* AccidentalInnuendo: "It's so nice to be turned on again."
* AssPull:
** "Imperial battleship! Halt... the flow of time!"
** Really, just...''everything'' about Akton and his "abilities." The movie kills him off because he would solve the big climax in seconds.
** Elle the robot turning up whole and unharmed after being smashed to pieces by cavemen. Putting a robot back together isn't normally an asspull, but it is when his pieces were left behind on an exploding planet, and the only way the other characters escaped was by breaking time.
* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad Count Zarth Arn]] of the League of Dark Worlds is a GalacticConqueror with ambitions of [[EvilOverlord taking over the entire universe]]. Armed with a weapon capable of inducing horrible MindRape in its targets, Zarth Arn introduces the weapon's capabilities by mentally torturing a spaceship full of people to death once they try to destroy the weapon. Zarth Arn plots to oust the Emperor from power with his weapon and eventually opts to [[EarthShatteringKaboom blow up the planet]] his weapon is located in by luring the Emperor there with the prospect of finding his own lost son. Once thinking the Emperor dead, Zarth Arn proceeds to try and obliterate the Emperor's own home planet and the billions on it to secure his reign on the universe and slaughters all the fleets that comes between him and victory in the process.
* CriticalResearchFailure:
** Thor and Elle follow Stella and Akton's "friction trail" through space.
** The soldier torpedoes, which work by crashing through the windows of the Count's space station so a couple of soldiers can hop out. This has no effect on the atmosphere inside the space station.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Elle the robot. He's a super-competent badass who saves the day several times, and has a likeable personality and a fun (if completely out of place) Texas accent.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Watch Stella when she has no lines. It is clear the actress had no direction from the director beyond "pout and look like you are paying attention."
* HamAndCheese: Christopher Plummer is deliciously hammy. He proudly said he only did the film for the chance to vacation in Rome, even noting that he'd do porn if a trip to Rome was involved.
* HamToHamCombat: The Emperor and the Count? [[Film/HawkTheSlayer VOLTA...]] I MEAN ZOLTAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
* HilariousInHindsight: Swords made of lasers? That is so obviously ripped off from Star Wars. But, then a character shows up with a laser beam coming out of, what appears to be, a ring on his finger, which seems like anticipating Mel Brooks' ''Spaceballs''.
** During the [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MSTing]], one of the riffers quips that this movie is the "Community Theater version of ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''." A few months later, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'' would come out, and would feature Creator/DavidHasselhoff in [[OneSceneWonder a memorable cameo]] as well as singing the ending credits theme.
** What exactly, was the fireman's pole in the center of the Count's mezzanine for? One mook uses it, but beyond that it just seems to get in the way. RuleOfCool maybe? If so, fail!
* {{Narm}}: [[spoiler:Thor's death]]: "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment These deadly rays will be your death!]]" Also, pretty much anything the Emperor of the Galaxy says.
* {{Padding}}: The loooong, sloooow shots of spaceships flying through space. Especially during the climax, which consists of many more loooong, sloooow shots of spaceships launching from the Emperor's Space City, which is even more ludicrous considering how quickly they get their butts kicked.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/HamiltonCamp voices Elle, over a decade before he'd voice [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales robotic fowl Gizmoduck]].
* SoBadItsGood: You really have to admire the amount of HamAndCheese this whole movie contains. It's glorious. It's even better with the botched English dub. There are scenes that are literally just the audience watching the characters do nothing. Several more are just scenes of the characters walking, and not nearly as exciting as ''Film/LordOfTheRings''.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Like ''Franchise/StarWars'', the first minute or so of the film consists of shots of a giant spaceship. Unlike ''Franchise/StarWars'', the spaceship looks like it's made of Lego (you can actually see they used model-car runners pasted '''intact''' on the ship sides) and space looks like it's full of Christmas lights. Later, during the space battles, you can see the strings the ships are moving on (and don't worry if you miss them the first time: the scenes are reused). Also, halting the flow of time (for three minutes) is accomplished by bathing things in green jello.