“Nuclear Girl Origins” from The Battle for Earth – Review
Have you ever found yourself thinking, “Gee, I wonder where Nuclear Girl came from”? If so, here is your answer. The newest episode from The Battle for Earth is all about the origin of Nuclear Girl (hence the title, Nuclear Girl Origins). In my opinion, this is the best episode from The Battle for Earth. It features a really good performance from the lead actress, who looks great in her skin-tight red catsuit, and a surprisingly involving storyline.
We begin with a nice-looking unconscious young girl being carried into a dank, empty room. We fans of The Battle for Earth will recognize her Nuclear Girl. She’s brought in and placed on a table, and when she wakes up, she demands to know where she is and why she’s been brought here. She’s informed that she’s going to be trained and given powers greater than other Battle for Earth heroines like Avalon and Trinity. Right away, I liked the actress’ performance, and this scenario.
She’s given a catsuit to put on, presumably because it will assist in her training, but more likely because the producers though (correctly) that she would look really, really good in it. The training begins and she fairs really poorly against her attacker/trainer. Some of these early training sequences are pretty funny, with Nuclear Girl’s feisty personality contrasting with her incompetence as a fighter.
Eventually, after being physically abused in a variety of ways, Nuclear Girl starts to learn to use her powers and to hold her own against her trainer. Spawn intervenes and, disappointed with the lack of progress in her training, orders her trainer to speed things up.
This all leads to an interesting showdown between the two main characters, with the student forced to fight her trainer. I thought this story development worked really well. I won’t give away the ending, but there is definitely room for a sequel. (Of course, the other Battle for Earth episodes featuring Nuclear Girl can already be considered sequels).
Like I said, this is my favorite episode of The Battle for Earth. The actress looks great and gives a nice performance. I actually found myself involved in the story and genuinely interested in the outcome, which isn’t always the case in this genre. So I highly recommend Nuclear Girl Origins.