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:

Correct. Naked force has settled more

issues in history than any other factor.

The contrary opinion 'violence never

solves anything' is wishful thinking

at its worst.

While Rasczak looks away, Carmen throws Johnny her wonderful

smile, and Johnny's gone, checked out, flying round Venus.

RASCZAK:

People who forget that always pay...

They pay with their lives and their

freedom.

Dizzy notices the dreamy look on Johnny's face.

So does Rasczak. He points at him with his stump,

snaps Johnny to.

RASCZAK:

You. Tell me the moral difference,

if any, between the citizen and the civilian ?

JOHNNY:

The difference lies in the field of civic

virtue. A citizen accepts personal

responsibility for the safety of the body politic,

of which he is a member, defending it,

if need be, with his life.

The civilian does not.

RASCZAK:

The exact words of the text. But do

you understand it ?

Do you believe it ?

JOHNNY:

Uh, I don't know.

RASCZAK:

Of course you don't. I doubt if any

of you here would recognize 'civic virtue'

if it bit you in the ass.

A bell rings. Rasczak shrugs, indifferent.

RASCZAK:

Well, that's it. Have a nice life.

7EXTNEW UNI HIGH - HALLWAY - DAY - JOHNNY AND CARMEN

walk with their friends. Several COUPLES hold hands. Johnny

tries to take Carmen's hand, but she demurs. Johnny broods.

CARMEN:

C'mon, let's see if they've posted the

math final test yet.

STUDENT:

Hey, Rico, we gonna take Tesla ?

JOHNNY:

How should I know ?

STUDENT:

You're captain of the team !

8EXTQUAD - DAY - JOHNNY AND CARMEN

join other students around a MULTI-SCREEN KIOSK.

CARMEN:

First thing Fleet Academy looks at

is your math scores.

Wish me luck !

Carmen enters her name, receives her score:97% !She beams.

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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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