Starship Troopers (1997)

Grab your bug spray because we're heading to the alien bug planets of Klendathu and Planet P to satirize the fascists in Paul Verhoeven's adaptation of Robert Heinlein's controversial novel Starship Troopers!

Join us as we go over the film's lengthy (lengthy) production history before diving into the film's political commentary that 1997 critics and audiences just didn't seem to detect. Is it subtext? Or is it text? We aim to find out!

References:

  • Todd Berliner. Genre and Ideology in Starship Troopers.” Hollywood Aesthetic: Pleasure in American Cinema
  • Florentine Strzelczyk. "Our Future—Our Past:Fascism, Postmodernism, and Starship Troopers (1997)” Modernism/modernity, Volume 15, Number 1, January 2008

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