Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999): S01E39 – Circle of the Damned


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 Unknown.

S.I.C.O.N. HQ is destroyed by the Bugs and the entire headquarters sinks underground into a huge caldera five miles across dug by the bugs.

Sky Marshal Sanchez is captured.

The final battle to destroy the Bug Queen will be waged under the earth.

S.I.C.O.N. forces move underground, passing though the “Circles of Hell” like Dante’s Inferno, finding villages and prisoners of war in the successive underground layers.

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: Scrapped, Never Aired.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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