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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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Legacy.com, reported May 15, 2018: Tim O’Connor (1927 – 2018), “Peyton Place” and “Buck Rogers” actor.
CHARACTER ACTOR APPEARED IN DOZENS OF TV SHOWS AND MOVIES

Tim O’Connor, longtime character actor who co-starred in “Peyton Place” and “Buck Rogers,” died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at his home in Nevada City, Calif., according to multiple news sources. He was 90.

O’Connor appeared in over 400 episodes of 1960s prime-time soap opera “Peyton Place.” He played Elliot Carson, an ex-con who was revealed to be the father of Allison MacKenzie, played by Mia Farrow. He later married her mother, Constance MacKenzie, played by Dorothy Malone.

He also starred in the first season of the sci-fi TV series “Buck Rogers in the 25thCentury,” as Dr. Elias Huer, who helped 20th Century hero Buck Rogers adapt to the future world.
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