An unnamed man is the father of Sam Lane and an unnamed woman and the paternal grandfather of Lois and Lucy Lane.
The man was born into a military family and followed their tradition by joining the U.S. Army. At some point in the 1950s, he fathered two children: a son, Sam, and a daughter.
Every Sunday, the man would bring his children to the movies. During one of these occasions, they saw "The Day the Earth Stood Still", which strongly impressed and terrified the young Sam.