Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: Squad

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Squad is a short promotional piece for the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn webseries. It depicts the newest members of Hastati Squad at Corbulo Academy as they talk about joining the UNSC. It was released on September 28, 2012 on Halo Waypoint[1] and on YouTube by MachinimaPrime. [2] The interviews featured in the short are snippets from the longer interviews of each cadet featured in the bonus content of the Special Edition of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.

Parts of this short are used in the "Prelude" segment featured in the DVD and Special Edition version of the film.

Transcript[edit]

Opens to a computer screen. Text appears:

CORBULO ACADEMY OF MILITARY SCIENCE
HASTATI SQUAD CLASS OF 2529

Cuts to a row of a cadets, standing at attention with their assault rifles.

Cuts to April Orenski inside a room, sitting on a chair.

APRIL ORENSKI
SENIOR CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - HARVEST

  • April Orenski: "I am a senior cadet, I am the squad leader for Hastati Squad."

Cuts to April Orenski standing in front of the row of cadets.

  • April Orenski (voiceover): "I was really looking forward to a place where I can serve the UNSC. Corbulo is perfect place for me."

Cuts to the row of cadets: starting from Thomas Lasky to the next cadet.

  • April Orenski (voiceover): "Being squad leader for me means I have a team of cadets."

Pans to the next cadet, who is revealed to be Junjie Chen.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "My name is Junjie Chen…"

Cuts to Chen inside a room, sitting on a chair.

JUNJIE CHEN
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - EARTH

  • Junjie Chen: "I'm so new to everything… Y'know, I wasn't raised in this kind of environment, so I'm still trying to fit in."

Cuts to Chen standing at attention, staring blankly at the ground.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "I'm a freshman cadet."

Cuts to Chyler Silva sitting inside a room.

CHYLER SILVA
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - CYGNUS

  • Chyler Silva: "I am Chlyer Silva, and I am a freshman cadet at Corbulo Academy of Military Science."

Cuts to Chyler Silva in the row of cadets. April Orenski walks past her.

  • Chyler Silva (voiceover): "I grew up around a lot of insurrectionist violence, and to me it seemed quite normal. It wasn't really until being here that I realize how much violence I saw."

Cuts to Dimah Tchakova in the row of cadets.

  • Dimah Tchakova: "My name is Dimah Tchakova."

Cuts to Tchakova sitting on a chair inside a room.

DIMAH TCHAKOVA
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - REACH

  • Dimah Tchakova: "I'm a freshman cadet."

Cuts to Tchakova stepping up to the row of cadets. Chen follows her.

  • Dimah Tchakova (voiceover): "My mother, she's a secretary of FLEETCOM, and my father, he's a high rank intelligence officer."

Cuts to Tchakova inside the room.

  • Dimah Tchakova: "So… I was born to do this."

Tchakova smiles. Cuts to Walter Vickers in the row of cadets. "

  • Walter Vickers (voiceover): "Walter Vickers, freshman cadet."

Cuts to Vickers inside a room, sitting on a chair."

WALTER VICKERS
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - BOUNDARY

  • Walter Vickers: "What I think of the insurrectionist?"

Cuts to Vickers in the row of cadets, looking at the other members.

  • Walter Vickers (voiceover): "From where I see what's going on, I don't think we're winning…"

Cuts back to Vickers inside the room.

  • Walter Vickers: "… and I think we need to do everything possible to win."

Cuts to Michael Sullivan inside a room.

MICHAEL SULLIVAN
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - EMERALD COVE

  • Michael Sullivan: "My name is Michael Sullivan, and I am a freshman cadet."

Cuts to Sullivan in the row of cadets. Cuts back to Sullivan in the room."

  • Michael Sullivan: "I, yeah, I don't really know what to believe, that's why I'm in school. Y'know..."

Sullivan smiles nervously. Cuts back to Sullivan in the row of cadets.

  • Michael Sullivan (voiceover): "... getting a better understanding of why we're fighting this war."

Cuts to Thomas Lasky inside a room.

THOMAS LASKY
FRESHMAN CADET - HASTATI SQUAD
HOMEWORLD - MARS

  • Thomas Lasky: "My name is Thomas Lasky, and I'm, uh, a cadet…. freshman."

Cuts to Lasky in the row of cadets.

  • Thomas Lasky (voiceover): "In ten years time, I really hope this war with the Insurrectionists is solved and it's over. But… in ten years I will probably be dead by then… could have gone into battle and died for a cause I don't really believe in."

Cuts to Orenski staring at the cadets.

  • April Orenski (voiceover): "I am their leader, I'm responsible for them."

Cuts back to Oresnski inside the room."

  • April Orenski: "And it's important to me…"

Cuts back to Orenski and her squad.

  • April Orenski (voiceover): "…when we are out there in the battlefield fighting for the UNSC that my squad perform at its optimum level. The UNSC way. The Corbulo way."

The cadets ready their assault rifles. Cuts to black.

HALO 4
FORWARD UNTO DAWN

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo Waypoint: Forward Unto Dawn: "Squad"
  2. ^ Youtube: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn - "Squad"