Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)

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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 Preezy » 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 Tafdolphin » 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.

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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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PostRe: Halo TV Series Thread - Showtime’s Halo TV Series gets 10 ep order, Master Chief has been cast (p3)
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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