Picks and Pans Review: Spfx: the Empire Strikes Back

updated 09/22/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/22/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (8-9 p.m. ET)

Host Mark Hamill shows that the special effects (abbreviated SPFX in Hollywood scripts) in The Empire Strikes Back, Close Encounters, 2001 and other films require time, money and imagination. The last is delightfully abundant in a segment on special effects efforts by 7 to 17 year olds.

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