Video, Clash, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Krissie, Deirdre, Terri, Lela, Anne, Marianne, Joellen, Becky, Nancy, Delaree), Danielle, Howard, Anthony, Jeff, Harvey, Mrs. Bailey, Miguel assistant director, Georgia makeup artist, Nick Mann actor, Debra script woman, Patricia second assistant director, Carrie continuity woman, receptionist World Studios, ophthalmologist, grip film crew, electrician film crew.

Focus on:
Jem/Jerrica, Eric, Ba Nee, Video, Clash, Mrs. Bailey.

Locations & vehicles:
Starlight Mansion, Gabor mansion, Rockin' Roadster, World Studios, Clash's car, Video's car, Gabor business building, hospital.

First appearance of:
Video, Clash, Harvey, Jeff, Nick Mann, Gabor Mansion, Gabor business building, World Studios, Video's car, Clash's car. New looks for Jem/Jerrica, Pizzazz, Roxy and Lindsey.

"Who Is He Kissing" Jem and the Holograms
"Jealousy" Jem and the Holograms
"Universal Appeal" The Misfits

Part of songs:
"Like A Dream" by Jem and the Holograms.

Drama, Romance, Humor, Action.

Original airdate:
5 July 1986.

Released on DVD.

Italy: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Una Stella Cadente" (Falling Star).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "L'étoile Filante (1)" (The Shooting Star).
Holland: Aired on TV.
Sweden: Released on VHS. The episode title was "En Fallande Stjärna" (A falling star).
Denmark: Released on VHS.
Finland: Released on VHS.
Venezuela: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Estrella Fugaz 1" (Shooting star 1).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Behind the scenes:

This episode was expanded with extra scenes and/or partly re-animated.

From this episode and on, the main characters original outfits (aswell as their faces somewhat) were changed. Improvements were made, but first and foremost they were supposed to resemble the Hasbro dolls more, which meant that Jem's pink belt became white. Jerrica's pink and blue striped dress with a red belt, a hat and pink shoes, became white and blue striped with a white belt, without hat and blue shoes. Pizzazz's dress got slightly different design, she got an bracelet, she lost a legband, and switched the sock to ther other leg. Roxy's top became purple instead of black, her tights became multicolored instead of pink and green, she lost her necklace, got a bracelet, her belt changed shape, shoe got new shoes. Lin-Z has completely changed her look, out of recognition, even though she wasn't even available as a doll. Rio's outfit got no changes on the other hand.

Starlight Mansion is apparently located in the mountains.

Danielle makes a new line of Jem and the Holograms fashions.

Synergy can project 600 holographic images a minute without powerloss.

Anthony is the one who introduces Video to Jem and the Holograms. And according to Anthony, Video is the brightest talent in the video tape scene today.

Rio thinks Jem looks good, she "makes the air sizzle like some bright and dazzling dream".

In the music video of the song "Who Is He Kissing?" by Jem and the Holograms, Jerrica is reading a newspaper with the headline "Who is he kissing?" and a picture of Rio.

The Gabor mansion can not be located far from the Starlight Mansion, since you can see what they're doing at Starlight Mansion through binoculars from the Gabor mansion.

Until this episode Pizzazz had never told the other Misfits that her father was rich. Pizzazz doesn't care so much about money according to herself, probably because she has much of it herself. She cares about being famous.

Anthony was the director of the movie Starbright.

Jem is forced to say no to makeup, so that the makeup person won't touch her holographic disguise.

Kimber meets Jeff as he catches her when she is about to sit down and someone is grabbing her chair for Pizzazz.

All Harvey cares about is business and money, and keeping Pizzazz happy, to keep her out of his hair.

In this episode we get an example of how Rio takes it one step further when he gets upset. As mentioned in the Jem bible he seldom resorts to real physical action unless he absolutely has to. Well here he certainly does, when he hits Nick Mann in the face out of jealousy.

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