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Starship Troopers - Big Thinking Slipup
I think, one of the Greatest slipups is this:
the attackerBUGS are called: "Arachnids"
If you know the defenition of Arachnids you know that they should not be BUGS..
Arachnid is the main name for Spider.
and BUGS AIN'T spiders..
bugs have 6 legs
spiders have 8 legs.
so..WHOOOPS!
regards.
Marcel Essers (16)
The Netherlands
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Comments:
Psyche writes:
I noticed the gun ammo thing too; it's either an unmentioned cool thing about the future (AMAZING ammo clips), or they just didn't want to bother. Course, you could also mention the unlikihood of a HAND-HELD nuclear weapon... I haven't seen the movie in a while; did the Bugs have eight legs or six? If 8, they probably got nicknamed "bugs" for the same reason that the military calls kilometers "klicks"- in combat, time's at a minimum, and so are syllables. Don't want anyone to get wasted because of the extra time it takes to yell "Arachnids!" or "Spiders! On the ridge!" Language exists to express thoughts and facts; as long as everyone knows what you mean, don't matter if it's wrong.
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Andrew writes:
It's like the Germans were called Jerrys by the English in WWII - It's just a slang term with very little relation to anything.
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donajos3 writes:
In 1952, the US Marines created the "Davy Crockett", a small yield nuclear warhead on the end of a rocket launcher. The reason for the discontinued use in not because it didn't work; it actually worked real well, the reason was that the rocket launcher could only place the warhead two miles away. The troops that fired the weapon would be within the blast range, so they would have to take time to dig trenches to hide from the blast, but the still got high doses of radiation. I believe if they took it out of mothballs and slapped it onto a modern launcher, which can fire 10 miles, it would be a very formidable weapon.
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Paladin writes:
If you read the book, you mind that Heinlein discribe the Bugs as "Pseudo-Arachnids".
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Beavis_16 writes:
Well I hated to dissapoint you BUT. Arachnids aren't just spiders. Spiders in fact belong to the Arachnid family. Scorpions are part of the arachnid family. Since when are they called spiders?
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JT writes:
Throughout the whole movie, I only saw the MI(Mobile Infantry) reload their weapons once. They seemed to have shot alot though. Right??
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Scolman writes:
Sorry Psyche, but if you remember last year the US Navy declassified footage of secret nuclear experiments during the 50's, which included a nuclear rocket launcher. Only one or two actually worked, and I think thats why they canned it.
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CloudVII writes:
JT and Psych in almost every movie the guns never run out of ammo. If you ask me, Hollywood has some gun control problems/
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Blinded Reality writes:
I agree with DJ. The Infantry seemed to have to use a lot of ammo to kill just one bug (or arachnid, whatever floats your boat) and it didn't look like they carried that many clips on their belts. So maybe that is there really cool future weapon, tiny clips that could carry mad tons o' ammo.
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Kermi writes:
Arachnids, or spiders aren't insects. They're still 'bugs'. Furthermore, the arachnids in Starship Troopers are not spiders, they're just giant 'bugs'/insects with 8 legs.
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captain simian writes:
the term "bug" refers not only insects, but to spiders and other small exoskeleton creatures, (IE lobsters, crabs, etc) so it would be correct. also, the bugs in the movie couldnt exist if they were like earths insects, because of the fact that there respritory system wouldnt work and there exoskeleton would be crushed like a christmas ball hitting the pavment, so any refrences are just laymens terms anyways.
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smileygurrl writes:
Did it strike anybody else that this flick was a bit of a farce? (A good movie, don't get me wrong.) But it was so campy and a bit cheesy. If you read the book it's far more serious, is it possible that such slipups are just part of the movie?
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Becky writes:
Heres one for you, as the arachnids are coming to take over the encampment (right before Dizzy dies) if you look, as the arachnids start to come over the wall if you watch the barrels on the bottem left just before the bug hits them and sends them flying you can see a line pulling them over!! try it in slow mo it is really there
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dj_heffalump writes:
Not really a slip-up, but . . . . . Everyone talks about how the guns are unrealistic, but I think they're TOO realistic!! This is just HOW many years into the future? Why aren't the men shooting plasma rifles and laser blaster and all sorts of other weird sh--??? I mean, they have spaceships! Why not cool guns? They're basically just using bigger M-16s (please don't correct me on that, I don't pretend to know anything about guns)
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