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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 Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Cpl. Jeff Gossard / ... (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
Jamie Hanes ...
 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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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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Cpl. Jeff Gossard: [after flying through a cavern] I can't decide if you're the best pilot I've ever seen, or just completely out of your mind.
Lt. Carmen Ibanez: A little of both.
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A great show.
31 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, I remember this show so fondly. I came across it in the summer of 1999. It was before The Sci-Fi Channel was sold to Paramount Entertainment and got ruined. From 7AM to 9AM five days a week in the summers. Like many small budget, yet effective, channels it was a BKN (Big Kids Network) outlet. They played a lot of mid-level budget cartoons those days in the morning. Mummies Alive, Extreme Ghostbusters and Roughnecks.

I remember so fondly waking up in the morning and lounging in bed watching Roughnecks. Oh, man I miss my youth. It's right up there with the one summer Sci-Fi played nothing but Anime when I was sick for two months and did nothing but watch it and sleep.


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