When non-fans think of the Starship Troopers movie, they think of one of three things: 1) alien bugs getting violently and graphically gunned down, 2) the lines “Do you want to live forever?!” and “Do you want to know more?” and 3) Doogie Howser as a mad Nazi scientist. Since Neil Patrick Harris’ popularity and asking price has gone up since the original movie, the Starship Troopers anime is forced to stick to the previous two items in order to remind you that yes, this sure is Starship Troopers.
I’m mildly interested in the ST anime, mostly because I like the original movie, although I’m certain the anime will be taking it all incredibly seriously, and thus be missing the movie’s point completely. Still, I’ll respect the anime here infinitely if when eyepatch dude yells “Do you want to live forever?!” someone, anyone replies, “Actually, yes sir, I would like to live forever. That would actually be awesome.” (Via Kotaku)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.