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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Series cast summary:
 Maj. Zander Barcalow (14 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LeCroix (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Robert Higgins / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
Rino Romano ...
 Johnnie Rico / ... (13 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Dizzy Flores / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Cpl. Jeff Gossard / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jamie Hanes ...
 Lt. Jean Razak (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Carl Jenkins / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Sgt. Francis Brutto (11 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Lt. Carmen Ibanez (9 episodes, 1999-2000)
Thomas Wagner ...
 Commander Marlow (6 episodes, 1999-2000)


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 <>

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




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30 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Starship Troopers  »

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The name Robert Higgins was named after one of the senior presidents of the Sony Company. See more »


Doc has "Doc" written on his helmet instead of "LaCroix" (his full name is "Corporal Richard LaCroix"). See more »


Pvt. Johnny Rico: [after arriving back to base from destroying a bug-built mountain on Buenos Aires] Diz, I think we should talk.
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: About what? Oh, about you being in love with me. Well, you can't be.
Pvt. Johnny Rico: What's that supposed to mean?
Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: I'm a jinx, plain and simple. Bad stuff always happen to the people I'm in love with.
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Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Do you want a list? Let's start off with my family, gone. Thought I had feelings for Carl? Whoops, his brain got fried! Zander? Turned into a bug!
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The best "Sleeper" Animation of 1999
16 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roughnecks omits most of the stylings of the movie in favor of bringing elements from the novel "Starship Troopers" and creative savvy from the producers and directors that make the show. This is all computer generated animation for television at its finest, watchers will be treated to the continuing ventures of Johnny Rico and the Roughnecks as they travel to strange and dangerous worlds in their quest to rid the galaxy of the Alien Insects that wish to conquer them. Be prepared for exotic and very realistic looking characters, locations, vehicles and enemies. This is the future of animation so don't miss it.

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