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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 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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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »
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Steve Staley has said that he had difficulties finding the right voice for T'Phai until after the Tophet episode arc was finished. He has stated that the right voice for T'Phai was found on the episodes when T'Phai became a good guy. 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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Pvt. Johnny Rico: [after saving Higgins and General Redwing] All right, apes, we still have pests to control!
Gen. Miriam Redwing: Rico! Thanks for the save, Sergeant. I'm not complaining, but you should have killed me to keep what I know from that brain.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: That was Plan B.
Gen. Miriam Redwing: Very good. There's no way I'm allowing a unit this effective to be split up.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: You'll assign us a new lieutenant?
Gen. Miriam Redwing: No. I don't have another one to spare.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: Then...
Gen. Miriam Redwing: I'm offering you a battlefield promotion, son.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: Me, an L. T. ?
[Redwing nods]
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the roughneck series
24 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found the roughneck series 100% better than both movies and the book. All six of the dvds are worth purchasing. The stories are very good and the animation excellent. I continue to watch them to this day. There was a little goof up in the continuity when they company had to outsource the production. However, it does nothing to detract from the stories. The only one I did not like was trackers. And the DVD's left out 3 very major episodes. There are episode guides that will fill in the missing pieces. All in all the cgi animation series is excellent entertainment.

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