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.
Earth: Day 211.
The Roughnecks are being split up.
They just have time to honour Lt. Razak’s Last Will and spread his ashes over Luna Lake in Colorado.
They are joined by Razak’s former love, General Redwing, and by Sgt. Brutto, who is now a paraplegic who doubts his own worth.
The unprepared squad stumbles on a Bug operation, and Redwing and Higgins are captured.
Sgt. Rico takes command, and, with help from Brutto, saves the hostages and destroys the bugs.
Redwing offers Rico a battlefield promotion to Lieutenant. He accepts to keep the squad together.
They then spread Razak’s ashes over the Lake.
Starship Troopers Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 14 March 2000.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.