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.
Klendathu: Day 181.
After a long day of battling Bugs, the Roughnecks are called to a mission briefing only to find themselves in the presence of Sky Marshal Sanchez himself.
The Sky Marshal confirms the existence of the Bug Queen and assigns Alpha Squad (along with rival Echo Squad) the difficult task of finding and exterminating her.
Carl is reassigned to the Roughnecks to aid in the mission, but the squad finds him distant and cold, but with heightened psychic abilities.
The Roughnecks are able to fight their way into the Bug Queen’s lair only to allow her escape. Unfortunately, she is on her way to Earth.
Starship Troopers Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 06 March 2000.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.