How did the bugs get that asteroid to attack Earth in the first place? We see on the map they're on the other side of the galaxy, that Asteroid was not travelling faster than light. No FTL capability is ever shown for the Bugs in the film... How didn't Earth see it coming? We see in the propaganda piece at the start that they can blow up Asteroid's with the Moon's orbital ring... a ring that is shown to already be present before the first asteroid arrived.Why didn't the Bugs strike first against the Mobile Infantry, when they landed on Klendathu? Why put that little wrinkle in the film?
That seems to be the underlying truth, if we take the film as a (slightly punk) propaganda piece from inside the ST universe.My theory is... the bugs had nothing to do with it, they didn't start the war, the Federation did, as they wanted an excuse to go wipe them out because they were interfering with colonising efforts.
Most of the movie isn't the propaganda piece, the bulk of it really happened. And why does the propaganda machine not mention it? Because it doesn't need too. Absolutely no one questioned why the bugs didn't attack immediately. Why would they? The bugs are The Enemy and they're well indoctrinated to see them like that. They don't question. They don't care.That seems to be the underlying truth, if we take the film as a (slightly punk) propaganda piece from inside the ST universe.
But why put the Bugs passive response to the invasion on screen? Is it something that is so famous about the invasion that they couldn't leave it out, so they glossed over it?
It's the part of the film that keeps me thinking. Tens of thousands of humans saw that when they landed on Klendathu, the Bugs didn't fight back, and the propaganda machine doesn't mention it. People don't talk about it.
Because:But why put the Bugs passive response to the invasion on screen? Is it something that is so famous about the invasion that they couldn't leave it out, so they glossed over it?