Starship Troopers script
Synopsis: In the distant future, the Earth is at war with a race of giant alien insects. Little is known about the Bugs except that they are intent on the eradication of all human life. But there was a time before the war... A Mobile Infantry travels to distant alien planets to take the war to the Bugs. They are a ruthless enemy with only one mission: Survival of their species no matter what the cost...

RASCZAK:

Here in History and Moral Philosophy

we've explored the decline of

Democracy when social scientists brought

the world to the brink of chaos, and how the

veterans took control and imposed a stability

that has lasted for generations since...

You know these facts but have I taught you

anything of value ? You.

Why are only citizens allowed to vote ?

Rasczak points at LANNY, 17, with his stump

.

LANNY:

It's a reward... what the Federation gives you

for doing Federal Service.

Rasczak is crestfallen, makes a big show of patience.

RASCZAK:

No. Something given has no value !

Haven't I taught you dimwits anything ?

I guess they ought to revoke my

teaching credential...

Laughter. Johnny's cartoon, meanwhile, is taking shape:

Johnny and Carmen flying round planet Venus in a space ship.

RASCZAK:

When you vote, you're exercising political

authority. You're using force. And force, my

friends, is violence, the supreme authority

from which all other authority derives.

CARL JENKINS, 18, a superintelligent geek, jumps in.

CARL:

Gee, we always thought you were the

supreme authority, Mr. Rasczak.

Laughter. Rasczak grins.

RASCZAK:

In my classroom, you bet. Whether it's

exerted by ten or ten billion, political

authority is violence by degree. The

people we call citizens have earned

the right to wield it.

DIZZY FLORES, 18, athletic, pretty, no nonsense, chimes in.

DIZZY:

My mother always says that violence

never solves anything.

RASCZAK:

Really ? I wonder what the city fathers of

Hiroshima would have to say about that.

You.

Rasczak points at Carmen.

CARMEN:

They probably wouldn't say anything.

Hiroshima was destroyed.

Johnny presses ´"SEND" on his desk, and the cartoon appears

across the way on Carmen's screen.

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Edward Neumeier

Edward Neumeier is an American screenwriter, producer and director best known for his work on the science fiction movies RoboCop and Starship Troopers. He wrote the latter's sequel, and most recently wrote and directed Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. more…

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