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YMMV: Starship Troopers
Works with their own YMMV pages:

The franchise in general:

  • Fanon Discontinuity: The more devoted fans of the book hate the movies. Of course, the reverse is sometimes true as well...

The Novel:

  • Crosses the Line Twice: The time bomb that announces it's a time bomb and reads off its own countdown is hilarious. Even Rico winces over it, as he's dropping it. It is described as a terror weapon. It isn't intended to kill the enemy, its purpose is to scare the shit out of them.
  • Internet Backdraft: The merits and validity of the Terran Federation's political system.
  • Jerkass Has a Point / Strawman Has a Point: Even readers who disagree with the book's heavy-handed political statements are likely to find the book thought-provoking based on how, exactly, they disagree.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Suffice to say every Space Marine Bug War franchise can claim a link to Starship Troopers.
    • Aliens is often considered to be the most faithful adaptation of Starship Troopers ever made, due to the various similarities. Now, on the flip side, the Space Marines of Aliens themselves were the inspiration for other Space Marines, such as the ones in the film of Starship Troopers.
    • Halo owes a lot to ST, especially with the armor and ODST's drop pods. Its spinoff game Halo 3: ODST featuring those shock troopers fighting the Drones.
    • Starcraft has plenty of references to and points of inspiration from ST as well.
    • Space Marines in powered armour fighting large bugs? Warhammer 40,000.

The Films:

The Video Game:

The OVA:


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