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12:29am 24/06/2007
  So, yeah- I can see it's been years since anyone posted here, but I just finished watching Roughnecks and I am dying to squee about it. Also I might have started a fic. First ever, and it looks like it's going to be pretty long so I'm also trolling for betas.

Here's the first few pages, just in case anyone's out there reading:

Synopsis: While doing a favor for Goss, Carl uncovers the dangerous truth about SICON's plans for its psychics.
Ratin: PG so far.

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Starship Troopers Comic ... 
02:39pm 01/06/2004
  I should have posted this here ages ago ... here's the info ...

From http://newsarama.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12473

by Benjamin Ong Pang Kean

“Saddle up, Roughnecks!”

International games company Mongoose Publishing have secured rights to the world of Mobile Infantry and are releasing three graphic novels based on Starship Troopers. The publisher will also be bringing out a 30mm Miniatures Wargame leading into an RPG at the beginning of 2005, allowing you, the player to earn your citizenship.

Starship Troopers was originally a novel written by New York Times best-selling author Robert Anson Heinlein. The controversial book, first published in 1959, gave readers a taste of a new type of war, a fight against creatures so alien that conventional warfare was now a thing of the past.

The Starship Troopers movie, directed by Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct), was released in 1997. It starred, amongst others, Casper Van Dien as Johnny Rico, Dina Meyer (from the short-lived Birds of Prey TV series) as Dizzy Flores, Bond-girl Denise Richards as Carmen Ibanez, Jake Busey as Private Ace Levy, Neil Patrick Harris (TV's Doogie Houser) as Colonel Carl Jenkins and Michael Ironside.

At the same time, Dark Horse published a series of comics based on the movie, namely the Starship Troopers Movie Adaptation, Starship Troopers: Brute Creations and Starship Troopers: Dominant Species, Starship Troopers: Insect Touch.

Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles was an animation show based upon the novel by Heinlein that incorporated many of the elements from the novel as well as the 1997 movie. Roughnecks was a happy medium - a re-telling of the story based around both book and film. The Emmy-nominated animated series followed the exploits of Razack's Roughnecks, a squad of Mobile Infantrymen deployed to the far reaches of space to combat the bug threat. This time there was power armour, and the fans were happy.

And now, with a second movie, Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner and touted as one of the greatest visual effects wizard in movie history Phil Tippett, about to be released on DVD, Mongoose will be releasing three graphic novels, each running at 96 pages, mono grey scaled, set in the Starship Troopers Universe. Written by Marvel Comics and Warhammer writer Tony Lee, these will follow a new Mobile Infantry unit, Tamari's Tigers - and the fortunes of another raw recruit - William Tanner. Artists for the first two books are secured, with Variance Press and Marvel UK penciller Paul Ridgon drawing the first, and Sabretooth's Jim Brady the second.

With the first book expected in October in comic shops, hobby shops and role-play vendors, followed by the second in November and final book in the trilogy in February next year, 2005 is definitely the year of the Mobile Infantry.

There's an interview with the creative team at the link destination.

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Welcome ... 
06:31pm 19/02/2004
  Welcome to the new community for the short-lived yet wonderful TV series Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles. Feel free to join this community and start posting.  

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