Training Room 15 from Next Global Crisis

NGC TR15 1 175x98 Training Room 15 from Next Global CrisisVicious. If I had to pick one word to describe the most recent Training Room episode, it would be “vicious.” Training Room 15 is a hard-hitting slugfest that flashes back to the first time the training room was used. It features the deranged Sebastian Luner taking on a character that has been absent for some time now—Athena.

Do you remember Athena? I have to admit that I didn’t really remember all that much about the character, but I did recall that she was well-received by the fan community. We haven’t seen the live action version of the character since Episode 4 of the regular releases, so I went back and watched that video again, and I’m glad that I did. In her first appearance, Athena looked beautiful. Now, she looks even better. I didn’t remember being all that thrilled with her original costume. Well, they made a simple change and it looks ten times better to my eyes.

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I have to give a lot of credit to the NGC producers. They are incredibly detail-oriented and are unafraid of changing things that are not quite working. There was a negative reaction to the original Ms. Freedom costume, so they changed it. The character of Magenta was largely ignored when she premiered, so they amped up her powers and had the actress drop her hair down. When she showed up a second time, fans seemed to gravitate towards the character. I know this is subjective, but I don’t think there is much doubt that Next Global Crisis has cemented their position as the second-best producer out there, behind Zen Pictures. I know there isn’t enough peril for some of you in NGC films, but their professional approach and attention to detail separates them from most of the competition.

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Anyway, I don’t want to spoil anything, but just know that the fight scene in this episode is incredibly well done. It may be the best fight scene we’ve ever seem choreographed by NGC. Some of the fetishy elements that appear are multiple bearhugs (one from the front and one from behind), a throat lift, an extended strangulation scene, and one of the characters has several of their bones broken. Like I wrote earlier, vicious. There is also a clever little scene where one of the characters is able to overcome the safety protocols that usually lock down unruly combatants in the training room. Remember, this episode shows the first time the training room was ever used. Apparently, there were some flaws in the original system that needed to be worked out.

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All in all, another winner from the Next Global Crisis team. Athena has jumped way up on my personal list of favorite characters and I don’t think I’ll be alone in that. Hope you enjoy the episode.
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  1. Wow, vicious and hard-hitting seems right on after seeing that preview! Is Athena KO’ed in this one at all? If so I’ll pick it up right away!

  2. She is, but beyond that I dont want to spoil because I loved this episode. I love this sites content. They seem to care about story, and they also add in the fetishy elements I love. I’d love to see an episode dedicated to Bluebird in Peril, where she is chloroformed and carried away by an enemy. It seems you may be leading to something big judging from your last comic. The villians seem to be plotting to kinap all of these heroines and put them in death traps. When will those plans be coming to the fore?

  3. dianaknightmustlose

    I’m really interested in these training room videos, but I don’t there there are any where the heroine “loses”, are there? Like her being KO’ed to end the video. I have a few and they always come out on top, which doesn’t do much for me given my interests in this genre.

    If I’m wrong, let me know. I really like the production values and effort the NGC team puts into their videos, but I wish they’d give us an alternate ending like Rye does.

  4. deathcake

    Downloading immediately! Just wish they didn’t stick tights on the heroine…

    Can anyone from NGC shed some light on that? I can understand from the models point of view :)

  5. Got this the second I saw it for sale and it was worth every cent. The actress sells everything really really well and I must praise the camera work for giving us some really sexy shots. I’d go as far as saying its in my top 2 training room vids thus far!

    Well done NGC!

  6. I for one LOVE tights and pantyhose on a heroine, so keep it up guys

  7. Fabio

    Id love to see athena again she is gorgeous. This is also my second favorite episode from the training room. 1st favorite is Angel vs Nina Hellfire, in my opinion that one had a little bit more fighting and punches thrown. Id LOVE to see Athena again, will there be any chance of that? great job with the costume change also it is much better.

  8. I’m pleased that people seem to have enjoyed this one. I think Athena did a wonderful acting job in this scene and I was very pleased with the effort that was put in, I think it comes through.

    Mike – I think that if the brothers can complete their plan they will be in a good position to enact revenge on trainees. It’s a big IF though.

    dianaknightmustlose – I think you must have just bought some where the heroine comes through to win, we’ve definitely made some where that doesn’t happen, training rooms and episodes.

    deathcake – I think you answered your own question!

    Rye – Thanks, those are kind words I’m pleased you liked it.

    Fabio – I’ll make sure I let her know how popular she is!

    Thanks all. Remember if you have any questions about the product you can always email me and I’ll try and help out.

  9. ShadowFaxIV

    Baught this from my E-mail about a week ago. Athena (my favorite Greek Goddess even go figure) had just popped up on my list of fave chars (and her new costume is now my favorite with Angel having changed to the new one which I don’t like as much as the old grey bodysuit) GOLD yay.

  10. Jobber Lover

    Athena looks great. They did a great job tweaking the costume. She’s now on my list of favs as well. I agree about too bad they are retiring Angel’s grey bodysuit. Makes me sad because the new outfit is not nearly as hot. But Anastasyia Breadson would look good in a gunny sack so what the hell.

    I thought this vid was well done. The beating Lunar gives Athena is great, I would have preferred Athena to be stretchered from the Arena, but can’t have everything.

    Also, is there ever a chance one of the heroines will spit blood? After all the haymakers they are being hit with I’d like to see some blood. I thought it was great back in episode 2 when Angel actually got bruised, but I realize that might not be for everyone.

    Over all, NGC does great stuff.

  11. ITooLoveJobbers

    I gotta say, the idea of a superheroine being carted out on a stretcher to end a video is something I’ve never seen done before, would love to see, and makes perfect sense for the training room series. I will pay money to see that.

    Also: I agree on the blood issue. I just talked to the guy at Sooperhero not too long ago about the blood issue and he mentioned that if a superheroine is taking that kind of beating in the comics, or if you want to go for “realism”, then it makes sense to have it.
    The thing is, some fans are squeamish, it seems the majority are.

    I’d love to see alternative versions of these videos. One with blood, one without. It’s not a hard thing to do, I just wish more producers got on this.

  12. Well blood is something we’ve done before, in fact it’s something we’ve done to Athena before in Episode 4. It can actually be troublesome depending on how much there is and where because it can cause vast continuity problems, but maybe we’ll use it more, see what our regular customers think.

    A stretcher is a pretty good idea, alas we’ve shot all of our TR films now so I’ll leave it to someone else to pioneer.

  13. I think blood brings an unnecessary viscious edge to this that doesent need to be there. After all, this is fantasy. In that chloroform match you had the girls wake up instantly after being chloroformed. If we were being realistic it would have taken them six hours to awaken, they might have gone into a coma, and they most certainly would not be in any condition to continue fighting. My point being, youre obviously not being incredibly realistic. Which is fine by me. I wouldnt have it any other way. These are superheroines with superpowers, No need to add literal bloody realism into it.

  14. DianaKnightMustLose

    So, I went and bought this one …

    I agree with HM that NGC is right up there with Zen in terms of their videos. The production values are awesome, the story isn’t hacky or campy, the sound is great, and the actress sells everything so well that it’s believable without crossing that line where you think they’re actually being harmed.

    I won’t spoil the ending for the rest of you, but if you see my comments on here, I can tell you I was disappointed in the result.

    Well worth the money (and really, $12.95 is a steal compared to what DT, Alex, and Rye are charging), but I just wish Next Global Crisis would set up a tiny section of their site for videos where the heroine loses (or better yet, “dies”) that doesn’t have to be connected with the story they’re advancing.

    This way the fans who like that stuff are happy, and so are the ones who don’t.

  15. el gimpo

    Ive always liked Athena, didnt understand the criticism over episode 4 I think shes my fave alongside suki. Shes a great actress, attractive and she does the fight scenes very well even though her character isnt good at fighting. I think she would be good doing internal dialogue as seen in TBFE. Look forward to seeing golden hornet getting the make over!

  16. DangerousDave

    Just got round to buying and wow! Maybe the best fight from NGC ever, plenty of injuries, chocking, bear hugs and a good low blow. Athena looks great and I love the jump back in time to see the first use of the training room with some unforeseen surprises. 10/10

  17. nerfherder

    I agree with Dianamustlose . . . it would be awesome to see the heroine lose in a more ‘final’ way.

    Is there any chance that a villian could get a hold of the training room and spawn superheroines to destroy? Then you could have heroines getting defeated ‘permanently’ maybe through a neck snap or something like that. (Have to say that I don’t really care for blood or ‘open eye’ defeats – closed eyes and open mouth is the best!).

    Just a thought! Your videos are awesome and it would great to see more KO’s/heroine defeats. Thanks!

  18. Loved the new Training Room, NGC…yet another winner…I was thinking about this just now, and I think another thing that sets this series apart is the HUMOR…Sebastian is awesome as he gets prodded by the bots both in and out of the arena…it’s very funny! There are a thousand producers who attempt to establish this dark, slightly portentious mood to their heroine videos…NGC, by choice goes in a completely different direction, and I think it almost always seems to work…
    I don’t believe that NGC, or ANY Western producer for that matter, is even close to the Zen/Giga standards of production…again, it’s more of a question of market size…heroine stuff here is still a “niche”, in Japan it seems to be a subgenre! That said, Allan and the gang do a fantastic job with limited resources by utilizing a young and enthusiastic group of players, fantastic writing and great editing…job well done!

  19. Yeah, I have to agree with some of the comments on here about seeing a heroine lose definitively. I dont think they should die, but having the Training Room get stormed by a villian and that resulting in a heroine getting knocked out and kidnapped will be very cool. It has yet to happen, and I think it would be a cool twisty way to end an episode.

  20. Mke – Well, did you see episode 6? If you haven’t I think you’ll like it.

    Gil – No Allan’s here, I think you’ve got us mixed up with TBFE, although I will happily take credit for the kind words.

  21. Mike

    I actually havent seen Episode 6 but it looks like I’ll have to check it out. I started religiously buying your guys stuff from Episode 7 onward. Since then I’ve vowed to buy everything going forward. Hopefully theres some more ko’s and peril coming up.

  22. Mike

    I was led a bit astray here. I bought Episode 6 only to find zero ko’s. Still a good episode, but would have preferred to see her knocked out and carried out of the training room, and then put in the collar later at the villians lair.

  23. That makes two of us Mike. I figured I’d give Episode 6 a go, presumably jumping to the same conclusion as you had. Given that it was immediately after you posted about seeing a heroine ‘lose definitively’ that NGC recommended volume 6, I don’t think it was a huge leap to have expected to see that, or at least something along those lines happen in the video – but instead it’s just another victory for the heroine.

    I’m curious as to why NGC figured volume 6 would have been Mike’s cup of tea, given that it bears very little resemblance to what he said he’d like to see in his original post?

  24. Heroine victorious? In Episode 6? I’m baffled by that one I’m afraid, being made into a mind slave is a strange kind of victory.

  25. Mike

    Well she definitely lost; no question about that. There was just no ko like you made it seem there would be. Im not mad though; just a tad dissapointed.

  26. Ah yeah, my bad. Cos Mike mentioned the Training Room in his first post, and with this being a discussion about one of the training room vids, I immediately assumed that Episode 6 was referring to Training room 6 (and ain’t bought many of the actual NGC episodes, so in me head I still just think of the training rooms as ‘episodes’ in the more basic sense of the word’)

    Looking at the trailer for episode 6, it does look a little more like it’d appeal to me, but going by Mike’s comments about the lack of a KO and the whole ‘Mind Slave’ thing, I’ll probably hold off for a bit. Ultimately, my own interest in the Superheroine genre is in the fighting action, so the more generic peril/actual ‘super’ stuff doesn’t really interest me.

    Not to say the fighting doesn’t look great, but I prefer the punchy/kicky stuff to the bearhuggy/backbreaky stuff ;)

  27. Mike I’m sorry you are a tad disappointed with Episode 6. I mentioned it on the basis of this:

    “having the Training Room get stormed by a villian and that resulting in a heroine getting knocked out and kidnapped will be very cool. It has yet to happen”

    I think I just wanted to point out that villains storming the Training Room, kidnapping heroines has happened, for your benefit in case you didn’t realise we’d done it and for the benefit of anyone reading your comment so that they were made aware. I had no expectations that you would then definitely buy and be disappointed and post your disappointment here, I just wanted to let people know in case they were unaware.

  28. Richard

    This was up there with my fave training room videos. I appreciated Athena’s improved outfit – the gold really suits her! – and Sebastian is always good value as the amusing, yet dangerous villain. It was good to jump back and see him as a caged animal again, after his cleaned up appearance in Episode 7. I agree with SIDEKICK that it was quite vicious and I certainly enjoyed the ferocity and excitement of it all… but I disagree that NGC should become more realistic, i.e. blood. Of course we would like fighting to look convincing but, as has been said, this is still fantasy where people have superpowers. A bit of blood might be OK (where absolutely necessary) but I can live without it TBH.

  29. el gimpo

    I really think that NGC has proved to be the best superheroine site out there, considering the bargain price you get from the TRs and the production quality I have to take my hat off to them. It would be interesting to see how far they go with this concept.