YMMV / Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Before its self-sacrifice to save the Roughnecks, C.H.A.S. reminds Higgins that he "was never alive." Was this really C.H.A.S.'s evaluation of its own status as a living being, or just something it told its only friend in the squad to reassure him in its last moments?
  • Better on DVD: The series takes place during seven separate campaigns consisting of five episodes each (save for a few stand-alone episodes). On DVD the episodes for each campaign are edited so that they run together like full length films.
    • It didn't help that the original TV run was plagued by so many production delays that arcs were often interrupted by reruns until the studio could complete the next episode.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The nickname for the alien race that T'Phai belongs to, "skinnies", was originally from the novel. It was later used as a term denoting enemy combatants in the Mogadishu conflict of the '90s.
    • This article on Cracked explains it.


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