Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles is a 1999-2000 CGI animated television series, based on the 1959 novel by Robert A. Heinlein and the 1997 film adaptation.
It follows the exploits of the Mobile Infantry squad, “Razak’s Roughnecks,” during the SICON–Bugs War between a newly united humanity and an extraterrestrial race, known as the “Bugs,” also sometimes referred to as Arachnids.
The show focuses mainly on the Roughnecks’ missions, rather than addressing the larger war.
Tophet: Day 1.
The Roughnecks are sent on a seemingly routine recon mission of the planet Tophet to determine if it can be used as a waystation for S.I.C.O.N. to the rest of the galaxy.
There, the Roughnecks encounter an indigenous race of tall, thin iridescent humanoids known as Skinnies, who appear to be friendly.
Finding no Bugs, the landing proceeds. Butsoon the Skinnies turn on the Roughnecks, revealing themselves to be allied with the Bugs.
The Roughnecks must then battle against both their old and new foes in order to call off the landing before disaster occurs.
Starship Troopers Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 16 February 2000.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.