Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999): S01E43 – Marooned


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 Part 4.1.

Rico’s Drop Suit malfunctions and he is set adrift, “marooned” in deep space.

While waiting in desperation to be rescued, Rico has several flashbacks which showcase his wavering loyalties between Dizzy and Carmen.

In the end, with only seconds of air left, Carmen comes to Rico’s rescue.

This episode fits in the overall story arc between episode 29 “Letters Home” and episode 30 “Checkmate” (the final two episodes of the Klendathu campaign).

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: 22 February 2000.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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