You’ve all heard of “Trekkies,” the hard-core fans of the Star Trek science fiction franchise who are known to dress up as their favorite characters, attend conventions, and speak in fictional languages like Klingon. What you probably haven’t heard of, however, is a British Trekkie named Tony Alleyne, who has achieved a level of geeky fame in recent years for remodeling his apartment (or “flat” as he calls it) to resemble the bridge from Star Trek: Voyager.
Located in the town of Hinckley, which is just north of London, Alleyne’s apartment has been redesigned in every conceivable way. Rather than a ringtone, the doorbell produces an audio clip of Star Trek: the Next Generation star Patrick Stewart saying “Welcome to the 24th century”. All of the walls are made to resemble the interior of a Starfleet vessel – glowing lights and all – while the washroom includes an extensive schematic of the Voyager‘s interior design. Even the kitchen table has been designed along Star Trek lines, with sleek, angular curves and a glossy waterproof coating.
Alleyne first began his home decor makeover after his wife left back in 1994 and he decided that he needed something to do. Little did he know how successfully his redesign would proceed over the years, nor how much recognition it would earn him from Trekkies and interior designers alike. Due to the high number of questions he receives from other Trekkies who are eager to transform their own apartments into miniature Starfleet ships, Alleyne has begun a consulting company called 24th Century Design which specializes in Star Trek decor. It’s only logical.