Topic: Star Trek: The Search for Spock

Special Effects Pioneer Tom Smith to Speak at The University of Texas at Austin

April 17, 2012

"Empire Strikes Back" and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Visual Effects Producer Thomas Smith Donates Collection to Harry Ransom Center

March 29, 2012

Thomas Smith (b. 1938), visual effects producer for such films as "Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back" and "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," has donated his archive to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Smith was hired by George Lucas as the first head of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and worked on the special effects for such films as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids."

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