Deadline Hollywood, reported July 13, 2019: Stephanie Niznik Dies: ‘Everwood’ & ‘Star Trek’ Actress Was 52.
Actress Stephanie Niznik, best known for her roles as Nina Feeney on Everwood and as Kell Perim in Star Trek: Insurrection, died June 23 in Encino, California. She was 52.
The Sydney Morning Herald, reported July 16, 2019: Australian actor Richard Carter dies aged 65.
The Sydney-born screen veteran, a memorable face across almost four decades of work, featured in films including The Great Gatsby, Gettin' Square and Happy Feet, and was a regular fixture on Australian TV including shows such as Rake, Pizza, Blue Heelers, Wildside, A Country Practice and Rafferty's Rules.

His final scene-stealing role was as the deranged Bullet Farmer in George Miller's 2015 blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 8, 2019: Eddie Jones Dies: ‘Lois & Clark’ Regular, Theater Veteran Was 84.
Eddie Jones, who played Jonathan Kent on ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman as part of a five-decade career that spanned TV, movies and theater, died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 84.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 9, 2019: Rip Torn Dies: ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Emmy Winner & Broadway Veteran Was 88.
Rip Torn, who played Garry Shandling’s profane, fiercely loyal producer on HBO’s The Larry Sanders Show, co-starred in the original Men in Black films and was a major star of Broadway and Off Broadway during a seven-decade career, died today surrounded by family at his home in Lakeville, CT. He was 88.
Variety, reported June 4, 2019: Syfy Cancels ‘Deadly Class,’ ‘Happy!’.
Syfy has opted to cancel “Deadly Class” and “Happy!”, Variety has learned.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 14, 2019: Isaac Kappy Dies: ‘Thor’ And ‘Terminator Salvation’ Actor Was 42.
Isaac Kappy, an actor who had small roles in the films Thor and Terminator Salvation and the AMC series Breaking Bad, has died. He was 42.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 2, 2019: Peter Mayhew Dies: ‘Star Wars’ Chewbacca Actor Was 74.
Peter Mayhew, the British actor known for playing Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy and two other films in the Jedi film series, has died. He was 74. Mayhew died April 30 at his North Texas home, his family announced on Twitter.
May The Force be with you, Chewie.
Deadline Hollywood, reported April 23, 2019: Terry Rawlings, BAFTA-Nominated Film Editor Of ‘Alien’ And ‘Blade Runner’, Dies.
Film editor Terry Rawlings, who earned BAFTA nominations for his work on Alien and Blade Runner as well as an Academy Award nomination for Chariots of Fire died Tuesday at his home in Hertfordshire, England. He was in his mid-80s.
io9/Gizmodo: Yes, Lucasfilm Is Developing Something for Knights of the Old Republic.
Knights of the Old Republic is an era and subset of Star Wars that fans have been clamoring to see in live action for a long time. And while that wait will continue, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy just confirmed that something based on the classic video game is potentially bubbling.

“You know we talk about [Knights of the Old Republic] all the time,” Kennedy told MTV at Star Wars Celebration. “Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things fall but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.”
As I wrote on Facebook yesterday, "This is the kind of good geeky news I've been waiting to read."
Tor.com,reported April 2, 2019: Vonda N. McIntyre, 1948-2019.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of author Vonda N. McIntyre on April 1, 2019.

McIntyre was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 28, 1948, but her family settled in Seattle, Washington by the 1960s. She was an author and founder of the Clarion West Writer’s Workshop in 1971, which she began after attending the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1970. McIntyre was the third woman to receive a Hugo Award, and was a long-standing champion of feminist SFF. She won her first Nebula Award for the novelette “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand”, and her Starfarers series had an incredible genesis: She made up the conceit on the spot while sitting on a panel at a convention, out of frustration at the general negativity she found around SF television. She convinced the entire audience of the panel that they had missed out on a great science fiction series, and then decided to write it.
Deadline Hollywood, reported March 29, 2019: Shane Rimmer Dies: Longtime Screen & Voice Actor In Bond Films, ‘Thunderbirds’ & Much More Was 89.
Shane Rimmer, whose 60-year career as a character and voice actor included three James Bond films, a lead turn in the 1960s puppet series Thunderbirds and uncredited bit role in the original Star Wars, died early today at his home in England. He was 89. No cause of death was announced.
Deadline Hollywood, reported March 12, 2019: Bill Creber Dies: ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Art Director And Oscar-Nominated Production Designer Was 87.
Oscar-nominated art director and production designer Bill Creber died in Los Angeles March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness, Deadline has learned. He was 87.
Deadline Hollywood, reported February 19, 2019: ‘Man In The High Castle’s 4th Season To Be Last For Amazon’s Alt-History Series.
The upcoming coming fourth season of the acclaimed Amazon series based on Philip K. Dick’s 1962 novel will be its last, I’ve learned.

That fourth and final season is set to launch on the Jeff Bezos-founded streamer this fall.
Deadline Hollywood, reported February 1, 2019: ‘Travelers’ Canceled At Netflix After Three Seasons.
There will be no fourth season for Travelers. Netflix has cancelled the sci-fi series after three seasons. Star Eric McCormack revealed the news Friday via social media.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported July 21, 2018: ‘Colony’ Canceled By USA Network After 3 Seasons.
Colony premiered at Comic-Con in 2015 and has had a continuous presence at the fan confab including last year when the cast and producers teased big Season 3 changes. But there has been no trace of Colony at this year’s Comic-Con despite the sci-fi drama currently airing its third season. That is likely because the show has been canceled, Deadline has learned. Wednesday’s Season 3 finale will serve as the series finale.
Well, crap. I voted for "Colony" as the Best Science Fiction TV Series at this year's Saturn Awards.
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Legacy.com, reported June 29, 2018: Rest in Anger, Harlan Ellison (1934 – 2018).
When I heard from a friend and fellow fan that writer Harlan Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) died at home Thursday at the age of 84, the first thing I did was ignore my friend for a moment and contact my editor. “Ellison died,” I wrote. “Want something from me?” This is the influence Ellison had on multiple generations of writers. Words first.

Ellison was not a household name, but among a certain set of readers, television and film viewers, and comic book fans, he was inescapable.

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Legacy.com, reported June 27, 2018: Deanna Lund (1937 – 2018), “Land of the Giants” star.
Deanna Lund, actress who starred on the Science-Fiction TV series “Land of the Lost,” has died at the age of 81, according to The Hollywood Reporter and other news sources.

Lund’s daughter, actress and author Michele Matheson, told The Hollywood Reporter that Lund died Friday, June 22, 2018, from pancreatic cancer.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 22, 2018: ‘Timeless’ Canceled By NBC After 2 Seasons, Might Get Series Finale Movie.
But what about Rufus? This is bad news for Timeless fans — for a second consecutive year, NBC has canceled the time-travel series. This time, NBC postponed the renewal decision until after the May upfronts; it comes just days before the options of the series’ cast are set to expire.

That was in part because the network and Timeless producer Sony Pictures TV had been discussing doing a two-hour movie that would resolve the cliffhanger in the recent Season 2 finale and wrap the stories on the show, giving fans closure. I hear the two sides have not been able to make the economics work so far but conversations continue, and NBC appears interested.
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It's time to dip into the archives.

Author Ursula K. Le Guin Has Died from Wochit News, reported January 23, 2018.
Best-selling Sci-Fi and Fantasy author Ursula K. LeGuin has died at her home in Portland, Oregon. She was 88. Le Guin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide, inspired other authors, and been translated into dozens of languages. Her work often explored themes not seen in other science fiction. Le Guin won awards like the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2003, she became the first woman to be named a Grandmaster of Science Fiction. She is survived by her husband, son, two daughters, two brothers, and four grandchildren.
I wrote about my reaction in R.I.P. Ursula K. LeGuin at my Blogspot.
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New York Times, reported March 16, 2018: Kate Wilhelm, Prolific Science Fiction Writer, Dies at 89.
Kate Wilhelm, a prolific, prizewinning author of science fiction and mystery novels, died on March 8 in Eugene, Ore. She was 89.

The cause was respiratory failure, her son Richard Wilhelm said.
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