10 October 2012

DAE: Episode 23

Episode 1

We're back with a slightly shorter episode this week, due to fatigue and illness. Boo!

We discuss the first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the Halo live action series that started last Friday on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint.

Characters, plot, costume, cinematography, acting... you name it, we judge it! Have a listen below to see if it gets the Dust and Echoes seal of approval!

What did you think of the first episode? Did you love it and want more more more?! Or did it leave a nasty cryo-like taste in your mouth? Let us know in the comments below!

Show Notes

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1

Abandon Map IGN Walkthrough

Halo 4 Remix Competition

Point Man Reviews

Xtreme Gaming Halo 4 Hands On Event

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and each other.



  1. AXIOS!

    I though FUD was great overall. I nerdgasmed several times (SPACE ELEVATOOOOOR!). I just wish there was a bit more character development. 8/10 I'd say.

    A few things about it:
    1. I think that Adult Lasky was having trouble breathing at the start, as hearing about Chief brought him back to his time in the academy. The first thing he 'remembers' is getting out of the cryo-pod. Plus he had trouble breathing when he was trying to keep up with the rest of his unit (when they are singing the helljumper chant). This was obviously brought on by the 'freezer-burn' or whatever it was referred to as.

    2. I also thought it was implied that Lasky's brother was dead for all the reasons Tom said. I didn't think there was anything to be interpreted really, but I'll guess we'll see. After all: ODSTs never die.

    3. I didn't make the comparison between John and Lasky's lack of teamwork. Nice observation.

    4. If you watch the credits there is a 'next time' clip playing which shows some corridors exploding, like the shots in the trailer. So there's going to be some Covenant encounters for sure. I personally think the second episode will end with the Chief coming into the room after dispatching the cloaked elite(also in the trailer).

    Sorry for all the text but I need to let it all out. I'M EXCITED. HALO 4. LESS THAN A MONTH. I'M SO HYPED.

  2. @That Gunslinger, ODSTs never die? where have you heard that? I know Spartans never die, they are just MIA. Never heard or read ODSTs never die though, I might have missed something.

    @Tom, Sorry but it can't be grifball, we haven't met the covenant yet in FUD and we need an elite sword and brute hammer to play grifball.

    Anyway, loved it, I heard that they will be releasing the series/movie on DVD and Blu-Ray on december 4th.

  3. Absolutely loved FUD and appreciated the analysis, also cheers for the birthday wishes!