Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

Season 1 Episode 1

Freefall

3
Aired Unknown Aug 30, 1999 on Syfy
7.6
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Freefall
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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?

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  • First impressions are great! Nice CGI for the era and budget (not bad compared to some modern (\'06) games), good acting and writing.

    8.5
    Nice way to introduce the show, simple premise but allows the characters to introduce themselves. The textures and movement of the humans was a bit clunky and awkward but I\'ve seen worse, and the bugs moved smoothly and believably which, I believe, was the focus. Worst part was the bullets, they moved slowly (slower than the sound of them firing) and the sound was weak and out of proportion for the recoil shown. The voice acting surprised me, usually with CGI shows the voice actor budget is the first to be cut (I once saw one that had cutting edge visuals but all the voice acting was done by the same person and he was no Robin Williams). The voice actors bring life to the characters that more than compensates for how much the looks of their faces takes away from it. Definitely makes me want to watch more of this show.moreless
Alexander Polinsky

Alexander Polinsky

Pvt. Robert Higgins

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Corporal Jeff Gossard

David DeLuise

David DeLuise

Sgt. Francis Brutto

E. G. Daily

E. G. Daily

Pvt. Isabelle "Dizzy" Flores

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Pvt. Carl Jenkins

James Horan

James Horan

Corporal Richard 'Doc' LaCroix

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Higgins: Have we tried to negotiate with the bugs?
      Razak: Bugs can smell human blood from a kilometer away, though skin, through suits, through steel. They feel no pain and have no emotions. Their only desire is to kill you. They are not life as we know it, is that clear? You can't negotiate with something that has no soul!
      Rico: You blew it, man, you should have got that on film.

    • Higgins: I know Johnny Rico doesn't look like a hero type right now, but trust me he's going to be a legend.

    • Brutto: Lieutenant's insane.
      Doc: Hey. We're fighting giant bugs on freaking Pluto, man. We're all insane!

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Razak: Live forever, Apes.

      All: Ho!

      Lt. Razaks' phrase is a satire reference to the infamous battle-cry:

      "Come on, you sons of ****** do you want to live forever?" -Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Daly, (1918)

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