Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

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Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
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Premiere August 30, 1999
Finale April 5, 2000
Based on the novel by
Robert Heinlein
Developed by Richard Raynis,
Duane Capizzi,
Jeff Kline
Network syndication
Style 30-minute animated science fiction
Company Adelaide Productions,
Columbia Tristar
Seasons 1
Episodes 40
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

While the Starship Troopers movie seemed to studiously avoid treading even remotely close to the things depicted in author Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers, the animated series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles went in the complete other direction, doing at least some justice to the classic book.

Absorbing elements from both the movie (such as Diz Flores being a female love interest for protagonist Johnny Rico) and the book (powered armor suits, actually having a decent plot), the Roughneck cartoon never really took off and was put on "hiatus" before the end of the first season and in the middle of the Bug invasion of Earth, leaving viewers hanging as to how it would all end.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Jamie Hanes Lieutenant Jean Razak
Rino Romano Lieutenant Johnny Rico
David DeLuise Sergeant Francis Brutto
Clancy Brown Sergeant Charlie Zim
Bill Fagerbakke Corporal Jeff Gossard
James Horan Corporal Richard "Doc" LaCroix
Elizabeth Daily Private Isabelle "Dizzy" Flores
Alexander Polinsky Private Robert Higgins
Rider Strong Private Carl Jenkins
Steve Staley Private T'Phai
Nicholas Guest Major Zander Barcalow
Tish Hicks Lieutenant Carmen Ibanez


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One August 30, 1999 April 5, 2000 40


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Campaigns July 5, 2005 4