YMMV / Starcrash

  • Accidental Innuendo: "It's so nice to be turned on again."
  • Ass Pull: "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.
  • Critical Research Failure: Thor and L follow Stella and Akton's "friction trail" through space.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Elle the robot.
  • Ham and Cheese: Christopher Plummer is deliciously hammy.
  • Narm: Thor's death: "These deadly rays will be your death!" Also, pretty much anything the Emperor of the Galaxy says.
  • 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.
  • So Bad, It's Good: You really have to admire the amount of Ham and Cheese this whole movie contains. It's glorious. It's even better with the botched English dub.
  • Special Effect Failure: Like Star Wars, the first minute or so of the film consists of shots of a giant spaceship. Unlike Star Wars, 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.
  • What an Idiot: Zarth Arn's masterful plan to stop the heroes from destroying his ultimate weapon is to lure them onto said weapon and then blow it up.