Live long and prosper, but not in this house. British nightclub DJ Tony Alleyne is being forced to move out of his apartment, which is bad enough, but far worse is that he’s being forced to leave his labor of love behind: the apartment had been rebuilt to resemble a starship from the “Star Trek” universe.
Alleyne, 58, spent a decade making the one-bedroom apartment look like something out of Star Trek. However, the apartment doesn’t belong to him, but to his ex-wife, and she wants to sell it.
Reportedly, it would cost Alleyne at least £100,000 or $157,000 to create it all again from scratch.
He said, “To say I’m gutted is an understatement. It is my life’s work — and it looks like it’s going into a skip. I admit there were tears.”
His ex-wife Georgina, 52, has paid the mortgage since they split in 1994, and said: “I want to sell it as conventional property.” Ironically, the couple split the same year that Star Trek: The Next Generation ended. It aired its last first-run episode on May 23, 1994.
MSNBC noted that they first reported on the flat in 2006. At the time, Alleyne was about to file for bankruptcy due to the money spent on renovations, and said he had hoped to start a business transforming homes for other “Star Trek” fans.