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Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles 

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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:
Nicholas Guest ...  Maj. Zander Barcalow 14 episodes, 1999-2000
James Horan ...  Cpl. Richard 'Doc' LeCroix 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Alexander Polinsky ...  Robert Higgins / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Rino Romano ...  Johnnie Rico / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Elizabeth Daily ...  Pvt. Isabelle 'Dizzy' Flores 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Cpl. Jeff Gossard / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Jamie Hanes Jamie Hanes ...  Lt. Jean Razak 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Rider Strong ...  Carl Jenkins / ... 12 episodes, 1999-2000
Dee Bradley Baker 11 episodes, 1999-2000
David DeLuise ...  Sgt. Francis Brutto 11 episodes, 1999-2000
Tish Hicks ...  Lt. Carmen Ibanez 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Thomas Wagner ...  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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USA

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English

Release Date:

30 August 1999 (USA) See more »

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Starship Troopers See more »

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Adelaide Productions See more »
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Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The name Robert Higgins was named after one of the senior presidents of the Sony Company. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Followed by Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) See more »

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A great show.
31 August 2005 | by JGSLICK99See 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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