In what may go down as one of the saddest and nerdiest events in recent history, UK’s The Sun recently reported that a British man, one Tony Alleyne, is being asked to dismantle his geeked-out apartment in which he boldly went where no man has gone before in order to transform it into the bridge of the Starship Voyager. Alleyne told The Sun he began working on his Trekked out apartment back in 1999 after he and his ex-wife split up.
It remains unclear as to why it has taken Tony’s ex-wife Georgina, who apparently owns the apartment, over a decade to decide to sell the property while Tony remained living in it. But one thing is clear, the ‘Wrath of Georgina’ has emerged and it’s evident she is looking to sell the apartment despite the obvious time and money spent by her former husband fixing up his fan-service to the nerd gods.
According to the Sun, Alleyne estimates that were he to recreate the effort he has undertaken in a new apartment, it could cost upwards of $150,000.
When questioned on how he felt about Georgina asking him to tear down all the Trekked out furnishings, Alleyne told the 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.”
Of course there is also the lingering question of why Alleyne can’t just buy the apartment outright from his former spouse, but that may be a mystery of the universe destined to go unsolved.
Still, we’re holding out hope that Alleyne will be able to set his phaser to “compromise” and come to some sort of arrangement with his ex, otherwise he may want to gather some funds at light speed in order prevent his stunning Star Trek apartment from warping into that black hole we earthlings refer to as, the dumpster.
[Images courtesy of Tony Alleyne/24th Century Design]