I moved your post the General Films Discussions.
I don't know of any scifi films where aliens were portrayed as African tribal people. The original series of Star Trek
had an third season episode The Paradise Symdrome
when Kirk loses his memory and lives among native North Americans.
Often the cliché of an alien warrior race is based upon native Earth races, the Japanese Samurai being the most obvious influence.
The space shuttle appeared in many films, among them: Moonraker Hanger 18 The Astronaut's Wife Space Cowboys Lifeforce Airplane II: The sequel The Dark Side of the Moon Space Camp Moontrap Spiders
Also the TV series Buck Rogers in the 21st Century
and Odyssey 5
And the colonisation of space is a given in any film involving spaceships really.
Use the search function on the IMDb website and searching "plots" and then "space shuttle" or "colonisation of space".