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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Book versus Movie: Starship Troopers


In case anyone is interested I just posted a comparison of the book and the movie. I know a lot of you have seen the movie, but how does it compare to the book?

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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #2

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Thanks for sharing that, I am definately going to take a look.

Maybe you can contribute to this thread: http://www.historum.com/historum-boo...-troopers.html
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Old January 8th, 2012, 07:28 PM   #3

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"Acting challenged, Denise Richards"......
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:15 PM   #4

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The movie wins because of this scene.

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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #5

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If they could find a cast to the equivalent of a 2012 Beverly Hills 90210.

I would watch every episode. And I hated Beverly Hills 90210.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #6

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I don't know if anyone has ever caught this series, but it isn't bad at all.

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I wasn't aware that Heinlein wrote "Starship Troopers" although it makes sense; the film is a pretty good satire on fascism.

Okamido: Have never heard of that series, will try to get hold of it. Thanks.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 02:30 PM   #8

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"Acting challenged, Denise Richards"......
I thought she was outstanding. Two bits of her anyway

The book is great and totally serious and glibly militaristic. One thing that stands out for me is that Heinlein had women piloting starships at a time when they were mostly serving the coffee and getting knocked up by hideous aliens prior to being rescued by the manly heroes. I like the idea of the MI having a gizmo no bigger than a stick of gum that can replicate an entire orchestra which is pretty much what we have now

The film is a satire (something lost on some of the cast apparently) and great in terms of an action pic. What a shame they didn't have the money to do the power armour and didn't get to include Sarah Brightman's eponymous hit;
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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #9
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Loved the book.

Saw the movie first and didn't really care for it.

Watched part of the sequel last night = ugh

The 3rd one has some original cast in it but I havent seen it all.
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Keep it that way. Seriously, if the choice is between watching that movie and gouging out a kidney with teaspoons i'd reach for the cutlery!
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