Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999–2000)
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|MPAA||Rated PG for sci-fi action violence|
Sex & Nudity
- Although altered for weekly viewing by younger audiences, there are still adult elements. The triangle relationships are still intact from the first film, but some new ones are seen in the series. Generally occasional flirting occurs between troopers.
Violence & Gore
- Although it is a series based on a wartime story, the violence and gore is tamed down considerably from its live-action film incarnation. Bugs are usually seen shot dead onscreen. Other times, the bugs are seen blown to pieces by rockets, missiles and grenades, sometimes stunned by tasers or sometimes fatally electrocuted. Troopers are sometimes seen knocked down by bugs but never killed. Injuries to troopers are generally light. Any trooper deaths have generally been offscreen.
- None. Generally at times when viewers might expect profanity, there was always alternative phrases and acronyms used to express displeasure between characters. Most of which were never elaborated on and left to the imagination of the meaning.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- As drugs and alcohol is not generally accepted in the military, this series follows that practice. The only drugs used were tranquilizers for captured bugs or sedatives for injured troopers.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Since this series was made with the purpose of younger audiences watching it on a weekly basis back in the day, the level of frightening or intense scenes was dampened. Most every character that was in any serious danger was often time saved. Any harm to human characters were light injuries. Any human deaths were usually offscreen and indirectly referred. Bug deaths were generally depicted onscreen.