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Title: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 21, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Shasvre on May 21, 2013, 06:03:16 PM
That sounds absolutely fantastic. :)
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Local Trouble on May 21, 2013, 06:04:11 PM
I hope it's more interesting than Falling Skies.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Blacklabel on May 21, 2013, 06:09:57 PM
..So he's just sticking his name on it as producer (Same as he's done with transformers) :P Or he's actually directing something? :P
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 21, 2013, 06:12:12 PM
Quote from: Blacklabel on May 21, 2013, 06:09:57 PM
..So he's just sticking his name on it as producer (Same as he's done with transformers) :P Or he's actually directing something? :P

Well, a couple years ago he was really trying to direct a Halo movie but it never got off the ground. So I definitely see him taking the role of a hands on showrunner.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: KNIGHT on May 21, 2013, 06:12:36 PM
We need more info on this. I'm excited, but that's almost solely cause "omgHalo". Would like to know if it'll be canon to the series, where in the timeline it will take place, what the basics of the story would be, e.t.c.

Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 21, 2013, 06:17:26 PM
Quote from: KNIGHT on May 21, 2013, 06:12:36 PM
We need more info on this. I'm excited, but that's almost solely cause "omgHalo". Would like to know if it'll be canon to the series, where in the timeline it will take place, what the basics of the story would be, e.t.c.

If I had to guess, I'd say its going to primarily tell the story of an entirely new group of marines during the years Human Covenant War.

Would be interesting if it was set during the post-war Halo 4 and beyond time period, though.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 21, 2013, 06:19:12 PM
The River
Terra Nova
Smash

The man has trouble with T.V. shows, for some reason. Even his current one Falling Skies borders on mediocrity and is constantly on the bubble.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Alienseseses on May 21, 2013, 06:25:27 PM
I have to agree. I enjoyed The River, but by no means is it actually a good show. Spielberg hasn't had the best of luck producing ongoing shows.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on May 21, 2013, 10:11:54 PM
HOLY SHIT THAT SOUNDS FANTASTIC.

Hopefully he brings some Band of Brothers/The Pacific stuff to the table.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 22, 2013, 05:55:53 PM
Here's the actual announcement video. The only genuinely good part of the whole X-Box unveiling, actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-ETPhqsL0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-ETPhqsL0#ws)

I just hope that this series does not require an X-Box One to watch.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Kimarhi on May 22, 2013, 06:18:55 PM
I doubt it.  Limiting its availability to just Xbox pretty much dooms it to mediocrity becaus of the lack of fanbase available.

The difference between all those other Spielberg shows and this one is that Halo has proven to be a winning formula.  Even its weaker releases have still been solid games.  They've merely just not been as good as others in the franchise.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Dovahkiin on May 22, 2013, 07:24:43 PM
I'm cautiously optimistic for this.  :)
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Local Trouble on May 22, 2013, 08:10:38 PM
Stephen Lang should star.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Valaquen on May 22, 2013, 08:27:41 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 22, 2013, 05:55:53 PM
Here's the actual announcement video. The only genuinely good part of the whole X-Box unveiling, actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-ETPhqsL0#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-ETPhqsL0#ws)

I just hope that this series does not require an X-Box One to watch.
"I'm a gamer: I played Pong in '74."

Riiiiiiiight. Big truck of money, Steve. Just say it man.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
So uhhh, would it be asking too much for Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and Tricia Helfer to appear (even if its just for one episode) as Mickey, Buck, Dutch, and Dare from Halo 3: ODST?
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:35:35 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
So uhhh, would it be asking too much for Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and Tricia Helfer to appear (even if its just for one episode) as Mickey, Buck, Dutch, and Dare from Halo 3: ODST?

Dude, you cast Nathan Fillion in everything. :P
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:40:53 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:35:35 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
So uhhh, would it be asking too much for Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and Tricia Helfer to appear (even if its just for one episode) as Mickey, Buck, Dutch, and Dare from Halo 3: ODST?

Dude, you cast Nathan Fillion in everything. :P

Aspie, the character was voiced my Nathan Fillion and created in his likeness:

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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:46:13 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:40:53 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:35:35 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
So uhhh, would it be asking too much for Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and Tricia Helfer to appear (even if its just for one episode) as Mickey, Buck, Dutch, and Dare from Halo 3: ODST?

Dude, you cast Nathan Fillion in everything. :P

Aspie, the character was voiced my Nathan Fillion and created in his likeness:

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I know, but i'm talking about the shift to television. Fillion is a bit old now, and he's a tad out of shape (On Castle, anyways).
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:48:09 AM
Meh, put him in some ODST armor and he'll be fine ;)
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:49:03 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:48:09 AM
Meh, put him in some ODST armor and he'll be fine ;)

He can do the voice...but that's about it.  :P
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 02:59:13 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:46:13 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:40:53 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 02:35:35 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 02:29:11 AM
So uhhh, would it be asking too much for Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, and Tricia Helfer to appear (even if its just for one episode) as Mickey, Buck, Dutch, and Dare from Halo 3: ODST?

Dude, you cast Nathan Fillion in everything. :P

Aspie, the character was voiced my Nathan Fillion and created in his likeness:

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I know, but i'm talking about the shift to television. Fillion is a bit old now, and he's a tad out of shape (On Castle, anyways).
Pretty sure he was the same age as the character when they recorded it, anything past that would just be a natural progression. Then again, if they got him it'd pretty much just be saying that they're holding to the 'same cast' type deal, so they'd have to get the rest as well (even though they don't look like their characters, aside from Tricia Helfer).
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 03:02:12 AM
Well, assuming that this is set during the war, they actually wouldn't really need anyone other than Buck and Dare since they knew each other long before the events of the game.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 03:04:28 AM
Castle is about to get renewed for 2 more seasons, and I have never seen an actor juggle 2 t.v. shows at the same time in major roles.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 03:08:12 AM
Which is why I said even a guest role in a single episode would be cool.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 03:08:32 AM
I was actually hoping for something that dealt more with the current timeline; revisiting the past as much as we already have has worn off much of the freshness and surprise (Forward Unto Dawn drew last breath for that on the UNSC side of things, IMO). Only other thing I think would be interesting enough in a past scenario would be an ONI espionage story (for which Veronica and Buck would have a place), but aside from that... ehhh... Not to mention, I think an ONI storyline would work a lot better in the present timeline, unveiling things nobody already knows.

What I'm basically trying to say is: ONI. For god's sake, more ONI.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 03:10:58 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 03:08:12 AM
Which is why I said even a guest role in a single episode would be cool.
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 03:08:32 AM
I was actually hoping for something that dealt more with the current timeline; revisiting the past as much as we already have has worn of much of the freshness and surprise (Forward Unto Dawn drew last breath for that on the UNSC side of things, IMO). Only other thing I think would be interesting enough in a past scenario would be an ONI espionage story (for which Veronica and Buck would have a place), but aside from that... ehhh... Not to mention, I think an ONI storyline would work a lot better in the present timeline, unveiling things nobody already knows.

What I'm basically trying to say is: ONI. For god's sake, more ONI.

YUS to both.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 03:12:02 AM
Oh God, definitely. ONI was one of the things that made ODST so great, and in the books that I read their presence was quite interesting as well. I'd certainly love to see that stuff transition over into a show.

Bringing in ONI could also mean potentially bringing in Dr. Halsey to butt heads with them, which I would certainly approve of.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 03:15:50 AM
I wonder if they'll tie this in to elements of the story Spartan Ops S1 told... I won't spoil anything, but Halsey is in a very... unorthodox position right now.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 23, 2013, 03:19:35 AM
I might have a faint clue of what you're saying (I watched the episode eight cutscene, which focused heavily on her and took her to an interesting place). But I know nothing beyond that.

Someone at 343i did mention that, at the moment, there are not plans for a Spartan Ops season 2 but that that story is certainly not over. Perhaps the TV series could pick up some of those pieces?
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 03:28:57 AM
I wonder how the origins are going to be explored, and for how long.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: DaddyYautja on May 23, 2013, 03:45:07 AM
The Halo story has been so totally messed up by 343 i dont care.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 03:48:36 AM
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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Cal427eb on May 23, 2013, 03:50:07 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 03:48:36 AM
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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Hellspawn28 on May 23, 2013, 03:54:21 AM
I still wish a movie would be made instead. The TV show should be awesome, but I wish they can get Neill Blomkamp to come back and direct a movie for once.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Dovahkiin on May 23, 2013, 03:55:29 AM
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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Cal427eb on May 23, 2013, 03:57:56 AM
Quote from: Hellspawn28 on May 23, 2013, 03:54:21 AM
I still wish a movie would be made instead. The TV show should be awesome, but I wish they can get Neill Blomkamp to come back and direct a movie for once.
They kinda already had one.  :P
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Hellspawn28 on May 23, 2013, 04:00:19 AM
I'm talking about a big budget Hollywood film.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Cal427eb on May 23, 2013, 04:03:04 AM
Ah, yes. That would be nice to see as well.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 04:32:30 AM
This T.V. show is going to have to have an immense budget, I just don't understand how they can pull this off. I hope Spielberg isn't planning to employ Terra Nova or Falling Skies production values. Really, I'm expecting a mini series route to be taken.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
Well, Microsoft is backing it alongside him, so they'll probably have something like a Game of Thrones budget... which is practically on-par with a feature film. Hopefully the curse of Spielberg-on-TV doesn't carry over. Well, unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 04:49:09 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
Well, Microsoft is backing it alongside him, so they'll probably have something like a Game of Thrones budget... which is practically on-par with a feature film. Hopefully the curse of Spielberg-on-TV doesn't carry over. Well, unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.

Yeah, but surely something like Halo would make the Game of Thrones budget seem like chump change. It's going to have to be standard Halo quality to even have a chance. Which means visual perfection and amazing environments. Which kind of worries me, because sustaining that quality on a week to week format seems unreasonable, which might persuade them to take a Falling Skies   (hai lets not show da viewers shit for most the season then surprise them with "meh"-to-"good enough" visuals at the end) approach.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:58:33 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 04:49:09 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
Well, Microsoft is backing it alongside him, so they'll probably have something like a Game of Thrones budget... which is practically on-par with a feature film. Hopefully the curse of Spielberg-on-TV doesn't carry over. Well, unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.

Yeah, but surely something like Halo would make the Game of Thrones budget seem like chump change.
Something like Battlestar Galactica, constantly magnificently directed, held fantastic shipboard drama on frequently used and convincing sets and wonderful CGI in between for exterior/space battle shots for four seasons and only got better on a fraction of GoT's budget-- and that was a space opera. In Game of Thrones, the amount of CGI is hard to notice, but it's present in basically every upward facing shot of a city; much more than Battlestar Galactica and more detail/compositing work.

With a skilled set of directors, well designed live sets, and an creative application of CGI, it could easily work. I'd say all of the serious CGI work on Forward Unto Dawn was about that of two episodes worth of Game of Thrones, anyways, in terms of budget spent.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Omegamorph on May 23, 2013, 05:00:25 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.
Sweeper, you're breaking my heart.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 05:07:13 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:58:33 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 04:49:09 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
Well, Microsoft is backing it alongside him, so they'll probably have something like a Game of Thrones budget... which is practically on-par with a feature film. Hopefully the curse of Spielberg-on-TV doesn't carry over. Well, unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.

Yeah, but surely something like Halo would make the Game of Thrones budget seem like chump change.
Something like Battlestar Galactica, constantly magnificently directed, held fantastic shipboard drama on frequently used and convincing sets and wonderful CGI in between for exterior/space battle shots for four seasons and only got better on a fraction of GoT's budget-- and that was a space opera. In Game of Thrones, the amount of CGI is hard to notice, but it's present in basically every upward facing shot of a city; much more than Battlestar Galactica and more detail/compositing work.

With a skilled set of directors, well designed live sets, and an creative application of CGI, it could easily work. I'd say all of the serious CGI work on Forward Unto Dawn was about that of two episodes worth of Game of Thrones, anyways, in terms of budget spent.

Honestly, I'm just having a hard time imagining a Halo series where CGI will not be utilized an extreme amounts. Especially with the environments.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 05:11:04 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 05:07:13 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:58:33 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 04:49:09 AM
Quote from: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 04:41:59 AM
Well, Microsoft is backing it alongside him, so they'll probably have something like a Game of Thrones budget... which is practically on-par with a feature film. Hopefully the curse of Spielberg-on-TV doesn't carry over. Well, unless it's shit like Terra Nova or Falling Skies.

Yeah, but surely something like Halo would make the Game of Thrones budget seem like chump change.
Something like Battlestar Galactica, constantly magnificently directed, held fantastic shipboard drama on frequently used and convincing sets and wonderful CGI in between for exterior/space battle shots for four seasons and only got better on a fraction of GoT's budget-- and that was a space opera. In Game of Thrones, the amount of CGI is hard to notice, but it's present in basically every upward facing shot of a city; much more than Battlestar Galactica and more detail/compositing work.

With a skilled set of directors, well designed live sets, and an creative application of CGI, it could easily work. I'd say all of the serious CGI work on Forward Unto Dawn was about that of two episodes worth of Game of Thrones, anyways, in terms of budget spent.

Honestly, I'm just having a hard time imagining a Halo series where CGI will not be utilized an extreme amounts. Especially with the environments.
Well, that's assuming that they frequently go to Forerunner/Covenant locations (particularly Forerunner, seeing as they're mostly large and wide open). For UNSC stuff, it was handled pretty simply with FUD, and they didn't even touch any spacecraft sets.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 05:14:17 AM
ugh...so much expectations attached to this... :'(

I guess that's the price of being derived from an amazing franchise.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on May 23, 2013, 05:14:43 AM
Amen to that, mang.
Gon' be tricky.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Cal427eb on May 23, 2013, 05:16:56 AM
Quote from: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 05:14:17 AM
ugh...so much expectations attached to this... :'(

I guess that's the price of being derived from an amazing franchise.
Heres to a good show.
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Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 23, 2013, 05:23:09 AM
I see no picture :P
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jan 26, 2014, 05:15:46 AM
It's from Latino Review so I'm hesitant to even post this, but... Neil Blomkamp To Direct Halo Pilot?

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/devlin712/news/?a=93451 (http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/devlin712/news/?a=93451)
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on Jan 26, 2014, 05:16:38 AM
pls be true
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: scarhunter92 on Jan 26, 2014, 11:14:54 AM
That would be justice on a cosmic level.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jan 26, 2014, 05:22:24 PM
I can dig it.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: First Blood on Jan 26, 2014, 06:04:59 PM
The world needs more Neil Blomkamp and Joseph Kosinski in it.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 16, 2014, 06:48:28 PM
QuoteAnd 2015 won't simply be the year of "Halo 5: Guardians," it will also be a year that offers us a unique opportunity. The opportunity to invite old friends and new audiences into that universe through the "Halo" television series, launched as a unique collaboration with Steven Spielberg and some of the finest creative minds in the business.  A series that will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.  We'll have more to share on the "Halo" television series as we near its projected fall 2015 release.

http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/games-halo-journey-announcement (http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/games-halo-journey-announcement)
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on May 16, 2014, 07:04:09 PM
I can't wait to hear more about this. Wonder if it'll be military-oriented, or maybe focus on some of the more civilian and lesser-seen aspects of the Halo universe.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on May 16, 2014, 07:06:06 PM
I dunno, but I really like the comment about it complimenting and enriching the games. I would love if it takes place in the 'current,' post-war world Halo 4 and beyond are tackling.
Title: Re: Steven Spielberg's Halo TV Series
Post by: Aspie on May 16, 2014, 07:20:41 PM
I heard ShoTime picked it up.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
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Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ShadowPred on Jul 22, 2014, 08:10:33 PM
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Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 22, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
Hoping that the colors aren't all so muted and washed out like that throughout the entire thing. Needs some bright splashes throughout!

That being said, the character, props... it looks great. Really excited for this!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 22, 2014, 08:21:53 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 22, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
Hoping that the colors aren't all so muted and washed out like that throughout the entire thing. Needs some bright splashes throughout!

Agreed. Halo has always had a very vibrant and varied colour palette.

Also liking the look of Locke. When the character was revealed as a secondary protagonist, I was kinda hoping that the mysterious armoured ONI agent would be a woman, as this franchise has sorely been lacking a lead of another gender. Nonetheless, I really like his look here.

Christ, I'm excited to see Halo on the screen again. Forward Onto Dawn really whetted my appetite for it.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DaddyYautja on Jul 22, 2014, 08:29:44 PM
Forget the colors they better have proper armor on.
If this is going to be one of those "We in that universe but we dont use any of that universe" type of adaptations im out.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 22, 2014, 08:37:52 PM
Well, seeing as I can spot a DMR, the Magnum, the assault rifle, an ODST-style chestplate, and a full Marine BDU (sans helmet) in those three photographs, I think it's safe to say we'll have a fair number of familiar items and props in the show.

There just better be some more colours. I'm getting sick of the grey and desaturated look that seems to seep into everything military-related.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 22, 2014, 10:19:45 PM
Yup, I'm very much in agreement with Marines. The Halo armor and weapons and details are all their in all of their glory, and that's excellent. I just hope that they are able to capture the visual style of the universe itself in both this and the television series. I absolutely loved Forward Unto Dawn (in fact, this stuff has me in the mood to watch it again now), but if I had one complaint it would be the muted look of it, though I kind of let that slide because of the bleak dawn of war sort of feel it had going. This webseries is supposed to be set around the time of Halo 4, I believe, so I'm hoping for something more vibrant.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: coolbreeze on Jul 22, 2014, 11:45:59 PM
Quote from: DaddyYautja on Jul 22, 2014, 08:29:44 PM
Forget the colors they better have proper armor on.
If this is going to be one of those "We in that universe but we dont use any of that universe" type of adaptations im out.

Keep trolling, trolling, trolling...
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ShadowPred on Jul 24, 2014, 08:31:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzS7xW7HJ7k#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzS7xW7HJ7k#ws)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: KNIGHT on Jul 24, 2014, 08:40:42 PM
Oh shit. So f**king hype.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FmRmHVEv.png&hash=9cd9c3c7e2a62f238016bf63497407adc31d57ff)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 24, 2014, 08:57:00 PM
Forerunner artifacts? UNSC/colonial tensions? The look and feel of the universe? Shit, this is looking good.

Though, I do hafta roll my eyes at "AN ELEMENT THAT ONLY KILLS HUMANS." Christ, that ain't how the periodic table works.

Still though, cannot wait for this. Hopefully there's a bit more humour in it than the ads lead us to believe.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ShadowPred on Jul 24, 2014, 08:58:04 PM
Periodic Table works in mysterious ways.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kimarhi on Jul 24, 2014, 09:02:42 PM
yeah didn't you watch the movie evolution?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: coolbreeze on Jul 24, 2014, 09:04:07 PM
Quote from: ShadowPred on Jul 24, 2014, 08:58:04 PM
Periodic Table works in mysterious ways.

Periodically.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 24, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
I'm predicting the human-killing thing is some Forerunner weapon left over from the war.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Space Sweeper on Jul 25, 2014, 12:44:56 AM
Quote from: SpaceMarines on Jul 22, 2014, 08:21:53 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 22, 2014, 08:14:19 PM
Hoping that the colors aren't all so muted and washed out like that throughout the entire thing. Needs some bright splashes throughout!

Agreed. Halo has always had a very vibrant and varied colour palette.

Also liking the look of Locke. When the character was revealed as a secondary protagonist, I was kinda hoping that the mysterious armoured ONI agent would be a woman, as this franchise has sorely been lacking a lead of another gender. Nonetheless, I really like his look here.

Christ, I'm excited to see Halo on the screen again. Forward Onto Dawn really whetted my appetite for it.
This, all of this. Especially the part about hoping Locke would be a woman. The actor/look of the character looks good enough though, hopefully the same guy playing him here plays him in Halo 5 as well.

Still, the series is looking really good, I like the tension, the production design, and the premise is leagues more interesting than Forward Unto Dawn (which basically ended up being an [X]-School drama). I just love seeing ONI really coming into the mainstream view of the universe in a shady, first-person kind of way. It's still super drained and dark looking, but it's at least looking very color-coded. I just hope that there's more brightness to the color palette and some non-forced levity sprinkled throughout.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 25, 2014, 01:29:13 AM
You read the Kilo-5 Trilogy, Sweeps? 'Cause you'd really like it.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Jul 25, 2014, 01:59:26 AM



I'm liking it and the color palate. I understand people's complaints about the drabness given Halo franchise's vibrant palate, but that works better in cg/traditional animation (ie the games and the anime). This feels much more realistic by the trailer. Truly once the creatures/power suit designs leak we will know for sure how consistent the realism/color palate is.

Anyone think we'll see the Flood make a cameo; I sure hope so.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw2oqtZoc8s%5B/url)

I'm liking it and the color palate. I understand people's complaints about the drabness given Halo franchise's vibrant palate, but that works better in cg/traditional animation (ie the games and the anime). This feels much more realistic by the trailer. Truly once the creatures/power suit designs leak we will know for sure how consistent the realism/color palate is.

Anyone think we'll see the Flood make a cameo; I sure hope so.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kimarhi on Jul 25, 2014, 02:04:01 AM
I seem to remember reach being more subdued but it also seemed to me to have more serious themes.


*haven't ever played 2 or 3.*
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 25, 2014, 02:06:23 AM
Reach still had plenty of colour.

I don't buy that live-action means that lots of colour will look stupid. If that were the case, we'd still be using black and white.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Jul 25, 2014, 02:12:40 AM
Quote from: SpaceMarines on Jul 25, 2014, 02:06:23 AM
Reach still had plenty of colour.

I don't buy that live-action means that lots of colour will look stupid. If that were the case, we'd still be using black and white.


It wouldn't necessarily look "stupid"; Pacific Rim looked amazing while environments/creatures were life-like....but that's a 200-mil film. This doesn't have that sort of budget to pull those similar flashy/colorful effects off.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Jul 25, 2014, 02:15:27 AM
Why not? Based on what we've seen, seems to have some pretty damn good production values. Colours aren't something that exactly cost a lot.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 25, 2014, 02:19:04 AM
Colors and slightly cheesy premise aside, I'm beyond excited for this. I can't wait to see more of this side of the Halo universe pushed into the forefront.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Cal427eb on Jul 25, 2014, 02:25:03 AM
Quote from: ShadowPred on Jul 24, 2014, 08:31:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzS7xW7HJ7k#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzS7xW7HJ7k#ws)
f**king sweet. I actually like the colors, but oh well.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Aspie on Jul 25, 2014, 02:28:52 AM
yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Jul 25, 2014, 02:32:12 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Jul 25, 2014, 02:19:04 AM
Colors and slightly cheesy premise aside, I'm beyond excited for this. I can't wait to see more of this side of the Halo universe pushed into the forefront.


Have only played Halo 1 and 2 but this premise seems more like the premise of the DeadSpace animation.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ShadowPred on Oct 22, 2014, 08:30:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Oct 22, 2014, 08:39:00 PM
I wanna be hyped. Please be good.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kimarhi on Oct 22, 2014, 09:31:01 PM
looks lame tbh.



the gear the Spartans and the covenant wear all look like big pieces of prop plastic during live action.



needs big budget prop and set designers so the live action world doesn't look so fake.


even though it appears my guy from LOTM is in this bitch.   
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: King Rathalos on Oct 22, 2014, 09:31:50 PM
Quote from: ShadowPred on Oct 22, 2014, 08:30:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws)

Fuuuark, that opening shot in the trailer is awesome. 8)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: tavianini19 on Oct 22, 2014, 09:32:50 PM
If it's as decent as the Forward Unto Dawn series it'll be pretty good.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Oct 22, 2014, 10:15:06 PM
Quote from: Kimarhi on Oct 22, 2014, 09:31:01 PM
looks lame tbh.



the gear the Spartans and the covenant wear all look like big pieces of prop plastic during live action.



needs big budget prop and set designers so the live action world doesn't look so fake.

I do not disagree...but I'm still hoping to enjoy it in the same way I could enjoy the BSG: Blood/Chrome webseries.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Oct 23, 2014, 04:07:27 PM
Quote from: orchidal on Oct 22, 2014, 08:39:00 PM
I wanna be hyped. Please be good.

Agreed. It doesn't look bad, but... it doesn't look like Halo either. :-\ The tint isn't working for me, and while a lot of the props look straight out of the games, something about the tone and the set design just feels really off. I'm really hoping for the best (story is quite intriguing), but I'm not totally feeling it.

Honestly, I'd like to get a CGI Halo film rendered as nicely as Halo Wars' cutscenes.

Quote from: orchidal on Oct 22, 2014, 10:15:06 PM
I do not disagree...but I'm still hoping to enjoy it in the same way I could enjoy the BSG: Blood/Chrome webseries.

Still need to watch B&C. What'd you think of it?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: orchidal on Oct 23, 2014, 05:37:09 PM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Oct 23, 2014, 04:07:27 PM
Quote from: orchidal on Oct 22, 2014, 08:39:00 PM
Still need to watch B&C. What'd you think of it?



If you ignore the tone of all the previous Syfy series...It's a totally fun Space Opera romp ala Lensman or SW ep IV. I like the colour, aesthetics, and characters ect. But as a prequel or tie in to BSG it's a bit incongruous in some regards. Knowing your tastes you'd also probably be able to enjoy it on its own terms. 
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: tavianini19 on Oct 24, 2014, 12:55:37 AM
Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Oct 23, 2014, 04:07:27 PM

Honestly, I'd like to get a CGI Halo film rendered as nicely as Halo Wars' cutscenes.

Watch Red vs. Blue!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SpaceMarines on Nov 02, 2014, 01:46:01 AM
Finally got around to watching the trailer. The general tone and style of the story seems to be not-quite Halo, but haven't seen enough to really pass judgement on that yet.

The look of this, though (lack of colour aside), is damned good. All the props and sets seem pretty fantastic.

Can't wait to check it out. Have a good feeling about it.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 07, 2014, 09:37:18 AM
http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/11/06/halo-nightfall-series-premiere-review (http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/11/06/halo-nightfall-series-premiere-review)
http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/6/7164047/ridley-scott-halo-nightfall-thoughts (http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/6/7164047/ridley-scott-halo-nightfall-thoughts)

Off to a rocky start from the sounds of it.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Shasvre on Nov 07, 2014, 10:01:36 AM
Quote from: ShadowPred on Oct 22, 2014, 08:30:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe5iGKfl_ws#ws)
Just saw this. Looks good to me. :)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 21, 2014, 11:14:56 AM
So I've watched #1 and #2. Tonally, it's very different to the typical Halo yarn. It's not comedic at all. Which isn't to say its bad. Not all Halo has been. It takes some of the core elements of Halo - civvie vs government, genocide and Alien tech - and spins a serious story with it.

Character-wise, not too many are shining after 2 episodes. Aiken, Locke and Macer are standing out at the minute and I think they'll continue to be the more prominent characters. I look forward to seeing more of them all. I liked the inclusion of Aiken as he had very little in the EU. Exploring the post-Spartan life should be fun!

Story-wise it's moving very slowly. Which can be good - if it builds to somewhere worth going. We'll see.

Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 23, 2014, 08:08:26 AM
So I finished the last episode earlier in the week. Over all, I thought it was ok. Nothing special but nothing rubbish. I loved the guy playing Aikens but his arc turned out far too predictable. I also quite liked Locke and the conflicts that arose between the ONI. Was also interesting seeing the Hunter worms as the main bad guys - and made sense they'd be on the shard.

But nothing much really happened. It was a survival story with very little focus on any of the Halo elements.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Jan 08, 2018, 06:08:23 AM
https://twitter.com/TVGuide/status/950132522079449092
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 08, 2018, 10:00:20 AM
5 years later. Jesus. I'd forgot about this until I saw this thread. Glad to hear it's still coming. There's so much for them to play with in that universe.
Title: Showtime Orders Halo TV Series!
Post by: Master Chief on Jun 28, 2018, 06:18:22 PM
QuoteShowtime has announced a series pickup for a live-action adaptation of the epic Xbox game franchise (under the working title of "Halo"), with Kyle Killen (Awake) serving as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will helm multiple episodes and also executive produce.

Halo on Showtime (http://m.ign.com/articles/2018/06/28/halo-tv-series-showtime-2019)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2018, 08:02:54 AM
They're really taking their sweet-ass time with the new show. Really happy to hear it's actually moving forward though!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 07, 2018, 08:25:03 AM
SHOWTIME'S HALO TV SERIES WILL HAVE MASTER CHIEF AS LEAD CHARACTER, TELL A 'NEW STORY'
(http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/06/showtime-halo-tv-series-master-chief-lead-character)

QuoteMaster Chief will be "a lead character" in Showtime's upcoming Halo TV series, Showtime's President of Programming Gary Levine told IGN, although he won't be the only protagonist in the series.

The series is such an "enormous undertaking," Levine said, the premium cable network is aiming to air the series in 2020, and confirmed that the series will take place in "multiple locations" on "foreign planets," meaning that they'll likely shoot on a studio backlot rather than on location.

During Showtime's panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Levine and Showtime President and CEO David Nevins shed some light on the hotly-anticipated adaptation, which they declined to call their attempt at replicating the success of Game of Thrones.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Aug 08, 2018, 07:36:14 PM
They need to get this show on the air already! Really excited to see who they cast. Showtime needs their flagship show and this is a huge get. They can go as violent as they want as well which is what I'm excited for. If this had been a movie it would have been a PG-13 for sure but now they can show some real war violence.

I hope they bring the Flood into this.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2018, 08:33:24 AM
They need Downes to voice Chief. Need.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Aug 09, 2018, 12:35:08 PM
I'm really hoping this will look/be shot like the Halo 3 or the ODST trailers.


Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2018, 08:33:24 AM
They need Downes to voice Chief. Need.

Yeah, no one can be Chief except for him.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 09, 2018, 01:32:59 PM
The 3 and ODST trailers are the best live action Halo pieces, but there's one thing they're missing... color. This needs color.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Aug 09, 2018, 02:30:45 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 09, 2018, 08:33:24 AM
They need Downes to voice Chief. Need.
If, for some reason, Downes is not available, I wouldn't mind them using Alex Puccinelli for this role.  I liked his voice in Forward Unto Dawn.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Oct 25, 2018, 07:11:42 PM
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Oct 25, 2018, 07:18:39 PM
So glad this is actually moving forward. Probably going to be a late 2019 premiere date.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 26, 2018, 07:56:37 AM
I was looking for this flipping thread yesterday!  :laugh:

This has been in the works so long it's honestly a shock that it's actually moving. lol I really can't wait to start seeing what they're doing!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Oct 26, 2018, 02:56:18 PM
Halo LAS & Halo Infinite.

Halo's (I.P) resurrection perhaps?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Oct 26, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Oct 26, 2018, 07:56:37 AM
I was looking for this flipping thread yesterday!  :laugh:

This has been in the works so long it's honestly a shock that it's actually moving. lol I really can't wait to start seeing what they're doing!

I honestly thought it was going to be one of those shows announced that never went anywhere. It was always amazing to me how hard it was to get a Halo Movie/TV Series made. The franchise ruled the world at one point, you'd of thought we would have got a movie back then. I'm glad we're getting a Showtime series though. I would have hated if this thing was on a network. FX or AMC could have done okay with it but this needed to be on a streaming service or premium channel. Showtime needs their Game of Thrones. This could be it easily.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Oct 29, 2018, 11:46:31 AM
Quote from: The Old One on Oct 26, 2018, 02:56:18 PM
Halo LAS & Halo Infinite.

Halo's (I.P) resurrection perhaps?

I wouldn't say it needs resurrection. Halo has remained fairly constant through it's own expanded universe and merchandise releases. A TV show would definitely bring it more into the forefront again, though.

Quote from: MudButt on Oct 26, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
I honestly thought it was going to be one of those shows announced that never went anywhere. It was always amazing to me how hard it was to get a Halo Movie/TV Series made. The franchise ruled the world at one point, you'd of thought we would have got a movie back then. I'm glad we're getting a Showtime series though. I would have hated if this thing was on a network. FX or AMC could have done okay with it but this needed to be on a streaming service or premium channel. Showtime needs their Game of Thrones. This could be it easily.

Personally, I'm glad we never got the Garland Halo. It's been a while since I read it but I don't remember it being very good. For me, I'm disappointed we just haven't had a Blur produced animated feature! That thing would rock on so many levels.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Oct 29, 2018, 02:19:20 PM
I disagree, Halo's EU material is chiefly unremarkable.

Halo ruled the world, once.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 01, 2018, 09:26:39 PM
Showtime's 'Halo' Series Will Feature Master Chief
(https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/showtimes-halo-series-star-master-chief-1156860?utm_source=twitter)

QuoteAccording to casting notices obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the pay cabler's series will feature a live-action version of John/Master Chief, who is described as a Spartan-like warrior of large build. Fans of the franchise are of course familiar with the role, as Master Chief (aka Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy John-117) is the primary protagonist of the Halo games.

The revelation is interesting in that Master Chief's face is never fully shown in the games. Instead, the character — an imposing, genetically enhanced supersoldier — is almost exclusively seen in his iconic green armor and helmet. It is unlikely the TV version of their character will keep his face hidden under a helmet at all times, particularly as he is listed as a series regular.

Other characters poised to be featured in the series are Dr. Halsey — likely the Dr. Catherine Halsey who appears in 2010's Halo: Reach and 2012's Halo 4 and 2015's Halo 5: Guardians — and Jenny, listed as an Asian woman between the ages of 18-20. There is no major character by the name of Jenny in the games, but Dr. Halsey is a prominent figure in Halo lore.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Nov 01, 2018, 10:51:50 PM
Of course. They gotta have the Chief. Not sure about showing his face though. It is hard to portray a character with his face covered though. Although Karl Urban did great in Dredd.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 02, 2018, 03:32:22 AM
I am just having a really hard time getting into anything Halo post-2010 as of late. Halo is one of my favorite things ever, but the story pretty much ends with Reach for me. More and more, as I see/hear things about the current direction that the series has been going, my interest wanes. And given the characters and such featured in this, it is going to have to be soaked in all of that.

The time for a big live action Halo project has long since passed, I think. It would have had to come out somewhere between Halo 2 and Halo: Reach for it to really hit with the right kind of impact.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Nov 02, 2018, 03:41:15 AM
Infinite potential, Halo Infinite.

But seriously, H4's Campaign is mediocre, it does as much wrong as it does right and
everything else since Reach has been very much the same or complete crap.

& I've kept up to date with all of it.
Halo Infinite and this series is the last shot.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Nov 02, 2018, 01:09:50 PM
The only thing I felt H5 got right was adding Blue Team.
Of course though  they get like 4 missions and arent the focus of the campaign....that was the biggest mistake 343 has made since drastically changing the art style.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Nov 02, 2018, 05:57:45 PM
Indeed, at least the artstyle's rectified now.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Nov 02, 2018, 08:13:06 PM
Hopefully they'll do the same with Blue Team and make them the focus.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Dec 04, 2018, 10:50:19 PM
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Dec 05, 2018, 09:01:02 AM
That's a shame. I'm hoping it doesn't result in further delays.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Dec 05, 2018, 04:35:56 PM
Meanwhile Blomkamp has been posting pics of his Elysium "Halo" on twitter. Is he angling for a shot at directing the Halo series? He already has a lot on his plate.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Valaquen on Dec 05, 2018, 05:32:22 PM
I remember Spielberg announcing this years ago, saying "I played Pong in college [1967]" and I just knew we wouldn't see it for years.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Dec 05, 2018, 07:03:56 PM
Filming isn't scheduled to start until June so I don't think this will delay it. Assuming it's actually just scheduling issues and not anything deeper.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Feb 21, 2019, 06:17:03 PM
https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/halo-series-showtime-otto-bathurst-1203144821/

Showtime has found a new director for the pilot episode as well as a few others. He directed the new Robin Hood movie that came out last year that is supposed to be pretty bad but with TV the director really only sets a tone. It's the showrunner and writers who really make the show.

Just glad this is getting movie still.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 06:46:32 PM
https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1118575769419223041


https://twitter.com/SHO_Halo/status/1118581624185159681
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 17, 2019, 07:17:25 PM
Quote from: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 06:46:32 PM
https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1118575769419223041

Is it bad I only want him in the suit and Downes to voice?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 07:21:02 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 17, 2019, 07:17:25 PM
Quote from: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 06:46:32 PM
https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1118575769419223041

Is it bad I only want him in the suit and Downes to voice?

You aren't the only one. It will be strange to hear anybody but Downes voice him.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 17, 2019, 07:27:35 PM
Well, they could easily dub him since the Chief never takes his helmet off, doesn't he?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Shasvre on Apr 17, 2019, 07:28:38 PM
Quote from: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 06:46:32 PMhttps://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1118575769419223041


https://twitter.com/SHO_Halo/status/1118581624185159681

Feels good to finally have some casting on this.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Apr 17, 2019, 08:11:10 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Apr 17, 2019, 07:17:25 PM
Quote from: DarthJoker45 on Apr 17, 2019, 06:46:32 PM
https://twitter.com/Showtime/status/1118575769419223041

Is it bad I only want him in the suit and Downes to voice?
Not at all and I'm with you on this.  However, he does know his way around weapons, so I think he's going to do well as Master Chief.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: MudButt on Apr 17, 2019, 08:39:35 PM
I'm a pretty big fan of his actually. He's great in American Gods and had a great role in last year's Den of Thieves. He's a big dude and knows his way around some action.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 18, 2019, 08:01:16 AM
Quote from: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 17, 2019, 07:27:35 PM
Well, they could easily dub him since the Chief never takes his helmet off, doesn't he?

He does. You just never see his adult face in the games.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 18, 2019, 04:45:52 PM
But that would be like Judge Dredd taking his helmet off. Totally unacceptable!

(https://womenwriteaboutcomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Dredd-getting-clean.jpg)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Apr 20, 2019, 11:34:56 PM
Weird casting, guy's hardly 7-8ft tall.

Forced perspective?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Huggs on Apr 20, 2019, 11:37:47 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Apr 20, 2019, 11:34:56 PM
Weird casting, guy's hardly 7-8ft tall.

Forced perspective?

Digital chief or a stand in when the helmets on.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Apr 21, 2019, 06:14:04 AM
#Helmetstayson,always
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Whos_Nick on Apr 21, 2019, 10:36:18 AM
Pablo is 6'5 and with camera tricks they can make it work
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Huggs on Apr 21, 2019, 05:27:50 PM
Quote from: Whos_Nick on Apr 21, 2019, 10:36:18 AM
Pablo is 6'5 and with camera tricks they can make it work

He didn't look tiny in den of thieves.

I think he'll do great.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Eighth Passenger on Apr 21, 2019, 07:11:58 PM
Quote from: Huggs on Apr 20, 2019, 11:37:47 PM
Quote from: The Old One on Apr 20, 2019, 11:34:56 PM
Weird casting, guy's hardly 7-8ft tall.

Forced perspective?

Digital chief or a stand in when the helmets on.

They can just give him a box to stand on. Like they do with runts like Tom Cruise etc.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Aug 02, 2019, 09:15:58 PM
QuoteShowtime's long-anticipated Halo TV series just announced five new cast members — including two who are playing characters familiar to players of the Xbox franchise.

First up among the new castmembers is Natascha McElhone (Californication) who will play two characters in the show: "Dr. Catherine Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan supersoldiers and Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race."

Next is Bokeem Woodbine, who was an Emmy nominated scene-stealer in Fargo season 2, who will play "Soren-066, a morally complex privateer at the fringes of human civilization whose fate will bring him into conflict with his former military masters and his old friend, the Master Chief."

Plus the show is introducing three characters that are new to the Halo universe: Shabana Azmi (Fire) will play Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the head of the Office of Naval Intelligence, Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), "Spartan Vannak-134, a cybernetically augmented supersoldier conscripted at childhood who serves as the defacto deputy to the Master Chief," Natasha Culzac (The Witcher) as "Spartan Riz-028 – a focused, professional and deadly, cybernetically enhanced killing machine," and Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe) as "Spartan Kai-125, an all-new courageous, curious and deadly Spartan supersoldier."

They join Pablo Schreiber (American Gods), who was previously announced as starring as the Master Chief Spartan John-117.

According to Showtime, Halo "will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future."

The Halo series was in development for five years before being greenlit a year ago. Showtime has dubbed it the cable network's "most ambitious series ever."

The show will air in the first quarter of 2021.

Source: Entertainment Weekly (https://ew.com/tv/2019/08/02/showtimes-halo-tv-series-cast/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_ew&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=link&utm_term=3A23B5F2-B54F-11E9-9380-FFCC4744363C&utm_medium=social)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 05, 2019, 08:14:55 AM
I'm surprised they didn't just go with Jen Taylor, but McElhone certainly looks the part. I can buy that.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Aug 05, 2019, 02:14:29 PM
I'm not so sure of the premise.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Aug 09, 2019, 03:06:10 PM
https://twitter.com/halo/status/1159544612941266944?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Aug 09, 2019, 04:43:16 PM
I don't really recognize the helmet design, it almost looks a bit like the Silent Storm helmet?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Aug 09, 2019, 05:54:21 PM
Looks like Chief's Halo 4 helmet to me.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Aug 09, 2019, 06:54:15 PM
It is, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Aug 09, 2019, 08:48:49 PM
well....thats unfortunate
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2019, 07:35:25 AM
He's only visiting 343, it's not like that's necessarily from the set of the new show. More likely it's just something from 343.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 12, 2019, 12:22:35 PM
Especially given the age of the actress they cast as Halsey.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Aug 12, 2019, 12:27:28 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 12, 2019, 07:35:25 AM
He's only visiting 343, it's not like that's necessarily from the set of the new show. More likely it's just something from 343.

Ah ok, so there's still hope. I thought that it was a tease of the actual costume's helmet
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Nov 08, 2019, 07:20:32 PM
https://twitter.com/SHO_Halo/status/1192872157426180100
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 08, 2019, 07:48:04 PM
I thought it started filming months ago.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Nov 10, 2019, 04:03:11 AM
Seconded. Plus...

Quote from: Bloody DisgustingPablo Schreiber ("American Gods") was recently set to star as Master Chief in Showtime's upcoming "Halo" TV series, an adaptation of the video game franchise, and Deadline brings us the latest casting news today. Danny Sapani ("Penny Dreadful"), Olive Gray ("Half Moon Investigations") and Charlie Murphy ("Peaky Blinders") have been set as series regulars.

https://twitter.com/BDisgusting/status/1192900446073053184
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: JokersWarPig on Nov 11, 2019, 03:56:59 PM
So apparently there is a human character who was raised by the Covenant?....

That's honestly terrible.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 12, 2019, 12:06:41 PM
It's certainly not something I'd expect.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: The Old One on Nov 12, 2019, 01:52:53 PM
Sounding really... not good, saying do as someone who usually doesn't mind the adaptation making changes. But the core of the Covenant is that the human race is an affront to their existence. It's a story about Fascism and blind faith.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Nov 11, 2020, 01:53:06 PM
https://twitter.com/SHO_Halo/status/1326223828628987905


Well, this is some excellent news.

Quote
Halo TV Series Recasts Cortana With Original Voice Actress
Wake up, Chief.

By Joe Skrebels
Updated: 11 Nov 2020 12:06 pm
Posted: 11 Nov 2020 12:01 pm


IGN can exclusively reveal that Showtime's Halo TV series has recast its Cortana actress, bringing in Jen Taylor for the role. You'll know Taylor from her role as Cortana in all the mainline Halo games.
Cortana, the AI that assists (and occasionally turns on) Master Chief throughout the game series, was originally due to be played on TV by Natascha McElhone, who was cast in a dual role, also playing Cortana's creator, Dr. Catherine Halsey.

Due to scheduling difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, McElhone can no longer complete her work as Cortana - but will continue in the role of Halsey.Cortana and Jen Taylor
Cortana and Jen Taylor

(https://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2020/11/taylor-cortana.jpg?fit=bounds&width=640&height=480)

Step in Jen Taylor, who reprises the role she's played in Halo 1, 2, 3, Reach, 4, 5, and as Microsoft's virtual assistant on Windows devices. Taylor has also played Catherine Halsey in the game series, but that won't be the case here. It's not yet clear if Taylor will play the role in-person, or lend her performance to a full CGI character.

Taylor will join Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, David Sapani and Olive Gray as Jacob and Miranda Keyes, Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, and Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac and Kate Kennedy as three new Spartan characters.

The Showtime series is being made in production with game developers 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment. Peaky Blinders and Black Mirror director Otto Bathurst is due to direct and executive produce the 9-episode first season.

It's not totally clear what the show's plot will centre on, but Showtime explains that it will dramatise "an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future."

One major deviation from the games may come in the form of seeing Master Chief's face, but that remains unconfirmed. Behind closed doors, we've seen Schreiber wearing the Chief's iconic armour, and can report that it looks fantastic.

With the major players all now seemingly in place, all that's left to find out is when we'll actually be able to watch the show – a question we sadly still can't answer.

Source: https://www.ign.com/articles/halo-tv-series-recasts-cortana-with-original-voice-actor
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Nov 11, 2020, 08:48:36 PM
Soooooo Cortana and Halsey are being played by different people. Don't really like that. And this is going to have a human antagonist that was "raised" by the Covenant. Everything here just sounds... not good. :-\
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Shasvre on Dec 02, 2020, 08:24:50 PM
I mean, I can't really be upset that they got Jen Taylor as Cortana.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ace3g on Feb 24, 2021, 10:05:47 PM
https://twitter.com/Borys_Kit/status/1364689052356677632

https://twitter.com/paramountplus/status/1364712617659432962
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 25, 2021, 08:43:55 AM
Ever so slowly getting there. I'm still pretty jazzed to see what they've done with this one.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Nov 15, 2021, 06:24:48 PM
https://twitter.com/DexertoSpartans/status/1460268430263787532


https://twitter.com/paramountplus/status/1460313523645526016
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 16, 2021, 08:38:03 AM
So nice to finally see something genuine from this! Curious to see me, and looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 16, 2021, 02:26:26 PM
Not happy about the streaming service but we will see.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 17, 2021, 09:34:58 AM
Just realised it's Paramount+. Which apparently has to be got through Sky in the UK so...ahoy mateys.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Nov 17, 2021, 11:39:08 AM
Raise the Jolly Roger!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Dec 07, 2021, 07:52:10 PM
https://twitter.com/HaloTheSeries/status/1468279143473172480
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 07, 2021, 07:58:06 PM
All these years, this thing is finally coming and... it kinda just looks like cosplay!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SiL on Dec 07, 2021, 07:58:59 PM
Oh Jesus it looks like a fan film.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 07, 2021, 08:14:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FGBw24rXwAM2z5v?format=jpg&name=large)

Pretty sure this is some guys marching on the floor at Comic Con.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SiL on Dec 07, 2021, 08:26:37 PM
That was the worst of them.

Halo deserved so much better.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Dec 07, 2021, 10:03:37 PM
haha it does look like cosplay.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Local Trouble on Dec 07, 2021, 10:08:05 PM
Is this the Spielberg series that was announced in 2013 during the Xbox One reveal? :laugh:
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 07, 2021, 10:49:19 PM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Dec 07, 2021, 10:08:05 PM
Is this the Spielberg series that was announced in 2013 during the Xbox One reveal? :laugh:

Sort of? This is what that mutated into over the last eight years and numerous creative shakeups, at least. :D
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Dec 09, 2021, 06:13:40 PM
Quote

Pablo Schreiber suits up as the Master Chief in new Halo photo: 'It's a herculean task'
The actor explains to EW how the Paramount+ drama will "crack the veneer" of the popular video game character.


By Nick Romano
December 09, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST


No man left behind? Well, technically no man was left behind when the pandemic shut down production on the Budapest set of Halo. A dog on the other hand...

Pablo Schreiber — who stars as the Master Chief on the live-action adaptation of the popular video games — was forced to leave his pup in Hungary in March 2020. "We were just gonna stop for two weeks and come back immediately," the actor tells EW of those early days dealing with COVID-19. "Luckily she had an amazing dog-sitter, but she was there for seven months. She [got] about 10 pounds heavier."

Schreiber, on the hand, had no choice but to maintain his physique during quarantine. EW has an exclusive new look at Halo, which marks the first leading role for the Canadian-born star of American Gods and Orange Is the New Black — and it's one that required some muscle, if only to carry the hefty mech armor adorning the Chief, Earth's most advanced soldier in a 26th-century war against aliens known as the Covenant.

(https://imagesvc.meredithcorp.io/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.onecms.io%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fsites%2F6%2F2021%2F12%2F09%2FHALO_1.jpg)

CREDIT: PARAMOUNT +

Schreiber calls it "a herculean task," and not just because of bulking up. "It's a huge job, from setting the tone on set down to the grueling task of waking up at the crack of dawn to work out, then go to shoot, and go home to work out some more. Nothing about it is easy, and I wouldn't want it to be."

The Paramount+ drama (premiering later this year) is a "classic hero's journey" — one that promises to "crack the veneer" of this popular game character, says Schreiber. "It takes place very much in the universe that the video games created, but it's a it's a TV show. We get to expand that universe and create stories in it. There's going to be some new characters that are introduced, there's going to be a lot of familiar characters that everyone will know from the game."

Hopefully fans will be as excited to see Halo as the actor's dog was to see her owner.


Source: https://ew.com/tv/pablo-schreiber-master-chief-halo-photo/
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ace3g on Dec 10, 2021, 04:03:52 AM
trailer

Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SiL on Dec 10, 2021, 04:06:56 AM
OK so apparently they just teased with the worst looking shots of the trailer, because the rest of that didn't feel half as cosplay-y.

Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Dec 10, 2021, 04:51:51 PM
Now that's a tease.

High Charity looks great!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 10, 2021, 05:11:50 PM
I'm still not really feeling it, myself.  :-\

Bummer, but ah well. I'm not starving for good Halo stuff these days, since Infinite turned out so great.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: DarthJoker45 on Jan 26, 2022, 01:21:44 AM
https://twitter.com/HaloTheSeries/status/1486104091382145029
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ace3g on Jan 29, 2022, 09:03:19 PM
teaser of new trailer

Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kradan on Jan 29, 2022, 10:07:08 PM
Quote from: ace3g on Jan 29, 2022, 09:03:19 PM
teaser of new trailer

wut
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jan 30, 2022, 07:23:57 PM
I'd have thought that wasn't too surprising at this point. It's become so common over the last 5/6 years.

Looking forward to the new full trailer!
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: ace3g on Jan 30, 2022, 09:36:33 PM
Full trailer

Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Jan 30, 2022, 10:28:08 PM
Oof. :-\
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SuperiorIronman on Jan 30, 2022, 10:49:54 PM
Yeah I got chewed out for calling the visuals bad. I'm wondering if that was there work and got really defensive about it. But no the CGI monsters and especially Cortana don't look right. Cortana is especially odd for me since you really could've used the game version. Since we've been looking at Cortana for 2 decades and being voiced by Jen Taylor, it'd have made sense. It's a lot less of a stretch given Cortana's game design is inherently digital. Why they felt the need to model Halsey's actor and have her voiced by Jen Taylor I have no idea. They really couldn't have filmed Halsey's actor under a filter otherwise? It wouldn't have looked good but it'd have been less gross than what they actually went with.

Yeah I know Cortana is supposed to look like Halsey but Cortana doesn't look anything like Halsey in the games anyways so I see no reason why that of all things they felt the need to stick to.

The aliens look like they're a decade out of date. And what I mean is that they look like they belong in Forward unto dawn. Y'know that tie-in to Halo 4. It worked there because it's just a short film that wasn't meant to do anything other than promote the game. It's just here to remind you Halo 4 is out. But this is a series with 10 episodes. This is a series that has been in development Hell for years. This is a series that is a videogame project, videogame media projects historically have not worked for a number of reasons but one of which being presentation. NOBODY SPRUNG FOR A COSTUME? Screw the other spartans and spend the money on making an Elite, or a Brute, or a puppet of either. Everybody else has figured out how to make an alien real, this is not the CW where you have a ham sandwich and dreams to finish the FX. Chief is clearly backhanding nothing in the fight with the two Elites. Look I'm not Voodoo, I don't have a clever name for these Elites but I'm just gonna go with "Mistake". Even the blur cutscenes look better.

People can say what they want but I've got a feeling this is only gonna run 1 season. On a whim I went to look up the budget and according to google this is roughly the same budget of Predators and AVP-R. We're f**ked.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kradan on Jan 30, 2022, 10:50:48 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jan 30, 2022, 07:23:57 PM
I'd have thought that wasn't too surprising at this point. It's become so common over the last 5/6 years.

Looking forward to the new full trailer!

It's not surprising - it just sounds absurd to me. Maybe in next 5 years we'll be getting a teaser for every frame of the full trailer. I mean, why not ?
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jan 31, 2022, 05:42:39 AM
Bloody awful
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Feb 20, 2022, 01:27:35 AM
https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1495113912236322818
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Local Trouble on Mar 04, 2022, 06:27:07 PM
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 15, 2022, 04:42:24 PM
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Mar 15, 2022, 05:03:37 PM
Loved seeing the Spartans run side by side to the Warthog!  This is visually pleasing.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 21, 2022, 06:03:38 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/7v1CLYm/Screenshot-20220321-150235.jpg)

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1504184234881130497
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Mar 21, 2022, 06:09:54 PM
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/halo/s01
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Local Trouble on Mar 21, 2022, 07:07:12 PM
Can't wait to see Master Chief's face.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kradan on Mar 21, 2022, 07:10:14 PM
Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Mar 21, 2022, 06:03:38 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/7v1CLYm/Screenshot-20220321-150235.jpg)
:D
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Xenomrph on Mar 24, 2022, 01:55:00 AM
"We didn't look at the game", the mantra of nearly every game-based movie ever made (except, for, like, 'Clue').

(https://assets.penny-arcade.com/comics/panels/20041208-c02SVSUx-p1.jpg)(https://assets.penny-arcade.com/comics/panels/20041208-c02SVSUx-p2.jpg)(https://assets.penny-arcade.com/comics/panels/20041208-c02SVSUx-p3.jpg)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Mar 28, 2022, 02:18:35 PM
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 28, 2022, 02:24:17 PM
Well I didn't hate the first episode. Still too early to tell how I feel about it. Some of the CG looked a bit meh, but Mercy looked amazing.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Mar 28, 2022, 06:26:10 PM
The graphic violence and gore caught me off-guard. 
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: TC on Apr 01, 2022, 10:17:01 AM
I quite like the strategy they are using for the show. It's essentially a reboot of the game stories but told in a completely new interpretation. There's a lot of the same story elements (like "artifacts"), plot ideas, settings, characters (and presumably their arcs), remixed into a fresh narrative.

I like the production design, the budget seems sufficient to look suitably impressive, the FX look good, the acting is good, and it takes itself seriously without any cartoonishness.

There was a time when I wished for such a treatment to the Alien movies: all four of the original films in a mash up/remix/reboot/whatever, so that they have a new seemless continuity, maybe with a bit of Alien:Isolation stirred in. And probably with the addition of other all-new subplots and characters as well.

Right now, though, I question if such a streaming series would be too imitative of existing shows like this Halo one, but also The Expanse, Altered Carbon, and maybe a couple of others.  (And of course there's the Noah Hawley project that's already underway, but that's a completely different consideration. )

The distinguishing feature of the Alien franchise is the horror element of Giger's monster. Now I wonder if that would be enough.

TC
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: SiL on Apr 08, 2022, 03:21:59 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Mar 21, 2022, 07:07:12 PM
Can't wait to see Master Chief's face.  :laugh:
Why did they do this. Why.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 08, 2022, 07:30:54 AM
Because it's been removed countless times in the other media. The helmet is just a thing for the games. It's supposed to be about putting you in the helmet for the games, not for the books and films and comics and etc. Granted, I do feel it's weird it not being Steve Downes, but I get they're going for a younger John, but just the prospect of him removing his helmet and showing his face is a none-issue for me.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Local Trouble on Apr 08, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
And here I was expecting Hicks to have a David-is-the-Space-Jockey reaction to it. :-\
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: KiramidHead on Apr 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PM
Alex Garland's script did a weird thing where Chief's face is shown flat out in dream sequence flashbacks to Reach, and when his helmet comes off in the main story, his face is only partially shown, bit enough to know that it's been altered somehow since.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Apr 11, 2022, 09:35:56 AM
Quote from: Local Trouble on Apr 08, 2022, 05:41:07 PM
And here I was expecting Hicks to have a David-is-the-Space-Jockey reaction to it. :-\

I can't when it's been a part of my Halo experience since the very early days. I experienced him without a helmet in The Fall of Reach.

Quote from: KiramidHead on Apr 09, 2022, 10:52:15 PM
Alex Garland's script did a weird thing where Chief's face is shown flat out in dream sequence flashbacks to Reach, and when his helmet comes off in the main story, his face is only partially shown, bit enough to know that it's been altered somehow since.

Man...that script. I'm glad that didn't come to fruition. lol
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 11, 2022, 09:49:56 AM
As good as the novels can be they are not the identity of Halo to me.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on May 12, 2022, 02:48:52 PM
HALO NTR

(https://c.tenor.com/z0iqZgyTmMYAAAAM/el-risitas-laughing.gif)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Kradan on May 12, 2022, 03:05:53 PM
El Risitas RIP
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: bb-15 on May 29, 2022, 08:25:07 PM
Quote from: TC on Apr 01, 2022, 10:17:01 AMI quite like the strategy they are using for the show. It's essentially a reboot of the game stories but told in a completely new interpretation. There's a lot of the same story elements (like "artifacts"), plot ideas, settings, characters (and presumably their arcs), remixed into a fresh narrative.

I like the production design, the budget seems sufficient to look suitably impressive, the FX look good, the acting is good, and it takes itself seriously without any cartoonishness.

There was a time when I wished for such a treatment to the Alien movies: all four of the original films in a mash up/remix/reboot/whatever, so that they have a new seemless continuity, maybe with a bit of Alien:Isolation stirred in. And probably with the addition of other all-new subplots and characters as well.

Right now, though, I question if such a streaming series would be too imitative of existing shows like this Halo one, but also The Expanse, Altered Carbon, and maybe a couple of others.  (And of course there's the Noah Hawley project that's already underway, but that's a completely different consideration. )

The distinguishing feature of the Alien franchise is the horror element of Giger's monster. Now I wonder if that would be enough.

TC

I am enjoying Halo after watching 3 episodes.

As for the influence of The Expanse, I can definitely see that in the Halo series.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Xiggz456 on May 30, 2022, 03:32:22 PM
I thoroughly enjoyed the first season and am looking forward to season 2!

The budget for this was $200 million and I certainly noticed the cinematic budget at work while watching. Hopefully the Alien series will get a similar sized budget.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Prez on May 30, 2022, 11:09:14 PM
I dug the first season. Played the first 2 games to death many moons ago.
I like the fact it's not all big, dumb action and tries to weave an interesting story and character development. Yes it can be a bit slow at times but the action when it does come is very entertaining.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: bb-15 on May 31, 2022, 10:53:38 PM
My son, who is a big Halo game fan, with my wife and I saw two more episodes last night.
Enjoying more of the world created in this series.
Beyond the Expanse influence, the space marine fights remind me a bit of Starship Troopers.
The Madrigal storyline feels like it has some bits from The Mandelorian.

I agree with others that the special effects and CGI sets in the series are SF movie quality.
I see Spielberg is one of the producers (with his company, Amblin). That helps to explain the money behind this.

:)
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: Master Chief on Jun 01, 2022, 02:07:22 PM
I'm glad a lot of you liked it...I'm also glad it's over.  ;D
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: TC on Jun 01, 2022, 05:11:35 PM
For me, the best parts of the series were where it departed most from the game. If you are a Halo fanboy, I'm sure you would say this was where it was worst. For example, the final episode was full of FPS-styled combat action, which I found rather kiddish, more suited to Saturday morning cartoons. But elsewhere, where it dared to ignore the canon-expectations of the fans, I rather enjoyed.

When you present this kind of adaptation to a fandom, you have to market it correctly. Case in point: Star Wars Visions. The audience going into Visions fully expects it to depart from established Star Wars canon. In fact, that's what they come for: a re-imagining. They don't expect deference to established convention and lore. WRT Halo, looking around the internet, this is what outraged most of the fandom.

TC
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 01, 2022, 05:15:40 PM
Actually it being shit outraged most.
Title: Re: Halo: The Television Series
Post by: bb-15 on Jun 04, 2022, 11:50:02 PM
Quote from: TC on Jun 01, 2022, 05:11:35 PMFor me, the best parts of the series were where it departed most from the game. If you are a Halo fanboy, I'm sure you would say this was where it was worst. For example, the final episode was full of FPS-styled combat action, which I found rather kiddish, more suited to Saturday morning cartoons. But elsewhere, where it dared to ignore the canon-expectations of the fans, I rather enjoyed.

When you present this kind of adaptation to a fandom, you have to market it correctly. Case in point: Star Wars Visions. The audience going into Visions fully expects it to depart from established Star Wars canon. In fact, that's what they come for: a re-imagining. They don't expect deference to established convention and lore. WRT Halo, looking around the internet, this is what outraged most of the fandom.

TC

Hard to predict when viewers will be offended.
I don't blame the studio or Spielberg.

It has been explained that the show is the "silver timeline".
But some people reject some alternate reality series/movies but accept others.
Marvel can show multiple Spider-Mans at the same time and that's just fine with a lot of people.

Anyway, most of what the audience likes is a gut reaction.
My son's friend just came over and he is talking about the Halo show.
He said; "Master Chief took off his helmet every frikin time!"

I'm leaving them alone.

My thoughts?
It's a live action TV show, not a game.
In a live action TV show, sometimes the audience accepts seeing the face of the lead character.
Boba Fett did not take off his helmet in the original Star Wars trilogy. 
The Mandalorian, has a religious rule about keeping the helmet on. Yet that series shows Pedro Pascal taking his helmet off. It's the most popular streaming show. 

My family and I finished season one of Halo. Lots of plots twists.
I enjoyed that.
Looking forward to Halo season 2.

;)