Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999): S01E20 – Heart


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 61.

While Rico recovers from injuries at the Hospital at Zegema Beach, the Roughnecks map strange tunnels out in the jungles of Tesca Nemerosa.

They seem to be constantly at each other’s throats, and it soon becomes clear that Rico was the “glue” that held the Squad together.

Meanwhile, Rico’s hearing strange noises and is convinced that Bugs are going to attack the Base. Dr. Sharaabi attributes this to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and plans on giving Rico a Section 8 and a complete mind-wipe.

In the end, Rico proves that Tanker Worms have been digging tunnels under the base to facilitate a sneak attack of Control Bugs.

Rico saves the day and winds up getting a first kiss from Carmen, while a jealous Dizzy and Zander look on, having sneaked a few kisses of their own.

Starship Troopers Series

You can find a full index of Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles here.

You can find a full index and overview of the Starship Troopers franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 03 January 2000.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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