The iconic look of sci fi cinema was redefined in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Syd Mead, a visual stylist who cast a long shadow over the genre.
An artist and futurist who worked for Ford, his conceptual art for films gave him a dash of immortality.
“Tron,” “2010,” “Mission to Mars, “Short Circuit” even.
And then there was the Ridley Scott masterpiece conceptualized below.
Here’s a link to Variety’s obit of Mead, sometimes billed (“Star Trek: The Motion Picture”) as “Meade.”