* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Any scene featuring the Bellerians with their strange dances and poses for no discernible reason.
* ClicheStorm: Many tropes show up in the film seemingly just because other, better movies used them, too.
* CultClassic: Thanks to MST3K, of course.
* FanNickname: "Lobster Guy" for Kalgan's bodyguard, who wears crinkly red armor plates that make him look like a lobster. And is played by a guy named Guy.
** MysteryScienceTheater3000 made a RunningGag out of making up nicknames for main character Dave Ryder, or rather ''Big [=McLarghuge=]''!
** Lea is known as "Grandma-Daughter" & her dad is "Captain Santa".
* FetishRetardant: Lea's dance scene.
--> '''[[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Crow]]:''' She's presenting like a mandrill!
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The fact that all of the space shots are recycled from the old ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}'' is pretty funny to begin with, but it all got even funnier -- or at least, that bit more ironic -- when the final season of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' had a major arc involving, yes, a mutiny in space aboard ''Galactica'', which was also spearheaded by a power-hungry Machiavellian type and a trusted member of the crew who walks with a pronounced limp. Plus, the Captain bears an uncanny resemblance to the ''Series/{{Galactica 1980}}'' version of Adama.
** All the jokes about how the inside of the ship looks like a brewery are even funnier in light of the 2009 ''Film/StarTrek'' film, in which the engineering section of the Enterprise ''really is'' a Budweiser brewery.
* IkeaErotica: The sex scene between Dave & Lea can be seen as a visual representation of this. It doesn't really show anything and is rather boring (though a brief glimpse of Grandma-Daughter nipple was cut from the MST3K version).
-->'''Crow:''' Uh, could you wrap it up, Chunky? There's a tour coming through!
* MartyStu: Ryder has traits of this.
* MisBlamed: David Winters is credited as the Director despite the fact that Neal Sundstrom really directed most of the film and a third, uncredited director was responsible for the stuff with the Bellerians.
* {{Narm}}:
** All over the place, but one moment where Ryder screams before jumping out of the speeder stands out.
** The scene where Engineer Parsons gets killed was no doubt intended to show a principled officer meeting a savage end at the hands of the mutineers. In practice, it comes across more like a bunch of school bullies beating up a whiny kid for his lunch money.
* NauseaFuel: Plenty to go around.
* SoBadItsGood: The whole movie can be likened to an expensive cheese: smelly, but rather enjoyable if you're in right mood.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Much of the action takes place in a treatment plant with visible sunlight. Bricks in the walls are visible in many of the shots.
** Not to mention the Enforcers' "Speeders", which are either golf carts, floor waxers or "[[{{FantasyIsland}} Hervé Villechaize's]] death car[s]" capable of "reaching speeds of 3!"
** Even the titles aren't immune to this trope, looking as if they were produced on a Commodore Amiga Video Toaster by someone using it for the very first time.
** Plus they had to swipe footage from Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}! *sheesh*! Also, many of the costumes are so stupid that even a 1950's B-movie sci-fi character would be embarrassed to wear them!
* {{Squick}}. Lea's [[SarcasmMode totally-not-obvious seduction]] of a pudgy henchmen.
** Hell, every time Lea tries to be sexy.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: The movie tries to present the mutineers as evil, but look at it from their perspective. They didn't choose to spend their entire life on a ship - that decision was made for them. Space is clearly inhabited beyond the Southern Sun, so why aren't people who want to leave allowed to just leave? It's not hard to see the mutineers as simply trying to escape the flying jail they were unlucky enough to be born in, even if they are going about it in a bad way. It's not helped that the argument against them is melodramatic and poorly stated ''at best'', or non-existent at worst. The best the movie can muster is that the mutineers are wrong because their plans go against some nebulous, ill-defined "law of the universe."
** Kalgan admits during his MotiveRant that his primary goal is to "accumulate wealth and power" rather than achieve freedom, so it's a stretch to claim he's [[CardCarryingVillain anything but evil]]. The other mutineers might be more idealistic but we don't hear anything from them.
* TheyJustDidntCare: Continuity errors all over the place, most glaring in one instance where a supporting character who was just murdered appears as an extra in the very next scene.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Lt. Lamont. Doesn't help that the actor/actress is named Billy Second.
* WTHCastingAgency: James Ryan, an accomplished martial artist, is cast in the role of a crippled man who is barely able to walk.
* TheWoobie: Poor Steve.
** Lt. Lemont, the only ship's officer with an IQ above room temperature... though this is undone by her amazing and unexplained return from the dead.