Sometime in the future, Earth comes under meteor attack from an arachnid race, nicknamed “bugs”. What is the name of the bug home planet?
Flashback to a year earlier where we meet one Johnny Rico. Rico’s high school teacher Jean Rasczak is played by pulp sci-fi veteran Michael Ironside. Mr Rasczak has only one:
According to Mr Rasczak, what is the supreme authority from which all other authority derives?
Rico’s result in the math final is a source of amusement for everyone. What was it?
Rico’s biology teacher is played by which Golden Girl?
Rico’s best friend Carl is psychic, and played by:
|Neil Patrick Harris|
Carl has a pet ferret named:
The quarterback of Rico’s football team, who is infatuated with Rico, is named:
Rico signs up for Federal Service in order to impress his girlfriend, Carmen Ibanez, but unfortunately he’s too useless to be anything but fresh meat for the grinder. He is assigned to:
Carl is assigned to ________________, which means Military Intelligence.
|Strategy and Process|
|Games and Theory|
|Operations and Analysis|
|Philosophy and Tactics|
The drill instructor for Rico’s squad, Zim, is played by which veteran of pulp sci-fi?
And who plays Rico’s squad-mate Ace?
Any time the new recruits think Zim is being too tough, or unfair, they can quit, grab their gear and take a little stroll down:
Ace learns a valuable lesson about something that can be useful in a nuke fight. What is it?
|a pugil stick|
Rico’s squad all have one thing in common – they were all stupid enough to sign up for the Mobile Infantry. Of the following, which is not true?
|Shujimi wants to get a scholarship|
|Kitten Smith wants to not be a farmer|
|Djana’d wants to be a politician|
|Katrina wants to have babies|
Rico is promoted to squad leader, but quickly de-promoted after something goes wrong with that piece of standard issue Mobile Infantry equipment?
|Federation Body Armour|
|Morita Assault Rifle|
|M-3 Tactical Helmet|
For his error on the training field, Rico is sentenced to administrative punishment, which is:
|ten strokes of the lash|
There is a bug meteor attack against Earth and Rico’s home town is destroyed. Nothing lives in what was once called:
The Mobile Infantry is going to war! Rico, Dizzy, Ace and Kitten Smith all get tattoos that say:
|Faithful Until Death|
|Fight Today, Die Tomorrow|
|Death From Above|
|Duty Before Death|
Rico’s unit is slaughtered in the attack on Klendathu. Of the following, who is not reported Killed In Action?
Dizzy and Ace are all reassigned to a new unit led by Rico’s old history teacher Rasczak. What is the unit called?
Johnny kills one of the fire-breathing giant tanker bugs. What colour goo are they filled with?
Rasczak goves some advise to Rico – never pass up a good thing. Later, when he finds Rico not passing up Dizzy, how long does he give them to report?
The bugs set an ambush on Planet P, Rasczak is killed. At the time of his death, what is the only limb he has left?
|his left arm|
|his right arm|
|his left leg|
|his right leg|
The Roughnecks arrive at Whiskey Outpost on Planet P, to discover that nearly everyone has been slaughtered. What is unusual about the body of Farley, the radio operator?
|his throat has been sliced open|
|his blood has been drained|
|his heart has been devoured|
|his brains have been sucked out|
Carmen pilots a dropship down to the compound to rescue the Roughnecks. What word is frequently used to describe Carmen’s style of flying?
Planet P is home to a brain bug. How many eyes does a brain bug have?
Which character do we see have their brains sucked out by the brain bug?
One day it'll be over, and everyone will forget that this was the moment. This is when it turned. And it wasn't the mighty Fleet, it wasn't any fancy new weapon, it was a cap trooper named _________ who captured a brain...
Bonus Question: Director Paul Verhoeven undoubtedly wanted to make some sort of statement by casting actors who were at the time best known for their stints on soap operas. Which actor / soap opera pairing is not true?
|Neil Patrick Harris / Doogie Howser M.D.|
|Denise Richards / Melrose Place|
|Dina Meyer / Beverly Hills 90210|
|Amy Smart / Models Inc.|