Next Global Crisis has just released Training Room 12. This particular episode features the return of Powerstar, who is the first heroine to ever appear in a NGC video. Her opponent is Bluebird, a character that fans will recognize from several of her previous training room appearances. Personally, this is one of my favorite training room episodes, and I thought that it struck a nice balance between action and moving the NGC storyline forward.
Elite Force has decided to recall Powerstar from the field for additional training, because her most recent crime-fighting performances have been well below her normal standards. Powerstar is less then pleased with this decision and immediately starts to take out her displeasure on Bluebird. The fight begins, with one superheroine scoring a knockout. However, this particular training room session is different from the others because in order to be declared the winner, one of the participants must be forced to say, “I quit.” The knockout victim is given time to recover and the fight resumes.
I don’t want to spoil the surprises this episode holds, and I must say that it’s becoming cliche at this point to mention the high production values that appear in all of NGC’s videos, but I can’t help myself. I think NGC is the producer that consistently provides the best mix of good fight choreography, quality acting and first-rate story telling. There isn’t much here for for the fetish/peril crowd. The fight scene mostly consists of the two heroines punching it out in the middle of the room. It’s a well-choreographed back and forth battle, but aside from that, it’s pretty much fetish free.
Overall, I think it’s a great addition to the NGC story canon. It was good to see Powerstar return, and the more I see of the actress who plays Bluebird, the more I like her. Thanks for reading! Would love to have your feedback on this episode.