Starship Troopers

Factual error: The meteor that hits Buenos Aires was fired from Klendathu, a planet that, per the galactic chart shown after the hit, to be a third of the way around the galaxy. That the crew of the Roger Young had time to detect it and avoid it means it was not traveling at any kind of hyper velocity. It means it would have had to have been fired from Klendathu millions of years previously. That is some long range planning.

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Suggested correction: Not an error, although it's never explained how it's possible to have a near real time war over relativistic distances. We definitely see that the Earth forces can respond to events in 'bug-space' by communicating and sending ships. That the bugs are also doing this is logical.

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Revealing mistake: When they are learning how to throw knives, the guy gets one thrown through his hand. If you watch this carefully, blood starts coming out of his hand before the knife hits. (00:28:45)

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Jean Rasczak: Come on you apes! You want to live forever?

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Trivia: The view that people acquired citizenship and the right to vote through military service reflected the views of "Starship Troopers" author Robert Heinlein. His views were influenced by his years in military service during World War II, and what he saw as the supposed "laziness" of civilians.

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Question: In the scene where the infantry is retreating from the first attack on the arachnid planet (the night attack) we see that Rico has been seriously wounded to his leg and cannot even stand up. He was all alone and then we see him kill the first attacking bug with a shotgun mode of the rifle, but when the second bug attacks it seems that he didn't kill the bug and it killed Rico (he screams a lot). Later on, he is in a liquid tank, and his leg is being healed. My questions are these: Who saved him ? How did someone saved him when he died, or even if he didn't die who bothered returning for him when no one was sure if he's dead or just missing in the squad being somewhere else? How come he was in a healing tank while the military filed him as "DEAD" ?

Answer: When Rico, Diz and Ace report to the Roughnecks, they find out that Lt. Rasczak saved him. He was listed as dead, because Carmen checked just hours after the battle. With the MI's huge personnel losses, all the dead and wounded hadn't been confirmed yet. He was listed as dead because he didn't return with his unit.

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