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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

… Reunite in New, Exclusive Clip

"In 1997, Paul Verhoeven brought a razor-sharp satirical take on the military-industrial complex and jingoism to the big screen in the cult-favorite sci-fi film, Starship Troopers. 20 years later, a new, animated sequel dubbed Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars is heading to theaters for one night only. Casper Van Dien and Dina Meyer are returning to reprise their roles as Johnny Rico and Dizzy Flores, and you can get a look at both characters in our exclusive clip!

Also, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Fathom Events are partnering for the one-night-only theater debut of Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars, the CGI movie written by Ed Neumeier (Starship Troopers, Robocop). This movie finds Rico demoted and relegated to a satellite station on Mars where he and a group of green recruits must defend the planet against an unexpected bug attack. This early look at the film was screened during the movie's Comic-Con presentation this weekend, but we have the exclusive reveal to share with you today…"
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Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member24 Jul 2017 2:16 p.m. PST

Very funny lead-up to the actual preview there :-)

The actual preview looks good. I'll be watching it.

The CGI looks 'OK' by today's standards, but not world-shaking … but then I've just finished watching Appleseed Alpha, which really did shake my world (not so much the storyline, but the consistently mind-blowing visuals.

Steve24 Jul 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

It's showing for one night at my local theatre and I have my ticket!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

Heinlein has been very poorly treated by Hollywood. I doubt he'd be much surprised.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

'brought a razor-sharp satirical take on the military-industrial complex and jingoism to the big screen'

Fancy way of saying he brought crap to the big screen.

Allen5724 Jul 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

I have never understood the objections to Heinleins political bent in SST. I enjoyed the book and think that a good SF movie could be made from it. I don't consider the SST movies to be satire. They are crap.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

@Patrick Sexton and Allen57 – Total agreement.

Verhoeven stated he had never read the book before he made the movie. The book was never about the boom bangs. It's philosophy.

(Darn it, calm down. It's a long time ago, let it go….)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


chromedog27 Aug 2017 7:49 p.m. PST

I watched it a couple of days ago. It's both a sequel to Invasion (the last CG one) and the Verhoeven one with elements of the roughnecks series in it, too (the drop ships used are straight out of that series).

There's even a reason for Dizzy's return (yes, she's still dead).
Apart from Casper and Dina wanting to work together again.

Bob Runnicles11 Sep 2017 9:26 p.m. PST

@Patrick Sexton, Allen57 and Narratio – I am in total agreement with you fine folks.

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