RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Starship Troopers, Hollow Man: These were steadily bigger-budgeted Hollywood products, with big-time movie stars and then later with the expensive digital effects that were already replacing movie stars.
— seems ridiculous, because he joined up for a ridiculous reason.
An insect race from across the galaxy with no apparent spacefaring ability fired a meteor through a wormhole at Buenos Aires? Running for political office requires some time in the armed forces? The shower scene arrives early in the movie, after apparent lead character Johnny Rico Caspar Van Dien has joined up with the Mobile Infantry, the sci-fi army that fires cool future weapons and does awesome space stuff.
In 1997, Bruskotter had a role in the science fiction film.