I finally, finally started playing Halo Reach. I think I'm three missions in and it's pretty good stuff. I still miss the story of Master Chief and Cortana though, I really struggle to care about any other characters in the Haloverse.
Speaking of which I just saw the first cut scene with Dr Halsey in it. I just read the Halo novels (Fall of Reach and First Strike) and in the books the Spartans have a mother-like devotion to her, but in this scene the one Spartan is threatening to throw her in jail for treason. WTF? Also, why was she behind a glass wall like she was infected with a disease or something?! If they explain later in the game don't spoil me