I forgot to mention that background music is used for humor in Vagrant Queen. It will come to a sudden stop at certain points, without the cliche screeching brakes effect, and start back up. And there’s points where it’s obvious that the non-humanoid alien is a guy in a suit and they’re doing what they can with camera moves and effects to distract you from it. It’s not “so bad it’s good” but it makes it goofy and fun.
Because one of the characters is from Earth, there’s a few pop culture references, including the episode titles. Episode 8 had it in spades and the cast had to have had fun making it. First off, they’re planning a very serious job and decide they need to drink while doing so. They’re good and drunk when the intergalactic meter maids show up. Sorry. Parking enforcement officers.
Without giving away anything further, I was watching it and I thought, “Is that what I think it is?” Then a song starts playing. “Wait. I recognize that song.” And another, and another, and then I started trying to see how many references they were going to pack into the episode. I really want to give a hint, but I won’t.