Watch the first episode of the live-action Halo series from Microsoft, Forward Unto Dawn. The series, part of marketing efforts for the release of Halo 4 on Nov. 6 but is actually quite good.

Halo: Forward Unto Dawn is a 90-minute live-action version of the popular sci-fi gaming franchise. It will be broken into six 15-minute chunks and released each Friday up until the launch of Halo 4 on Nov. 6. Halo: Forward Unto Dawn will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in its entirety this December. Most notably, Daniel Cudmore, Colossus from Fox's X-Men film franchise plays Master Chief while the writing duo of Todd and Aaron Helbing (Spartacus) engineered the script.

In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Laskey, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Laskey and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC's legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Laskey to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before.

Running Time: 15 min
Release Date: October 5, 2012
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Starring: Iain Belcher, Jenna Berman and Enisha Brewster
Directed by: Stewart Hendler
Written by: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing

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