Star Trek flat faces sale

A Star Trek fan from Hinckley, Leicestershire, who turned his flat into the Starship Enterprise has said his work could be destroyed by the sale of the flat.

Tony Alleyne, 58, has spent 10 years and more than £30,000 transforming his Hinckley flat, but now his ex-wife, who owns the property, needs to sell up. I wonder why he’s got an ex wife? With that kind of devotion that mind really does boggle!

The flat features a replica flightdeck with full voice recognition technology.

Mr Alleyne said the thought of living in a conventional house was “scary”.

“The more I say it, the more horrible it sounds, I try not to think about it as the dismantling of the apartment is scheduled for August time if we don’t find a buyer.”

In 2006 Mr Alleyne filed for bankruptcy after spending about £100,000 to start up a company which offered Star Trek makeovers. The proposed business would off other Trek fans with far more money than sense the ability to have their own houses and flats decked out like ships from Star Trek.

The scheme was funded by loans and credit cards and he was left with debts of over £166,000.

“I don’t really want to entertain the idea of not living here,” he said. “The idea of living in a conventional environment, well I sometimes have nightmares about it and it’s really quite scary.”

In 2004, the flat failed to sell for the £700,000 asking price. Perhaps because people aren’t ready to live the Trek dream. but equally likely they just don’t want to live in Hinckley.