When Microsoft first announced that it would create a multi-part live action series for its, then upcoming Halo 4 game, Forward Unto Dawn, I was naturally surprised.

Don’t get me wrong here. I’m a fan of the franchise completely. I’ve played most of the games, lusted the games that I haven’t and even wondered where Microsoft would take the franchise next. Well, now that the company has announced that the newly established Microsoft Entertainment Studios will be creating  another live-action Halo series, I thought it would be a great idea to re-watch Forward Unto Dawn.

I’d forgotten just how great the show really was. The entire show really is a buildup for another round of badassery from the Master Chief.

That is, with the understanding that the show’s writing and cinematography comes off as absolutely cheap. Still, if you’re free this Saturday night why not check out the show’s entire run? It’s free to Netflix subscribers and available to rent from the Xbox Video Store for just $3.99.