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: 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.

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

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

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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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Question: What are the themes of the film and the novel it was based on?

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Chosen answer: Mainly the book is about the war against an alien enemy in a facist society. It goes into considerable detail about the facist society being fully functional, unlike those in the past.

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