Following good reviews after their appearance in the Elseworlds series, a Superman and Lois TV show starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch gets an early series pick-up for the 2020-2021 TV season on The CW.
The series will follow Clark Kent and Lois Lane dealing with their busy adventurous lives while also tackling a new chapter: parenthood. With the couple revealing that they were expecting their first child together in the 2018 crossover, viewers got to officially meet Jonathan 'Jon' Kent in the first three parts of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Casting has reportedly already begun as they're looking for two teenage boys who will be part of the main cast.
An Arrow spinoff, Green Arrow & The Canaries, has a backdoor pilot that will air on January 21, 2020, but has not been picked up as a regular series - yet.
Source: C/Net.com Syd Mead, the visionary artist who worked on classic films such as Tron & Blade Runner, died on Monday, December 30, 2019, of complications due to lymphoma cancer. He was 86.
Mead’s art department credits include Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Aliens,Timecop, Mission: Impossible III, Elysium and Tomorrowland. He also appeared in numerous documentaries over the years.
Born on July 18, 1933, in Minneapolis, Mead did a stint in the Army former landing work as a designer for the likes of Ford Motor Co and Philips Electronics and later as a “futurist” for companies including Chrysler and Sony.
But he is most famous for his work as a concept artist on some of history’s most visually impressive films.After working with Robert Wise as a production illustrator on Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1978, Mead teamed up with Ridley Scott on Blade Runner, with Steven Lisberger on his designs for the light cycles in Tron, and with James Cameron on his creative concepts for the U.S.S. Sulaco in Aliens. His work was featured in such films as 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Short Circuit and Mission to Mars. He also supplied designs for the Japanese anime films Yamato 2520 and Turn A.
He won the 2016 Visionary Award from the Visual Effects Society and the 2018 Art Directors Guild Award for fantasy film for Blade Runner 2049. He also was nominated in that ADG Awards category for Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium in 2013.
In 2018, Mead published his autobiography, A Future Remembered.
Mead is survived by a sister and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements are pending for a private “Celebration of Life” service at Forest Lawn in Glendale.
The Rhode Island Science Fiction Club Holiday Party this year is a Harry Potter themed potluck party, so bring any dishes either British inspired or Potter inspired, and a beverage. The party will be December 14, 2019, 6 to 10 PM, in the downstairs meeting room in Fr. Lawless Hall behind St. Benedict's Church, accessible via Transit St off of Beach Ave or West Shore Rd.
We'll also do a "Sneaky Slytherin" Gift Exchange for those who wish to participate. You can bring a new, wrapped, sci-fi/fantasy related gift up to $10 in value. They DO NOT have to be Harry Potter themed, (but some members would not be against that, either). We'll have more fun activities too.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for the church pantry as a way of paying it forward to those in need. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if attending.
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