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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 Lt. Jean Razak (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Lt. Carmen Ibanez (9 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 was supposed to have 40 episodes, but due to resource problems, the project was eventually cancelled ending at Episode 37, the mission where the Roughnecks had to defend Oahu with Johnny Rico being the lieutenant. See more »

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Rico's rank on his helmet is not consistent, when he's promoted to sergeant in some episodes the mark on his helmet is still a single chevron instead of three. See more »

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[T'Phai tries to call Strawberry Park in hope of calling in for any M. I. reinforcements]
T'Phai: Strawberry Park, do you read!
Sgt. Francis Brutto: Colonel, give it a rest! Help is not on its way
T'Phai: You never have been one to ask for help.
Sgt. Francis Brutto: [referring to being physically disabled on the Valley Forge during the Klendathu campaign] And now I'm not worth helping. Tonight's only proven what I guessed that night I first woke up in the hospital. I'm useless to you guys. Worthless damaged goods.
T'Phai: You are none of those things.
Sgt. Francis Brutto: I'm worse...
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15 September 2001 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

I read the book about five or six years ago and I didn't think I'd enjoy as much as I did. This is the book that helped influenced my brother's decision to join the army after all. However, I fell in love with the book. Rico is one of the coolest characters to grace sci-fi. Unlike his protrayal in the movie or in the series, he is NOT a maverick or a hot-shot. He's very low-key and goes with the flow. And, the detail that bugs me no end, he is FILIPINO. I'm not a rabid national, it's just that there are hardly any cool characters in movies, tv or books that are Filipino in descent. Johnny Rico is and it just bothers me something fierce that they changed that. If you want proof, read the last pages of the book, he says something in his native tongue, which he mentions is Tagalog. That's principally why I disliked the movie, they got blonde-nordic-looking guy van Dien to play Rico.

Aside from that, I actually like the series. At least it's more faithful to the book than the movie was. The only good thing about the movie is that it offered a variety of bugs which the series expanded on even more.


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