Star Trek Superfan Transforms Basement into Starship Enterprise

Here's what the original looked like:

Social worker and Star Trek superfan Line Rainville has taken her love for the original, 1960s science fiction series to a whole other level. The 51-year-old Canadian spent $30,000 to transform multiple rooms in her house to replicate the Starship Enterprise as a tribute to her favorite TV show from her childhood.

The renovation project began one day, when Rainville decided that she wanted to turn her basement into a home theater and came up with the idea to transform the suite of sub-level rooms into the iconic set. It was a passion project that turned into a challenge for the devoted Trekkie/Trekker that took over a year to complete.

Rainville says, “At some points, I took so much time to find out the precise item that it seemed like an obsession… I had put in so much energy seeking what I wanted that to accept failure is difficult, even to this day. Although people say they are impressed with the decor, I know well each inaccuracy, the exact places that I could improve.”

Despite her perceived imperfections, the woman says, “Standing there, being 51 years old, I was kind of beamed back into that 9-year-old girl's mind who so often wished her beloved Captain Kirk could bring her aboard his vessel… All at once, I was aboard the Enterprise. The illusion had became my reward.”

Top photo via ViralNova

via [ViralNova, CNET]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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