Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999): S01E23 – Hot Ice


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.


Ice Asteroid: Day 3.

The Roughnecks are crashed on a barren asteroid. A science vessel, the Sequoia, comes to their rescue but it crashes too. They set out to find it.

Eventually it is discovered by Zander and Higgins, but Zander is captured by the bugs – Firefries – who have taken it over.

When the rest of the Roughnecks get to the Sequoia, they find Zander miraculously alive but deranged.

They return to their own ship, the Zephyr, with the Sequoia’s fuel cell. The Zephyr is attacked by Firefries but, with the new fuel cell, manages to take off.

But one of the Firefries has managed to get aboard, and it explodes, causing the Zephyr to crash again.

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: 25 November 1999.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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