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Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Starship Troopers

Well, what to think about that person with the 'bright' idea to go to war with the galaxy? We all know by now what 'intelligence' this man can muster and stands for. If waging war with the rest of our planet is not enough.

But in the process ravishing a logo that stands for the complete opposite (above), gets me angry.

From very early on in my youth we already had cable television (in the Netherlands). And by that we could receive BBC television. I was a very keen viewer and follower of Star Trek (the Original Series). And probably learning to understand English in the process. The series has been re-broadcasted many many times. At my very first viewings it would not not have occured to me how unique this series would have been on it's release in the sixties. A multi cultural/racial crew on a starship that seeks out new life and new civilizations... Not to destroy, but to learn!

I think the United States Space Force should be renamed Starship Troopers. A much more fitting name and has a much more relevant logo than the misuse of the above Star Trek logo. I hope there is legal action against this plagiarism. On my second viewing it all fell into place and I smiled at the masterpiece; hilarious. How Paul Verhoeven was ever allowed to make it that way and it being released still has me puzzled. The best film to advertise enlisting in the United States Space Force (aka Starship Troopers).

Bad, bad, very bad idea! Hilarious if it only was fiction and it isn't 1st of April either.