Friday, February 20, 2009

East Vs. West: Starship Troopers

Having talked in the past about somewhat odd adaptations of older science fiction, you might think that is going to be the subject of today's post.

And it is, but not in the way you might expect.

The Starship Troopers OVA (thoroughly weird intros here and here) is generally agreed to be perhaps the most faithful of any film renditions of Robert Heinlein's original novel.

And if for no other reason than the movie over here pretty much ignored the fact that the titular "Starship Troopers" were supposed to be dudes in really heavy-duty armor, this is the correct assessment.

The OVA also featured the only depiction of the drop pods mentioned in the book. Judging by the clip, they probably embellished the Bugs the same way the movie did, though. Anime's been doing that a lot longer than film has.

-Signing off.

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