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Old 10-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Forward Unto Dawn Discussion.

So what did we think of the first episode?

Also when's the second?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:48 PM   #2
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Prolly just next week. And it was cool. Felt very much like watching a movie.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Yeah it had great production values for a promotional video, loved seeing the warthog and marines tattoo rocked. The extended edition will be a treat to own.

Was that a banshee flying towards the training base towards the end, seemed far too quick to move left and right to be anything huge ?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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Im not sure what it was. I got really into it! Cant wait for the next ep. Want to see some action and the chief. Also be good to find out how the kid fits in to the whole story.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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Also be good to find out how the kid fits in to the whole story.
Well, based on the promotional lines leading up to this I'm assuming that the ship he's on at the beginning - when he's listening to the distress call before flashing back - is the Infinity.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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So Lasky picked up the beacon or whatever it was that Cortana said she'd drop at the end of Halo 3, and then has a flashback when he goes through the transmission. Hmm.

From a critical standpoint, the first episode seems like a cheesy, average, coming of age story with a new skin on it.

But as a Halo fan, this is great to watch. Personally, I'd take this over a feature-length movie tie in. Forward unto Dawn (as well as The Thursday War) is PERFECT for staving off my hunger to play Halo 4.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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So Lasky picked up the beacon or whatever it was that Cortana said she'd drop at the end of Halo 3, and then has a flashback when he goes through the transmission. Hmm.

From a critical standpoint, the first episode seems like a cheesy, average, coming of age story with a new skin on it.

But as a Halo fan, this is great to watch. Personally, I'd take this over a feature-length movie tie in. Forward unto Dawn (as well as The Thursday War) is PERFECT for staving off my hunger to play Halo 4.
From a blurb about Forward Unto Dawn from the Limited Edition contents...
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when the Master Chief inspired a young cadet who would eventually become a leader aboard the UNSC's greatest vessel ever: the UNSC Infinity.
Which is why I assume that Lasky's on the Infinity when he's listening to the distress beacon at the beginning.

You're right, it does basically seem like just a coming of age story with a new skin. But when that new skin involves a 7-foot tall super soldier in half a ton of power armor... I'm there!
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:58 AM   #8
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it was amazing IMO
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It was good...
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I'm normally really cynical (as anyone who reads any of my posts would know) but I thought it was really good.

I even showed it to my dad and girlfriend, and they were impressed (even though neither of them had a halo background).

The one thing I noticed was while it's telling the human-side, I had to explain that it was set in the future. Apparently that's not readily evident from the cryo-training portion. Also a blurb about what the cortana-transmission was all about in the beginning was necessary for the girlfriend/fathers understanding.

But yea; I found it to be really, really good. Eagerly awaiting the next episode, and I'm starting to feel quite good about ordering the LE edition.
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So great. I can't wait for the next episode
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I'm hooked, can't wait for the next.
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