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#5205-02
Starbright Part 2: "Colliding Stars"
Written by Christy Marx

Synopsis:
Jerrica has just found out from an eye doctor that in a matter of months, perhaps even weeks, Ba Nee will be blind. In hope to afford the 250.000 dollars laser surgery, Jem and the Holograms go back to finish the movie, but this time it's on Eric's terms, which is that Jerrica become his assistant. Now the Misfits are the stars, and when they find out that one of the Starlight girls needs an operation to save her eye sight, they realize that Jem and the Holograms can't quit, no matter what the Misfits do to them.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Video, Clash, Starlight Girls (Ba Nee), Anthony, Jeff, Joanie, Miguel assistant director, Georgia makeup artist, Nick Mann actor, Corwin cinematographer, Carrie continuity woman, Debra script woman, Pam stuntman, Patricia second assistant director, ophthalmologist, editorial assistant, Harry pyrotechnic.

Focus on:
Jem/Jerrica, Eric, Clash, Ba Nee, Kimber

Locations & vehicles:
Hospital, Starlight Express, Starlight Mansion, Starlight Music, Rockin' Roadster, World Studios.

First appearance of:
Joanie.

Songs:
"Congratulations" The Misfits
"Show Me The Way" Jem and the Holograms
"Love Is Doin' It" Jem and the Holograms

Genres:
Drama, Action, Message, Romance.

Original airdate:
12 July 1986.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Collisione Fra Stelle" (Colliding stars).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Le Chantage 2 Éme Partie" (The Blackmail).
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 "Choque De Estrellas" (Shock stars).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

Behind the scenes:
The character Joanie was named after a person Christy worked with on a production company.

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

In the Jem and the Holograms music video for the song "Show Me The Way" there are some airplanes that look like they could be meant as Transformers, perhaps Starscream (and the title of this episode is after all Starbright), and it's a futuristic scene with a robot.

The actor Errol Flynn (1909-1959) is mentioned.

Jerrica would risk her life for the Starlight Girls.

Ba Nee likes to read.

Ba Nee has her own room in Starlight Mansion.

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