Show Notes

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  • Guest Co-Host
  • Joe Ruppel
  • Podcast tags:
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • army
  • asteroid
  • buenos aires
  • Casper Van Dien
  • Christopher Peterson
  • Denise Richards
  • Dina Meyer
  • drill instructor
  • intelligence
  • Jake Busey
  • Lee Colbert
  • liberation of prisoners
  • moon
  • Nieil Patrick Harriss
  • Paul Verhoven
  • Science Fiction
  • soldiers
  • space battle
  • space marine
  • space ship
  • Thriller
  • total destruction

    The Movie is a Satire of the Book

Heinlein wrote what amounted to military propaganda. Picture Heinlein as the teacher with the missing arm.

Verhoven Dislikes Militarism and Fascism

Not a surprise for someone who grew up in Nazi-occupied Holland. He thought the book was disgusting and wouldn’t finish reading it - had someone else tell him what happened.

Society at Constant War

Propaganda. Othering. Resources all in to the military-industrial complex. Militarism. Fascism.

Insectoid Aliens and Intelligence

Hive minds. Brain straws. Pheromone communication. Intelligent bugs. Higher-oxygen atmosphere.

Future Tech

Exo-suits, insterstellar travel, shooting projectiles across the galaxy. Drones? Where are the drones?

Gender Equality

Exo-suits, from the book, would close the gap for war purposes. Co-ed showers. Norway and Israeli conscripting women.


  • alien, 
  • asteroid, 
  • future, 
  • insectoid alien, 
  • military, 
  • satire, 
  • science fiction, 
  • space, 
  • space combat