In the 100 days leading up to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, I am counting down my 100 favorite things about Star Wars. Here is today’s entry:

#64: SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back

This TV special originally aired back in 1980, and I hadn’t seen it since (thank the Maker for YouTube).  It takes you behind the scenes of The Empire Strikes Back and shows you how the film crew made the magic.  I could watch models blowing up and blue screen (before it was green screen) shots all day long.  I miss practical effects and am glad that there is a shift back to this type of film making.