Monday, September 19, 2022

Arthro-Pod EP 121: The Bugs of Starship Troopers

Today the Arthro-Pod gang are teaming up to do their part to dissect the 1997 film, Starship Troopers. Directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring a motley mix of 1990's handsome people, the sci-fi film fared poorly in its original theatrical run. After re-evaluation current critical consensus is that the film is a great parody of fascism and the arc of authoritarian governments. 

We'll talk about all that but we really want to focus on the bugs... Are they realistic, for giant space bugs that is? What insects inspired them? What exactly are they doing out there in space? 
Do you want to know more...?

Show Notes

Check out the "Starship Troopers" wiki if you want to learn about the various species of "bugs". 

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