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.
Tesca Nemerosa: Day 48.
Rico – hovering in a coma between life and death – flashes back to High School with Dizzy, Carl, Carmen and Razak, and Basic Training with Drill Sergeant Zim.
Meanwhile, the Roughnecks battle to keep Rico alive when a monsoon knocks out all power (including his life-support) at the Zegema Beach Hospital.
In the end, the squad solves the power problem, and Dizzy talks Rico into rejoining the land of the living … only to watch him bond with Carmen.
Starship Troopers Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 17 December 1999.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.