"The best comment I heard about Starship Troopers was 'Based on the back cover of a book by RAH.'"
— Paul Tomblin
"The story goes that [Romain] Gary wanted to direct this movie because he was so displeased by the two previous movies made from his books: Lady L and Roots of Heaven. Those were stinkers, yes. So Gary took his short story Birds in Peru and directed it himself this time. Now there are three stinkers made from his work."