Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

Syfy (ended 2000)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • 4/6/00
      At the beginning of a mission, Lt. Razak ignores a standing directive and orders the saturation bombing of a landing zone.
    • Court-Martial of Lt. Razak
      The Roughnecks are about to be dropped on Klendathu into a hot LZ. Lt Razak tells Carmen to clear the LZ as he thinks it's too dangerous for the squad to land. Carman tells him INTEL in the form of Lt Walker ordered no weapons to be used, stealth drop only. Lt Razak overrides her and the LZ is cleared by bombs. As soon as Lt Walker finds out he tells Lt Razak that 6 squads were in that area under General Redwing but they'd lost radio contact. Lt Razak asks why he wasn't told and Walker tells him it was a covert op. on a need to know basis - and Razak didn't need to know. Back at the base Lt Razak faces a court of inquiry with Walker as prosecutor. Lt Walker charges Razak with endangering the squad and wrecking S.I.C.O.N. equipment needlessly, using troopers evidence and flash backs as proof. As the hearing goes on a swarm of bugs attacks the base prompting Lt Walker to exclaim there was a traitor in their midst feeding information to the Bugs and he points at LT Razak. One of the three Generals immediately calls for Razak to be destroyed. As soon as this happens Razak hits him with a stun charge. Whilst the court is in shock a Mind Control Bug escapes from the Generals power suit. Razak grabs a chair and kills it. Immediately the screen clears and General Redwing appears telling Lt Razak the trap for the bugs is ready and that they have no back door to escape from. Lt Walker looks at Razak and asks what was happening. Razak replies "covert operation to find the traitor. need to know basis and YOU didn't need to know". The bug assualt party is totally destroyed.moreless
    • Marooned
      Episode 39
      Rico is left floating in space after his pod malfunctions during a drop.
    • Propaganda Machine
      Episode 38
      Higgins is ordered to make a good Fed-Net report hiding the horrors of war and showing something positive about the Bug Campaign.
    • 3/15/00
      As Rico Struggles with his promotion to Lieutenant and leader of the Roughnecks, the squad is assigned to Honolulu, Hawaii and when they arrive, they greet the new recruit, Max Brutto. While on station, they are attacked by a huge swarm of the Bug Army. Will Rico be able to get the Roughnecks out alive as his first mission as their leader?moreless
    • 3/14/00
      S.I.C.O.N. has ordered that the Roughnecks be split up and placed with other units. The Roughnecks take on one last mission before they are separated and take Razak's ashes to a lake to be spread onto it at sunrise and they find Brutto and General Redwing waiting for them. All is not right however and now the Roughnecks are faced with a difficult situation.moreless
    • Pluto and Beyond
      Episode 35
      Higgins summarizes the current state of the war on Pluto and Tophet in clips from previous episodes.
    • Requiem
      Episode 34
      S.I.C.O.N has discovered that there is a vast network of bug tunnels under San Francisco and they have determined that the only way to eliminate the bugs is to bomb the city. Razak and Walker present another plan that is risky, but would save the civilian population. Can they complete the task before S.I.C.O.N. has to bomb the city?moreless
    • Hide n' Seek
      Episode 33
      A massive bug mound has appeared outside of Buenos Aires and S.I.C.O.N. that the bugs are planning a counter-attack to retake the city that was just won by the troops and all air attacks against the mound have ended in disaster. Now the Roughnecks, along with two other squads, must sneak up to the mound and destroy the Plasma Bugs in order to allow the air attacks to commence. Can the Roughnecks accomplish their mission and what about Rico's feelings for Flores?moreless
    • Among Us
      Episode 32
      All S.I.C.O.N. forces revert to peace status after the Bug Queen has apparently been destroyed. However, Jenkins insist that the Queen Bug is still alive and here on Earth and he is told to take R & R. Is Jenkins right and if so, where are the bugs?
    • Trackers
      Episode 31
      The S.I.C.O.N. Fleet is hunting for the Bug Queen, after she escaped in a Transport Bug from Klendathuin heading for Earth. Can they find and destroy the Transport Bug before it reaches Earth?
    • Checkmate
      Episode 30
      Lt. Razak is called to a mission briefing to find it being given by Sky Marshall Sanchez himself. The Roughnecks and Echo squads are given the mission to infiltrate the mound of the Queen Bug and eliminate her and the Roughnecks are reunited with an old friend. Can they accomplish this seemingly suicidal mission?moreless
    • Letters Home
      Episode 29
      The Roughnecks are dug in on Klendathu and are facing an inevitable Bug attack and due to a shortage of ships, they face the almost impossible task of holding their position against impossible odds. Will the Roughnecks be making their last stand here?
    • The Mission
      Episode 28
      The Roughnecks are faced with a new and more diabolical threat created by none other than the mutant that was formally Zander. Can they defeat this new threat?
    • D-Day
      Episode 27
      S.I.C.O.N. prepares for the D-Day invasion of the bug home planet of Klendathu and before they are to head to the surface, Flores gets a letter stating that her brother was lost when the medivac ship he was on was hit and crashed. Can Flores recover from the shock or will Razak and Rico be forced to take her off the line?moreless
    • Metamorphosis
      Episode 26
      The Valley Forge is headed for the next campaign and since it is a long journey, everyone except Commander Marlow, Lt. Ibanez, and the Roughnecks are in suspended animation. Lt. Bacalow mutates into a bug creature and starts creating havoc and puts the entire crew of the ship at risk. Can the Roughnecks stop him before it's too late?moreless
    • The Ice Men Goeth
      Episode 25
      the Roughnecks have found a valuable oxygen source and Doc and Flores connect a compressor to pump oxygen to the ship, but they wind up missing. Can the Roughnecks find their missing comrades and solve the mystery of the giant creature that they have landed in?
    • The Inside Story
      Episode 24
      The Zephyr is still stuck on the ice asteroid and the Roughnecks are running low on ammunition while the Firefries keep attacking. The only chance they have is for Rico, Flores, and T'Phai to act as human bait and draw the bugs away while Gossard and Doc make a toxic barrier to kill the bugs before they can get to the ship. Can Rico, Flores, and T'Phai survive their suicide mission?moreless
    • Hot Ice
      Episode 23
      Having crashed on a barren asteroid, the Roughnecks try to make their way to a crashed science vessel for help. Can they reach the ship and will they find survivors?
    • Mixed Signals
      Episode 22
      The Zephyr remains crash-landed on a frozen asteroid and they are still battling the Firefries. Can they make contact with someone before they are left behind?
    • Ice-Olation
      Episode 21
      The Roughnecks crash on an asteroid after an infestation of tiny bugs appear out of Barcalow's neck. Can they survive the desolate chunk of rock long enough to be found?
    • Heart
      Episode 20
      Still in the tank, Rico grows increasingly angry and frustrated that no one is taking his claims that the bugs are coming seriously. Can Rico convince anyone before it's too late?
    • Liquid Dreams
      Episode 19
      While a monsoon hits the Zegema Base hard, Rico floats unconscious in a regeneration tank, fighting his subconscious to stay alive. Will Rico survive and recover?
    • Marauder
      Episode 18
      As the squad tries to locate a brain bug on Tesca Nemerosa from underwater, Rico is trapped behind when his Marauder suit starts to run out of power. Will he make it out alive?
    • 12/9/99
      Rico still doesn't trust T'Phai, but In the jungle on Tesca Nemerosa, they are forced to work together when the other squad members start disappearing. Can they put aside their differences and work together to save the others?
    • No Substitute
      Episode 16
      The Skinnies, formerly working for the Bugs, have changed sides but one of them meets considerable resistance when he joins the squad for its assault on Zegema Beach. Can he prove to the squad that he belongs?
    • The Face of Truth
      Episode 15
      The capture of the "skinny" Colonel T'Phai reveals that the entire race are being mentally controlled by the bugs and that they are using the planet for fuel and plan to blow it up after they are done. Can the Roughnecks stop the bugs in time?
    • Captured
      Episode 14
      The Roughnecks are captured by the Skinnies and Brutto and Jenkins are taken away to be interrogated by a Brain Bug. Can they get out of this tight situation?
    • Of Flesh and Steel
      Episode 13
      On a mission to capture an important mountain pass, Rico has trouble trusting the squad's newest member, a cyborg.
    • Stranded
      Episode 12
      As the war moves to the planet Tophet, the Roughnecks go after Razak and Higgins, who are trapped behind enemy lines and about to be blown up by their own air strike. Can they reach their squad mates in time to save them from being obliterated?
    • Betrayal
      Episode 11
      Arriving on the planet of Tophet, the Roughnecks are surprised to meet an advanced indigenous species. They claim the bugs came, but couldn't adapt to their climate and died. But, if this is the case, where are all the corpses then?
    • Sole Survivor
      Episode 10
      While trying to find out what happened to Lt. Ross, who was found wandering on Hydora with his memory gone and his entire squad missing, the Roughnecks are captured by the Bugs. Can Jenkins save his fellow squad members with his telepathic talent?
    • 11/11/99
      Trying to locate two missing squads that seem to have vanished into thin air, the Roughnecks find themselves battling giant amphibious beetles and Flores gets captured by the bugs. Can the squad rescue her in time?
    • Search & Destroy
      Episode 8
      Searching for the Rippler nest on Hydora, the Roughnecks come under heavy fire and Jenkins is severely wounded by an acid-tipped barb. Can Jenkins survive his wound and can they find the nest?
    • Swarm
      Episode 7
      The battle against the Bugs moves to the watery planet Hydora, where Rico and the Roughnecks again come to Carmen's rescue when she is stranded while evacuating wounded. Can they make it to her location in time?
    • 10/12/99
      The "Transport" Bug that was found bringing reinforcements and eggs to Pluto is followed back to the watery planet Hydora, where it releases barb-shooting flying bugs of a previously unknown type. Is this the bug home world?
    • Deep Trouble
      Episode 5
      When the Roughnecks go beneath the surface of Pluto to locate the Bug army's incubation center, Flores suffers from disabling claustrophobia. Will Flores cause an issue for the squad and can they find "Bug City"?
    • Basic Training
      Episode 4
      Rico has to train Higgins the reporter to defend himself in combat, as the Roughnecks try to defend themselves from new flying Bugs that seem impervious to laser fire. Can Rico train Higgins in time and can the Roughnecks eliminate the airborne threat?
    • Handle with Care
      Episode 3
      The squad is assigned to assist intelligence officer Earle Walker in capturing a live Plasma Bug and bringing it back through enemy territory.
    • 8/31/99
      When the Roughnecks pick up a distress call from pilots Ibanez and Barcalow, who are under attack at a research outpost, Rico risks the safety of his own squad to save Carmen. Can Ibanez and Barcalow survive the bug onslaught in the station and can Razak's Roughnecks destroy the Plasma Bugs that prevent the ships from coming in for a rescue?moreless
    • Freefall
      Episode 1
      Rookie troopers Rico, Flores and Jenkins journey to Pluto as part of Alpha Team "Razak's Roughnecks" on what is supposed to be a simple mop-up operation, but find a major threat to the research stations from plasma-shooting alien Bugs. Will they survive their fist mission?