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Journey Through Time
Written by Eric Early

Synopsis:
Jem and the Holograms are going to appear in the World History Of Music concert. Techrat has invented a time travel device to send Jem and the Holograms back in time, so that the Misfits can take their place. Techrat's gadget turns out to have a minor flaw, it requires a trade.

Characters:
Jem/Jerrica and the Holograms, The Misfits, Synergy, Eric, Lin-Z, Techrat, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ben Tiller, Larry, Ray, Johnny Beldrix, Willy.

Focus on:

Locations & vehicles:
Misfits Music, Starlight Mansion, Techrat's truck, Vienna in Austria, London in England, club in London, Woodstockfestival in Bethel New York, World History of Music concert arena.

Songs:
"Rock And Roll Is Forever" Jem and the Holograms
"We're Making It Happen" Jem and the Holograms
"Rockin' Down Through Time" Jem and the Holograms

Instrumentals:
"We're Making It Happen" by Jem and the Holograms.

Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Humor, Action, Message.

Original airdate:
6 January 1988.

Releases:
Released on DVD.

International:
Italy: Aired on TV. The episode title was "Viaggio Nel Tempo" (Journey through time).
France: Aired on TV. Released on DVD. The episode title was "Le Voyage Travers Le Temps" (A Travel Through Time).
UK: Aired on TV. Released on VHS.

Trivia:
Countries that are featured in the music video of "Rock And Roll Is Forever" are USA, UK, Jamaica, Mexico and Japan.

Roxy thinks Techrat is a jerk.

Jem and the Holograms go back to Vienna in March 1781.

Synergy has the ability to switch to battery power, so she doesn't need to be plugged in.

A storm can break Synergy's signal.

Aja thinks Mozart is gorgeus, and Jem thinks he is one of the greatest composers who ever lived.

We get to hear Mozart play. But can anyone tell me what he's playing?

Jem and the Holograms go back to London 1944.

Ben Tiller is suppose to be the real life american jazz musician Glenn Miller.

Uncle Sam appears in the music video of the song "We're Making It Happen" by Jem and the Holograms.

Jem and the Holograms go back to Woodstock 15-18 august 1969 near the city Bethel in New York. Pizzazz calls Woodstock the greatest concert of all time.

Jem and the Holograms meet Johnny Beldrix who is supposed to be Jimi Hendrix.

Johnny Beldrix thinks the Misfits are unhip.

Eric goes back in time to the dinosaurs.

In the song "Rockin' Down Through Time" by Jem and the Holograms, real life musicians are mentioned: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley.

Stormer says a line "Pizzazz, how are we ever gonna get back to the future" that might be a reference to the 1985 movie "Back To The Future", considering the time travelling theme.

Part of this episode took place on a Sunday, or more exact... the parts when Jem and the Holograms are in Woodstock took place on sunday august 17 in 1969.

The song "Rock And Roll Is Forever" by Jem and the Holograms is re-used. Previously appeared in the episode "Old Meets New".

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