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Spydre Rogue writes...

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I am not asking for information that is to come on a show...as there is no show anymore.

I come as a Dad--I have a lasso in hand, and the moon in sight...my task: impossible; my course--but to try.

My six year old daughter, on a day when the TV went out, found my (now grown and moved away) son's collection of 'Roughneck: Starship Troopers Chronicles' DVD's. I said if she was interested she could watch them, but warned that the series was canceled before it was finished; so there would be no ending.

Okay, so maybe you can see where this is going, I was aware they had scripted the concluding episodes (my son was always sure they would get made), but I never realized that, after all these years, some transcripted form of the teleplay wasn't readily available on the Internet. Until now.

So...I have a daughter who is only a few weeks out from finishing the produced show, who has that dreamy attachment that I've seen before with Pokémon, and My Little Pony--and, as I continually try to ease her towards the fact that there will be no ending, I have to listen to her reassure me that, "Don't worry, dada, we will just have to read what happens in the ending; no big deal. We'll find the story in a book, or on the Internet." But I've looked, and I haven't found it.

MY QUESTION: Is it out there somewhere...?

Being a Dad is tough, but when you're on the line and you've got your orders, you charge the bugs. Moon or not, my lasso is up and away...live forever, apes!

Greg responds...

I sympathize. Honestly. But I don't think I'm going to be able to provide those for you.

The main reason is that I don't own them.

But a secondary reason is that ASK GREG is not a good forum for posting teleplays. The formatting goes to hell, and it takes me a long time to go through them to make them even legible. And they're still badly formatted.

Finally, I don't have them here at my Nickelodeon office. So even if I was so inclined, I don't have them to post.


In summary, the Hawaiian battle continues. There's a big pit. A lot of bugs. Humanity triumphs.

Response recorded on September 09, 2016