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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
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

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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 »

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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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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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Spun-off from Starship Troopers (1997) See more »

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Great show!
24 June 2000 | by klchuSee all my reviews

For a "kids" show, this is one of the better shows on TV. There is more plot and characterization in one season of "Roughnecks" than in five years of "Voyager." The computer animation is excellent (for it's time), but it is not a crutch or the star of the show. Rather, the CGI is just a well-used tool that is used to create an excellent show.

I think this show, as a whole, is much better than the movie in many ways. It has action without being too violent, and drama without being too frightening for kids.

Even though the show is targeted at kids (older kids), there is plenty for adult sci-fi fans to enjoy: good stories, long story arcs, morals, consequences, and characters that are more real than 75% of the "real" shows on TV. The animators give the characters life and the voice actors give them souls.


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