Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999– )

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The missions of a Mobile Infantry squad as they participate in a war of survival against a ferocious alien insectoid invader.

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 Maj. Zander Barcalow (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LeCroix (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Robert Higgins / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Johnnie Rico / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Dizzy Flores / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Lt. Jean Razak (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Carl Jenkins / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sgt. Francis Brutto (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Commander Marlow (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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In this adaption of Robert Heinlein's novel, we follow the adventures of a squad of troops as they fight in a war of survival against merciless alien invaders. Facing constant danger, they are the ones who have to do the thankless task of facing the enemy head on, and for the sake of humanity, they must prevail. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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This series gave Dizzy Flores an actual name. In the novel, Flores was a male, and a very minor character. He was referred to as "Dizzy" several times during his one scene, and it is unclear as to whether that was his name or a nickname. In the 1997 Starship Troopers movie, he was turned into a female love interest, though it is still never clearly stated as to whether or not "Dizzy" is her legal name. On the Roughnecks series, one of the writers just decided to give Isabel as the legal first name, hence "Isabel 'Dizzy' Flores." See more »

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In "Funeral for a Friend" after Higgins and Redwing get captured, and remaining roughnecks start to make plans. Higgins and Redwing are standing with the group. See more »

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Gen. Miriam Redwing: [after hearing one of the Roughnecks make a bird whistle to fool the bugs] That's the worst bluejay I've ever heard.
Pvt. Robert Higgins: The bugs don't know that, General. The Roughnecks never leave a man behind.
Gen. Miriam Redwing: You're describing Razak's Roughnecks, and Jean Razak is gone.
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Great show!
24 June 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

For a "kids" show, this is one of the better shows on TV. There is more plot and characterization in one season of "Roughnecks" than in five years of "Voyager." The computer animation is excellent (for it's time), but it is not a crutch or the star of the show. Rather, the CGI is just a well-used tool that is used to create an excellent show.

I think this show, as a whole, is much better than the movie in many ways. It has action without being too violent, and drama without being too frightening for kids.

Even though the show is targeted at kids (older kids), there is plenty for adult sci-fi fans to enjoy: good stories, long story arcs, morals, consequences, and characters that are more real than 75% of the "real" shows on TV. The animators give the characters life and the voice actors give them souls.


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