The Battle for Earth Episode 11 – “The Homecoming”

by HM

TBFE 11 01 175x98 The Battle for Earth Episode 11   The HomecomingThe latest episode of The Battle for Earth features a new superheroine, Shadow Girl, fighting an invisible opponent named The Shade.  This episode is very peril intensive, and I found it entertaining despite a few flaws that keep it from reaching its full potential, in my opinion.

In the opening scenes, we’re introduced to Spawn’s latest henchman, The Shade, who (we later learn) has the ability to render himself invisible.  Our suspicions that this might cause problems for our heroine are proven correct later in the episode.  But for now, all we know about The Shade is that he looks and acts really weird.  His makeup—which divides his face down the center with black on one side and silver on the other—reminds me of that one “Star Trek” episode where Frank Gorshin (TV’s The Riddler) wears similar makeup.  Anyway, this character is really weird and the actor has an unusual way of delivering lines, but that was his performance choice, so there we have it.

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We then meet our heroine, Shadow Girl, played by the quite lovely Raven Alexis.  She studies at a library, and when she makes her exit, we discover that The Shade is following her.  (He even messes with her by slapping her handbag out of her hands.  What an invisible jerk.)  She makes her way home and discovers to her absolute horror that the refrigerator door is open.  This is played for broad humor, and I do think it’s funny, but I’m not sure it’s worth a fairly cheap laugh in the context of the video.  It’s not really consistent in tone with the rest of the video (but I’m probably just being too picky here).

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As Shade looks through Shadow Girl’s mail (how rude), Shadow Girl changes out of her clothes in her upstairs bedroom, stripping down to her underwear.  Okay, now we’re getting somewhere.  Forget what I said earlier about an inconsistent tone or whatever.  Shadow Girl admires herself in the mirror (I would do the same thing with a body like that) and then does some shadow boxing for our delight.  She then decides to take a shower, and that’s when The Shade starts messing with her.

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Now, I’ve seen heroine peril movies with an “invisible” opponent, and usually that means that the producers didn’t have an actor there that day, but that’s not the case here.  Occasionally, we see Shade even though Shadow Girl doesn’t, and the scene is actually pretty clever and well done.  Shadow Girl is kicked, punched and beaten for a really long time.

Eventually, she changes into her superheroine uniform (based on Bat-Girl), but she isn’t able to mount much of a defense against The Shade.  This is essentially a very peril-intensive episode, so you shouldn’t expect a tough, back-and-forth battle with both sides getting their shots in.  Episode 11 is pretty much about the torturing of Shadow Girl.  Eventually, Shadow Girl is chloro’d and then tied AOH for more torture.

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I would estimate that about 60% of the video involves the beating and torturing of Shadow Girl, with the rest being devoted to plot exposition, just so you know the “golden ratio” of this video.  I enjoyed the video even though I had a few problems with it.  I thought a few scenes went on a little too long, and some of Raven Alexis’ reactions were a little overwrought for my tastes.  I’ve heard through the grapevine that Rye wasn’t present for the production of the video, so that might explain some of the inconsistencies.  But like I said, I did enjoy it, mostly because Raven Alexis looks great, and I’m a fan of peril.  What do you think?

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{ 18 comments }

1 DianaKnightFan December 31, 2010 at 11:31 am

I love Raven’s Superheroine videos, but I gotta say I really want to see these and the other superheroine peril videos have multiple endings for those of us who prefer to see the heroine die at the end of the film

2 Rye December 31, 2010 at 5:21 pm

TBFE vids will likely never have the heroines die, that sort of content will remain exclusive to my nicheclips store ;)

3 Rye December 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm

HM-

That is correct, I wasn’t present for this movie, I only supplied them with a script. I agree some scenes are running long and some reactions aren’t supeheroine-ish but the film turned out quite peril heavy which isn’t bad for those that like tons o peril.

There are a lot of new projects im working on that are separete from anything im doing with TBFE, SHG, or PH that should have life in early 2011. Hopefully I have some previews in January/Feb.

4 Mike December 31, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Can’t wait! Do you know when this episode should hit shg-media??

5 rangerian December 31, 2010 at 7:28 pm

This will be my first 2011 peril purchase. Love tons of peril. The actress looks hot and some nice outfits there.

6 Sugarcoater December 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm

I’m glad to see a Batgirl-type of heroine, but (and I hate to be negative, especially as the video is quite good) I was hoping that the costume would look more like the one Paris wore as her Batgirl-type character. I would suggest something in latex or something of the material worn by Kate Beckinsale in the “Underworld” movies. Something along those lines would look really hot on a model like Raven. Another example of that style of costume is the latex Supergirl outfit seen in the ultrasexyheroines.com website.
Not sure if anyone else is a fan of that idea–just thought I’d throw in my two cents on the costume angle of things.

7 rangerian December 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Ooohyeah, Kate Beckinsale’s Underworld outfit was HOT.

8 Rye January 1, 2011 at 4:26 am

Nothing negative about that at all. The costume from the Falcon series is really good and wanting me to use something like that is good feedback. ;)

In my new productions I will have free reign on everything including costumes so anything is possible :)

Rye

9 DianaKnighFan January 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I actually love this Batgirl outfit, but the costume from the latest Next Global Crisis is awesome. I’d love to see it used more (and hopefully ripped up) in a future show.

10 Mike January 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Rye, when will this episode hit shg-media??

11 Rye January 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Most likely tomorrow ;)

Rye

12 rangerian January 2, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Watched this production last night. Met my expectations, you can see a lot of effort has been made in this production. The actress is a hottie and great outfits.

The low blows were awkward and poorly delivered, sort of not really there in some instances, moreso implied.

13 Erik January 3, 2011 at 11:09 am

Off topic a bit but maybe Rye can answer this. Whatever happened to the blonde woman who played Star Girl, Superior Girl, etc. way back in the earlier days of Punished Heroines? Is she “retired” from this line of work? Has she done anything since? And what about the the other blonde that played Linda Saree? Have they both moved on or do they still do work of any type that can be viewed?

14 Rye January 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

Both of those girls are long retired ;)

15 ben January 5, 2011 at 12:01 am

Got this video and I can say my normal -
I like the model!
I like the costume!
I like the quality of production!
I know it is my opinion but there is never enough or in this case, any the super heroine being a SUPER HEROINE.
30 plus min. of a hot girl/hot super heroine get the crap kicked out of her.
I would give it a 5 to 6 out of 10.
If they gave me 5-10 min. of the SUPER HEROINE tossing around the bad guy like a small toy – I would jump this video up to a 9 or a 10!!!!
Am I wrong?

16 Sandy January 7, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hello Rye…..

Great video….loved it…….Raven Alexi is hot!!!!!I have one request,. it is a bit off the topic though…….but can u cast Raven Alexi as Lara Croft…..and make her fight 4 or 6 or more guys like once u did in one of those justice girl vid way back…….make her wear a stomach revealing outfit….if ever u plan to do it……..thanks……

17 Mike January 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I have to disagree with everything negative that was say about this video! The girl is the hottest ( body and face) TBFE has ever used and she really knows how to act!! I actually felt this wasnt your average “c” or “b” cting, I’d give her an “A” for acting like it really did hurt when she was hit and the dialog too!!

18 alyxcaptor January 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm

ive downloaded a few episodes now and all have been fantastic! good production values aswell as decent script, costumes, acting…the works!

I really like the character Batgirl, so having “Shadow Girl” appear was a welcome bonus for me personally.

i only hope she will return again and not bow out like several of the previous characters have done (i dont know what happened to avalon, but she was a fantastic character, fine actress and had a great story that started BTFE off)

hopefully i will get my wish and Shadow Girl will appear again, maybe even more than once if possible…but a follow on / sequel would be great!

once again, fantastic work!

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