This puzzle appeared in Microsoft Puzzle Hunt A, whose theme was Atlantis.
People rated this puzzle low, and I agree with their assessment.
Each of the "stories" is a summary of a fictional crossover episode between two television shows.
Each fake episode title is a combination of two real episode titles, one from each of the two combined shows. The combination always links two episode titles where the last word of one is the first word of the second.
To aid in finding these episodes, the season numbers of the first and second episodes are given at the beginning of the summary.
Use the star rating as an index into the linking word in each episode title.