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Film project overview

The movie "Starship Troopers Deadlock" is a life action cinematic feature film by Binarycode Productions. Our goal was to make a short film for all Starship Troopers fans. However, finally we did a feature film of about 40 minutes. We tell our own story in the Starship Troopers universe. The film is supposed to be a bridge between the real films (SST 1-3) and the animated films (SST 4-5). The setting, but also the look of the movie is strongly oriented onto the original first movie of Starship Troopers of 1997. The plot takes place on Earth, after the destruction of Buenos Aires by the bugs. Something has happened in the ruins of Buenos Aires that does not bode well. Sky Marshal Burghardt must quickly resolve the situation. Under the direction of Commander Schröder, he sends a small special unit of eight soldiers to investigate the incident. They are surprised what they find. The troopers disappear one by one. Only by chance can two remaining solve the case. Our film production is a "non-budget-project" which means that we produce everything on our own, without financial support from outside. We try to adapt our costumes and props as close as possible to the original first movie.

Who are the producers?

The "Starship Troopers German Division" is a costume and sports group consisting of: Military athletes, obstacle and marathon runners, former and active military personnel, science fiction fans, craftsmen and hobbyists, as well as computer freaks. The most different occupational groups are represented here. From lawyer to student everything is there. In addition, we are spread over the whole republic. From Hamburg to Cologne, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich.

Motivation history

It all started in 2013 with a running training that was no longer challenging enough for us. The increase was an obstacle course, which inspired us to do a costume run. Thus, a well organized group was created, acting together. But that still wasn't challenging enough for us. In terms of sport, we increased our activities through military-oriented boot camps. The next challenge was to create the same outfit for all team members. So we made our first film contact in the form of video clips to document our obstacle courses. Next we enriched our documentaries with artistic elements from the original movie of the Starship Troopers. Watch now
Video Runterra 2016

Development

Inspired by the idea of documenting the obstacle courses, we came up with the idea of making "more" out of the films. We wanted to create our own script with our own plot. In 2015, we were allowed to take part in a SEK training course, where we were allowed to practice the break-in and abseiling in an industrial ruin. In 2016 the first shooting took place in this very industrial ruin, the former Reichsschwefelwerk in Haßmersheim. But now some military structure had to be added to the group. Thereupon we consulted the experienced military strategist Scotty Stahl. He also supported us in ensuring that the military aspects of the film were correctly reproduced. At the beginning Scotty Stahl was also the only one in the group with acting experience. He played Police Commissioner Holger Lange in the RTL series “Blaulichtreport”. We also worked with two SFX experts from Canada and received support from Hollywood through Jim Martin. Read more
SEK training

Why actually "Starship Troopers"?

"Starship Troopers" seemed to unite everything that was our motivation so far. Namely, the group cohesion, the military organization, science fiction, satire and humor, and imaginative costumes. "Starship Troopers" is an excellent film with a large and constantly growing fan community. The cult film is based on the bestseller by Robert A. Heinlein and offers the opportunity to further develop a story within an existing universe.

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Stand: 03.06.2021