Watch Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
- 1 hr 28 min
The sequel was made seven years after the original. Although both movies are based on the same military groups, none of the original cast members or characters return for the second installment. The film starts out on a planet that is infested by a deadly race of killer insects called the Arachnids. There is a squad of soldiers, including psychic members, doing battle with the Arachnids and they have been backed into the corner by the Arachnid assault. The commanding office, Colonel Jack Shepherd, hatches a plan to help the surviving members of his platoon to escape the attack. He takes a stand against the insects and allows the rest of those in his command to sneak away. The surviving crew members fend off the Arachnids and fight through storms to make their way to safety to Hotel Delta 1-8-5 which is an abandoned army outpost. It’s there that they meet Captain V.J. Dax. Dax was an outstanding and decorated soldier who was disgraced when he was accused of killing his commanding officer years earlier. One of the refugee soldiers is Private Lei Sahara, who was a known psychic that had lost her abilities early in her military service. As they set up residence at Hotel Delta, the group is joined by other abandoned soldiers including Colonel Shepherd who also survived the Arachnid attacks and severe dust storms. The entire group has set up to stay at Hotel Delta for the long term until they can set up a rescue with command. There is some infighting and struggles for control among the soldiers and there is also some romance and love triangles. Private Sahara soon has trickles of her psychic powers start to return. Several of the members of the group start get ill and act strangely. Dax, Sahara, and others discover that a breed of Arachnid has invaded and infected some of the other soldiers. Sahara, with her rediscovered psychic powers, sees that the Arachnids have a plan to invade Earth by infecting the soldiers and returning to Earth to then attack and kill all of the members of the federation. They realize that Colonel Shepherd is the infected human that they must stop from returning home. As the Federation attempts to rescue the group, Dax and Sahara race to stop Shepherd from boarding the rescue drop ship.