Andrew: I pictured something cooler. More ILM, less Ed Wood.
ILM stands for Industrial Light and Magic, a division of George Lucas' production company LucasArts. The company is arguably the most prestigious visual effects company in the world. Its current incarnation dates back to work on The Empire Strikes Back in 1980, although the group that worked on the original Star Wars used the name as well.
Ed Wood (Edward D. Wood Jr. 1924-1978) was a sci-fi writer/director/actor from the 1950's and 60's who cluelessly made some remarkably bad films, including 1958's Plan 9 from Outer Space, often called the worst movie ever made.
The making of the movie was immortalized in the 1994 film Ed Wood, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. The film also features Juliet Landau, who plays Drusilla on Buffy, in a small role, and won her father, Martin Landau, an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.