* 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.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Thor and L follow Stella and Akton's "friction trail" through space.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: L 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.
* 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? [[HawkTheSlayer VOLTA...]] I MEAN ZOLTAAAAAAAAAAAAN!
* {{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.
* {{Robosexual}}: Elle the robot and the heroine Stella Starr have far, ''far'' more chemistry and emotion between them than any other characters in the film.
* 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.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Like ''StarWars'', the first minute or so of the film consists of shots of a giant spaceship. Unlike ''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.
* WhatAnIdiot: Zarth Arn's masterful plan to stop the heroes from destroying his ultimate weapon is [[spoiler:to lure them onto said weapon and then blow it up. To be fair he thought he could use it to blow up the Emperor too, but it's still pretty dumb.]]
** {{Subverted}} in that he would've succeeded in killing all of them, if the Emperor's ship didn't have the ability to ''[[AssPull stop time.]]''