Starship Troopers

Looks like no one remembers this awesome science fiction craze of 1990’s anymore?

Most of you would have seen the 1997 movie “Starship Troopers” which was quite a good movie of its time. There also was a sequel to it called “Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation“. I just caught up with these two movies again this month on DVD and it bought back the good old memories. Got to love guns, power suits and interstellar air-crafts just like the Halo series. ;)


Do any of you remember the “Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles” series which used to air on AXN around 2001 or so? It was a series representation of the Starship Troopers film adaptation and was fully CGI, way too good for its time! Just recently learnt that it had over 7 campaigns while only 3 were aired in India. So being how easy it is to acquire DVDs in 2007, I got them all, full 8 DVDs of all the campaigns in order:

  • The Pluto Campaign
  • The Hydora Campaign
  • The Tophet Campaign
  • The Tesca Campaign
  • The Zephyr Campaign
  • The Klendathu Campaign
  • The Trackers Episodes along with the Bonus clips, and finally,
  • The Homefront Campaign

It’s too bad the series ended in a cliff-hanger and the planned sequel was never produced since the company behind this masterpiece ran out of money and disappeared off the globe. :(

But anyways, you can wait for the third movie sequel “Starship Troopers: Marauders” coming up next year with an all new story.

You know what’s a Marauder if you’ve seen the Roughnecks series. ;)

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Harsh

Harsh, also known to some as 'Qwerty' or 'QwertyManiac' online, is a Customer Operations Engineer at Cloudera, Inc.. Harsh is a fan of trance and electronic music, distributed systems and GUI programming, and loves to troubleshoot and hack on code in his free time. Formerly a KDE committer, he now is a committer on the Apache Hadoop and Apache Oozie projects and is a great fan of all Open Source Software.

2 thoughts on “Starship Troopers”

  1. Whoa how can anybody forget a great film like Starship Troopers? But I have not even heard about “Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles”. Is it good? Is the story along the same lines of the film?

  2. Yeah its loosely based on it (Not in perfect continuity). It also has Rico, Flores and the rest (Carl, etc) just like the novel (Sort of) and the movie. Amazing series! :)

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