In 1997, Paul Verhoeven adapted Robert Heinlein’s novel, Starship Troopers, about a future where Earth is attacked by an alien species known as Arachnids, or The Bugs. The film follows Johnny Rico as he begins as a military grunt, preparing for a battle he’s never seen before. Along the way, his friends Carmen, Dizzy, and Carl are also followed as we lead to a full-on war they never saw coming!
After 20 years, our hosts differ on where Starship Troopers lands in terms of its status, but we all agree it’s ripe for a reboot. By the end of this episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Clips selected from 1997’s Starship Troopers
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In the distant future high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don’t know is that they’ll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity.
What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Scott Clark – The Hollywood Outsider | The Gaming Outsider
Rob Southgate – Southgate Media Group
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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