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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (TV Series 1999– ) Poster

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Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: There's nothing like a bug hunt to get your juices flowing!

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: So, what do you do to relax, Flores? Bungee jump without the cord?

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Hey! No guts, no glory.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: [mutters to Jenkins] No brains.

Pvt. Carl Jenkins: No kidding.

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Pvt. Carl Jenkins: [Observing the battlefield on Pluto] They never mentioned this in the commercials.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: I think we should sue.

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Sgt. Francis Brutto: [after finding out that Lieutenant Razak makes the decision to go underground in order to save Rico on their first mission in Pluto] Lieutenant is insane!

Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: Hey, we're fighting giant bugs on freaking Pluto, man! We're all insane!

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Lt. Jean Razak: [after stopping Private Flores from nearly shooting Rico and Brutto] Flores! You're still making the same mistakes you made as a student! Think first, act second!

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Pvt. Johnny Rico: [after getting the order to bring a marauder suit up a mountain and hearing the consequences of the damage to the suit] What comes from nothing is nothing

Sgt. Francis Brutto: What was that?

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Nothing!

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Pvt. Johnny Rico: [after saving Higgins and General Redwing] All right, apes, we still have pests to control!

Gen. Miriam Redwing: Rico! Thanks for the save, Sergeant. I'm not complaining, but you should have killed me to keep what I know from that brain.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: That was Plan B.

Gen. Miriam Redwing: Very good. There's no way I'm allowing a unit this effective to be split up.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: You'll assign us a new lieutenant?

Gen. Miriam Redwing: No. I don't have another one to spare.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Then...

Gen. Miriam Redwing: I'm offering you a battlefield promotion, son.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Me, an L. T. ?

[Redwing nods]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: But what about officers' training school and all that?

Gen. Miriam Redwing: You can play cadet when the war is over. Do you want the job or not?

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Not!

[Flores elbows him]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: But I'll take it, until I'm history or until you find someone better.

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Sgt. Charlie Zim: [notices that Rico is not confident enough to be the leading lieutenant for the Roughnecks] Permission to speak, sir.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: For crying out loud, speak all you want! Take charge! I'm begging you!

Sgt. Charlie Zim: Not what I want, not what I came here for. You need to know some hard facts. First of all, you were assigned to me during basic training as per requested by your high school teacher, Jean Razak. Second of all, you were assigned to Jean Razak's unit, the Roughnecks as per requested made by your drill instructor, me. Jean and I were close friends. We usually see eye-to-eye, but you were no exception. You were pegged as a leader ever since day one.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Why?

Sgt. Charlie Zim: You're young and you've got what it counts. You couldn't be more like Jean Razak even if you tried.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: What if you're wrong? What if Razak is wrong?

Sgt. Charlie Zim: If you respect Jean Razak as you claim, you do not have to worry about proving him wrong.

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Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: Radical reconstructive surgery is the only option.

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: Leg's that bad?

Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: Leg's fine. I was talking about your face.

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Pvt. Robert Higgins: Remember the Roughnecks! The best Earth had to offer!

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Pvt. Johnny Rico: [after saving Carmen after she crashlands on Klendathu] Expecting Prince Charming?

Lt. Carmen Ibanez: What? No white horse?

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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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Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: [while standing next to Brutto] Jeez, Sarge will it kill you to shower once in a while? You smell like the south end of a north-bound plasma bug!

Sgt. Francis Brutto: Hey babe, REAL men smell, and REAL women like it.

T'Phai: That is true. My mate chose me for my scent.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: Colonel, you're my type of guy.

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Pvt. Robert Higgins: Lieutenant, um, about T'Phai.

Lt. Jean Razak: Change the subject, Higgins.

Pvt. Robert Higgins: Sir, no, sir. See, any other day, you'd be on my case for lagging behind or the Sarge for being the sarge. Now everything is the Colonel's fault?

Lt. Jean Razak: It's not that simple.

Pvt. Robert Higgins: An ape is an ape, L. T. You said it *IS* that simple.

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[a bug grabs Razak, and tries to pull him away from the ship, he pulls out a hand grenade]

Lt. Jean Razak: Let go.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: NEGATIVE, SIR.

[Releases Razac, the grenade explodes. Johnny grabs a rifle lying on the platform. Rico screams]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: No!

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Rico!

[Johnny starts shooting]

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: No!

[Johnny continues shooting]

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: . Johnny, No!

Lt. Walker: [Rico and Dizzy enter the skiff] Sgt. Rico, where's Lt. Razack?

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Gone.

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: What?

T'Phai: It cannot be.

Pvt. Robert Higgins: No

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Gossard, detonate the charges!

[Gossard doesn't react]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Gossard! Detonate! Now!

[pushes his way past Gossard, to access the controls. He can't figure out how to detonate, Gossard activates the detonator]

Lt. Walker: Blue Leader, Operation Washout is underway.

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[Gossard climbs a mountain and plants a bomb]

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: Okay idiot, now where do you shoot from?

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[Gossard plants a charge on the generator and everyone gets into a shelter]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: This shelter will withstand the blast right?

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: You're asking me NOW?

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Sgt. Francis Brutto: [after escaping from a Kamikaze Rippler bug on Hydora] Looks like something's got a crush on you.

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Not mutual!

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Pvt. Robert Higgins: [after viewing a previous clip of Johnny Rico blaming T'Phai for Dizzy Flores's capture on Tesca Nemarosa] I am fired.

Pvt. Robert Higgins: [after viewing a clip of Dizzy asking Johnny Rico to go back to being a jerk] I am *SO* fired.

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Private Max Brutto: [after finding out that Zim assigned himself to help out the Roughnecks in Honolulu] Zim? The nightmare continues!

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Join the club.

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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.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: That's ridiculous!

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!

Pvt. Johnny Rico: There's one flaw in your theory, Diz.

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: What's that?

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Me. You're in love with me, and nothing bad has happened.

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Well, I'm not in love with you anymore! That's why you're safe.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Diz, I'm not going to let you do this. I won't just walk away!

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Sergeant! You outrank me, remember? I believe that SICON command would deem that this sort of behavior is wholly inappropriate.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Fine, Private. I'm sorry if I went out of line. This will never happen again.

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Pvt. Johnny Rico: [when being on a retrieval ship after saving Echo Squad on Hydora] Diz, when we get back to the Valley Forge, you should take it easy. I'll pick up your meals and stuff.

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Rico, when we get back to the Valley Forge, do me one big favor. Go back to being a jerk. I like you better that way.

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[Ibanez is shooting at a hole in the cave to give out signal for any of the Roughnecks to find them. Rico wakes up from the gunfire]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Hey, keep it down here, I'm trying to get some shut-eye.

Lt. Carmen Ibanez: Rico!

Pvt. Johnny Rico: What are you doing?

Lt. Carmen Ibanez: I'm trying to use your laser to send up a flare. They have to be looking for us right now.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: Hold off. You're almost out of juice, and the laser will show up better once it's dark.

Lt. Carmen Ibanez: I refuse to die in such a stupid way!

Pvt. Johnny Rico: There's no such thing as a smart way.

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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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Sgt. Francis Brutto: [while being partnered up with T'Phai on an ice planet] Three sunsets in two hours and I get stuck watching them with a seven-foot alien.

T'Phai: Then for you, too, the sunset is considered romantic.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: Don't get any ideas.

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[T'Phai tries to call Strawberry Park in hope of calling in for any M. I. reinforcements]

T'Phai: Strawberry Park, do you read!

Sgt. Francis Brutto: Colonel, give it a rest! Help is not on its way

T'Phai: You never have been one to ask for help.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: [referring to being physically disabled on the Valley Forge during the Klendathu campaign] And now I'm not worth helping. Tonight's only proven what I guessed that night I first woke up in the hospital. I'm useless to you guys. Worthless damaged goods.

T'Phai: You are none of those things.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: I'm worse. I'm a liability. Rico should just leave me sitting here.

T'Phai: The Roughnecks never leave a man behind.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: I'm not a Roughneck anymore. I'm not even a man anymore.

T'Phai: I agree.

Sgt. Francis Brutto: Huh?

T'Phai: [points to Brutto's disabled legs] The problem is not here. The problem is here

[points to Brutto's head]

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[the Roughnecks and General Redwing finally start Lieutenant Razak's funeral and spreading his ashes over Luna Lake after getting out of a battle. Narrating]

Pvt. Robert Higgins: Lieutenant Jean Razak died in the line of duty on day 210 of the battle for planet Earth. His last request was that we drop his ashes over Luna Lake at sunrise.

[the rest of the Roughnecks, including General Redwing salute, with Lieutenant Rico giving one last gaze at the picture of the Roughnecks, with Lieutenant Razak in the picture. Rico drops the picture onto the lake]

Pvt. Robert Higgins: It was day 212, and sunrise had long since passed, but we figured that the L. T. would understand.

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[Gossard has to cut one of the wires to restore power to the stasis tubes aboard the Valley Forge]

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: What's your favorite color? Red or Blue?

Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: I'm a doctor, not an electrician. Red!

[Gossard cuts the blue wire]

Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: You cut the blue wire!

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: [power to the stasis tubes goes back to normal] You're a doctor, not an electrician.

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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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[while investigating Little Butte, the Roughnecks kept getting a "Good afternoon, lovely weather, wouldn't you say? " greetings]

T'Phai: That is one thing I do not understand about you humans, your pre-occupation with the weather.

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[after killing the bugs posing as humans when retrieving a poison serum for Lieutenant Razak]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: How did you know they were fake?

Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores: Woman's intuition.

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Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: This hero stuff's exhausting.

Cpl. Jeff Gossard: Oh, my back can't take much more of this.

T'Phai: Yes. It must be quite a strain - sitting down for hours while others patrol on foot.

Pvt. Carl Jenkins: T'Phai's right, Gossard. How do you do it?

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Cpl. Jeff Gossard: [puts down tray of food] I give up. Animal, vegetable, or mineral?

Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LaCroix: Keep going.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: You'd think that after two weeks of eating field rations we'd be offered something better than *this*...

Pvt. Carl Jenkins: Whatever *this* is.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: LT, what the heck is this stuff?

Lt. Jean Razak: Top secret Sergeant, but I believe it's code named to be mashed potatoes.

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Pvt. Johnny Rico: Listen up! We're taking another turn at that tower. But this time, we're gonna be prepared. Higgins, Zimm, down here guarding the front with me. Diz, you're on the roof. Cover Doc and Goss. Brutto and T'Phai, watch our flank from the balcony.

[moving closer to Brutto and looking him in the eye]

Pvt. Johnny Rico: And Private, you do *everything* the colonel tells you. T'Phai, if he doesn't, feel free to use him as a shield.

T'Phai: Acknowledged.

Pvt. Johnny Rico: What's the matter, apes? You want to live forever? Move it!

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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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Pvt. Robert Higgins: [high on O2] Duct tape fixes everything. Have you met Irene?

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