UPDATED with trailer! When watching the latest episode of Fail Safe Sisters I had one question running through my mind. Is Merissa Porter aka Shadowstar an alien that decided to take the perfect female form or is she just a really hot girl from Earth? I wish I was kidding. I’m not.
An on the run Shadowstar is confronted by a new villain named Iceslinger. After a few puns involving ice, we are treated to a little bit of calisthenics before the fight. Shadowstar doing calisthenics. Yeah, count me in. Shadowstar commands the early part of the battle with what I thought were especially well thrown punches and kicks. Actually I thought this entire episode was some of NGC’s best fight work to date.
Iceslinger tries to go all Sub-Zero on the heroine but is cut short by Shadowstar’s power. Shadowstar seems in full control until she does a little too much talking and catches a hard backhand which swings the momentum of the fight.
In no particular order, Shadowstar takes several stomach punches, is pushed into a wall, punched hard in the back, strangled, briefly knocked out, bear hugged, dragged across the floor, and in maybe NGC’s best use of special effect work, frozen in place twice. The momentum of the fight swings back and forth a few additional times, and I rather enjoyed the ending where one character savagely beats on the other to finish the fight.
I tremendously enjoyed this episode, and it’s probably my second favorite of the series after the premiere that featured Shadowstar versus Sadie. We are now four episodes in to Fail Safe Sisters, and I’ve been quite impressed. Several great characters have been introduced, some fantastically talented and beautiful acting talent has been uncovered, and the special effects work has been top notch.
There was quite a bit of conversation about villains after the third episode was released, and I personally never got a chance to chime in, so I will do so now. There were calls for bigger, more physically imposing bad guys, and I’d like to add my voice to those calling for that to happen. It’s not the current villains are in any way bad, far from it. I just always thought that NGC could use more characters in the vein of Leadfoot. Someone who was so strong the girls would never be able to outfight but would rather have to out-think in order to win. Those have always been my favorite kind of battles, and they’re a staple of almost every Zen Pictures movie. I personally think NGC could pull of this scenario quite well.