Starship Troopers (1997) Poster


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Version of 

Uchû no senshi (1988) (Video)

Remade as 

Edited into 

I Married a Princess (2005) (TV Series)
Clips of Casper from SST are used in the first episode.
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Starship Troopers (2005) (Video Game)
Ten years after the film the game starts up where the film left off.


All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The scene with the new recruits
Them! (1954)
Tarantula (1955)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
The psychic commercial opens the same way as plan 9 from outerspace
Zulu (1964)
Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)
Brain sucking scene is referenced.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Rico recuperates in a large tank, similar to the bacta tank where Luke is treated.
Heavy Metal (1981)
Dune (1984)
Aliens (1986)
"the drop" and "bug hunt" as well as the cargo-loader exoskeleton were from Aliens.
Star Tours (1987) (Short)
A ship resembles the StarSpeeder 3000, and the scene it appears in is similar to the ride video.
Predator (1987)
RoboCop (1987)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) (TV Series)
Total Recall (1990)
Michael Ironside loses an arm in both films
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
The spaceship is cut in half and the other half of the spaceship explodes like in Generations.
Quake (1996) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

Showbiz Today: Episode dated 10 November 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
There is an item about this movie's release
StarCraft (1998) (Video Game)
Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (Video)
L.A. Without a Map (1998)
Movie poster on a wall.
Antz (1998)
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (1998) (Video Game)
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror IX (1998) (TV Episode)
The 3rd segment is named "Starship Pooper" and uses the same font and logo as this film.
StarCraft: Brood War (1998) (Video Game)
The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #3.1 (1999) (TV Episode)
In "Saving Private Lion" when told they will never understand what war really like, one of the grandchildren says "I do, I saw Starship Troopers 10 times! It was cool!".
Election (1999)
At the start of the film Jim McAllister is reading a newspaper that has a little picture of Rico at the top for an article inside.
Movie Stars: Bittersweet Seventeen (1999) (TV Episode)
The gag on this show was that they were constantly referencing films, and a very unfamous brother of a megastar was always saying he was in nothing roles. "In Starship Troopers, I played the guy that got squished by the giant cockroach."
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy (2000) (Video Game)
Plot, characters, dialogue and creatures are referenced.
G-Saviour (2000) (TV Movie)
The military uniforms worn in G-Saviour are the same as those worn by the Marines in Starship Troopers
The Fairly OddParents: Spaced Out/Transparents! (2001) (TV Episode)
The Crash Nebula show sees aliens that want to suck humans brains out, much like in this film.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
General Hein named for Robert A. Heinlein, author of ST, which influenced the military theme of FF
Halo (2001) (Video Game)
EV Nova (2002) (Video Game)
Firefly: The Train Job (2002) (TV Episode)
the Alliance armor is from this movie
Justice League: Hereafter: Part II (2003) (TV Episode)
The giant cockroaches' legs look and move as the "infantry" Bugs' do.
One Step Beyond: The Making of 'Alien: Resurrection' (2003) (Video)
David Giler talks how Fox had trouble finding enough studio space as major productions like Starship Troopers
Doom³ (2004) (Video Game)
As the whole game has a 'Verhoeven' SciFi flic kinda feel, that also includes 'ST'. Particularly the PR videos ('Would you like to know more?') are integrated throughout the game incl. the 'patriotic/proud' monolog and 'tone' of voice.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004) (Video Game)
"bug attack" at the beginning of the game resembles the one in the movie
Half-Life 2 (2004) (Video Game)
Antlion aliens strongly resemble the bugs from the 1997 sci-fi film
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
Film Geek (2005)
A customer wants to rent this film, but Scotty talks to him about taking the widescreen version.
Star Fox: Assault (2005) (Video Game)
The Aparoid enemies, especially on the Katina stage, act similarly to and resemble the insect-like "Bugs" from Starship Troopers.
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
"Come on Marine! you want to live forever!"
Saturday Night Live: Cameron Diaz/Green Day (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Spy Glass
Quake 4 (2005) (Video Game)
Opening scene parallels Klendathu invasion.
Stargate SG-1: The Scourge (2006) (TV Episode)
The movie that the SG-1 team is going to watch on Movie Night.
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Open reference by a character
Troldspejlet: Episode #39.10 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of NFL Tour (2008) (VG)
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Ron Fox tells NPH that he became a federal agent because he was inspired by Starship Troopers.
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
One of the Brotherhood of Steel soldiers spurs on his comrades by asking whether they want to live forever.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transmorphers (2009) (TV Episode)
Film Brain compares many scenes of Transmorphers to this film
Sweesters: Virtual Room: La iaia Ji Lan (2009) (TV Episode)
Ji Lan talks about a war against the insects from planet Klendathu, which are the enemy of the 'troopers' in Verhoeven's film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Up in the Air/Everybody's Fine/Brothers (2009) (TV Episode)
During the Top 5 Movies segment, Brett Erlich considers adding the joke Starship Poopers to the show
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
The beginning of the "Join the Empire" recruitment advert is reminiscent of the one at the beginning of this film - The swooshing title and the Death Star spinning like the Federal Network logo.
The Making of Piranha (2010) (Short)
Alien bug miniatures seen in Phil Tippett's office.
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Eli Roth (2010) (TV Episode)
Eli Roth mentions this movie during interview
Hollywood Treasure: I'll Get You, My Pretty (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the prominent props in this episode is a ship model used in the movie.
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "I'm from Las Vegas, and I say: Kill 'em all!"
Apollo 18 (2011)
It is referenced.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Neil Patrick Harris: "I was Carl Jenkins in Starship Troopers"
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)
The film is mentioned.
Monster Man: Seeing Double/Pilot (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp (2012) (TV Episode)
"I always wondered when they'd turn Starship Troopers into an '80s kids' show."
Rise of the Dinosaurs (2013)
The last names of some of the characters are the same: Ibanez, Flores, and Rico
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian goes APE for Animatronics with ADI (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec Gillis refers to the large scale animatronics of Starship Troopers, and the "brain bug" is seen hanging from the wall of studioADI's machine shop.
After Earth (2013)
It is referenced.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.137 (2013) (TV Episode)
Eli Roth compares stepping on a sea urchin to a scene from the film
Anime Abandon: Twilight of the Cockroaches (2013) (TV Episode)
"You've seen Starship Troopers."
Discussing the Pod (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
When Rocket is piloting the gliding ship out of the prison, he hits a floating guard who hits and slides off the ship's windshield much like in the 1997 satire film.
Epic Ink: Friday the Thirteenth (2014) (TV Episode)
Mention in dialog
Ashens: Poundland Special: Ninja Sock Boyfriend Team (2016) (TV Episode)
Ashens compares Desktop Boyfriend to insects from this movie.
Previously Recorded: Helldivers (2016) (TV Episode)
Rich and Jack state that, much like Starship Troopers, Helldivers has a satirical tone
Honest Game Trailers: Dark Souls III (2016) (TV Episode)
"Would you like to know more?"
Crunch Time: The Brain Frame (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016)
Talked about

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1997 (1998) (TV Episode)
One of their picks.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Academy of Robots' Choice Awards Special (1998) (TV Special)
Features clips from this film.
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Stop Motion (1999) (TV Episode)
Jakob Steggelmann mentions the film + clip shown
Siskel & Ebert: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) (TV Episode)
Ebert discusses Star Wars' influence on the movie
Siskel & Ebert: That's Not All, Folks! (1999) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Impostor (2001)
Know Your Foe (2002) (Video)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clip included; editing analysed.
I Love the '90s: Part Deux: 1997 (2005) (TV Episode)
Footage from this is featured.
Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (2006) (Video)
Features footage from film in music video
Allemaal film: De amerikaanse droom (2007) (TV Episode)
Footage from this film is shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Surrogates/Pandorum/Fame (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett's #2 Coolest Future
Shameful Sequels: Starship Troopers 3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mike praises the original
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
The Phantom Menace Review (2009) (Video)
Johnny Rico is listed among Plinkett's protagonists
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
The #2 Coolest Future
Side by Side (2012)
Clip of giant bugs attacking fortress
Shameful Sequels: Starship Troopers 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike praises the original
Honest Trailers: Love Actually (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Lost in Adaptation: Starship Troopers (2014) (TV Episode)
Review of the film
Renegade Cut: Starship Troopers (2015) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
Neverending Jurassic Story Park in Cannon D (2015) (Short)
Clips shown in the background, and it is discussed
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Robert De Niro/Judy Greer/Highly Suspect (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip inserted into Conner O'Malley's version of "The Blacklist"
Lost in Adaptation: Blade Runner (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven (2016)
Footage shown
ScrewAttack's Top 10s: Top 10 Dumbest F*Cking Top 10 Ideas (2016) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.

Spoofed in 

The Avengers (1998)
Antz (1998)
Futurama: War Is the H-Word (2000) (TV Episode)
The mysterious leaders of the alien planet are called "Brain Balls", which references the "Brain Bugs" of Starship Troopers.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
the ad in the beginning of Monsters Inc spoofs the ad at the end of Starship Troopers
Ultrachrist! (2003)
The "Jesus looks into the future" ending mirrors the "brain bug" ending, quotes dialog, etc.
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Dina Meyer repeats the same line and scene ("I'm dying").
How It Should Have Ended: How to Survive an Alien Attack (2006) (TV Episode)
A character from the film offers advice on how to survive an alien attack
Starship (2011)
This musical is described as a combination of Starship Troopers and The Little Mermaid
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
a soldier speaks directly into the camera in the middle of a battle against bugs

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