So why didn't they just nuke the whole fucking planet?
Why are future people still even bothering with an infantry?
What exactly does their armor protect them from?
Would you like to know more?
Sometimes they use both and lose millions of dollars into space.
So back to my question...
do you suppose its possible to make a rifle that has little to no recoil and is still worth a damn?
And now, Robocop.
What gun is this or is it supposed to be like?
Been a few years since I read the book but I seem to remember them saying every time they nuke the bugs they just dig deeper and come up stronger than before when the fallout clears
Why does starship troopers still look so good? Usually CGI ages like milk and anything more than a few years old looks incredibly fake.
Did they use a lot of practical effects or something?
The bugs are just jittery as shit, the animations keep you from seeing how low-res they are
Plus, the terrain they're typically shown on is very flat toned, so the bugs don't look odd having flattened shadows
In theory, you could make a round that utilized a small (like equivalent to .22lr) kicker charge to get the bullet/rocket to the low end of lethal speeds to avoid the problem with those guns being useless at close range.
>So why didn't they just nuke the whole fucking planet?
They did that multiple times in the book and movie. The only problem is that its not a foolproof solution since most of the Bugs' underground colonies are intact. In the book Rico mentions that they're starting to field MOPs.
>Why are future people still even bothering with an infantry?
Two different reasons. In the book its because the Mobile Infantry wear powered armor that allows them to fly around and lob tactical nukes all over the place. They couldn't afford showing that in the movie, plus Paul Verhoeven thought it would be funnier if the humans' tactics were similar to the Bugs.
>What exactly does their armor protect them from?
See above. The armor in the book protected them from all kinds of nasty shit. The movie armor doesn't because they're meant to be expendable.
Friendly reminder that Verhoeven based Starship Troopers off a cursory understanding of the book and deliberately made it look like hyperbolized fascist propaganda because he thought fascism was the book's agenda.
Protip: it isn't
I always look at it as Imperial Guard vs Tyranids.
I think the gun is called a lawbringer or something.
What caliber do you suppose it fires?
going to level with you guys, personally I find it more fun to try to figure out if fantasy weapons could work.
I don't know whether Verhoeven misread it or deliberately twisted it, but either way, fuck that nigga, one of the greatest military novels ever written is now remembered primarily for "hurr military just like Nazis guise!"
>The movie went into good detail showing all the crazy earth defenses against bug asteroids that magically failed and allowed one to land.
I bet you think 9/11 was an inside job too. After all, the government has more than enough defenses and resources to prevent a couple of foreigners from stealing a plane. You are also ignoring the fact that the bugs still attacked first.
They use laser guns in the book. Not Star wars lazers, actual beam lasers where a starship trooper just waves it and cuts a dozen bugs in half and then uses dual arm mounted flame throwers to stop them from twitching.
Verhoven is a bitch asshole. He got a bad opinion of the book just by what others said, read a few pages and put it down.
Also Heinlien was a true rennaisance writer of scifi. He never wrote sequels or did the same kind of book twice and explored wild new odeas of future societies, he got denounced as a fascist military wanker for Starship Troopers but was then called a hippie communist for stranger in a strange land and the moon is harsh mistress.
Hell if you want a trip read Farnham's Freehold.
Nobody ever talks about it, but I think it's one of Roberts most shocking books.
/pol/ would foam at the mouth if they bothered reading it.
In the Book the movie is based off of, they send only a squad of power armored marines that are spread out a miles apart, because each mobile infantrymen has a laser cannon two flame throwers a dozen grenades, trip mines bombs micro caliber gauss machine gun and optional nuclear warheads
I have yet to read the book, but this makes my dick diamonds.
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This would be so fucked IRL.
1. MIC ramps up to maximum overdrive, full retard style research OTG senpai.
2. Hey look, we found a way to remove aggressive and stupid people from society without losing the benefits of their violence.
3. Full retard research leads to control of the bugs. Full hijack of all bug command structures through pheromone virus.
4. Bug command literally calls the US prez on the phone for instructions.
5. Bug resources and planets combined with the resources pouring in from humanity allows the bugs to fully harvest every Mobile Infantry sent their way, while also annihilating every enemy of Humanity or the Bugs in the galaxy.
6. Bugs genetically integrated into humanity.
6.1. Golden Age for the Galaxy
7. Get bored, leave hidden technology, re-engineer humans and bugs, along with every species you destroyed.
8. Go into hiding and do god stuff