Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999): S01E37 – Spirits of the Departed


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 213.

The Roughnecks, with Rico as their new Lieutenant, are re-routed to S.I.C.O.N. HQ in Oahu to help defend the island against an expected Bug attack.

Rico’s not comfortable replacing Lt. Razak, and his situation is not helped by the addition of two new men: Pvt. Max Brutto (Sgt. Brutto’s trouble-making teen-age son) and Sgt. Charlie Zim, Razak’s best friend and Rico’s former Drill Instructor.

The Bugs launch an overwhelming attack, and Rico, at first, falters, but he eventually pulls it together and becomes a real leader.

Unfortunately, S.I.C.O.N. is forced to evacuate and abandon the island, and Carl informs his friends that the worst is yet to come.

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: 15 March 2000.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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