Let's see, that was in high school back in the late 70's. It was when the original star wars movie came out. We borrowed the schools 8mm cameras, lighting, makeup, and special effects gear...(tape and some metal tubing to make explosions with while using a big balloon full of propane)...We built a mock-up of a battlestar gallactica viper cockpit with a large backdrop of a hanger. In places we used stop frame animation for the animated ship shots by using a scaled down viper model. Oh yeah, and we made it a silent movie including the little monologue cards with the swirly borders and added a cheesy piano sound track like the old silents had. The aliens were a friend of mine with a cotton ski mask pulled down and tucked into his collar with the hat stuffed into his mouth...
It was called Star Blitz...hehe
by Robear, out of the shadows and back again...