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18th Aug '17 7:14:58 AM AFP
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* In the early battle scenes, we see a lot of bugs with blown off limbs, still fighting. Then there is a break and a short PSA which points out the vulnerable spots on a bug. In the next battle, the bugs fall in droves with blown off vulnerables instead.

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* In the early battle scenes, we see a lot of bugs with blown off limbs, still fighting. Then there is a break and a short PSA which points out the vulnerable spots on a bug. In the next battle, the bugs fall in droves with blown off vulnerables instead.
instead. This could be indicative both of the ShowWithinAShow nature of the narrative, or of the information being pushed out in the most rapid method available (mass media) after the Federation discovers a weakness.
13th Jul '17 12:47:31 PM AFP
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![[Literature/StarshipTroopers The Book]]:

!!FridgeBrilliance:

* In the book's climax, Rico, a [[EnsignNewbie probationary 3rd Lieutenant]] with no real command authority, learns that his platoon sergeant has gone missing, and intends to go search for him. He orders the rest of his platoon to continue on mission without him, but they insist on going with him on the search and rescue despite his orders. While this is of course a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, it makes a certain degree of sense that they disregarded his orders to stay on mission: he has no real command authority anyways, making it the lead NCO's call instead.
13th Feb '17 7:30:56 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Troopers'' was criticized on release in 1997 for having a very ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''-ish cast. WordOfGod said it was deliberate, and it becomes obvious why, since the film is a PropagandaFilm.

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* ''Troopers'' was criticized on release in 1997 for having a very ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''-ish cast. WordOfGod said it was deliberate, and it becomes obvious why, since the film is a PropagandaFilm.actually supposed to be one big PropagandaPiece by the InUniverse fascist government. Naturally, they're trying to make joining the military look fun (hey, co-ed showers!)
13th Feb '17 7:29:20 AM AnotherGuy
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* ''Troopers'' was criticized on release in 1997 for having a very ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''-ish cast. WordOfGod said it was deliberate, and it becomes obvious why, since the film is a PropagandaFilm.
7th Nov '14 8:02:18 AM Morgenthaler
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!![[Film/StarshipTroopers 1997 Film]]:

* FridgeBrilliance: The asteroid hitting Earth is often said to have been orchestrated by Federation. This doesn't look like it has much direct support from the movie except for the fact that the Federation is jingoistic and people want to expand into bug territory. However, after the Klendathu massacre, it becomes clear that neither the military nor the people generally believe the bugs to be intelligent; if so, then the Army couldn't have seriously believed that that the Bugs were actually aiming asteroids from half way across the Galaxy. The fact that a large portion of the population could both believe that the bugs are unintelligent and attacking them from across the Galaxy, just shows us how Double Think is in full effect.

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!![[Film/StarshipTroopers ![[Film/StarshipTroopers 1997 Film]]:

!!FridgeBrilliance:

* FridgeBrilliance: The asteroid hitting Earth is often said to have been orchestrated by Federation. This doesn't look like it has much direct support from the movie except for the fact that the Federation is jingoistic and people want to expand into bug territory. However, after the Klendathu massacre, it becomes clear that neither the military nor the people generally believe the bugs to be intelligent; if so, then the Army couldn't have seriously believed that that the Bugs were actually aiming asteroids from half way across the Galaxy. The fact that a large portion of the population could both believe that the bugs are unintelligent and attacking them from across the Galaxy, just shows us how Double Think DoubleThink is in full effect.
effect.



* [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]]/[[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Brilliance]]:Carl controls his pet ferret Cyrano ("Go bug Mom!"):

Carl: I gave him the impression that there's a grub crawling up my mothers leg, he's on a mission to go eat it.

Carl's Mom: (banging noises can be heard upstairs) What are you doing?! GET OFF MY LEG!! AWWWW! ...Carl!

Johnny: Carl, promise me you won't ever do anything like that to me.

Carl: Don't be afraid. Can't do humans... yet.

A funny little scene establishing Carl is psychic, right?

Later in the film, Rico - who had just ordered his unit not to [[spoiler:go after Carmen, because she was almost certainly dead]] - is suddenly filled with mysterious certainty that [[spoiler:she's alive and down a particular tunnel, going so far as to abandon his unit and mission, disobeying orders. And he finds her, as the audience already knew, in the clutches of the Brain Bug.]]

After the [[spoiler:Bug has been captured]], Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [[spoiler:getting the Brain Bug]] will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him "It was you, wasn't it? You told me how to find [[spoiler:Carmen]]." Carl basically winks and says "that's classified".

Carl didn't know [[spoiler:Carmen was alive]]. He had figured out how to "do humans". He was sending Johnny on a "mission" to find [[spoiler:the Bug]].

!!Starship Troopers: Marauder:
* FridgeLogic: Colonel Rico is publicly executed for gross negligence after the fall of Roku San. [[FakingTheDead Or at least, that's what General Hauser made it look like.]] In the film's epilogue, Rico is shown in a [[ShowWithinAShow recruiting piece]] after leading the Marauder raid to rescue Beck and Holly from the Bug God. [[ViewersAreMorons Evidently the Federation doesn't expect their viewers to notice]] that the soldier they saw publically executed shortly after went on to become a public war hero.
** Or they expect them to believe his "execution" was part of a deep-cover operation. Either way, they certainly don't think much of the public's memory or intelligence.

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!!FridgeHorror:

* [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]]/[[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Brilliance]]:Carl Carl controls his pet ferret Cyrano ("Go bug Mom!"):

Carl:
Mom!"):
-->'''Carl:'''
I gave him the impression that there's a grub crawling up my mothers leg, he's on a mission to go eat it.

Carl's Mom:
it.\\
'''Carl's Mom:'''
(banging noises can be heard upstairs) What are you doing?! GET OFF MY LEG!! AWWWW! ...Carl!

Johnny:
Carl!\\
'''Johnny:'''
Carl, promise me you won't ever do anything like that to me.

Carl:
me.\\
'''Carl:'''
Don't be afraid. Can't do humans... yet.

yet.
::
A funny little scene establishing Carl is psychic, right?

right? Later in the film, Rico - who had just ordered his unit not to [[spoiler:go go after Carmen, because she was almost certainly dead]] dead - is suddenly filled with mysterious certainty that [[spoiler:she's she's alive and down a particular tunnel, going so far as to abandon his unit and mission, disobeying orders. And he finds her, as the audience already knew, in the clutches of the Brain Bug.]]

After the [[spoiler:Bug Bug has been captured]], captured, Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [[spoiler:getting getting the Brain Bug]] Bug will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him "It was you, wasn't it? You told me how to find [[spoiler:Carmen]].Carmen." Carl basically winks and says "that's classified".

classified". Carl didn't know [[spoiler:Carmen Carmen was alive]].alive. He had figured out how to "do humans". He was sending Johnny on a "mission" to find [[spoiler:the Bug]].

!!Starship Troopers: Marauder:
* FridgeLogic: Colonel Rico is publicly executed for gross negligence after
the fall of Roku San. [[FakingTheDead Or at least, that's what General Hauser made it look like.]] In the film's epilogue, Rico is shown in a [[ShowWithinAShow recruiting piece]] after leading the Marauder raid to rescue Beck and Holly from the Bug God. [[ViewersAreMorons Evidently the Federation doesn't expect their viewers to notice]] that the soldier they saw publically executed shortly after went on to become a public war hero.
** Or they expect them to believe his "execution" was part of a deep-cover operation. Either way, they certainly don't think much of the public's memory or intelligence.
Bug.
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29th Jul '14 8:59:56 PM Lightning4119
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* FridgeLogic: Colonel Rico is publicly executed for gross negligence after the fall of Roku San. [[FakingTheDead Or at least, that's what General Hauser made it look like.]] In the film's epilogue, Rico is shown in a [[ShowWithinAShow recruiting piece]] after leading the Marauder raid to rescue Beck and Holly from the Bug God. [[ViewersAreMorons Evidently the Federation doesn't expect their viewers to notice]] that the soldier they saw publically executed shortly after went on to become a public war hero.

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* FridgeLogic: Colonel Rico is publicly executed for gross negligence after the fall of Roku San. [[FakingTheDead Or at least, that's what General Hauser made it look like.]] In the film's epilogue, Rico is shown in a [[ShowWithinAShow recruiting piece]] after leading the Marauder raid to rescue Beck and Holly from the Bug God. [[ViewersAreMorons Evidently the Federation doesn't expect their viewers to notice]] that the soldier they saw publically executed shortly after went on to become a public war hero.hero.
** Or they expect them to believe his "execution" was part of a deep-cover operation. Either way, they certainly don't think much of the public's memory or intelligence.
10th Jan '14 2:41:38 AM Divra
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* In the early battle scenes, we see a lot of bugs with blown off limbs, still fighting. Then there is a break and a short PSA which points out the vulnerable spots on a bug. In the next battle, the bugs fall in droves with blown off vulnerables instead.
3rd Oct '13 1:30:55 PM GeorgeCastanza
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7th Sep '13 5:24:16 AM MugaSofer
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After the [[spoiler:Bug has been captured]], Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [[spoiler:getting the Brain Bug]] will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him if it was him who made him suddenly believe that [[spoiler:Carmen]] was there. Carl basically winks and says "that's classified, soldier".

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After the [[spoiler:Bug has been captured]], Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [[spoiler:getting the Brain Bug]] will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him if it "It was him who made him suddenly believe that [[spoiler:Carmen]] was there. you, wasn't it? You told me how to find [[spoiler:Carmen]]." Carl basically winks and says "that's classified, soldier".
classified".
7th Sep '13 4:52:59 AM MugaSofer
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* FridgeHorror/FridgeBrilliance:Carl controls his pet ferret Cyrano ("Go bug Mom!"):

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* FridgeHorror/FridgeBrilliance:Carl [[FridgeHorror Fridge Horror]]/[[FridgeBrilliance Fridge Brilliance]]:Carl controls his pet ferret Cyrano ("Go bug Mom!"):Mom!"):






JOHNNY: Carl, promise me you won't ever do anything like that to me.
CARL: Don't be afraid. Can't do humans... yet.

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JOHNNY:
Johnny:
Carl, promise me you won't ever do anything like that to me.
CARL:
me.

Carl:
Don't be afraid. Can't do humans... yet.



Later in the film, Rico - who had just ordered his unit not to [[spoiler:go after Carmen, because she was almost certainly dead]] - is suddenly filled with mysterious certainty that [spoiler:she's alive and down a particular tunnel, going so far as to abandon his unit and mission, disobeying orders. And he finds her, as the audience already knew, in the clutches of the Brain Bug.]]

After the [spoiler:Bug has been captured]], Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [spoiler:getting the Brain Bug]] will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him if it was him who made him suddenly believe that [spoiler:Carmen]] was there. Carl basically winks and says "that's classified, soldier".

Carl didn't know [spoiler:Carmen was alive]]. He had figured out how to "do humans". He was sending Johnny on a "mission" to find [spoiler:the Bug]].

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Later in the film, Rico - who had just ordered his unit not to [[spoiler:go after Carmen, because she was almost certainly dead]] - is suddenly filled with mysterious certainty that [spoiler:she's [[spoiler:she's alive and down a particular tunnel, going so far as to abandon his unit and mission, disobeying orders. And he finds her, as the audience already knew, in the clutches of the Brain Bug.]]

After the [spoiler:Bug [[spoiler:Bug has been captured]], Johnny talks to Carl, who talks about how [spoiler:getting [[spoiler:getting the Brain Bug]] will turn the tide of the war etc... and Johnny, suddenly realising, asks him if it was him who made him suddenly believe that [spoiler:Carmen]] [[spoiler:Carmen]] was there. Carl basically winks and says "that's classified, soldier".

Carl didn't know [spoiler:Carmen [[spoiler:Carmen was alive]]. He had figured out how to "do humans". He was sending Johnny on a "mission" to find [spoiler:the [[spoiler:the Bug]].
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