1.The Neill Blomkamp HALO Movie
2. The Terminator Prequel
3.The Star Wars Prequels
4. The Dominion/Federation War on Deep Space 9
5. The Old Man's War Film
6. The Starship Troopers Film
This is probably the best example of the missed opportunities of military science fiction because the work that the 1997 film is based on is the founding literature classic of military science fiction. What we could have gotten with this 1997 film could bridged the 1959 classic with some new ideas combined with sweet powered armor. This could have been a great ambassador work...but, alas, we didn't get any of that. Instead, military science fiction would get a mess of a film, that while highly enjoyable in parts, was mostly loud, bloody, and too comical to be treated as serious future war fiction. It didn't help matters that director Paul Verhoeven was unwilling to complete his read though of the book. The sad thing is that if 1997's Starship Troopers film had been under a different name and deleted its limited elements to the novel, it would be have been an okay over-the-top MSF film. The real crime of the 1997 film is how it colored and shaped all future SST works to conform to the Verhoeven vision of Robert Heinlein's words. Maybe the reboot will become reality and restore the dignity of the original work and recover the good name of Starship Troopers.
7. ROBOTECH II: The Sentients TV Series
8. ALIENS: Colonial Marines Video Game
Just before the release of Gearbox's ALIENS: Colonial Marines, I had high hopes of finally getting that long-waited first-person shooter experience within the dark ALIENS universe as told through the US Colonial Marine Corps. But then it was released, and ever ALIENS fan had a piece of their soul taken from them with this piece of shit along with sixty fucking dollars. What was taken from us was hope...hope that there would be a game based on the iconic space marines of the dark ALIENS universe that made by fans for the fans, and could stand on its own as a good sci-fi shooter game. The failure of Gearbox to put out ALIENS: Colonial Marines as promised was yet another causality to the long list of ALIENS games that failed.
9. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
10. The 2nd Season of SPACE: Above and Beyond
Next Time on FWS...(After the RPG/Grenade Launcher blog article)