Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

#1Bat22Posted 10/29/2013 6:52:54 AM
I was tuning in to hulu.com and suddenly recalled this obscure CGI animated TV series that played AM time '99/'00.

The original film has its merits but the series is very much the "anti-film". Though humor can be found, the satire has been deep-sixed in favor of serious storytelling. It doesn't glorify the military but you still root for the unit.

I bring it up on the ME board because the games have colored my return to the series. You've got giant bugs that threaten the human race and beyond, an attitudinal but proficient female soldier, a burgeoning telepathic/telekinetic ally, a fresh reporter, romantic trials, and five-episode campaigns over a variety of terrain.

I think ME fans will get a real kick out of this series, just give it the first 3-4 episodes.