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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles 

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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 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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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 being given the order to complete a mission on Klendathu] What happened to "The Roughnecks never leave a man behind? "
Lt. Jean Razak: That's the advantage of being the boss. You don't have to follow your own orders.
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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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