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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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »
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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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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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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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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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