Episode 8 from Next Global Crisis (Review)

Teaser - Episode 8 from Next Global CrisisWow. Just, wow. Episode 8 of the Next Global Crisis series has just been released, and the producers have raised the bar. I recently wrote that Next Global Crisis is firmly entrenched as the number two heroine website out there behind Zen Pictures. I’m not so sure now. Quite honestly, I think Zen Pictures may now be chasing Next Global Crisis.

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If you recall Episode 7, John Roman/Rain perpetrated an ingenious ruse that shook the very foundations of Elite Force and ruined the reputation of Ms. Freedom. Episode 8 chronicles Ms. Freedom’s attempts to find both Powerstar and Suki Deluxe while also restoring Elite Force’s good name.

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Responding to a distress call that she is well aware may be a trap, Ms. Freedom comes face-to-face with Sebastian Lunar. Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem for Ms. Freedom. If you remember Episode 10 of the Training Room series, she easily trounced Sebastian. However, her power level is at an all time low as she is still feeling the after effects of Rain’s attack in Episode 7. On the other hand, Sebastian is more powerful than ever thanks to swallowing a pill that vastly increases his strength level.

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As usual, it would be a disservice to spoil any of the story for you. Just know that the fight between Ms. Freedom and Sebastian is a back and forth, hard-hitting showdown, with several moments peril fans are going to love. Bearhugs, stomach punches, a test of strength, Ms. Freedom being lifted off the ground by her hair, a long strangulation scene and more. There were also some well played psychological elements to the fight. This is something that you just don’t see anywhere else. Pure genius on behalf of the producers.

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I think it’s important to give Harriet Moran, the actress who plays Ms. Freedom, her due. Playing the “Supergirl” character in the NGC universe has to be a difficult job. She has to play the character as the epitome of what every heroine strives to be. That can’t be easy as an actress. She has really grown into the role, and I don’t think she has ever looked more beautiful than she does in this episode.

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I couldn’t have been more disappointed when this episode ended, and I mean that as a compliment. I just wanted it to keep going and going. The episode has a cliffhanger ending with a twist I’m guessing some of you saw coming, but that doesn’t make the story telling any less epic. Bravo to everyone at Next Global Crisis.

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4 years 5 months ago

The action-packed teaser for Training Room 17 is now available:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As5VGBeOdQI

4 years 5 months ago

LOL! Does it? Do you not want to know when 9 is coming out? That will be sooner than 11.

Chris
4 years 5 months ago

This begs the question, when will episode 11 be coming out?

Naveed
4 years 5 months ago

I really liked this episode a lot. The fight sequences were top notch, and i think the actress who plays miss freedom really knows how to sell the moves. I specially liked the bear hug part from behind. she looked really helpless and played that part really well. I hope we can see bear hugs like this in the future training room videos or episodes.

4 years 6 months ago

Well I’m delighted that you enjoyed it. In answer to the accent question, this should provide an answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrFgzBpMez8

Bert
4 years 6 months ago

“On a side note, interesting accent that Miss Freedom has. Is she a UK actor doing an American accent? If so it’s almost perfect :)”

Hmmm, I thought it was Canadian!

decendingskulls
4 years 6 months ago

Hi, I also purchased this video. I am quite literally stunned with how good it is. NGC seems to be perfecting the fight sequence in our genre. That is clearly their focus, and it is paying off well. I haven’t seen many of the other videos made by NGC mostly because the training room concept doesn’t really appeal to me, but from what I can tell, this is their best video yet. There’s not much in the way of overtly sexual fetish here unless you could bear hugs and strangulation, and this seems to be the case with all of… Read more »

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Its a shame they can’t put a good superhero show on. When they do try them they ruined. You guys have done a great job here. The action is great and the betrayal at the end was fabulous. Love Miss Freedom and look forward to the next installment. The fight scenes are great.

Thanks again for a great episode.

4 years 6 months ago

Think this is the best one yet! Great stuff guys!

Allen
TBFE

4 years 6 months ago

No problem, again – thanks for the great work 😉

Particularly liked the betrayal aspect of this one – can’t wait for the next episode!

4 years 6 months ago

@swampy – Thanks for the offer, we have shot outside of London before but the money we saved was often eaten up by the extra travel people needed to do, and more importantly we had less time. Our shoot days are typically 12 hours and unfortunately at this stage we need every second of that as well as finishing at a time that lets people get home. Thanks though, I may still come calling. @Chris – Very pleased you enjoyed it and felt we had improved a little. @Markko & deathcake – I think we’re all on the same page.… Read more »

deathcake
4 years 6 months ago

I like the gritty realism of the NGC stuff. Special effect, in my opinion of course, would take away from that.

Chris
4 years 6 months ago

“Chris August 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Haha you had me worried NGC! You’ve got the best fights and best actresses in the genre so I don’t see what you can do to improve it too much. Looking forward to this episode!”

This was my previous post. Wow I was mistaken. You guys were already excellent and you DID somehow manage to improve on what was already great. By far the best storytelling, action, and acting in this genre. Thank you NGC for your wonderful quality and I hope you keep this up!

Markko
4 years 6 months ago

Just out of curiosity, there are no special effects (as always) right ?
Not that it’s a big problem, I honestly prefer no FX than crappy ones (I don’t write names, better…), but it would add some quality marks (if possible, as it’s already uber-top level !)

4 years 6 months ago

Loved the latest episode, great action and narration! Location prices are a massive problem. Me and my mates ran a site while we were back in school (nothing like NGC – more like jackass), filming was always a problem – due to finding places we could film for basicly no budget. We found it best to just ask local farmers. Some of their barns made great locations, though it took us ages to clean up all the wood :/ I’m based in Essex, about 25 miles outside London – I could scout some locations, if you want. A few farmers… Read more »

4 years 6 months ago

A great review and some really pleasing responses. I am very happy that people liked this episode so much. On a personal note this episode was really the first time I felt we made exactly the kind of thing I had wanted to make all along. I’ve been happy with everything we’ve put out (or it wouldn’t get put out) but this was the first time it really clicked. I’ve noted some comments about locations and training room getting stale. I think these two things are closely linked. The TR’s taking place in the same room all of the time… Read more »

Perilforpussycats
4 years 6 months ago

I have to say that this is my all time favourite episode, coming from a production perspective this is a triumph. While other production companies are good and show talent, this newest release really blows them all away. Ms Freedom looks just outstanding, the actress nails the role this time. (even though I thought she was very good in other episodes). I thought the training room episodes were getting a little bit stale and if I am honest I was not going to purchase the next one but then NGC drops this and wow, I reckon it will raise the… Read more »

Steve
4 years 6 months ago

looks like elite force is on the ropes and Evil rules! It would be good to see characters die and new ones enter the fray. But the ending was a bit random, I always thought Nina would turn instead. Look forward to season2, with perhaps Golden Hornet returning and more Athena.

Bert
4 years 6 months ago

This is how to make a superheroine video! After teasing us with Miss Freedom for what seemed like forever, finally we get a knock-down, drag-out battle between the most powerful (but weakened) heroine at NGC and a big, menacing (and up-powered) foe. Amazingly, NGC found ways to improve on their already genre leading quality, with really sharp camera work (some very cool angles), subtle but effective slo-mo and outstanding choreography. On top of that the performances by the two leads were sensational, with Miss Freedom selling the fight scenes, which are quite long and very back and forth, beautifully. This… Read more »

scwank
4 years 6 months ago

Instant classic. This is my favorite so far, perhaps in the whole genre. From the production values, to the acting, you guys have set a high bar here. It was also a nice touch to start things outside for a brief moment. If I had any complaint at all from previous videos, it was that there was a sense of sameness with their settings (i.e. each one done entirely in a room somewhere, albeit a different room each time), so even that little touch of the outdoor shot lent a bit of perspective. People are going to talk about this… Read more »

darklord
4 years 6 months ago

incredible from a production standpoint, felt like i was watching a big budget movie. top notch quality.

episode was good, but felt short? great ending and set up though, definitely looking fwd to episode 9.

TM
4 years 6 months ago

Perfect. Surpassed my high hopes. This is NGC’s best to date.. and that’s saying something.

deathcake
4 years 6 months ago

Yep. Totally awesome stuff. The bearhugs were the finest I’ve ever seen in a movie. Top top stuff, and the best that’s out there! Steve Noir actually a close second for me :)

Actually, NGC’s productions are one of the few I actually watch all the way through and don’t just skip to the good stuff.

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Earlier received a link and purchased Episode 8 and it was excellent. Makes a great season finale. Thanks again. Your movies are wonderful. Love the fight scenes. Looking forward to more soon.

Bert
4 years 6 months ago

Man could that kid ever belt out that tune! And by the way NGC – best teaser ever!!

Scwank
4 years 6 months ago

@Next Global Crisis

I’ll admit it, I laughed. You’re still killing me, but I laughed.

4 years 6 months ago
Scwank
4 years 6 months ago

Ahhh, you’re killing us. Any chance the emails are going out tonight to folks who bought episode 7?

4 years 6 months ago

I just thought I would mention we’ve uploaded a ‘Behind the Scenes’ video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzDZ-T217Zw

These aren’t for everyone I know. It doesn’t spoil the plot or anything but if behind the scenes things spoil the ‘magic’ for you then I’d avoid it. For anyone who doesn’t mind please enjoy.

Chris
4 years 6 months ago

Haha you had me worried NGC! You’ve got the best fights and best actresses in the genre so I don’t see what you can do to improve it too much. Looking forward to this episode!

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Thanks Next Global Crisis for the clarification. Its good that its not ending. I love your stories and your characters.

Mike
4 years 6 months ago

Good to know its not ending; I love this stuff, especially when you sneak in fetishy elements like chloroform. Cant wait to see what you are coming up with!

4 years 6 months ago

I feel I should clarify that we aren’t ending the series altogether but we are coming close to the end of the first season. It is fulfilling the story-line that I wrote two years ago (with a couple of unforeseen tweaks) so you will see any loose ends tied up. Then we will re-launch the website with season two. Things will look and feel a bit different and will gradually continue to change, there will be different types of video, new and old characters, new costumes and new story-lines. There will be opportunities to discuss what is going on and… Read more »

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Swampy170- I love your idea. It sounds great and yes Superheroes have been seemingly killed only to be brought back.

When they brought back Superman, that was a great shock. I had thought they were ending his chapter for good.

4 years 6 months ago

@darklord @Lord Ferrigon – That’s the beauty of the super-heros/heroines. You can have them defeated and even ‘killed’ – and bring them back by saying they had a latent power that brought them back to life. Look at the number of time Superman has been ‘killed’, only to pop back up due to some twist in the storyline. I would love to see a storyline along the lines of Miss Freedom being defeated by a heroine who has changed sides, the villains then taking over the training room – thinking they have won and there’s nobody left to oppose them.… Read more »

Steve
4 years 6 months ago

I think they means end of series 1

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

As a cliffhanger I would agree Darklord but the hero has to win so Miss Freedom’s defeat can’t be permanent. Besides, I am hoping to see that Doctor from Episode 5 again.

darklord
4 years 6 months ago

miss freedom is great, but has to lose here… that would be so compelling to see her fall :)

deathcake
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t think anyone said anything about the end of NGC. I think he just meant the end of the series/season. Hopefully!

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

I would also hate to see NCG end. I am just getting into it and its wonderful. I especially love Miss Freedom.

Mike
4 years 6 months ago

Whoa what? You guys are ending NGC? Say it aint so!

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Oh OK thanks for the reply.

4 years 6 months ago

Not quite the end but very nearly.

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Episode 8 is not the end of this series is it? I hope not. Love this and I would love to see that Doctor that Miss Freedom encountered in Episode 5.

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

Thanks Next Global Crisis, I did download it and watched the movie.I watched the first Miss Freedom before purchasing this one. And she is good. Thanks for the help in watching your movies.

deathcake
4 years 6 months ago

I LOVE the bearhug scene. One of the best i’ve seen. She really looks like she put alot into it. The arching of the back, and the upskirt type shot. DAM!

John
4 years 6 months ago

Big fan of Miss Freedom and it does look like she takes some punishment. It would be great to see her ultimately recaptured and once again end up defeated and in the clutches of the enemy

steve
4 years 6 months ago

Im not usually the biggest Ms Freedom fan but since episode 7 and this teaser I think im converted. Maybe its the costume, Ive neved liked the supergirl look myself.

4 years 6 months ago

@Lloyd

The videos are all MPEG-4 format which is well known. If you are having trouble viewing our videos or any in fact I would always recommend VLC Player, it plays everything I’ve ever needed it to. You can get it here: http://www.videolan.org/

Lloyd Ferrigon
4 years 6 months ago

I love the fighting sequence. Its good. I like it when the Superheroine puts up a good fight.

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