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Roughnecks - The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers (1999)

Nicholas Guest , James Horan  |  PG |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Nicholas Guest, James Horan, Alexander Polinsky, Rino Romano, Elizabeth Daily
  • Writers: Pat Allee
  • Producers: Jeffery Scheetz
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 21 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0001XAOKC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,668 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Roughnecks - The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Four bonus episodes: Pluto and Beyond, Propaganda Machine, Marooned, Courtmartial of Lt. Razak

Editorial Reviews

The final installment in the critically acclaimed CGI series. Special DVD features include 4 bonus episodes.

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156 of 157 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't start with this one... July 7, 2004
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People keep emailing my Roughnecks site about the proper DVD order, so here it is:
This is the order the Roughnecks DVD's should be watched in:
(but skip the clip-shows on the "Trackers" disk and save them till last)
1. The Pluto Campaign (episodes 1-2-4-3-5)
[episodes 3 and 4 deliberately switched around, disk plays in "correct" order]
2. The Hydora Campaign (episodes 6-7-8-9-10)
3. The Tophet Campaign (episodes 11-12-13-14-15)
4. The Tesca Campaign (episodes 16-17-18-19-20)
[also known as the Tesca Nemerosa campaign]
5. The Zephyr Campaign (episodes 21-22-23-24-25)
[also known as the Ice Asteroid campaign]
6. The Klendathu Campaign (episodes 26-27-28-29-30)
7. Trackers (episode 31; clip-shows 1 thru 4)
8. The Homefront Campaign (episodes 32-34-35-36-37)
[there IS NO EPISODE 33! 37 is the "final" episode even though it's a cliffhanger]
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars There's more here than you think! July 21, 2004
Finally, my collection is complete, but this particular disk is not up to the quality of the other seven in the set. Originally conceived as a series with eight "chapters" of five episodes each, production problems led to having to create four "clip shows" to deliver the promised 40 episodes. (The actors recorded dialog for two episodes that were never animated.) These clip shows contain from 60-90% "recycled" material, but the 10-40% that's original ties the clips together into enjoyable stories.

When packaging the series, the five daily episodes for each week were combined into a single feature-length disk, with only one intro and exit that had combined production credits for all of the episodes on the disk (sometimes 2-3 different Directors, for example.) The first six disks faithfully capture the first six weeks. The last week ("Homefront Campaign") contains the last five production episodes, but there is a missing episode (#31) that precedes the first one on the disk, and the story ends with a cliff-hanger (#37) because they never completed the last few episodes. (Another review provides a very good chronology for viewing the disks.)

What we find on "Trackers" is the missing episode and the four clip-shows, but the DVD layout is confusing ... it appears to have one "feature" and four "extras" ... these are, in fact, the missing Episode 31 and the clip-shows that were delivered instead of 33, 38, 39 and 40. All five episodes contain their original intros and exits. (Love that music! :-) Unfortunately, unlike the other seven disks, there are no audio commentaries or production featurettes.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good way to finish the spectaular DVD collection June 3, 2004
The final DVD installment in the Roughneck series. Trackers is not a campaign like the other seven DVDs. Trackers includes 5 episodes that were cut from some campaigns in the earlier releases. Such as the Propoganda machine, cut from the Hydora campaign. Marooned, Court Martial of Lt. Razak and Trackers from the Klendathu campaign. Finally the Pluto and Beyond episode that was cut from the Pluto Campaign. Except Trackers, every bonus episode are really nostalgic recollections of events that took place prior to that particular episode. Each bonus epidose is full of emotional and critical events in the characters lives. To fully complete your Roughneck Collection this DVD ties up any loose ends. I heard there are 3 unreleased episodes, lets all hope that Sony/Tristar releases them on DVD. And of coure any Roughneck fan wants a second season, lets all continue to support the Roughnecks as much as possible so we can get a 2nd season!!!!!
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Who Wants to Live Forever? June 13, 2004
"Trackers" is NOT the final episode in the Roughnecks saga -- in fact, it actually falls before "Homefront" chronologically. Also, fans of the previous discs in the Roughnecks series will be a bit disappointed that there's only a single episode on tap from the main menu... and some of the Special Features featurettes are simply rehashes of previous episodes.
The quality is still high -- but if you haven't filled out your collection of the previous discs, do so first before picking up this disc!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Lost Episodes... Almost! July 17, 2004
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Although it was nice to finally obtain the lost episodes which were edited out of the proper release order (which is what the other clips on this disc are, as I have them in the proper order on VHS from Sci-Fi Channel from Long Ago) when these features were assembled, as I HATE having one of these series that isn't COMPLETE, I'm STILL waiting for the Saturday Morning Special that started it all, which I missed somehow, and have never seen repeated anywhere else, for some unknown reason, unless that it was a full length production.
Now, if I could just find my playlist, again!
Hopefully the producers of "Roughnecks" won't let their die-hard fans down.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not like other releases July 9, 2004
By R. Ross
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I was very surprised and disappointed to find out this DVD had only one episode and was over in say 20 minutes or so. There is some supplemental material worth watching, but only one main menu episode.
The animation series is great fun and worth having every episode. But I felt cheated when after watching all the previous DVDs, this one ended so quickly.
Sure hope any future DVD releases run longer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Starship Troopers Chronology
Anyone interested in this great old 1999-00 "state-of-the(n)-art" Sci-Fi adventure may notice that you rarely see a simple complete chronological viewing order posted for the... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Bowman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome viewing
Published 2 months ago by M. Quigg
1.0 out of 5 stars was part of a series
i was very dissapointed that the dvd was part of a series now i have to get the series to
Published 6 months ago by Brian Gore
5.0 out of 5 stars The Starship Troopers Chronicles - Trackers
Had always enjoyed the Starship Troopers Book and Movies. Found these animated TV Series and decided to give them a try and found that I liked them a lot. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Commuter Man
4.0 out of 5 stars The CG series continues.
As a fan of the book, the movie, and Henlein in general, I bought all the DVDs in this series. The CG is a little crude, sometimes it looks like a very old computer or X Box game,... Read more
Published on May 1, 2012 by K. Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Not all broadcast episodes
I have said this before and I say it again. I watched this show when it was first broadcast, and I KNOW there were more than 5 episodes per section. Read more
Published on July 28, 2011 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Animated film
I did not know this was an animated film when purchased. I dislike cartoons, especially one made from a good movie. Too violent for kids unless over the age of 60. Read more
Published on April 15, 2010 by Peter A. Gemmer
3.0 out of 5 stars Adult-age animation film
I am NOT into animation films. I did like the original "Starship Troopers" with Casper Van Dien, thats's why I thought this was a follow-up series, not realizing they were... Read more
Published on March 12, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
The whole Roughnecks series is finally available! The episodes contained on the "Trackers" DVD finish the set, although it should be noted that viewing them in the original... Read more
Published on November 26, 2007 by Akashishi
5.0 out of 5 stars Trackers
The Best Anime I have seen. Wonder why they stopped making anymore series. I hope they make these more.
Published on February 28, 2007 by Ibrahim
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