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February 9, 2006

Turn your Flat into the Star Trek Enterprise: Go Bankrupt

I knew there were some obsessed Trekkies out there, but I think Tony Alleyne is the guy that makes Trekkies go "What the *&^%#?". This DJ/Interior Decorator actually went bankrupt decorating his condo to look like the Star Trek Enterprise. According to the

Tony Alleyne boldly went where no other DIY enthusiast had gone before when he turned his studio apartment in Hinckley, Leicestershire, into a replica of the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. The flat included a life-size model of the show’s transporter room. He even reshaped his windows to look like portholes and set up vertical lights so that he can pretend to be “beamed up”, but the nine-year mission failed and Mr. Alleyne, 52, came crashing back to Earth with a bump. Yesterday, at Coventry County Court, he admitted that he has been declared bankrupt with debts of £166,000.

But did that discourage him? Nope:

So he gutted the flat and is now rebuilding it as the bridge of the later Star Trek series, Voyager. The work is funded by his income support payments, and the flat will shortly be put on the market again, at a price that should put him back on course for Planet Solvency.

The weird thing is this guy's wife is divorcing him. Why?


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Posted by William Hungerford at February 9, 2006 10:41 AM

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