Starship Troopers novelEdit
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Starship Troopers film universeEdit
Thirty years before the First Interstellar War, a tegument dropped in on Mars in an Arachnid attempt to colonise the planet. However, the planet's temperature was too cold, causing the Bug pod to impact the surface far faster than it was capable of. As a result, the entirety of the Arachnids consisting of many eggs and fully formed Warrior Bugs were killed.
Until this event, the United Citizen Federation had been unaware of the existence of the Arachnids and therefore sent the Recon Cruiser Cortez to the origin of the Bug pod discovered to be the planet Klendathu to establish first contact and study the species.[Issue needed]