There are films that are still considered cult today, even if it is difficult to define the exact reason for this. Starship Troopers is such a movie. The sci-fi action spectacle of Scandal director Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls) is best remembered for its giant creepy-crawlies. Young recruits fight so-called “bugs” in a never-ending war. Actually the perfect template for a shooter. Starship Troopers hit theaters at a time when worldwide simultaneous launches were still rare. The US audience was able to see the film on the big screen as early as 1997, while sci-fi fans in Germany had to wait until 1998.
Starship Troopers was founded in Germany in 1999 by the then Federal testing agency for writings harmful to young people indicated. The explicitly portrayed brutality of the science fiction war film was considered violent and pro-military.
However, fans of Starship Troopers complain that the satirical approach by director Paul Verhoeven is ignored by critics and the film actually denounces fascism and the glorification of the military. The indexing of uncut version was repealed in 2017 and the FSK on “from 16” classified.
25 years of Starship Troopers – actress Dina Meyer makes fans happy
Next to Casper Van Dien (Wing Commander 4, Alita: Battle Angel) and Denise Richards (Wild Things, James Bond 007 – The world is not enough), plays Diana Meyer one of the leads in this fan-adored sci-fi carnage. In addition, you know them from films like Dragonheart (1996) with Dennis Quaid and Sean Connery or Connected – Johnny Mnemonic (1995), the cyberpunk thriller starring Keanu Reeves.
Trekkies remember her portrayal as Romulan Commander Donatra in Star Trek Nemesis (2002). Also seen them in horror movies like Saw 1 to 4 and in television series such as Nip/Tuck, Navy CIS, Beverly Hills 90210, and American Horror Story.
The now 54-year-old American actress remembered on Instagram with a very special promotion to Starship Troopers. 25 years after the theatrical release, she slips back into her role as an infantryman Dizzy Flores, which she then played alongside Denise Richards and Casper Van Dien. With their 25th Anniversary Cosplay Insert by Starship Troopers, it must have made many fans of the cult flick very happy.