Bernie Rast was a Hollywood producer whose adventures in Dakota rarely ended well.
Bernie Rast had the idea of producing a real-life soap around a genuine superhero. After Superman said no, he conned Static into saying yes. From then on, cameras followed Static and Gear during most of their adventures. Coinciding with the recording, a new villain entered Dakota: Starburst. He outsmarted and overpowered Static several times, to the point that Bernie wondered why he did a show with a hero who only got defeated. When the truth behind Starburst’s powers was found out — a device hidden in the recording equipment — Static defeated him. Bernie gave himself the honor of unmasking Starburst: it turned out to be his personal assistant Brandon — though Rast kept calling him “Bradley”. As Brandon ranted about the insensitivity and total lack of interest of his boss, Bernie answered a call on his cell phone and stopped paying attention.
Bernie returned to Dakota as a producer of Lil' Romeo. He had written out a contest among local fans of who was to record the next video of the young star. He was more than interesting when the winners — Daisy and Frieda claimed they could get Static involved. Static complied, but only to save Frieda and Daisy the embarrassment.
Some time later, Rast also turned his attention to producing music. He was to record super star Candide's third album, but a signing in Dakota went wrong. After Virgil, Richie and Daisy notified Candide about Bernie's usual practices, Aquamaria and Hotstreak raided the signing. Hiding under a table, Candide fired Rast.
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