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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 Cpl. Jeff Gossard / ... (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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 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 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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During the taking of the beach in the Tesca Campaign, the armbands the Roughnecks wear for Carl disappear and reappear from shot to shot. See more »

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[a bug grabs Razak, and tries to pull him away from the ship, he pulls out a hand grenade]
Lt. Jean Razak: Let go.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: NEGATIVE, SIR.
[Releases Razac, the grenade explodes. Johnny grabs a rifle lying on the platform. Rico screams]
Pvt. Johnny Rico: No!
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Rico!
[Johnny starts shooting]
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: No!
[Johnny continues shooting]
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: . Johnny, No!
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Surprisingly Wonderful Show!
7 January 2000 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

Despite negative reviews, I actually loved the film "STARSHIP TROOPERS." It ran on a feasable and likable theme, and had a good "feel" to it, even if it was a little campy. Why the critics seem to hate it is beyond me.

But to get on with this review, I didn't expect much from "ROUGHNECKS," The Starship Troopers Television series, but in the morning before going to work I managed to catch an episode. I was impressed at first by the visual computer effects. The movements of the CGI characters are very lifelike and believable. But what really had me tuning in from then on were the great storylines. They are deep and intelligent; I have no idea why this show is marketed to children. As an adult, this is one of the few "cartoons" I can still sit through, probably because this show isn't exactly written for younger audiences. From the few episodes I've seen, I can already tell that "ROUGHNECKS" is a completely valid series, and not just because it is entertaining. It refrences many classic moral themes that pertain to the horrors of war, and also references many historical points in military history (most noticeably the Roughnecks' Home Ship, the VALLEY FORGE).

My only complaint is that the three main characters should

closer resemble their real-life counterparts. Call me shallow for wanting to see the familiar faces of Hollywood celebrities, but I can't think of "Johnny Rico," "Dizzy Flores," or "Carl Jenkins" without seeing the faces of Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer and Neil Patrick Harris in my mind (though to be honest, the CGI character of "Diz" actually does resemble Dina Meyer).

All in all, a great show that is very worthy of all praise it receives. Don't miss "Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles." You won't be sorry.


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