Did you get the Dr. Strangelove reference(s)? If you liked Mars Attacks, Wag the Dog and/or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, you’ll probably like this charmingly low-budget SciFi comedy. Camp, universally offensive, wonderful. Based very loosely on Heinlein’s Rocket Ship Galileo. Another one for video night.
“Do you know how to drive this thing?”
“Well, can’t be any different from playing Wing Commander.”