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Author:  beamjockey [ Wed May 13, 2015 9:37 am ]
Post subject:  Roughnecks Galore

If image embedding works, I'll show you what I scored at a library sale:

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Guess not. Check out https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Xuz0Jf_cMcJ8PKfrhulRSNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink.

Five DVDs of Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles, for a buck apiece!

Roughnecks was a computer-animated TV series that ran for 40 episodes in 1999 and 2000. It's an adaptation of the Starship Troopers universe considerably closer to the spirit of the novel than the obnoxious feature film was. I think it was the best screen version of published Heinlein material before Predestination came out. Each disk features five episodes.

According to Wikipedia, eight DVDs were released. I have:

2. The Hydora Campaign
3. The Tophet Campaign
5. The Zephyr Campaign
7. Trackers
8. The Homefront Campaign

Missing are #1, The Pluto Campaign, #4, The Tesca Campaign, and #6, The Klendathu Campaign. Leaving plenty of CGI goodness to enjoy. (Sadly, Trackers holds only one original episode, and is padded with four "clip shows" compiled from scenes from other episodes.)

Author:  mostlyclassics [ Wed May 13, 2015 5:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Roughnecks Galore

Terrific score, Bill! I had caught some of one of the episodes on youtube and had seriously springing for the DVDs on amazon, where they average $10 each. (Or you can drop $96 for all eight of them in a nifty collector's box.)

Congratulations!

Author:  Blackhawk [ Wed May 13, 2015 9:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Roughnecks Galore

I have the complete series on DVD but I paid more than a buck a disc for them.

Author:  beamjockey [ Thu May 28, 2015 6:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Serendipity Strikes Again! (was Re: Roughnecks Galore)

beamjockey wrote:
According to Wikipedia, eight DVDs were released. I have:

2. The Hydora Campaign
3. The Tophet Campaign
5. The Zephyr Campaign
7. Trackers
8. The Homefront Campaign

Missing are #1, The Pluto Campaign, #4, The Tesca Campaign, and #6, The Klendathu Campaign. Leaving plenty of CGI goodness to enjoy.

Tonight I returned Ancillary Sword to the circulation desk. The library sale is long over, but I looked over the shelves housing the ongoing booksale. (I could have picked up eight or nine Bobbsey Twins novels.)

Lo! among the DVDs on these shelves were #1, The Pluto Campaign, #4, The Tesca Campaign, and #6, The Klendathu Campaign! I had only to cross the palm of a librarian with siiver, and in a trice the disks were mine. Much starshiptroopering lies ahead.

Author:  mostlyclassics [ Fri May 29, 2015 11:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Roughnecks Galore

Gee, Bill, and you didn't spring for the Bobbsey Twins?

Congratulations on completing your set!

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