More than 20 years before Hannah Montana, there was another rocker with a dual identity.
Jem was merely the alter-ego of music executive Jerrica Benton, but instead of a sitcom, Jem was what amounted to an animated soap opera when it debuted in 1985. Jerrica used a computer program, Synergy, to create her holographic alter-ego, and all that did, besides bring fame and notoriety, was the predictable love triangle. See, Jerrica's boyfriend, Rio, was also hot for Jem, not knowing both women were one and the same.
Jem was the latest to come from the tag team of Marvel Productions and Sunbow Entertainment, and managed to last three years, becoming a cult favorite along the way. Perhaps the soap aspects were a little appropriate, considering that in most markets, the series aired opposite the #1 soap in the country, General Hospital.
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The Hub has the rights to the series, and one wonders if, considering the Hasbro-owned network already has new incarnations of My Little Pony, GI Joe, Transformers, Strawberry Shortcake, Pound Puppies, & the Care Bears on their roster, they'd bring Jem back, too? The most amazing thing is that this was one series that Marvel didn't adapt into a comic book!