When Starship Troopers first arrived back in November 1997, critics were quick to brand the movie “90210 In Space”, thanks in no small part to the film’s plethora of young, attractive, and largely unknown actors.
Little did they realize that it was all part of director Paul Verhoeven’s cunning plan. Eager to adapt, but not necessarily follow, Robert A Heinlein’s sci-fi novel of the same name to the letter, the Dutch filmmaker wanted to turn the book’s pro-military, fascist leanings on their head with a satirical take on the story that had shades of his previous work helming Robocop.
To do this, Verhoeven needed a cast …
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