Starship Troopers

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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Trivia: In Heinlein's novel, the Mobile Infantry - true to its designation - used suits of powered armor, which have no appearance in the movie. However, this idea inspired the concept of personal high-tech armor in SF, such as Marvel Comics' Iron Man.

Trivia: In the scene where the infantry first descend on Klandathu, the shot of all the small ships flying down amongst blue bolts of plasma is almost identical to the opening sequence of Quake 2.

Trivia: The moon base was named Tereshkova in honor of Valentina Tereshkova, the first female astronaut in space.

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Trivia: This movie has very little in common with the original Robert Heinlein story. Starship Troopers in the book are highly trained soldiers in technically advanced and highly destructive battlesuits - like Iron Man on steroids. And Johnny is not the football hero - he was second place in a track event. The character in the book is an everyman, not a star.

Trivia: Screenwriter Edward Neumeier has a cameo as a man convicted of murder and sentenced to immediate execution during one media break.

Trivia: The ship driven by Carmen is named Rodger Young, in tribute to the soldier Rodger Wilton Young, who died as a hero in World War 2.

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Trivia: The actors told director Paul Verhoeven that they would only do the shower scene if he shot the film while naked. Verhoeven agreed.

Continuity mistake: In the first battle with the Roughnecks, Rico, Diz, Ace, and the other guy are confronted by a bug and they shoot at it. If you look at where they are aiming they are shooting above it, but the bullets hit it in the middle. (01:14:20)

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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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