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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)
Rino Romano ...
 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)
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)
Tish Hicks ...
 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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Rino Romano said that when recording the voice-over session of Carmen kissing Rico on the final episode of the Tesca campaign, Susan Blu was the one that gave a kiss instead of Tish Hicks. See more »

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

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[the Roughnecks start to head back to the retrieval ship after saving Rico]
Lt. Jean Razak: Private, you disobeyed a direct order and almost got yourself killed! That is not acceptable in my squad, do you get me?
Pvt. Johnny Rico: Sir, I get you, sir.
Lt. Jean Razak: [whispers softly referring to Rico attempting to kill a Tanker bug to save Jenkins, Flores, Higgins, and Razak] Pretty gutsy, son.
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This is tough as nails, hard core SciFi
28 August 2008 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

To me hard core SciFi doesn't mean pornographic. It means non stop action, fearsome enemies, space ships and thrilling, soul pounding music. This series has it all! Our heroes get caught, escape, run, jump, fly space ships, penetrate enemy defences, fly troop transports, battle flying bugs, shoot guns, etc. It seems nearly every episode involves a new and never seen before bug with new and frightful powers.

There is none of that mushy, mushy wimpy navel gazing, soul searching crap that ruins so many otherwise excellent SciFi shows and movies. This takes place on distant planets, in space, in the water, underwater, etc. About the only thing I could criticize about this series is the animation. It's a solid modeling type that wasn't very well done in the first part of the series. However, either it got better latter on or else I got used to looking at it.


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