Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

Starship Troopers 2 podcast episode copyright 2022
Starship Troopers 2 movie poster

Yes, I know this is two weeks late. It’s also definitely not what I wanted for St. Patrick’s Day. I suppose there could be some hidden meaning about a saintly hero sacrificing himself so that others could live if you want to go that route.

I actually wound up liking this movie more than I thought I would. I wouldn’t rush out to own it or watch it again any time soon, but it wasn’t a really bad movie. The acting was decent, and the special effects were good. The plot was predictable, and there were definite holes, but I mean, it was a direct to TV movie. It wasn’t written to be the movie of the year.

This came out in 2004 and was direct to TV from Encore. It was written by Edward Neumeier and directed by Phil Tippett. It stars Ed Lauter as General Shepherd, Brenda Strong as Sergeant Dede Rake, Lawrence Monoson as Lt Pavlov Dill, Sandrine Holt as Private Jill Sandee, Jason-Shane Scott as Private Duff Horton, Cy Carter as Private Billie Otter, Colleen Porch as Private Lei Sahara, Richard Burgi as Dax, Kelly Carlson as Private Charlie Soda, JP Manoux as Sgt Ari Peck, and Ed Quinn as Corp. Joe Griff.