Showtime’s Halo TV Series - 10 eps, Dr Halsey/Cortana etc has been cast (p4)

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Festivus Maximus » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:06 pm

THIS WILL BE A MASSIVE SUCCESS.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Rudolphin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:This has the potential to be a disaster of rather epic proportions if they don't treat the material in the way the fans expect.
The character of The Chief will need to be handled extremely carefully as he'll need to be heroic and unflappable while not seeming like an uncaring monster. The shows setting will also be crucial and they'll need to really splash the cash on sets to depict both alien worlds (these are much more alien than those found in Trek or Star Wars) and spaceships.


The problem is, and this is a problem the 343 games have had too, is that the Master Chief isn't a character. He was a blank slate for the player to imprint themselves onto. What happened was exactly that however, with each player expecting certain things from the writing of the character, things that couldn't possibly be fulfilled.

Any traits they give to the Chief in this series will be rejected by some portion of the fanbase. It's asking for trouble.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:The problem is, and this is a problem the 343 games have had too, is that the Master Chief isn't a character. He was a blank slate for the player to imprint themselves onto. What happened was exactly that however, with each player expecting certain things from the writing of the character, things that couldn't possibly be fulfilled.

Any traits they give to the Chief in this series will be rejected by some portion of the fanbase. It's asking for trouble.


Great point. It's going to be a tough problem to crack.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by KjGarly » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:36 pm

Mad Sweeney is the best thing about American Gods, can't wait :toot:

Perhaps he'll team up with a rogue covenant and refer to it as "Dead Covenant"

"Come along Dead Covenant"

"Give me back me Scorpion tank Dead Covenant"

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by Gemini73 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:So they're going the route of showing his face and giving him a spunky teenage sidekick.

:dread:


Remember Judge Dredd? Showed his face and gave him a comedy side kick.

That went well didn't it...

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Photek » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:27 am

This is going to be awful, not cos of the actors, just the story isn't good enough.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:46 am

Photek wrote:This is going to be awful, not cos of the actors, just the story isn't good enough.


I disagree.
Halo at its core is a pretty solid Sci-Fi universe and they don't have to follow the story of the games they can use it as inspiration and make stories out of things that have been heavily hinted at so far as there's plenty of those.
The number of alien species is diverse and interesting and the human characters are also pretty good. The tech isn't outlandish compared to other sci-fi and as long as they concentrate on having solid stories and don't just waste the money on special effects this should be pretty good.

The main problem is as Taf said in that everyone has slightly different attitudes on what a perfect Halo series should be so trying to please everyone will be incredibly hard.

I don't expect this to be the next Game of Thrones but I also don't think it will be a one series stinker that destroys the franchise and I look forward to watching it.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Monkey Man » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:06 pm



Out early 2021.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:54 pm

I must say I'm intrigued by a Halo TV series as it could be amazing or it could be complete gooseberry fool.
I think it's second only to the new film of Dune as my most anticipated sci-fi film or series.
Maybe third after the Picard series.

Still, an amazing time to be alive for Sci-fi fans :D .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Saigon Slick » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:59 pm

Monkey Man wrote:

Out early 2021.


McElhone and Woodbine are brilliant additions to the cast.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:21 am

This has the problem of being made at the same time as The Expanse so it better be strawberry floating amazing or it's just going to flop.

I know I bang on about The Expanse but it's a really high bar for the genre to aspire to and that's the benchmark for this series. If it does manage to be as good then I'll be super strawberry floating happy though.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Pedz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:33 am

I stopped watching The Expanse. I dunno why but the cop guy being so obsessed with the dead girl came across as really creepy. Just put me off.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:38 am

Pedz wrote:I stopped watching The Expanse. I dunno why but the cop guy being so obsessed with the dead girl came across as really creepy. Just put me off.


All I can say is it's the best Sci-Fi series in a decade.
That wouldn't normally be that hard but it's better than BSG and even The Orville and I strawberry floating love both of those.

Seriously, give The Expanse another try as it's really, really great and has some amazing characters and special effects.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Pedz » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:40 am

I think I watched about 6 episodes. I did love BSG though.

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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:57 am

Pedz wrote:I think I watched about 6 episodes. I did love BSG though.


The story really starts to get going after the second half of series one with some great performances by characters you maybe wouldn't expect like the head of the UN who's just spectacular. She may in fact be one of the best female characters ever in Sci-fi while being an older lady who just exudes power and presence and being believable as well.
Honestly if I was to try and convince someone why I love Sci -Fi so much her character alone would be one of my main arguments as she's powerful, shrewd, brave and utterly ruthless while being a well rounded character.
Avasarala may in fact be one of my favourite characters on TV ever.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Rudolphin » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:22 am

Pedz wrote:I stopped watching The Expanse. I dunno why but the cop guy being so obsessed with the dead girl came across as really creepy. Just put me off.


In the books it's meant to be. Miller is, at best, a morally compromised character (in the series he threatens to space a guy whilst interrogating him; in the book once the guy gives him the info he spaces him anyway) but the series plays that down. The conclusion to the Julie Mao arc, which I won't spoil, is one of the few missteps the show makes and it becomes all the better once it's dealt with and out of the way.

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PostRe: Showtime’s Halo TV Series - 10 eps, Dr Halsey/Cortana etc has been cast (p4)
by Monkey Man » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:18 pm


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PostRe: Showtime’s Halo TV Series - 10 eps, Dr Halsey/Cortana etc has been cast (p4)
by Peter Crisp » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:28 pm

2020 could be an amazing year for TV

I know it's December 2019 but close enough, The Expanse
The Orville
Star Trek: Picard
Hopefully a decent Dark Tower series
Altered Carbon series 2
Dune film and series
Star Trek Discovery

Not bad at all :D .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Showtime’s Halo TV Series - 10 eps, Dr Halsey/Cortana etc has been cast (p4)
by Monkey Man » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 pm

Lost in Space is out Xmas eve. Halo won’t be out until early 2021.

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