What movie / series is this ship from?

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You can see a vfx shot using this ship in this documentary at 17:03:

 

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I'm assuming it's a low budget sci-fi movie or even made-for-tv film?

Judging by the footage in the documentary, I'd say so. The other footage in the documentary, other than from Star Wars and Tron was Roger Corman's Android. It doesn't appear to be from that, though.
 

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I was guessing something from the first Battlestar Galactica.
 

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I've just trawled the comments on the youtube page and one mentions the film Android (1982), but I can't find any stills to confirm
 

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The frustrating thing is that it looks so familiar, and yet the number of S.F. I've watched is pretty small. Only a few outside of the classics.
 

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It's killing me too, I've seen it before ...a long time ago, something like Terrahawks (though that's not it, and it might be just that it's from the same era) -anyhow, great question, one for the pub quiz world championships
 

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Stylistically, I'd say it was from the 70s or early 80s. It looks slightly like the ship that transports the assassins to kill Sean Connery in Outland, but there wasn't a shot of that ship flying like that. I wonder if the same model was used in two films?

By the way, I googled "Android 1982 spaceship" and got this:

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EDIT: Ah, I was wrong about this. The Outland shuttle looks like this:

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However, they do seem very similar in style. Ron Cobb did a lot of design for Alien's Nostromo, and Philip Harrison and Martin Bower were on the production design of Outland. Would it help to search them?

ANOTHER EDIT: I tried Google image search and was told that the original spaceship was visually similar to a cardboard box. Now that's just cold. On the other hand, I discovered that Ron Cobb was a good political cartoonist of radical persuasion, and that Martin Bower made this:

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