"Just between you and me and the wall, I think a major error was made in their film archetype-ology. Zap was clearly supposed to be the intermediary guy; the hard-drinking, tough-but-lovable, car-won't-start sidekick to the hero. However, we were short one hero, and its not 'till the end of the movie that you realize that Troy and Zap's journey isn't to bring Troy to the hero (to whom Zap should be the sidekick), but in fact, Zap is the hero..." - Mary Jo Pehl
Pipper, as well. On the MST3K episode, Mike and the Bots instantly crack up at his grizzled appearance and scratchy Red Green/Tom Waits/Yosemite Sam-esque voice.
So Bad, It's Good: It's one of the few movies to appear on MST3K that seems watchable on its own. Even Crow admits it's really not as awful as the usual MSTed flick. It's hard to hate this movie simply because you get the impression that the cast and crew really wanted to make a decent film, but just couldn't afford to.