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"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: The Pluto Campaign". Released:  03/13/01
First story arc, episodes 1~5.

"Battling seemingly invincible forces primed to take over the universe, Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (The Pluto Campaign) is a state-of-the-art CGI feature length story that features elements of action, humor, coming-of-age, teamwork and fantasy." Editorial Reviews: Paul Verhoeven's dark, satirical adaptation of Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers seriously strayed from the novel. This Verhoeven-produced TV series--part sequel, part remake, all CGI animated--hews closer to the spirit of the novel, a space-age twist on a World War II battle adventure. Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles--The Pluto Campaign is a mini-platoon epic compiled from the initial eight episodes of the series, essentially a series of skirmishes and assignments leading up to the climactic confrontation at Bug City. The episodic nature works perfectly within this framework, and the mix of Marine grit ("No retreat, no surrender!"), military jargon, and understated melodrama give a feel somewhere between the steely seriousness of an old-fashioned war comic book and the spectacle and romance of a Japanese anime space opera. The excellent voice cast includes the inimitable E.G. Daly (who also contributes to Rugrats and Powerpuff Girls) as the gung-ho Private "Dizzy" Flores.

The CGI animation is less ambitious than in such feature films as Toy Story, but it's one of the most impressive examples of the animation made for TV. The detailed designs, rich textures, 3-D modeling, and awesome sense of scale (not to mention the pumped-up action and whiplash speed of the bug army) give it the look of an impossibly sophisticated video game, with the rat-a-tat editing and soaring camerawork of a Hollywood movie. The budgetary shortcuts are evident in moments of blurring and jerking, but overall it's startlingly effective. The PG-level violence (no humans are killed, only demonic-looking bugs) may not be appropriate for younger viewers, but it's aimed at an older crowd and has won a loyal adult following. --Sean Axmaker
"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: Hydora". Released:  02/15/02
Second story arc, episodes 6~10.

"The Troopers are back for more non-stop action in the Emmy-nominated Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles. In 'The Hydora Campaign,' Lieutenant Razak's fearless Troopers land on the aquatic Hydora planet hoping to find--and extinguish--the enemy bugs' home base. But soon, they're trapped inside a cave-like insect and attacked by swarms of gigantic, vicious mosquitoes. And when they find the terrifying mother insect who controls the bug universe, they realize its only intention is to kill off the entire human race. Now, the Troopers have found the source of the problem - but can they ever hope to control it?"
"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: Tophet". Released:  02/15/02
Third story arc, episodes 11~15.

"In 'The Tophet Campaign,' young journalist Higgins, fearless war hero Rico, and courageous female Trooper Flores land with their fellow soldiers on a desert planet. They meet a group of humanoid Skinnies who make them feel strangely at home--until gigantic killer bugs appear. Lieutenant Razak accepts help from a newly designed Trooper robot, who quickly saves the team from an intense ambush of massive crawlers. But the Skinnies have more than one surprise in store for the Troopers, proving again that the universe-wide bug war is far from over."
"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: Tesca Nemerosa". Released:  09/18/01
Fourth story arc, episodes 16~20.

"On the jungle planet Tesca, the Roughnecks confront a whole new array of bug soldiers, including web-spewing spiders and sea-based water tigers, as well as their own prejudices. Their newest squadmate is an alien and a former enemy, and a marine is not quick to forgive." Editorial Reviews: Razak's Roughnecks, the toughest marines to spatter a space bug across the interstellar landscape, return in the second feature-length collection from the cult TV series, a completely computer-animated space-age epic based on Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers. Played out as a single movie, The Tesca Campaign has the feeling of a World War II platoon drama crossed with a Japanese space opera. The stylized CGI animation forgoes realism for dynamic direction, energetic action, and stylized designs, making for an impressive world of mechanical creations and insectoid creatures. The PG-level violence (there's a big bug body count) isn't appropriate for young children. --Sean Axmaker

Additional features: The DVD features commentary (from producer Audu Paden, co-executive producer Jeff Kline, and story editor Greg Wesson) that spans the length of the entire program. Episode directors Alan Caldwell, Michael Chang, and Jay Olivia join them for their segments, and voice actor Rino Romano chimes in for the final segment. There are also a stills gallery, bonus trailers, and TV commercials for the series. --Sean Axmaker
Episodes 21-25, the 5th "story arc", called the "Ice Asteroid", has not yet been released. Sony has made no announcements as to when or even if they will. This would be the only one left to release. Episodes 33, 38~40 were never produced, so we will never see them. The others were "clip shows" and will not be released.
"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: Klendathu". To Be Released:  05/28/2002, Order HERE
Sixth story arc, episodes 26~30.
"Roughnecks Starship Troopers Chronicles: Homefront". To Be Released:  05/28/2002, Order HERE
Seventh story arc, episodes 31~37.

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