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Kill ‘em all! It’s a new trailer for Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars

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It’s a Friday night, you’re young(ish), the working week is over and it’s time to P…A…R…T…Y! Bugger that, I’m staying inside and levelling up my skills in being an introvert by watching one of the greatest movies of all time yet again: Starship Troopers. I’m at a point now where I can quote that film line by line, thanks to it being an infinitely rewatchable masterpiece of fascistic satire and Jake Busey’s magnificent teeth.

Starship Troopers is brilliance in a two-hour format. Starship Trooper sequels are…Well, they exist, but let’s not talk about them. They’re the equivalent of stealing the football just before Charlie Brown manages to get a kick in, because destiny is a cruel tyrant named Lucy. Anyway, the live-action Starship Trooper sequels are trash. They’re low budget, lack any of the subtle commentary of the original film and they’re cheaper than Chinese knock-off Nik Naks.

2012’s Starship Troopers: Invasion, however? Now that’s a movie which may have lacked the commentary of the original but made up for it by upping the action with some delightful CG animation.That was five years ago, and it’s about damn time that a sequel was made. Do you want to know more?

C’mon You Apes, You Wanna Live Forever?! I have only one rule. Everybody fights, no one quits. The bugs have breached Mars and the Federation’s Fleet is too far to help. It’s up to us to save the planet. On the bounce, Troopers! The only Good Bug is a Dead Bug! Oorah!

The movie sees Rico demoted and relocated to a satellite station on Mars, while the Federation moves to attack the home planet of the bugs — but Mars just so happens to be the target of a secret bug attack at the same time, and it falls to Rico and a group of new recruits to keep the planet safe while the Federation’s fleet is far out of reach.

There’s some lineage to this sequel, which includes Casper Van Dien as Johnny Rico and Dina Meyer as Dizzy Flores again. Didn’t she die in the first film? technically yes, but I’m guessing that she got better. Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars drops out of orbit for a US theatrical release on August 21, before moving on to Blu-Ray and digital streaming services.

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Last Updated: July 20, 2017


  1. Desolation Morris

    July 20, 2017 at 11:50

    There is no way Dizzy Flores survived the Planet P assault in the first Starship Troopers. She was stabbed 4 times and officially died on the way back to Fleet immediately after. Official canon even recorded her funeral.

    Doesn’t this take place before assault on Planet P or something? Is there a conspiracy surrounding her ‘supposed’ death like in the utter bullshit Starship Troopers 3 with Rico? Was she cloned? God dammit, now I’ll have to watch this.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 20, 2017 at 12:07

      Just going by how she looks in the trailer compared to Rico I would guess she’s a hallucination of some kind.


      • Desolation Morris

        July 20, 2017 at 12:11

        Kind of a ‘haunted by ghosts of the past’ sort of deal. Hm. That could be…


      • HvR

        July 20, 2017 at 13:43

        That make sense especially in the scene in the middle of a bug attack with her strolling around in tank top.

        But isn’t her ghost going to be pissed off at Johnny for hallucinating her a younger blonde?


  2. Original Heretic

    July 20, 2017 at 11:57

    Is this the only job Casper van Dien has left?


    • Desolation Morris

      July 20, 2017 at 12:00

      Never forget – Casper Van Dien’s first film credit was in a movie about Casper The Friendly Ghost as a bystander. Nothing will ever top the irony.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 20, 2017 at 12:09

      Are you calling him a has dien?


      • Original Heretic

        July 20, 2017 at 12:31

        He’s a ghost of his former self.


  3. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    July 20, 2017 at 14:53

    Would you like to know more?

    This has gotten me in the mood to watch the first movie again xD


    • HvR

      July 20, 2017 at 14:54

      Love how it was just a PG13 movie here when it was released; but will probably not let my 8 year old watch even with my guidance


  4. Peter Pan

    July 21, 2017 at 07:57

    Didn’t even know there was a new movie in the works! Now I’m stoked for some more B-Grade movie entertainment.


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