Re: The Intergrated Military (was Re: Transgender Marriage)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 12:38:05 MST

>> Yup, read it twice. However, it's been quite a while since my last
>> reading, before the movie came out. My recollection (admittedly
>> flawed on occasion) is the book didn't deal with sexual integration
>> at all. No shower scenes that I can remember. Maybe I'm wrong, but
>> I think the fully integrated showers was a Paul Verhoeven creation.

> I'm pretty sure the integrated shower scene was inspired by Joe Haldeman's
> "The Forever War", not "Starship Troopers", the book.

Almost nothing in the ST movie was inspired by the Heinlein book
except the title, the character names, and a few points of the plot.
Besides that, it was a complete hatchet job that Heinlein would
never had approved of if he had been alive. This should not be
too surprizing, since its director (Paul Verhoeven) has repeatedly
shown himself to be the very archetype of a hollywood "player"
totally without scruples. I'm sure he promised Heinlein's heirs
that he would be true to Heinlein's story while he was advising
his lawyers to make sure the contract would protect him from suit
when he didn't.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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