Franz Bachelin

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Franz Bachelin
Born (1895-11-10)10 November 1895
Died 26 May 1980(1980-05-26) (aged 84)
Pacific Palisades, California
Occupation Art director
Years active 1937-1966

Franz Bachelin (10 November 1895 – 26 May 1980) was a German art director. In 1946, he and Hans Dreier did the art direction for The Searching Wind.[1] He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Journey to the Center of the Earth.[2][3]

Franz Bachelin's last credited work as a cinema art director was for part two of the US television series Star Trek episode "The Menagerie".[4] Bachelin originally assumed responsibility for art direction for the originally-planned Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage" after the first art director for the series pilot, Pato Guzman left the production company to repatriate to his native Chile.[5] This original series pilot was turned down by the National Broadcasting Company (the first television network to broadcast Star Trek), and was only released in 1988 as a filler episode in Paramount Television's Star Trek: The Next Generation television series during a writers' strike. Bachelin did not receive screen credit for his work on "The Cage".[6]

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  1. ^ Higham, Charles; Greenberg, Joel (1968). Hollywood in the Forties. London: A. Zwemmer Limited. p. 75. ISBN 0-302-00477-7. 
  2. ^ "Franz Bachelin". Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  3. ^ " Franz Bachelin - Awards". Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  4. ^ "IMDB: "Franz Bachelin (art director)"". The Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Roddenberry, Gene; Whitfield, Stephen (1968). The Making of Star Trek. New York: Ballantine Books. p. 101. 
  6. ^ "IMDB: "Star Trek" The Cage (1986)". Retrieved 28 November 2014. 

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