If you saw the Star Trek documentary Trekkies 2, then you will remember the guy in the UK who redesigned his flat in 24th century Star Trek style. For the last few years that fan has been trying to sell the flat as is, but has not had any takers and now a divorce is forcing him to rip out the Trek stuff and sell the place as a standard flat. More details below.
Star Trek Flat Has To Go
In 1994 UK Star Trek fan Tony Alleyne began a project of redesigning his one-bedroom flat in Hinkley, Leicestershire, UK into a 24th century Star Trek dream home. Doing it all himself (at a cost of over $150,000), he saw the project as a showcase for his new company 24th Century Design. He was even featured in the 2004 documentary Trekkies 2. But now Alleyne is being forced to tear all his hard work down.
Tony Alleyne in his Star Trek flat
For the last few years Alleyne has been trying to sell the Trek flat as is. So far he hasn’t had any luck in finding a Trek buyer and now the UK’s Sun is reporting that a divorce is forcing Tony to uload the flat right away. That means that he now must gut the flat of all 24th century elements. Alleyne tells the Sun "To say I’m gutted is an understatement. It is my life’s work — and it looks like it’s going into a skip. I admit there were tears."
Star Trek TNG’s Denise Crosby with Alleyne – shooting "Trekkies 2"
It is sad to see all that hard work end up in the trash.
For more on the flat, check out this video tour from the BBC.