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Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

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Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
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Premiere August 30, 1999
Finale April 5, 2000
Creator Robert Heinlein (novel)
Network syndication
Style 30-minute animated science fiction
Company Adelaide Productions,
Columbia Tristar
Seasons 1
Episodes 40
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.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Jamie Hanes Lieutenant Jean Razak 1
Rino Romano Lieutenant Johnny Rico 1
David DeLuise Sergeant Francis Brutto 1
Clancy Brown Sergeant Charlie Zim 1
Bill Fagerbakke Corporal Jeff Gossard 1
James Horan Corporal Richard "Doc" LaCroix 1
Elizabeth Daily Private Isabelle "Dizzy" Flores 1
Alexander Polinsky Private Robert Higgins 1
Rider Strong Private Carl Jenkins 1
Steve Staley Private T'Phai 1
Nicholas Guest Major Zander Barcalow 1
Tish Hicks Lieutenant Carmen Ibanez 1

Seasons

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

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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

External Sites