The Battle for Earth is back with a new episode titled Distraction. Once again, Superianna is the featured heroine, Kaid makes an appearance, and a new villainess named Selina—a character with lesbian like tendencies—makes her debut.
At the conclusion of the previous episode, Superianna received a call from Spawn threatening to set off a bomb. Being the virtuous heroine she is, Superianna heads off to Spawns lair only to come face to face with Selina. Selina is a villainess that helped Spawn finance his research into the formula that has empowered many characters in these stories. She also carries around a crystal that has the ability to neutralize Superianna’s powers, which she of course quickly uses to her advantage.
This leads to an interesting sequence the likes of which I don’t think we have seen in any previous TBFE release. After bitch-slapping Superianna for a good 20 seconds, Selina pins her against the wall and starts kissing her neck. She then magically wraps Superianna in chains and begins fondling her. Selina then secures Superianna AOH and the fondling and kissing continue. Selina then uses her magic to remove both Superianna’s skirt and cape. We are then given a short whipping scene followed by two more kisses. This all happens in about seven minutes of run time. It seemed like the producers said, “Screw it, let’s do this one for the fetish fans.” I’m not criticizing. I think this portion of the video is something most fans are going to greatly enjoy.
Anyway, Superianna is able to escape and returns to the superheroine hideout that absolutely every villain seems to know the location of. After successfully contacting Avalon via radio transmission (Avalon needs a cell phone) both Selina and Kaid arrive. Selina and Superianna fight and once again Selina controls the action. She delivers several low blows to the heroine and lifts her off the ground by her throat. Kaid soon joins the action and we have ourselves a three way… fight.
The fight is actually very well done and one of the highlights of the video. It goes back and forth between the characters until Kaid leaves. Superianna seems beaten and on the verge of unconsciousness when she fires off a blast of heat vision and apparently incinerates Selina. There was actually another little twist that I didn’t expect and that was the first sign of a romance that could be brewing between two unlikely characters.
So that’s it. I have to admit when I watched the trailer for this episode, I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did. I think I feel comfortable claiming that this is the best TBFE episode since the new producers took over. I think it will appeal to fans of peril and fans of good fight choreography. I think this was also a strong episode story-wise and seemed like another attempt by the producers to reboot the narrative, a job they started last episode. I also liked the character of Selina even though it appears she is one-and-done. The actress looked great, although her performance was a little stiff at times.
One more thing: the producers wanted us to pass along a couple of notes. Under the “Alternate” tab on the main Battle for Earth site there are two new short films for sale. One is an alternate ending for Episode 25 that runs for almost ten minutes. We’re not doing a full review, but much of that video features Selina violating a helpless Superiana. The other is described by TBFE as a 15-minute short story featuring the return of Nucleargirl, which I have yet to watch. They also wanted to let people know that there are new characters, upgraded costumes, and a complete spin-off series from TBFE coming in the very near future. Enjoy!