Tropes this series uses:
- Affectionate Parody: Of Star Trek: The Animated Series.
- Dating Catwoman: Ryan once enter in a relationship with an alien woman that then tries to kill him. So he kills her first.
- Deflector Shield: Their ship has those, as shown in several episodes.
- Flat Character: All the protagonists except Captain Ryan.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Ryan's favourite method to calm down others crew members. He once did it to himself.
- Going Down with the Ship: In the last episode, their ship is about to explode; Ryan evacuates the rest of the crew but decides to not go with them. It's... actually almost touching.
Ryan:"Well, old girl, it's just you and me!"
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: Celestial
- Hypocritical Humor: Ryan's "humane solution" for getting rid of some aliens is to shoot them out in space. Where they explode.
- "I Know You Are in There Somewhere" Fight: Subverted big time. When one of his crew members get controlled by an alien, Ryan simply killed said crew member.
- Interspecies Romance: Ryan was once in a relationship with an alien woman, until they both tried to kill each other (Ryan won).
- Commander Grunch was in love with one of the cadets, but she was killed on her first mission.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Captain Ryan might be a jerk at times, but sometime he can make good points over choices of actions.
- Kill 'em All: Captain Ryan's modus operandi when confronted by a threat. Even when it's a crew member controlled by an alien.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Crankshaw will react this way when something happens to a Red Shirt.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Captain Ryan is disturbingly happy about killing people.
- Noodle Incident: An episode was about resolving a revolt the crew had in some way created.
- Puppeteer Parasite: the Cortexicons.
- Red Shirt: They are actually called B-team, but they have the same role. Two of them get disintegrated the second they land on a planet.
Crankshaw: Oh no! Rodriguez...and that other guy! They're gone!Ryan: Well, That's why they're here!
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: The Trumplets.
- Sociopathic Hero: Captain Ryan can be worse than the monsters he faces sometimes.
- Smoldering Shoes: All that remains of Celestial after Ryan disintegrates her. He then elects to keep them as a memento.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Ryan is no doubt the protagonist.
- Tragic Keepsake: Ryan keeps the boots of the woman that tried to kill him. It's a lot less sweet when you realize he was the one who killed her.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Averted. A human is killed alongside an alien, an Ryan's reaction is the same (which means total indifference).