In which our critic ponders propaganda and religion in "Starship…

I know I'm not alone in thinking that Starship Troopers is a masterpiece. Directed by Paul Verhoeven — who made Showgirls, another of my unironic favorites — it's absurdly enjoyable scifi camp. Giant bugs, a cameo by Rue McClanahan, and ‘90s B-movie princess Denise Richards: what more could you ask for? » 5/20/11 1:00pm 5/20/11 1:00pm

First Pics Of Starship Troopers' Armor And Heroes' Gun-Toting Ex-Blonde

There are a whole weekend's worth of spoilers to catch up on this morning, including some new pics of the filming of Heroes season three that include that gunshot we've heard so much about. And some new Starship Troopers 3 pics include a gun-waving Jolene Blalock and some awesome new hardware. Two new Doctor Who » 6/23/08 6:00am 6/23/08 6:00am

Starship Troopers 3: New Weapons, New Toys

The Japanese trailer for Starship Troopers 3 is online now, debuting new robotic killing machines that might become an even cooler toy (now on sale in black, green or red). The usual fare is served up in the ST3 trailer, and it's just how I like it: heavy on the Johnny Rico and even heavier on the bug gore. The new… » 6/02/08 2:42pm 6/02/08 2:42pm

Starship Troopers 3: Because Johnny Rico Should Live Forever

Returning roughneck Casper Van Dien (THE Johnny Rico) introduced new cast member Jolene Blalock (Lola Beck) and some new clips from the direct-to-DVD Starship Troopers 3 Marauder at New York Comic-Con. After watching all four clips I can safely say that Starship Troopers is back. Get ready for more obviously biased… » 4/20/08 1:00pm 4/20/08 1:00pm

Starship Troopers 3 Trailer Shows Superbugs In Action

Do you have what it takes to be a citizen? Watch the new trailer for Starship Troopers: Marauder and find out. The second direct-to-DVD sequel to Paul Verhoeven's classic satire lays on the mockery pretty thick this time around. "Let's go crack a planet" is already my new catchphrase. You can also see the new-style… » 2/26/08 5:30pm 2/26/08 5:30pm

Wondercon Confronts The Rise Of The Police State

The biggest cheers at Wondercon weren't for killer robots, but for allegories about government conspiracies, endless wars and terrorism. Much of the weekend felt like a poli-sci seminar, except with nuclear holocausts and mutated alien bugs instead of textbooks. If you needed proof that the shadow of 9/11 keeps… » 2/25/08 2:30pm 2/25/08 2:30pm

Starship Troopers III Actually Based On Heinlein Novel This Time

The writer of Robocop and the original Starship Troopers is bringing his bizarro brand of political satire to Starship Troopers III, his directorial debut. We'd been lukewarm about yet another direct-to-DVD sequel of Paul Verhoeven's classic actioner, but the clips and Q&A with Ed Neumeier, plus stars Jolene Blalock… » 2/23/08 6:40pm 2/23/08 6:40pm