Starship Troopers: The Miniatures Game
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In the films, the Arachnid Quarantine Zone consists of many star systems colonized by the Arachnids. At some point, plasma bugs developed the ability to fire spores into orbit, and so colonize other planets.
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byRobert A. Heinlein, itsfilm adaptation(and itsfirstandsecondsequels, ananimated film, a JapaneseOVAand loose spin-offtelevision series), sometimes also referred to as the, although the aliens are not related to Eartharachnids.
In the first film,Klendathu, Tango Urilla, and Planet P are the only worlds explicitly shown to be colonized by Arachnids, although an unspecified number of planets are under their control. It is also shown that they slaughtered a colony ofMormonextremists on a planet called Dantana. In the TV show, multiple celestial bodies, includingPlutoand fictional planets, are inhabited by the Bugs.
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The Bugs in the film differ considerably from those in the novel, which calls the BugsPseudo-Arachnids. The Bugs in the book are an industrial society that builds starships; the film Bugs have no technology, only specialized castes including plasma Bugs that can fire burning fireballs into orbit. Meanwhile,Mongoose PublishingsStarship Troopers: The Miniatures Gamerefers to them as theArachnid Empireor theBug Empire. In the third film in thefranchise, the bugs are referred to asArchie, similar to nicknames given to Germans (Jerry) and theViet Cong(Charlie) in their respective wars. The novels Bugs are highly susceptible to radiation and chemical attacks, and the Mobile Infantry frequently seals their escape holes.citation needed