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A guest star, relating to a television series, is an actor who appears on one or several episodes (playing a character or themselves). Sometimes the definition can become blurry, as some guest stars have appeared on entire seasons of shows, while some have become integral to the show (eg. Heather Locklear on Melrose Place). Guest stars are sometimes well-known personages prior to becoming guest stars, with their popularity being used to draw attention to the show they're guest starring on. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hilary Duff and Heather Locklear in The Perfect Man. ... Melrose Place is a TV series that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network. ...


The term guest star can also refer to other media as well. For example, in fiction, when characters from one media appear in another. Comic books, in particular, are known for having superheroes guest in another hero's book, though there are other examples. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ...


Some believe that a show is nearing its "jumping the shark" moment when it has an excessive number of guest stars. Fonzie jumps over a shark while on water skis. ...


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The Guest Star (802 words)
When a star explodes as a supernova, material is flung out at high speeds in all directions, and this material emits enormous amounts of radiation over a wide range of frequencies, including x-rays, gamma rays, and so on.
For a few weeks the "guest star" (as they called it) in the constellation Taurus was the brightest star in the sky, and was even visible in the daytime.
It's remarkable that the energy emitted by a star going supernova is comparable to all the energy that it emitted during millions or even billions of years of stable evolution.
Guest Star, Alaska Science Forum (735 words)
The description of the "guest star" or supernova of A.D. 185 as it appeared in the chronicles of the later Han Dynasty.
These important data indicated quite clearly that the stars were fixed rigidly in position relative to one another, as expected and totally in accord with the ideas developed by ancient Sumerians and Greeks, who believed that the stars of the sky are indelibly inscribed on a stellar "firmament".
The supernova of 1987 reached approximately the brightness of the dimmest star in the Big Dipper constellation; it certainly can't rival the great stellar event of 1006, which was as bright as Venus and could be seen at mid-day.
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