This film contains examples of:
- Fantastic Racism
- Linda I Am Your Father. This big reveal is hinted at very early on.
- Parental Abandonment: For Tang, mostly because they're stuck inside a block of ice. (Or behind a pane of glass, but Willing Suspension of Disbelief and everything...)
- Slurpasaur: The rescue team encounters a "monster" that's just a close-up of an iguana.
- Time Dilation
- Too Dumb to Live: And why, pray tell, do they need to use that tiny branch to traverse the acid pit, when there's a clear path around the pit all of five feet away???
- Twist Ending: It's an Adam and Eve Plot, and this was Earth All Along.
The third planet from the sun will be known as... Earth.