Cartoon Resource entry #008 - Jem (1985)

JEM

ORIGINAL AIRDATES: Oct 6, 1985-Aug 2, 1986 (as part of the Super Satuday/Sunday) and Aug 3, 1986-Fall 1988 (as its own weekday show) in syndication
RERUNS: Sep 18, 1989-Aug 8, 1993 on USA Network, May 28, 2011-May 27, 2012 on the Hub, Oct 13, 2014-Nov 15, 2015 on Discover Family, Apr 5, 2012-2015 on Netflix
EPISODES: 65
ANIMATION BY: Toei Animation
PRODUCED BY: Sunbow Productions and Marvel Productions, Ltd.
DISTRIBUTED and OWNED BY: Hasbro Studios
NOTE: The first season of Jem aired in the Super Saturday/Sunday block with Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines, Inhumanoids and Robotix.



JEM SUMMARY:
Jerrica Benton uses her late father's hologram technology to become the international rock star Jem.  Jem is the leader of the Holograms, an all-girl rock band including her younger sister Kimber, Aja, Shana and later Raya.  However, a rival band called the Misfits are always trying to thwart Jem and the Holograms careers.

EPISODE GUIDE 

(in airdate order - second number is the Sunbow production order number)

1st Season (1985-1986) As part of the Super Saturday/Sunday show

Each episode was cut into three parts and originally aired weekly
#01-008 The Beginning (Oct 6, 13 & 20, 1985)
#02-009 Disaster (aka Set Backs) (Oct 27, Nov 3 & 10, 1985)
#03-010 Kimber's Rebellion (Nov 17, 24 & Dec 1, 1985)
#04-011 Frame Up (Dec 8, 15 & 22, 1985)
#05-012 The Battle Of the Bands (Dec 29, 1985, Jan 5 & 12, 1986)

2nd Season (1986-1987) As its own show on Sundays or Saturdays in some markets

#06-001 Starbright Part One: "Falling Star" (07.05.1986)
#07-002 Starbright Part Two: "Colliding Stars" (07.12.1986)
#08-003 Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star" (07.19.1986)
#09-004 The World Hunger Shindig (07.26.1986)
#10-005 Adventure In China (08.23.1986)
#11-006 Last Resorts (08.30.1986)
#12-007 In Stiches (09.06.1986)
#13-013 The Music Awards Part 1 (09.13.1986)
#14-014 The Music Awards Part 2 (09.20.1986)
#15-015 The Rock Fashion Book (09.27.1986)
#16-016 Broadway Magic (10.04.1986)
#17-017 In Search Of the Stolen Album (10.11.1986)
#18-018 Hot Time In Hawaii (10.18.1986)
#19-019 The Princess and the Singer (11.01.1986)
#20-020 Island of Deception (11.08.1986)
#21-021 Old Meets New (11.15.1986)
#22-022 Intrigue At the Indy 500 (02.01.1987)
#23-023 The Jem Jam Part 1 (02.08.1987)
#24-024 The Jem Jam Part 2 (02.15.1987)
#25-025 Culture Clash (02.22.1987)
#26-026 Glitter and Gold (03.15.1987)

3rd Season (1987-1988) Aired weekdays

#27-030 The Talent Search Part 1 (09.21.1987)
#28-031 The Talent Search Part 2 (09.22.1987)
#29-028 Scandal (09.23.1987)
#30-038 One Jem Too Many (09.24.1987)
#31-034 The Bands Break Up (09.28.1987)
#32-036 The Fan (09.29.1987)
#33-040 Father's Day (10.01.1987)
#34-032 The Treasure Hunt (10.05.1987)
#35-045 Aztec Enchantment (10.07.1987)
#36-039 Music Is Magic (10.14.1987)
#37-041 The Jazz Player (10.15.1987)
#38-035 Danse Time (10.19.1987)
#39-044 Roxy Rumbles (10.20.1987)
#40-049 Alone Again (10.23.1987)
#41-046 KJEM (10.29.1987)
#42-033 Trick Or Techrat (10.30.1987)
#43-029 The Presidental Dilemma (11.02.1987)
#44-042 Rock 'N Roll Express (11.03.1987)
#45-050 Mardi Gras (11.04.1987)
#46-043 The Middle of Nowhere (11.05.1987)
#47-048 Renaissance Woman (11.16.1987)
#48-037 Journey To Shangri-La (11.24.1987)
#49-052 Journey Through Time (01.06.1988)
#50-054 Britrock (01.07.1988)
#51-055 Out of the Past (01.08.1988)
#52-056 Hollywood Jem Part 1 "For Your Consideration" (01.11.1988)
#53-057 Hollywood Jem Part 2 "And the Winner Is..." (01.12.1988)
#54-058 The Stingers Hit Town Part 1 (02.02.1988)
#55-059 The Stingers Hit Town Part 2 (02.03.1988)
#56-047 Video Wars (02.04.1988)
#57-053 Beauty and the Rock Promoter (02.05.1988)
#58-051 Homeland, Heartland (02.08.1988)
#59-060 Midsummer Night's Madness (02.09.1988)
#60-061 The Day the Music Died (02.11.1988)
#61-062 That Old Houdini Magic (02.15.1988)
#62-063 Straight From the Heart (02.17.1988)
#63-064 A Change of Heart (02.18.1988)
#64-065 Riot's Hope (02.22.1988)
#65-066 A Father Should Be... (05.02.1988)

VOICE ACTORS

Charlie Adler (1956) as Eric Raymond, Tech Rat and Zipper
Patricia Alice Albrecht as Anne, Deidra and Pizzazz (speaking)
Jack Angel (1930) as Emmett Benton
Marlene Aragon as Synergy
Ellen Bernfeld as Pizzazz (singing)
Cathianne Blore (1952-2002) as Ashley, Aja Leith and Kimber Benton
Susan Blu (1948) as Lindsey Pierce and Stormer
Wally Burr (1924-2017) as Emmett Benton
T.K. Carter (1956) as Anthony Julian
Cathy Cavadini (1961) as Clash
Townsend Coleman (1954) as Riot (speaking)
Linda Dangcil (1941-2009) as Carmen "Raya" Alonso
Louise Dorsey as Jetta
Walker Edmiston (1926-2007) as Harvey Gabor
Ellen Gerstell as Rapture (speaking)
Dan Gilvezan (1950) as Fitzgerald Beck, Sean Harrison
Ari Gold as Ba Nee (sining)
Gordon Grody as Riot (singing)
Cindy McGee as Krissie and Shana Elmsford
Samantha Newark as Jem/Jerrica Benton (speaking)
Noelle North (1949) as Video
Samantha Paris (credited as Bobbie Block) (1960) as Roxy Pelligrini
Britta Phillips (1963) as Jem (singing)
Vicki Sue Robinson (1954-2000) as Rapture (singing)
Neil Ross (1944) as Howard Sands
Michael Sheehan as Rio Pacheco
Kath Soucie (1953) as Minx

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