Conclusions drawn from this second viewing:
Since there are so many characters and kingdoms to keep track of, the script is economical, in that it combines Judd Hirsch's bellowing Jewish father with Jeff Goldblum's doomsday fringe climate scientist into the single person of Topol's Hans Zarkov.
When blasted with sacred energy, Fascists always melt.
The Moon of Arboria is The Deer Hunter set on Endor, while double-dipping into The Adventures of Robin Hood.
When Ming first entrances Dale Arden with his Ring of Power, we can assume that he's "already seen everything."