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Klaus Hugo Adam, later known as Sir Kenneth "Ken" Hugo Adam, OBE (5 February 192110 March 2016; age 95) was a renowned Berlin-born British production designer, Academy Award winner, and veteran of more than seventy films between 1948 and 2001.

In the mid-1970's, Adam was commissioned to design the starship Enterprise, shuttlecraft, and sets for the proposed film, Star Trek: Planet of the Titans. [1][2] [3]

Adam's designs for the film were further developed and illustrated by Ralph McQuarrie but the film was eventually shelved during pre-production. [4]

Adam is best known for his now-iconic set designs for Dr. Strangelove and seven James Bond films including You Only Live Twice and Moonraker. As the set designer for the Bond films, he was known for integrating futurism with classical design elements. This approach continued under his successor, Peter Lamont.

He also one of the few German nationals who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II.

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