The Spartan ProgramAh yes, the Halo universe, one of the more interesting science fiction settings that I have come across in all of my adventures in nerd-dom. This one had it all: far flung worlds at the edge of the galaxy, new and interesting technologies, fleets of ships exploring space and discovering new and exciting places, the alien races hell-bent on wiping out humanity, and of course, the super-soldiers. No one who has had any form of involvement with the Halo franchise will ever forget the main character and mascot of the series, Master Chief Petty Officer John 117. Throughout the games we witness the Master Chief perform incredible feats and general moments of ass-kickery as he battles the alien Covenant. And it was all so glorious, watching this genetically engineered badass fight the alien menace and win.