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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?

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>>28523588
Read

The

Book
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>>28523611
/thread
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Look at it as a propaganda film. It makes so much more sense that way
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>>28523611
This
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But books don't have titties and movies do.
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>>28523661
But NASA uses metric system.
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>>28523720
Sometimes.
Sometimes they use both and lose millions of dollars into space.
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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?
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The only good bug
pic related.
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And now, Robocop.

What gun is this or is it supposed to be like?
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>>28525223
It's based on a Beretta 93R.
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>>28523588
>fascist states need a hated external enemy to silence internal dissent
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>>28523588

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
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>>28524015
>do you suppose its possible to make a rifle that has little to no recoil and is still worth a damn?
Shoot a 5.56 AR with a serious muzzle brake. Shoot flat as fuck.
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>>28525349
joke's on you, the movie has almost nothing to do with the book
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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?
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>>28525319

What kind of state, even a fascist one, would think a race of space faring arthropods sending ships to attack our solar system on multiple occasions would a be good thing?
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In the movie: nukes wouldn't kill the queen/BrainBug, getting close enough to consistently drop nukes was hard due to plasma shitters

In the book: they do. A lot.
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>>28525398
Yep, lots of practical stuff. Spaceships are miniatures for example.
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>>28525412
They never attacked us.

The movie went into good detail showing all the crazy earth defenses against bug asteroids that magically failed and allowed one to land.
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>>28525398
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
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>>28524015
Yeah, gyrojets.

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.
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>>28524015
Look up the AK107, it has an internal counterbalance system to all but eliminate recoil
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>>28523611
Nogunz here, what book?
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>>28523611
First post is best post.
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>>28525440

I was refering to the book, bugs have spaceships, raided pluto, bombed earth.
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>>28525486
Starship Troopers
Are you dense? Are you retarded or something?
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>>28523588
>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.
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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
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>>28525396

well the recruitment office guy is similar and Zim does his thing the same.

thats about it though
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>>28525501
He prolly thinks Robert Heinlein was the head of NASA or something.
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>>28523630
I always look at it as Imperial Guard vs Tyranids.
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Bump for full auto Beretta. They're showing Robocop now.
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Bump for *GUNS GUNS GUNZZZZZ*
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>>28525486
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy: Gentleman
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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.
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>>28526396
>What caliber do you suppose it fires?
.45 ACP
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>>28523661
I too remember when Liberia and Burma landed on the moon
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>>28525460
40k pls go
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>>28525486
Gravity's Rainbow

>>28525524
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!"
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>>28523720
Not true. Only on the ISS do we do this because it is an INTERNATIONAL project.
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>>28525440
>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.
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>>28525412
>>28527162
>Buenos Aires was an inside job
>bug shit can't melt steel beams
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>>28525398
watch any of the sequels though, and your like "so when do they start fucking, because this is clearly a porn parody"
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>>28525486
>Nogunz
Are you also a
>Nobrainz
?
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>>28523611
This.
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>>28524015
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.
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>>28529243
And shoulder mounted nukes.
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>>28527017
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.
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>>28523588
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
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>>28529243
I have yet to read the book, but this makes my dick diamonds.
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>>28528790
>Grasshopper shot first
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Lol you think the bugs were actually intellectually capable of launching a cross-planetary attack.

>not realizing it was a false flag attack
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>>28529874
But they are though.
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>>28523611
then read it again a few months later...
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>>28529931
wake the fuck up, that's just what the federation wanted you to believe.
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>>28528790
>bug shit melts straight through starship
>what makes you think steel beams have a chance?
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>>28529956
Not him but they have brain bugs and even a giant bug that is practically its own planet
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>>28529314

I just read the synopsis... Ain't that just some shit
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>>28525923
The Tigers are playing... To-Night! I never miss a game.
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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.
4.1. War
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
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