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'Star Trek' Home Theater? Make It So!

By T'Bonz
November 24, 2007 - 9:21 PM

The anonymous owner of a home opted for a Star Trek: The Next Generation theme when it came to setting up his home theater.

Some people watch TNG from the comfort of a couch in their traditional living rooms or family rooms. Those with more means might indulge in a personal home theater. One sci-fi fan, however, has taken his movie experience to a new level, with a theater designed to resemble the Enterprise 1701A, as reported by Electronic House.

Completed in 2006, the entertainment center consists of three areas, measuring a total of seventy by twenty-two feet. There is a theater, a ready room and a bar.

"We initially considered the original Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701," says Jeff Hoover, president of Audio Advisors. "With a more updated look, Enterprise NCC-1701A was selected as it depicted a grander version of the ship."

The owner has amassed a collection of original props, models and drawings from Star Trek and other science fiction shows. A full-sized replica of Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet stands sentinel between the bar and ready room.

The theater features comfortable seats, with a D-Box integrated motion system in each seat. Hoover claims that the theater includes "one of the largest Kaleidescape hard-drive based storage systems that I've ever heard of in a residential installation."

Other fans have had Star Trek themed houses or apartments. Several years ago, Tony Alleyne of Leicestershire had his apartment renovated to resemble the interior of the Enterprise-D. The apartment was eventually sold on Ebay for five times its market value.

To read more, head to the article located here. Views of the rooms are located in the slideshow located here.

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