There is no way that Joss Whedon wasn't involved in writing that section.
Gune and his mysterious little doodad:
Gune: Do you know what this is? Neither do I. I made it last night in my sleep. Apparently I used Gindograc; highly unstable. But I put a button on it, yes. I wish to press it but... I'm not sure what'll happen if I do...
Planet... Bob. Helps that it's preceded by a great Gilligan Cut.
Gune and Preed are supposed to be on the lookout for Drej at one point in the movie, but what are they doing instead? Preed is trying to shoot a bug with a cannon while Gune is fiddling with his little bomb.
Gune: Preed! Aren't you supposed to be watching for the Drej!?
Preed: That's right caveman. Drej bad, we good. Now go look at something shiny for a while!
The first thing Cale does once he's accepted the Call to Adventure and is safely on board Korso's ship? Use his new status as the last hope of humanity to try to hit on a very unimpressed Akima.
The cockroach-like cook at the salvage yard complains humans are "unsanitary."