Along with being able to attend the world premiere screening of Starship Troopers: Invasion at Comic Con, I was also very excited to have the opportunity to interview Johnny Rico himself, Casper Van Dien, along with executive producer and screenwriter for the original Starship Troopers, Ed Neumeier, director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed, Halo Legends), and producer Joseph Chou. It helps that I am a big fan of the original film and found a lot to like about this all-new CGI Animated feature, with its dynamic visual presentation, slick action sequences, and solid handling on expanding the Starship Troopers universe. Coming at the end of a long week, this was a fun one-on-four interview, which was shot on video no less, so be prepared to hear me (offscreen) do my best to talk to these guys about this exciting new feature. Continue on to watch this interview.
To add a bit onto this interview before checking it out, I was ready with questions and my recorder to do the interview, but the option for video came up, so I said, “why not.” As a result, I am not pictured and my voice is a little low, but this was still a lot of fun and I think I got a lot of good info from all the participants involved. I should also note that I am not a professional video editor, meaning that this is all of the footage that was shot and I could not edit out the bits of me fumbling around and sorting through my questions. Anyway, please enjoy this interview, I had a good time with these guys, as we talked about Starship Troopers and my last question makes it all especially worth it. Would you like to know more?