Screenshot from the movie “Avatar,” featuring Stephen Lang as Col. Miles Quaritch.
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The military tropes behind Hollywood's science fiction space Marines.
Darth Vader and his storm troopers from Star Wars movie fame brought their grim visages by the NASA exhibit at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. October 3, 2010 NASA Photo / Jay Levine

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As badass as Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars are, these onscreen science fiction series ignore military innovation, real warfare strategy, and the grim reality of loss of life in battle.