Why I’m excited for the Halo TV show

After seven long years, the Halo TV show is finally within sight.

Over the last year, we’ve been slowly seeing more and more tidbits of news about the show trickle out, following what feels like millennia of “It’s coming, stay tuned!”

Last November, it was announced that the cast had assembled, the table reads completed, and production was ready to begin – and nothing, not even the Flood could stop it! (How naive we were about all things 2020…)

Given all this additional free time that it’s now our civic duty to observe, I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts on the potential of this series and why I’m excited for it.

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Gears of War 4 and Halo 4 – A Study of Prologues

A PROLOGUE TO AN ARTICLE ON PROLOGUES… At the beginning of an article, I write a short introduction that seeks to inform you about the content I’m going to cover and also some of the context behind why I have chosen to write about that topic. A prologue. This article, if you hadn’t guessed, is […]

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Meeting Your Heroes – The Day of the Doctor (Who Book Signing)

Yesterday was something of a fever dream to me. In fact, I’m convinced that I’ll wake up at some point and discover that the following events were entirely fictional – merely a product of my desires as both a writer and a Doctor Who fan… Yesterday, I was in London, standing in a very long queue […]

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On Halo and ‘Heinlein’s Premise’

I don’t like Game of Thrones. I don’t like Game of Thrones and 343 wants Halo to last for thirty years. On its own, that sentence sounds extremely odd and the two things seem totally unrelated – and where exactly is Heinlein supposed to come into this? I’ve finally kicked it, gone off the rails; you […]

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Star Wars: Rebels, Twin Suns – A Narrative Appraisal

I feel like I’ve done my ‘geek cred’ something of a disservice by failing to write about Star Wars in the three and a half years that I’ve been running this blog… That largely stems from the fact that I simply don’t feel that I have much in the way of unique or interesting things […]

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Doctor Who, Deep Breath – Review & Analysis

Eight months… It’s not a particularly long hiatus for a television show (ahem, hello Sherlock!), but I have to say that it was a particularly bloody painful one to endure. As far as New Who goes, the wait between Eccleston and Tennant was six months, the wait between Tennant and Smith was only four, and now […]

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Top 5 Matt Smith Episodes – (1) Vincent and the Doctor

“It seems to me there’s so much more to the world than the average eye is allowed to see. I believe, if you look hard, there are more wonders in this universe than you could ever have dreamt of.” Before we begin, I’d like to start by wishing all of you a very happy new […]

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Top 5 Matt Smith Episodes – (2) Amy’s Choice

Sorry about the delay, I went a while without an internet connection which messed up my plan to finish the top 5 list before Christmas Day, but hey-ho! The penultimate episode of the top 5 entries is another episode which I feel has gone grossly underrated. There’s no doubt that is was the ‘low budget’ […]

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