(entry perma-link)


Brain Bug - Starship Troopers

The Brain Bug from Starship Troopers was the calculating force behind all the human's troubles. Apparently this bloated, slug-like bug would inch its way into captured territory to suck out the brains of wounded marine commanders in the hope of assimilating the strategic plans of the humans and staying one step ahead. This is an altogether not inconceivable evolutionary design, although as a lone organism the slug's lack of appendages does raise the question of how it will action on all the information its digests. Perhaps there may be ant-like colonies of creatures on other planets with a single "brain bug" at the helm.