The 30th episode from The Battle for Earth features relatively little action and lots of dialogue and exposition, setting up the episode to follow. Tempest looks great, but is this particular episode worth the (reduced) asking price?
In a nutshell, the episode involves the (brief) torture of Tempest at the hands of Spawn and his henchmen, and, eventually, Tempest being forced to obey Spawn’s wishes now that the bad guys have obtained knowledge of her daughter’s whereabouts, leading to a showdown between Tempest and Spawn’s henchmen.
Here’s a story summary from The Battle for Earth: In his quest to continue to try and break Tempest, Spawn has a trick up his sleeve. By locating her daughter, he has blackmail insurance. He decides to test her one last time before sending her out to align with the heroines. If she succeeds and follows his orders, she’ll finally be allowed out of captivity. Will the knowledge of her daughter’s imminent danger be enough to sway Tempest’s attitude to submission?
This episode is very light on action, although you do get a nice helping of the usual belly punches, bearhugs, Tempest tied up AOH, and other various fetish elements. The heroine is out of costume for almost the entire video, so that may be a factor for some viewers. Towards the end, we’re introduced to a new superheroine, but we don’t really get to see her in action.
So, this is not an excellent episode, in my opinion, but at the reduced price of $19.95, it may be worth a look for fans of the series. Here’s hoping the next episode features a lot more of the action and peril we’ve all come to expect from The Battle for Earth. (See the producers’ notes below for more information.)
Producer notes – Episode 30 marks 3 episodes left. The next two episodes leading to the finale are actually a part 1 and 2. Part will feature a considerable amount of story line summarizing the season, and 31 will feature more action sequences and peril. At 30 minutes, this Ep features Tempest in costume for under 5 minutes and 7 or 8 minutes of actual action sequence – hence the 19.95 price tag. For the peril fans, I still recommend 30 as it sets up the tension for 31. The two don’t really seem to work unless watched back to back, but that’s just my opinion! Otherwise, it’s really quite entertaining and Tempest is beautiful as usual. One side note – the logo on the costume was intentionally being removed throughout the episode, but the footage indicating as such was removed on the cutting room floor. It was supposed to be a part of the story line, but didn’t end up making the final cut:) Enjoy!