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  • Roadkiller
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    Any similarity between the movie "Starship Troopers" and the book of the same name is purely coincidental. I'm not sure the people making the movie even read the book, other than to plagarize it for character names.

    The old AH game was a pretty good representation of the combat as detailed in the book. A good adaptation!

    This movie needs to be made again, this time titled as:

    "Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers!"

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  • Purple fang
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    Devil in Mrs Jones, oh wait, not a book.

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  • Tsar
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    Originally posted by Wolster View Post
    I have never seen a film yet that was as good or better than the book, on any subject.

    The movie Jaws was better then the book.
    The movie Starship Troopers…Well let’s just say that it was a good thing Robert was already dead when the movie was made (or it would have killed him).

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  • BarcelonaBlom
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    Service Gurantees Citizenship!

    Yes quite the strange little thread...

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  • Freightshaker
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    Originally posted by Overseer View Post
    Everyone on these boards should be required to read Heinlein's Starship Troopers if for nothing else than the exploration of citizenship and military.
    I played the game, does that count?

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  • Slug
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    Originally posted by Aries View Post
    The word "best" should not be applied to Starship Troopers unless immediately followed by "example of garbage scifi film ever".
    Aries?
    Didn't the scene where the Drill Instructor threw the knife at the recruit's hand, seem realistic and exciting at the same time?
    The standard issue infantry weapons were pretty puny.
    I liked it.
    My favorite?
    Right now, I'd have to say...the 2nd 1/2 of the John Wayne Alamo Movie. It always seems like the Texans might win but, @#*!, once the Mexicans get on the wall, it's over...


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  • Overseer
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    Originally posted by Truong-si View Post
    Good book, horrible movie.
    Cardboard cut-out characters running about in nazi stug wrappers.
    A lot of superficial thinkers buy into the "earned citizenship" concept.
    In this story's context it is a purely fascist society that nobody would want to live in.
    I do believe in some sort of mandatory service, but not in the context of "Starship Troopers."
    Indeed, although I actually don't believe in any type of mandatory service.

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  • Trung-si
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    Good book, horrible movie.
    Cardboard cut-out characters running about in nazi stug wrappers.
    A lot of superficial thinkers buy into the "earned citizenship" concept.
    In this story's context it is a purely fascist society that nobody would want to live in.
    I do believe in some sort of mandatory service, but not in the context of "Starship Troopers."

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  • Purple fang
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    Anyone see Ghostrider yet?

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  • Doctor Sinister
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    Originally posted by Overseer View Post
    Everyone on these boards should be required to read Heinlein's Starship Troopers if for nothing else than the exploration of citizenship and military.
    I agree with that - along with my autobiography.

    Dr. S.

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  • Overseer
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    Originally posted by creeping death View Post
    I agree. I never read the book so I went into it for entertainment purposes only. Did I like it? Yes.but would I have if I had read the book, probably no.

    CD
    Everyone on these boards should be required to read Heinlein's Starship Troopers if for nothing else than the exploration of citizenship and military.

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  • Purple fang
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    Part 3 starts shooting in May. I didn't read the book. Somehow I think the shower scene would not be quite the same.

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  • Lokinar
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    Originally posted by Purple fang View Post
    Or was it The great escape.
    I submit that it was either-

    Battle of the Bulge
    " They have the fuel and planes to fly Cake over the Atlantic Ocean !
    Do you know what this means? "



    -or-

    Kelly's Heroes
    " Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning..."


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  • Freightshaker
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    I think Starship Troopers was the best tongue-in-cheek, parody of a war movie. I thought it was quite comical.

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  • Terry Patterson
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    Now this is a strange little thread.

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