Nightveil Media’s “Stormy Tempest: Attack of the Giantess”

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This 15-minute long video, released in 2009, stars Nicola Rae as the titular character, and John Gotschall as S.H.I.P. (John also wrote the screenplay, edited and provided visual effects for the production.) It was produced and directed by Bill Black. STAotGDVD

Stormy Tempest is a character created by Bill Black and featured in his AC Comics titles, such as Bizarre Thrills, FemForce, Star Fems, and Thrilling Science Tales. She is a member of the Space Patrol from a time centuries in the future. In the comics, she was sent back and stranded in our century. That said, it wasn’t clear what time frame this particular story took place in.

This was Nicola Rae’s first time portraying Stormy Tempest. She went on to play the character in several more films for Nightveil Media (formerly called Cult Retro), starred as “Nyoka the Jungle Girl” in a few movies, and had roles in “The Ghost of Garganta,” and “Garganta Got Milk.”

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Of note, Stormy Tempest has been featured in black and white comics in which it was difficult to determine her hair color. However, at least one comic book cover, shown on the right, shows her as a blonde. Furthermore, she has an action figure that also has blonde hair.

All of which made me wonder why a brunette played the character. Not that it’s impossible for a woman to change her hair color, presumably that would be even easier in the future from which Stormy Tempest came from, thus the character could alter her hair color at whim. However, it seemed to be a break in continuity, something akin to a blonde man playing Superman. It’s not a horrible choice, but a curious one. All that said, Daniel Craig did do well as a blonde man playing James Bond, a character historically depicted with dark hair, so perhaps I’m making much ado about nothing <shrug>.

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The aforementioned 1/6 scale action figure

The video begins with Stormy Tempest flying through outer space on a mission to to destroy a nano technology weapons facility on a planet in the outer rim, where the inhabitants are classified as hostile. (Side note: Does anything of note ever happen in the inner rim? Like, in any sci-fi tale?) The use of deadly force is authorized at her discretion.

Before she arrives at the planet her vessel flies through an anomaly that instantly enlarges her vessel and herself in possibly the laziest growth sequence of all time. While approaching the planet her vessel is damaged in a surprise attack, and Stormy is teleported down to the planet by S.H.I.P. to protect her from the sudden loss in cabin air pressure. (By the way, the acronym S.H.I.P. was never defined. Was it was just a fun way to say ‘ship’?) While her automated vessel repairs itself, Stormy strolls through the enemy city and fends off attacks.

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Nicola is an attractive woman and, disregarding her hair, a good choice for this role. As Stormy she stomps on levitating tanks, swats aircraft, and swallows rocket men (to the dismay of S.H.I.P.).

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The same poorly animated model was used for every rocket man.

Unfortunately, she never topples a building or causes any harm to the structures. That was a missed opportunity. Furthermore, there is no lasting wreckage from the vehicles she destroys. They explode and then all traces of their existence vanish.

In that sense, those enemy vessels resemble the C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. (R.I.P. Rutger Hauer. You’ll be missed.)

After Stormy’s vessel is once again fully operational, it teleports Stormy back on board and effortlessly nukes the enemy city. (It would have benefited the narrative if the enemies had posed some sort of threat to our heroine. Instead, they appeared utterly ineffectual.)

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The low resolution of the models led to visibly jagged edges on the planet and its rings.

Personally, I prefer when giant women grow out of their clothes and engage in more pleasurable activities, such as lovemaking, vice destroying things. Yet, I’m certainly aware that there are many fans of destructive women of enormous size. Therefore, I recommend this to those fans of “evil” giantesses and vore, with the understanding that this was made with a micro-budget.

You can buy a digital copy which costs $14.95 compared to only $11.95 for the DVD version that also includes many extras. (I do not know why Nightveil Media charges more for a digital version than a hard copy. The digital version requires less effort to provide; so, why would they penalize users that want a soft copy by charging them more?) Thus, I suggest that you get this on DVD.

DVD: http://www.nightveilmedia.com/dvds/stormy-tempest-attack-of-the-giantess-dvd

Digital: http://www.nightveilmedia.com/downloads/stormy-tempest-attack-of-the-giantess-download

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