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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999– )

TV Series  |  PG  |  Sci-Fi, Animation, Action
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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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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




Release Date:

30 August 1999 (USA)  »

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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 »


In episode #26 "Metamorphosis", when Zander-bug has Doc cornered in the Med-lab, Doc refers to Zander as "Lieutenant" even though Zander's rank is Major. It was speculated that Zander was demoted, but General Redwing reports that he accessed computer files as "Major Zander Barcalow" in episode #28 "The Mission". See more »


Gen. Miriam Redwing: [after hearing one of the Roughnecks make a bird whistle to fool the bugs] That's the worst bluejay I've ever heard.
Pvt. Robert Higgins: The bugs don't know that, General. The Roughnecks never leave a man behind.
Gen. Miriam Redwing: You're describing Razak's Roughnecks, and Jean Razak is gone.
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Referenced in Starship Troopers: Terran Ascendancy (2000) See more »

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23 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I just can't get enough of this show. Saw it in syndication and it just blew me away. It does a good job creating the illusion of the war with the bugs. The music is what first grabbed by attention, and the excelent writing kept me there. Decent visuals with plot situations that did not seemed to be contrived. Good serises for kids, but also enjoyable by adults. Any chance the last few episodes will be made?

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