Next Global Crisis – Season 2, Episode 1

by Sidekick

NGC 2 1 1 175x97 Next Global Crisis   Season 2, Episode 1Next Global Crisis has returned with a new season, new episode, and newly revamped web site.  I won’t spoil anything in regards to this particular episode, but if you haven’t seen Episode 9 from Season 1, you might want to check that out before reading this review. 

Season 2, Episode 1 from Next Global Crisis is just about the best thing ever.  I’ve really have never seen a better job of superheroine filmmaking. I haven’t seen every film in this genre, but I have seen all the most talked about ones, and I think this is superior to the rest of them.

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Being a premiere episode the producers laid things out for viewers who may have forgotten where everyone stands in the Next Global Crisis universe. It has been nine months since the end of Season 1 (and Miss Freedom’s presumed demise); the blast that destroyed her also deeply wounded John Roman, who now lays comatose in a hospital bed clinging to life. His brother James is out for revenge and has assembled a squad of assassins to defeat and eliminate all previous Elite Force operatives and trainees. Some have gone into hiding, but not Bluebird. She has chosen to use her training to do good and fight crime, even though she is hunted. In this episode the hunt finally catches up to her. Will she manage to escape from the clutches of evil? Or will it be “Bye Bye Birdy”?

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The episode begins with a flashback montage to key moments in the first season that occurred in both the regular episodes and the training room scenarios. There is also a fancy new opening credit sequence. And that’s where I need to stop. To spoil one second of this film’s plot would be a huge disservice. I think everyone deserves to experience this film spoiler free.

So, what can I tell you? Just know that everything is better, and I do mean everything. The locations are better, the writing is better, the acting is better, the fight choreography is better, the production values as a whole are just better. Oh, and least I forget, the peril is better.

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Actually, the peril sequences are way better in this film than any other that Next Global Crisis has ever produced. Bluebird gets tasered, punched in the stomach, drugged, lifted by her throat, strangled, and is subjected to a thorough beating throughout the film.

Of course, peril doesn’t come across well if you don’t cast the right actress. Luckily, Next Global Crisis employs the best (in my opinion) actress working in the genre right now—Claire Yellowless. If there was an Academy Award for best actress in a superheroine film, Claire would win and win huge. She’s just perfect. In this film she plays the confident heroine and the heroine in peril with equal aplomb. She plays frightened, heroic, defiant, bewildered, intimidated and everything else that’s asked of her perfectly. It also helps that she is a 10, and I don’t think she has ever looked better than she does in this film.

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I can’t think of a negative other than I wish it was an hour long. The bottom line is if you are a fan of Next Global Crisis, you should probably buy this episode. If you have never seen a Next Global Crisis episode before, you should probably buy this episode. There is something for everyone. Great story, great peril, great performances, and a dynamite ending cliffhanger.

Buy Season 2, Episode 1 at Next Global Crisis

{ 84 comments }

1 blx January 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Shouldn’t the title of this article be:

NGC – Season 2, Episode 1?

2 Manta Ray Jack January 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I don’t know.
Bluebird is smoking hot and all but a squad of assassins? Should have called Bullseye.
Think I’ll pass again.

3 Mike January 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

LOVED it. Bluebird is smoking. My only complaint was that I wish she were knocked out cold, as opposed to being in a groggy drugged state. Hopefully that will come sometime soon?

Cant wait for your next release!

4 HM January 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

blx – You’re right. I’ve corrected the title. Sorry for the error!

5 Richard January 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Well I have to agree with SIDEKICK, this was up there for me. I still loved last season’s Episode 8 & 9 with Miss Freedom, but this was on a par if not better in a few key areas.

Not to give too much away but I loved the way the action built, each threat greater than the last with the heroine just clinging to victory until being overwhelmed eventually. The actress who plays Bluebird has not been better: feisty, determined, righteous, sexy and possessing a natural beauty. How did you find her and where can I get me one? Joking aside, she makes the whole thing believable – without which it wouldn’t be half as good.

I agree with Mike, a total KO would be nice to see at some point. If not Bluebird then I’d settle for some other heroine. The sleepy stuff is cool though, don’t get me wrong, and I likes the taser sequence, something different – maybe have a villain who can administer similar shocks with his hand? Or some sort of long range blast power, like Nuclearman?

So looking forward to the next one. I take it that new blonde shows up?

6 Chris January 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Mike January 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm
LOVED it. Bluebird is smoking. My only complaint was that I wish she were knocked out cold, as opposed to being in a groggy drugged state. Hopefully that will come sometime soon?

Disagree. I love the fact that she was awake enough to continue fighting, though not at her optimal strength. And the fact that she was brave enough to fight and fight well despite being outnumbered and outmatched. Its what separates NGC from every other producer, in NGC the heroine is given a chance and is actually made to look like a heroine. Rather than other productions where the heroine is made to look like a joke and easily defeated as soon as the odds are raised against her. NGC has the perfect balance of a heroine that fights til the absolute end, despite every obstacle thrown in her path. they keep fighting and their defeat is slow and methodical making it seem that much more perilous.

Kudos to NGC for their best work yet. You guys seriously have taken the bar to another level after setting it yourself. Can’t wait for future episodes of this season, especially with my faves Suki Deluxe and the incomparable Angel!

7 Bert January 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Great vid – totally worth the wait. I particularly loved the brief slo-mo bits to accentuate some of Bluebird’s reactions. Top notch production. I also have high hopes for the spectacular brunette shown briefly in the season preview. I’m really looking forward to that episode.

8 Next Global Crisis January 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for the comments guys. It is always great to hear that people enjoy what we’ve done. I know it means a lot to everyone who works on the production that it is well-received. Every comment really has an impact on the whole thing and pushes us forward.

Richard – Ultimately I am really interested in future characters with ‘blaster’ type powers, I just want to make sure that it will actually look good before committing to it. We have added a smattering of new characters, including the blonde and brunette in the season trailer. I can confirm that the next episode will not take as long to bring out as this one did! Of course some of the season one favourites too.

I’m so glad you all got the video and I hope you will keep checking the site for blog stuff and updates as we can all do it in one place finally!

9 interloper January 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Mentioned how much I loved this on the special offer page, but I’ll say it again here. Just a terrific production, the only worry being that NGC have set such a high standard they might even struggle to match it. Bet they have the talent to pull it off though on this evidence.

The building peril and sense of dread in this was excellent. This is what it should be about. Everyone has different tastes, I know, but the heroines in some other vids just get easily pummelled endlessly. How can a heroine ever fight crime if they can’t even throw a punch? This isn’t the case here. I love how Bluebird kicks their asses at times, even though there’s three of them and she’s effectively doomed (especially after the drugging). The moment where the guy comes at her from behind and she tasers him without even turning round was great.

You actually care about her and want her to win and the actress should be massively commended here. This isn’t just about dressing up and looking pretty – she fights convincingly and portrays every emotion perfectly. When she starts to lose the battle you start to really feel for her and worry for her safety. Just a brilliant, brilliant film. Well done NGC.

10 Damien Woods January 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

This episode is just good. Buy it.

I also think it is the perfect start to a new season. Exits the last with a new tempo and setups a totally different feel for whats to come.

11 Kent January 16, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I agree with the reviewer: Claire Yellowlees as Bluebird (NextGlobalCrisis.com) is one of the best female super heroine performers in the genre. I would put her up there with Ashley Rose and Christina Carter. They’re all 10s, and they all do a pretty good job of acting. I’ve purchased every single one of the Bluebird episodes, never to be disappointed. It doesn’t hurt that she has a hot costume, although I do prefer bare legs over pantyhose-clad legs.

12 maar13 January 16, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Finally i have got the opportunity to talk about this one!

Absolutely loved it, yeah she got defeated but she did put up one Hell of a fight and it took a Monster truck for her to be taken down.

As a KO fan I was not really disappointed, groggy or not the last part of the video was great too.

The fight was great and yes, Miss Yellowless is a perfect 10 for this kind of movies, she has the attitude, the skills and the beauty to be a perfect heroine.

I am seriously hooked with NGC and really looking forward for more episodes.

13 Mike January 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I didnt want it to seem like I was dissapointed; I’ve just been looking forward to a definitive Bluebird ko for awhile now and I came so close with this one. But hey, theres still time. A guy can hope lol

14 ShadowFax January 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Would be nice if we could get another payment method than Paypal :( I’m having issues with them and thier crazy over protectiveness!

15 maar13 January 16, 2012 at 11:45 pm

@Mike — Man, you should definitely get Training room 4 and 14 then, those were really cool.

16 Gil January 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Recently, Rolling Stone magazine published a letter that stated something like “comparing Van Halen to Cream is like comparing Snooki to Brooklyn Decker”!
I am constantly struck by this remark whenever NCG brings it’s ‘A Game’ to a production…in comparison, almost everything else in the genre seems forced and juvenille. The only production I’ve seen that even begins to compare with NCG Season II/Ep. 1 is Red Cape Cinema’s fantastic Wonder Woman Fan Film ‘Balance of Power”(check on Google Video if you haven’t seen it already)….otherwise, the NCG team is, to my mind, in a class by itself..fantastic work, guys!

17 DSB January 17, 2012 at 3:09 am

I agree with the above critique. This is an excellent production.
The look on the heroine’s face as she is dragged off is priceless, and as the extent of her dire situation becomes clear to her, she conveys the feeling of “Is this what I put this costume on for?” which really appeals to me and does not often happen in many superheroine movies. What happens next has got my imagination running away and my heart racing at the thought. That is the sign of class.

18 Next Global Crisis January 17, 2012 at 5:55 am

Thanks a lot for these comments guys, I know everyone will be pleased you took the time to make them.

Shadowfax – Down the line we will branch out from PayPal, it isn’t the perfect solution for us but it is very convenient while we are still quite small. Sorry.

Now that the new site is sorted I can move on to new films! If anybody has some ideas about the sort of formats they would like to see for the shorter films I would be interested to hear as I have to start writing them soon… We did the Training Room in season one and it proved quite popular, but now we want to try some other stuff. We are doing Create-A-Character for those of you who like the idea of building their own heroine, but aside from that I’d like to hear other ideas you might have. I can’t promise I’ll do them, but it wouldn’t be the first time someone mentioned something that made me think “Oh yeah… why didn’t I think of that?”

19 Jobber Lover January 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

I’ll keep this short.
I loved it.
Episode 2 of Season 1 is still my favorite, but this is very very good.
Can’t wait for more from NGC!

20 Bert January 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

Yeah, Angel vs. the robot was lightning in a bottle for sure. I also really love ep. 8 with the long back and forth struggle. Miss Freedom, Angel, Bluebird, Suki – the actresses playing these roles are truly sensational. Huge props to NGC for bringing these vids to us.

21 Jacob January 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I’ll echo the statement above about Bluebird getting ko’d. Would have loved to finally see her get knocked out COLD finally, and carried away. Hopefully thats still in the cards though.

22 Markko January 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

“Ultimately I am really interested in future characters with ‘blaster’ type powers, I just want to make sure that it will actually look good before committing to it.”

Cool ! But be sure that it will be a superheroine/supervillainess !

23 jeff 5 January 17, 2012 at 9:37 pm

loved the episodes from season 1 (that i bought) getting ready to buy this one. is there a possibility for any future episodes to have an extended beat down maybe a one sided fight with the heroine getting dominated

24 fabio January 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm

nGC, How about a “Missions” section? Under each character on your site there could be a missions section for each character. and The Mission would obviously be shown as the video, and take place at any point in time during the story. For example, Powerstar once captured Luner long ago right? Well there could be a video on that. Showing us how it happened and who was involved. I know its not the best Idea but im just throwing it out there to see what your or other peoples creative minds can think of off of my idea. Just getting the ball rolling.

25 Mike January 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

That missions idea is really cool actually. You can show past Bluebird missions or Athena or any of the other heroines. This would allow you to add more peril and ko’s in as well without compromising your current ongoing storyline, but rather enhance it.

26 Fabio January 18, 2012 at 2:34 am

Yup. Or Suki:) and for the New Heroines, They can have their “Missions” as well. Telling us what they were going through or who they were up against while all the chaos happened with Elite Force and Red Mist. Or simply how they got used to their powers and what they first did with them. It would be kind of hard to add peril into that though. Another Idea i had was Origin stories. Experimenting their powers when they learned about them and how they adjusted to them. But I like the missions idea better lol

27 Next Global Crisis January 18, 2012 at 5:34 am

Yes the missions idea is along the lines of my thinking. Although I had not considered it from an origins point of view. I think I’d be looking at doing something which continued the story as a sideline but wasn’t integral to it. Basically if you own all the episodes then you should know the whole plot… the fact that Bluebird or Suki had a run in with another villain on their way somewhere makes it interesting but you don’t lose the thread of what happened.

What about villains? Can super-powered villains be simply committing crimes outside of Red Mist’s control? Is that reasonable to expect?

28 Mike January 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

Ya NGC, I’d say thats a reasonable idea. Why wouldnt there be rogue factions of super powered individuals in this universe youve set up? That would make sense.

I also like the idea of side missions. As I said before, it opens you up to add in more peril and ko content that wouldnt interfere with your main story. I think most of it should take place between Seasons 1 and 2, or at least a vast majority, if you were looking to make the episodes the go-to place for the main storyline.

29 Richard January 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

@Next Global Crisis – Thanks, pleased to hear that sort of power may show up, I agree it should only be used if it looks good though. Can’t wait for the new gals! Love the new site by the way, much more eye-popping. And I’m cool with the “Missions” idea, though I’m more interested in the story and characters going forward, not back. That said, I did enjoy the training room flashbacks so either way could be fun – I just hope that some of the “season one favourites” include Athena and Angel! And Magenta, did she survive?

@DSB – Couldn’t have said it any better myself, sir, it’s all about those little moments!

30 Next Global Crisis January 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Richard – I hope we’ll be using Athena and Angel for sure… did Magenta survive? Hmmm…

It seems as though I need to come up with some interesting villains pretty sharpish, but I enjoy that part of the job so I’ll get it done. Some slightly pettier ones perhaps… taking liberties rather than taking over the world.

31 thefab4 January 19, 2012 at 10:11 am

re appearance of bad guys, that is one of the thing that leapt out from the end of season 1 , I thought to myself “hey, if I could mind-control miss freedom then I would dress a bit more like George Clinton and a bit less like an estate agent”
battle of the sexes website could be a good reference point?
no offense to estate agents by the way , they are wonderful people but less than convincing as super-vilains
my tuppenceworth…

32 Aldous January 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm

My sweet mercy, this is a fine season opener! I have no criticism, constructive or otherwise – fine acting, great peril (I’m usually a bondage man but this was great), well crafted and shot – I am now a fan. Congratulations to all involved!

33 Next Global Crisis January 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Interesting stuff, we were having some discussion on the Facebook page about villains costumes too. I understand that an effort needs to be made. It helps if a male villain can at least be a bit sinister. With regard to the estate agent look, well, I felt that was in keeping with that particular character so I need to stand by that decision. I think our particular project is not the kind where a Japanese style monster is really applicable. A George Clinton style villain ‘might’ be, but I can imagine us taking all kinds of flak for that, moreso than estate agent chic would ever cause. A zany villain is fine though if there is some depth to the character.

As it stands my money is better spent on heroine costumes, two of which you haven’t even seen yet that cost $500 and $900 respectively, and I’m going to spend money on more because it is an area in season one where I’d say we scored 6/10, I’d like to get nearer 9/10 this season and that won’t occur if I’m siphoning money for heroine costumes to the male villains – which do deserve detail and attention – but affordably. I take the comment on board though, it does matter, and I do care about it.

Aldous – I am delighted by your response to the work and hope you will remain an interested part of the brave new world we hope to build!

34 Manta Ray Jack January 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Personally, I think you’re selling yourself short on your heroines costumes. I was almost sold by Bluebird alone. It was the appearance of her being beaten by what looks to be some ordinary chaps that led me to pass on your film. To me, that actually diminishes the heroine. I want to see a superheroine fight a supervillain, not a couple guys that look like they just left the gym.

Of course, that’s just my two cents. Obviously, mileage varies.

35 Fabio January 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

I wanna know which costumes are the ones worth that much! thats crazy lol but I believe it. Thats why people love you though so i hope there are no regrets. So I was thinking, What if you guys throw in more female villains or henchwomen? The heroines are all female after all… I just find women easier to dress, without spending too much. I agree a costume on a male like the japanese movies wouldnt really work here, to be honest id rather see them in “gym clothes”, or real estate suits. With females it can be: black bodysuit and gloves, Boom. you got one. I mean you dont really have to go all out for them you know especially if they are just henchwomen. Id rather see that more than anything (gym dudes, business suits, zany costumes)

36 AlyAdmirer January 20, 2012 at 12:30 am

@Manta Ray Jack:

I don’t want to say too much and spoil any of the story, but your concern about the appearance of the criminals and their ability to take down a heroine IS addressed in the film. It actually appears to be a crucial part of the season 2 arc.

I seriously don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you buy this vid.

37 Swampy170 January 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

@NGC – I think the villains could do to be a little more over the top. They are supposed to be taking down superheroines after all.

Also I don’t think you need to worry too much about improving the heroine costumes – they’re not bad at all!

@Fabio – Admittedly that is a little steep, I’ve paid between $300 and $500 for custom heroine costumes, but still – you do need to pay into the 100′s of $’s to get good heroine costumes :)

38 AlyAdmirer January 20, 2012 at 2:42 am

Alright, I’m gonna stick up for the current NGC mode of villainy. :) For me, a big part of NGC’s appeal is that it feels more rooted in a sense of realism than, say, Alex Bettinger’s work. And that is in no way meant as a slight to Bettinger & Kennedy–I love their work, too. But it’s two different approaches to the genre, and I can’t help but think if you transplanted the sort of OTT villain that Wolf Hudson or Rifferus specialize in into an NGC video, it would jar massively.

Now, I too would like to see more villainesses in the NGC world. And I wouldn’t be opposed to a less everyday-looking sort of male villain, but I think that is something that would have to be approached cautiously, so that it stays true to what makes NGC’s product, IMHO, the best in the business. :)

39 Manta Ray Jack January 20, 2012 at 3:41 am

Guess I’m just an over the top comic book sort of guy. I love me some Doctor Dooms and Jokers. LOL Don’t mind me, I was just throwing my two cents out there.

40 Next Global Crisis January 20, 2012 at 4:51 am

No it’s really interesting. The point was made above that there is a reason given why ordinary looking blokes can harm the super-powered heroine in the film, because had we not made that clear then Bluebird would have looked a bit rubbish, which is the last thing I want.

We do things in a certain way to fit our particular story, but we can probably go a bit further if it is reasoned. I love characters like The Joker etc.. but he has been portrayed very differently over the years, if we put a version of The Joker in NGC he would look a bit more like Heath Ledger than Cesar Romero, but not exactly either. I’m just curious to know what would do it, be it masks, colourful costumes, or can we just do dark and sinister better? If someone could pinpoint one of our villains where we got closest I would appreciate that.

This could all be very timely because I’m starting to arrange this stuff now anyway. I appreciate that people for the most part like the heroine costumes we’ve done, in my opinion some worked better than others but we can do much better I’m convinced of it. As has also been pointed out, villainess costumes can be pretty simple and still look good, we will definitely be expanding our villainess repertoire.

41 Bill January 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I loved this episode is there a date for episode 2 yet?

42 Next Global Crisis January 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Should be first half of February, for people who joined the list anyway, general release after that.

Certainly not a big wait, no more of them I should hope.

43 beast January 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

If you ask me Sebastian is a great villain, i think that dark, sinister and real is better. For example sebastian prision outfit was almost like his costume, it give him personallity. In the last episode if these people take this drug in order to obtain superpower it would be good that the drug has an effect on them. Like red eyes or some kind of wasted make up in their face. So the threat will be bigger and the effect too. So for me with more make up work ,bizzarre hairs and real dark outfits will be ok. If you put colourful costumes you will put them at the heroines level and that is not the intention. For the training session videos maybe knowing that the elite force base is in hands of the villains they can make hollograms of the heroines for practice in order to know their weakness. The individual missions is better but the productions values will be more high. Origins stories will be great too, Again sorry for my english

44 Swampy170 January 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Since the heroines are pretty much on the run couldn’t the bad guys simply bring them to the elite force base and hold them captive – running training rooms, only where the villains have a clear advantage?

45 Mark January 21, 2012 at 4:21 am

I’ll keep this short and sweet! This Episode was all that I expected of NGC…and then some! It was almost perfection, and clearly shows why that these guys (and girls) are the best! It’s not so much that they are at the front of the pack; they’re operating on such a different level from the rest, they’re top of a field with only one runner in it!

This ‘excellence’ is down to many aspects of their product, and I could go on about the quality of the filming, editing, script etc. But this episode proves the ideal time to wax lyrical about their ‘talent’. And whilst the majority of their actors / actresses are truly amazing, Claire Yellowlees is ‘the’ gold standard! Sure, she’s absolutely gorgeous, but this girl is far more than mere ‘eye candy’; her performance in this episode is an absolute ‘tour de force’! She really is a ‘total package’!

Looking forward to the rest of the season, and hopefully much more of Bluebird too!

46 Next Global Crisis January 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Well I’m pleased you liked it Mark, and yes, she did a great job.

While I rule nothing out, a return to the Training Room so soon wouldn’t be something I’m keen on. Especially as we would have likely done a few more but people were complaining that they were bored of the room! While I am probably far less likely to listen to that now, I would still like to try some new ideas.

Beast – Again, your English is good. I think it’s not a bad idea to show the effects of the Disciple drug physically. This might make more sense if the drug itself becomes stronger.

47 Chris January 21, 2012 at 7:36 pm

With any drugs or any strength enhancers that villains use in these types of movies, i don’t like it when the villain is overpowered to the point where he completely outmatches the heroine to offer no potential for victory for the heroine. I like the way NGC does mismatches in power, like in Suki vs Leadfoot where even though Leadfoot was stronger Suki was just good enough to make it a very dramatic and intense fight as it should be. Same with this recent video with Bluebird vs her three opponents, where she was able to still make an intriguing fight.

So I hope you don’t make any completely unbeatable villains resulting in one sided fights. These dramatic, back and forth type battles where both sides look to be on the brink of victory multiple times(with the heroine losing eventualy) are much more enjoyable and make NGC what it is.

48 Fabio January 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

speaking of Leadfoot he didnt make a bad villain in my opinion… Since we were having the discussion about better male villains earlier…

49 Steve January 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I think the NGC universe is a more realistic take on the superhero world, so the over the top villains and presence of monsters will not happen unless its relevant to the story. I suppose its like Gotham city’s heros as opposed to the world of superman and the justice league, although Batman would still have to face someone like clayface. I was thinking maybe a wonder woman character would be interesting in NGC or a British version of Ms Freedom. Im wondering if characters with magical powers would be relevant, Athena was the closest thing. At the same time I wouldnt want NGC to become like everything else, I feel they created something very unique with regards to the genre and it would be sad to see that go.

50 Next Global Crisis January 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Chris – I broadly agree but there will always be scope for the occasional one-sided video if that is the right thing to do. I think a character that just smashes everything in his/her wake would get tiring before long though.

Fabio – Yes he did well, Hawaiian shirts okay then?

Steve – I think there is room for magic in small doses. Essentially that is just about origin, we are still talking about people with remarkable powers, it just seems a bit more credible these days to call it a mutation, as if that made it likely! Wonder Woman-style character? In the main story probably not, but there’s always Create-A-Character!

51 Chris January 23, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I agree with Steve, I like NGC’s “real”istic approach to this genre. The superpowers aren’t too crazy and it does have a dark, gotham type of feel to it. Most fights are won or lost after brutal fist fights rather than silly and cartoony superpowers. Overall NGC does a good job of not trying to insult their customer’s intelligence with silly gimmicks and I like that and I hope they keep to this style. Especially what they did in Season 1 episode 2, 6, 9, 10 and season 2 episode 1.

52 steve January 24, 2012 at 5:16 am

well I dont mind some use of special effects, but just to get one thing straight, will create a character be used in the missions and not the main story?

53 Next Global Crisis January 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

The heroines made by people doing create-a-character will have their own standalone adventure or mission away from the main story. If people like the character then they’ll have a second and so on.

54 steve January 24, 2012 at 5:42 am

so people should send ideas to the NGC email?

55 Next Global Crisis January 24, 2012 at 5:45 am

Yes you can do that, we are discussing 5 or 6 ideas on Facebook as well, so you can see what is already there: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NGC-Productions/166193443481368

56 Fabio January 24, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Lol it wasnt the shirt that made him a good villain, his entire outfit is what i believe showed character. The glasses, the beer in the beginning. He just fit as a villain you know? Or a bounty hunter. He looks like a bad guy you’d see in a james bond movie or something. Id love to see him and Suki have a rematch, this time with nothing holding him back. But since youre writing new villains, Lets also get some more females!!! All these sexy super-powered women and only 3 of them are bad? Come on! :) sorry for sounding like a broken record haha. I just like and take advantage of how you care and ask for our opinions and ideas.

57 Next Global Crisis January 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

We’ve definitely got more villainesses in the pipeline. I’d like to think we’re pretty up front about what we can and can’t do… and more bad girls we definitely can!

58 Chris January 26, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Speaking of villainesses. We want Angel!

59 Steve January 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

regarding sending you guys ideas for heroines, how should we send the information, in what form? Do you just want a description? Are ideas sufficient?

60 Next Global Crisis January 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

We have been putting ideas up and having some discussion here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NGC-Productions/166193443481368

I guess the most important thing is what she looks like and what her powers are, because that way we can plan the scene. You can just give me an idea of costume and I will interpret it, you don’t have to draw anything. Post on FB or send me an email at nextglobalcrisis@gmail.com

61 Redmountain February 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Awesome vid! One of NGCs best. Bluebird is smoking hot and I enjoyed the scene where she rips open her shirt to reveal her costume, she looked so sexy in that blouse and the glasses. Wonderful fight sequences with plenty of give and take and I agree with the review that Claire was absolutely incredible in her role as the imperiled heroine! One of the reasons I keep purchasing from NGC is that they have the best actresses in this little genre, even if they don’t do the sexual and risque content, there vids are still top notch due to the acting and fight scenes.

62 Next Global Crisis February 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Thank you, that’s a great comment. I know for a fact that Claire read all of these and is very appreciative of people taking the time out of their day to encourage us.

We will have episode two out to the list quite soon.

63 Next Global Crisis February 10, 2012 at 7:45 am

A very quick heads up that Episode 2 will be released at considerable discount to the list at 3pm local time (GMT) It is currently 1:45pm, so you don’t have long.

64 Next Global Crisis February 10, 2012 at 7:46 am

Sign up quick therefore and you will just make it.

65 Lake February 10, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hmmm, bit put off by the trailer. It looks as though it’s the villains that get more of a kicking than the superheroines. May have to give this a miss.

66 Sym February 10, 2012 at 11:46 am

My thoughts too Lake. The production looks amazing, but the content just doesn’t appeal. I ain’t keen on superheroines being taken out by multiple opponents either… It suggests it takes 3 (or more guys) to win, which doesn’t seem all the ‘perilous’ really.

Just saw the trailer for episode 2 too, and the dominant heroine theme seems to be continuing.

67 Mike February 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Just watched Episode 2. I have to say, while it was very well done (a point that seems to go without saying when it comes to NGC these days), I felt that the heroines were too victorious for my tastes. Would love to have seen them fight valiantly but both get captured again. Shame thats not what happens. And I dont see that as a spoiler, I see that as vital info when people are going to buy a vid. Especially if its being advertised on this site, a place where heroine peril is the dominant content.

That being said, will I continue to buy everything from NGC sight unseen? Of course. The storyline is too engrossing and the possibilities for ko’s and peril too enticing for me to pass up. I just hope with the next release the peril craving can be more properly satisfied.

68 AlyAdmirer February 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm

@Mike Of the three most recent comments, yours is the one I sympathize with most. The thing is, what NGC does more than any other company that I’ve seen, is play a long game–and it’s kind of hard to sustain such an approach if the heroines you base your story around NEVER win.

Now believe me, I love a heroine going down to defeat as much as the next freak. :) But I’ve never understood the complaint of, “Yeah, but she wins!” What kind of heroine would she be if she didn’t, once in a while? Besides a not very good one?

As you say, the storylines coming from NGC are utterly engrossing–but, IMHO, that comes in large part from the drama of NOT knowing which side will emerge victorious at the end of a particular chapter. Personally, “How on earth is she going to be able to overcome this? CAN she overcome this?” is a MUCH more compelling question to ask myself while watching than “How is she gonna go down THIS time?”

It’s kind of the flipside of the issue I have with KickAss/BadAss Kandy: the problem with them, from what little I’ve seen, isn’t so much that their heroines never lose. It’s that their heroines are nearly never so much as threatened. That’s boring to me. But by the same token, so is an on-running story like NGC’s where the bad guys emerge victorious at every… single… turn.

Personally, I would’ve preferred a more cliffhanger-ish ending to Episode 2 than what we get, which while clearly promising more story to come wraps up Episode 1 and Bluebird for now. But I can’t wait to find out what happens in episode 3. :)

69 Lake February 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm

@AlyAdmirer

For the sake of the ongoing storyline I don’t mind the SHs being victorious at the end of the episode, but I do expect them to get a bit of a kicking during it even if they end up triumphant. I didn’t see much evidence of that in the trailer though.

70 AlyAdmirer February 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

@Lake The Episode 2 trailer? The one that ends with a looming de-masking? That doesn’t suggest that the heroine has found herself on the wrong side of things? :)

While if I’m completely honest I don’t think Episode 2 was as strong as Episode 1–it would have been damn hard pressed to accomplish that–it’s certainly NOT a KAK/BAK style romp for the good girls.

71 Chris February 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Disagree with Sym, nothing wrong with it taking multiple villains to take down a heroine. I hate when other producers have one super villain whom the heroine can’t even harm and gets completely destroyed by. I like that in NGC there is a very equal sided matchup with the heroine losing at the end. How that is accomplished does not matter. Whether it takes one strong villain or multiple crony villains.

Now as far as this episode is concerned, I tend to agree with Mike. While once again this looks like another strong episode with great acting and great production it does not really appeal to me because there’s not really much in the way of heroine peril in this video. Birdy and her friend winning is fine, but they should have introduced a different heroine at least for the peril part of the video. Trust me, I understand for story purposes they need to have the heroines win once in a while but that could be accomplished while still having heroine peril finish the video. Here’s what I mean. I’m fine with Bluebird and her friend getting away and looking strong, that was cool! They will get theirs eventually. But that should have been just the first half of the episode and been done in the first 10 mins. The other half of the episode should have introduced a new heroine(perhaps the new hot brunette in silver) and have her get into a little bit of peril, like meeting her opponent(s) and trading a few blows with him and finding out that he is rather strong then ending the episode right after that. It would give the peril fans(us) what we want, and also leave us wanting more.

72 AlyAdmirer February 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

@Chris I don’t entirely disagree with you. As I said, I would’ve preferred an ending that didn’t tie up the first two episodes nearly so neatly.

I suspect where we probably differ is on a fundamental definition of “peril.” If I’m reading you right, “peril” for you requires that at the end of the day–either today, 6 months or 5 years from now–the good girls lose. And that’s perfectly valid. For me, “peril” is simply the risk and the jeopardy, with the element that makes videos like these so exciting being that, unlike Hollywood output, you DON’T know if the heroine will be able to pull things out in the final reel–not necessarily that she DEFINITELY won’t.

73 Chris February 10, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Peril means where I actually feel fear for the heroines. Where the “probable” outcome is that the heroine(s) will lose. Like in Season 1 ep 2, 6, 9, and 10 or Season 2 ep 1. Where the danger seems extremely real and the heroine is fighting valiantly and at times seemingly close to victory but the odds are hopelessly against her. In this episode I just had a feeling the entire way that with an unexpected intruder coming in to assist Bluebird, that the villains were not in control and they were the ones on their heels and fighting to regain control. At some point or another, Bluebird would get free and the villains would be outmatched. It felt more like a villain peril video than a heroine peril video.

74 Chris February 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm

That said, I’m still fine with this video. I just think there should have been a second part to it, with more danger looming for a heroine. Preferably the silver clad brunette meeting her villain.

75 Bert February 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

@NGC – I bought this without even watching the preview. It’s a great episode with plenty of back and forth action and peril for the heroines. I really enjoyed the double teaming action – the new heroine sold the stomach punching really well. If I had a complaint it would be that the action was quite similar to episode one, but I suspect they were filmed together so that is understandable.

If I can offer a suggestion, I would love to see a brief preview of the next episode at the end of the current one if footage is available, which I suspect is the case based on the season preview vid you put up last month.

Great effort again guys. I’m hooked on season two and look forward to upcoming episodes.

76 AlyAdmirer February 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

@Chris Fair enough. And actually, I agree with you in regards to the new girl. I don’t think the execution of the intruder (figuratively speaking :) ) was handled in a way that did justice to the concept of the “who’s side is she on?” angle. I, too, never really doubted who’s side she was on in the end, which is a shame. The idea of a villain versus a maybe villain for possession of the heroine was, on paper, outstanding.

That said, I enjoyed this video, if not as much as the last episode. Claire Yellowless continues to blow me away, and it does sadden me a bit that I suspect the earliest I’ll see her back is episode 5.

Oh, and let me second the call for “Next time…” trailers. It was *agonizing* the past month, waiting for the merest hint of what episode 2 would entail. :)

77 Chris February 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Glad you agree, and like I said before I still thought it was a great video. And I guess its unfair for us to hold them to the standards that they themselves have set for themselves with great episodes like S2 E1.

I’m looking forward to the main storyline to begin actually with Suki and Celestia trying to avoid Sebastian and Roman. I’m guessing that’ll be the episode after the brunette’s debut. And also most eagerly anticipating Angel’s triumphant return!

78 Bert February 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

@Chris – Yeah, one of the great things about a producer with a commitment to story telling is the number of things there are to look forward to once you get invested in the story and the characters. That’s why I’m fine with the resolution of ep. 2. I’m rooting for the members of Elite Squad even as I expect them to be in for plenty of tough battles. I thought Miss Freedom’s battles with Luner in season 1 ep. 8 and ep.9 were brilliant. I hope that Miss Freedom has somehow been rescued and is recuperating somewhere. When the time is right, a recovering Miss Freedom fighting it out with Luner again would make me very happy.

79 steve February 11, 2012 at 5:21 am

the series will probably be building up to more dramatic episodes, but ep 2 was good enough. The black canary look alike was interesting.

80 Chris February 11, 2012 at 6:20 am

@bert oh absolutely, NGC does a great job, the best of any producer at getting their viewers to like their heroines and root for them. I just wish that in this episode they did not finish with Bluebird and her friend walking off triumphantly, but instead with the new silver clad brunette running into some trouble against her opponent as a preview for the next episode. It should always end with peril I think.

81 Chris February 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

All that being said, I still thought it was a well done video by a great producer, the best bar none actually, in this genre. For $14.95? Awesome deal.

82 Bert February 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

Agreed. I too am looking forward to seeing the new brunette heroine in action. If her performance is anywhere near the level of her staggering beauty I’ll be a fan for life! I’m also very anxious to see the action involving Celestia. The season 2 preview showed her seemingly helpless at the hands of a villain. It’s gonna be a great year!

83 Chris February 11, 2012 at 9:14 am

Yeah, I like that NGC has multiple storylines going, giving every heroine a chance to shine and look important and being integrated into a single unifying story. It seemed after season 1 that most of the main storyline would focus around Suki and Celestia, but after the first two episodes they have built up Bluebird into being a major character after being absent from the main storyline in the first season. This is quite a change from last season where everyone outside of Miss Freedom seemed to be marginalized. Now we have multiple females who are playing big roles in the storyline (suki, celestia, bluebird, catherine, and angel)

84 babca11 February 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

when suki deluxe return?

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