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* ColbertBump: It gained recognition when WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic reviewed it in 2012. Before then, it didn't even have a Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} page.
* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Zygon]] is a {{smug|snake}}, domineering {{galactic conqueror}} with a [[AGodAmI God complex]] who seeks to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule humanity]]. Formerly a rogue android known as Nexus, his first attempt to take over humanity was stopped by guardians known as the Ka-Khan, and his army was destroyed. Forced to hide, Zygon bides his time and establishes a [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave mine]] on the planet Zinia, forcing human slaves (who are forced to work regardless of [[WouldHurtAChild age]] or physical condition) into such harsh conditions they often die. The blade the Ka-Khan used to defeat him is found by an old slave, [[HeKnowsTooMuch who's killed to keep it a secret]]. Once [[TheChosenOne Orin]] finds out about the blade and decides to escape, Zygon fatally [[NeckLift strangles]] his girlfriend Elan. After Orin escapes, Zygon places a massive bounty on his head and has his MechaMooks attack him at every turn. He captures [[LovableRogue Dagg]] and has him [[ColdBloodedTorture painfully tortured]] by shooting a laser into his forehead, overseeing it with a {{sadist}}ic grin. After he has the heroes within his grasp, Zygon leads his ships to obliterate the human's opposing fleet and take over the planet by force. Once he's been [[RoboticReveal revealed as Nexus]], Zygon takes [[IHaveYourWife Aviana (the new love interest) hostage]], threatening her life. Once Orin surrenders, Zygon attempts to strike him down with his own blade. Cocky and arrogant, Zygon was as remorselessly cruel as an {{evil overlord}} could be.
* CultClassic: Still a very obscure film, despite the aforementioned ColbertBump.
* GuiltyPleasure: The rape... er... re-programming scene can be viewed as this.
* HilariousInHindsight
** Despite the film's clear attempts to capitalize on the success of [[StarWars that other space opera classic]], there is a scene in which the main hero cuts through a metal door with his LaserSword and another where the DarkLord falls down a large pit after being sliced horizontally in half with it. [[ThePhantomMenace Coincidence]]?
** The Mine Masters use light whips. They would later become popular in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightwhip Expanded Universe]].
** Also, [[spoiler:the blade being invisible on the hilt of the sword]] brings a certain [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight famous sword]] to mind.
* MemeticMolester: Dagg, largely due to the re-programming scene.
* OneSceneWonder: The Man-Droids are one of the few original elements in the film. They're placed in a fitting enviornment that gives a genuinely spooky atmosphere. They appear in only one scene, barely mentioned in the next, and never again.
* SoBadItsGood: To a degree. Itís genuinely fun at times, especially if you're into BlackHumor, but the film is mostly known as a huge Franchise/StarWars rip-off.
* TheUntwist: What? Zygon isn't [[AGodAmI a god]] after all?

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