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Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"
Written by Christy Marx

After Roxy sets of a series of explosions in a scene, trapping Kimber inbetween, Jem and the Holograms quit the movie for good. When the crew members who also quit, offer to work on a Jem movie for free, Jem and the Holograms hope to still be able to raise the money for Ba Nee's operation. At the same time the Misfits start recording their own movie, and send over a disguised Clash to wreck the Jem movie.

Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Rio, Eric, Lin-Z, Video, Clash, Starlight Girls (Ashley, Ba Nee, Deirdre, Terri, Lela, Anne, Joellen, Nancy), Danielle, Howard, Anthony, Jeff, Harvey, Nick Mann actor, Miguel assistant director, Georgia makeup artist, ophthalmologist, Carrie continuity woman, Debra script woman, Patricia second assistant director, Mark film crew, Elzer film loader, Corwin cinematographer, Harry pyrotechnic.

Focus on:

Locations & vehicles:
Starlight Mansion, Clash's car, World Studios, vtv, Starlight Music, Carul's club, Rockin' Roadster, hospital, Starlight Express, cinema showing the Jem movie, cinema showing the Misfits movie, Misfits' car.

"Puttin' It All Togheter" Jem and the Holograms
"Welcome to the Jungle" The Misfits
"People Who Care" Jem and the Holograms

Part of songs:
"Universal Appeal" by The Misfits, "Jealousy" by Jem and the Holograms, "Welcome to the Jungle" by The Misfits, "People Who Care" by Jem and the Holograms.

"People Who Care" by Jem and the Holograms.

Drama, Action, Message, Humor, Romance.

Original airdate:
19 July 1986.

Released on DVD.

Italy: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Astro Nascente" (Rising star).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Le Procés" (The Lawsuit).
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 "El Ascenso De La Estrella" (The rise of the star).
UK: Aired on TV.
Australia: Released on VHS. Released on DVD.
Korea: Released on VHS.
New Zealand: Released on VHS.

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

In this episode we get another example of how Rio takes it one step further when he gets upset, as he throws Eric to the ground.

In this episode we get perhaps the first hint that Shana is interested in fashion design, in the music video "Puttin' It All Togheter" where she is looking at designs with Danielle.

Here we for the first time we see Clash become a disguise artist. We get to see Clash without her pink and green haircolors, as a blonde.

The film Starbright is a very honest human interest story, accoring to Anthony. Rio plays the rocker Johnny Stone. They wrote a dussin new songs for the movie. There was even a soundtrack.

This episode was aired before the real life group Guns & Roses released their song "Welcome To The Jungle", so the Misfits song predates it.

A scene from the movie Starbright is shown in a later episode "Hollywood Jem Part 2".

Howard Sands regains control over the World Studios again.

The Misfits movie is called "The Misfits Hit It Big".

The scene where all the people are running on the street from the Misfits movie to Jem and the Holograms' movie, is the scene used when Lin-Z presents repeats of a song at the end of some episodes.

The check that Jerrica receives for the first share of the movie's profits has an address written on it: "Bank of S.M. Lieber 6007 Sepulveda, Van Nuys. CA 90067". We also learn that Howard Sands has a middle name starting with an "E".

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