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May 6, 2004 2:49 PM   Subscribe

Where does Number 1 go? Interior designer/nerd gives his apartment the "Away Team Eye" once over and manages to make something pretty darn interesting. Sure it makes a great conversation piece, but could you live there? More photos make the "future perfect" world of Star Trek look a little too busy for actual living.
posted by raygun21 (26 comments total)

 
So incredibly nerdy. If there are ever children there, I feel so sorry for them. So very sorry.

I never understood the level of enthusiasm that accompanies sci-fi fans. I like Camus' "The Stranger", but I never had the urge to convert my place into a mid 20th century Algerian apartment.

Why do sci-fi fans feel the need to dress up/go to conventions/make apartments like this? Is it a form of escapism that draws sci-fi fans to a different reality? Isn't this why God created graduate students? This is a doctorate waiting to happen.
posted by geoff. at 2:58 PM on May 6, 2004


500 square foot apartment for one million dollars. Seems a little steep, even with LCARS built in.
posted by benjh at 3:02 PM on May 6, 2004


You too can be gauranteed that any woman you bring home will either laugh herself to death, laugh her clothes off or run away laughing.

Sure its kind of neat but so is instant pudding.
posted by fenriq at 3:06 PM on May 6, 2004


Strange... I'm picking up signals that appear to be from the old Earth Internet.... circa... April, 2003. Maybe we could use the deflector beam to create an inverse tachyon blah blah blah.
posted by coelecanth at 3:06 PM on May 6, 2004


Yeah, I think finding somebody with the combined resources and enthusiasm will be a tad difficult.

It seems really claustrophobic. I think I would go absolutely crazy in there. Are there any windows? I think the combination of baby blue and pink might be what turns me off so much.
posted by shotsy at 3:06 PM on May 6, 2004


Well, you might as well buy the second crown jewel in the Geek Hall of Fame to match the Star Trek apartment:

Stormtrooper Armor.
posted by plemeljr at 3:07 PM on May 6, 2004


Why do sci-fi fans feel the need to dress up/go to conventions/make apartments like this? Is it a form of escapism that draws sci-fi fans to a different reality?

Most of us don't, but thanks for the patronizing over-simplification.
posted by signal at 3:12 PM on May 6, 2004


That's nothing: some bastard's trying to sell my COUSIN!!!
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:19 PM on May 6, 2004


Most of us don't, but thanks for the patronizing over-simplification.

That's what I'm here for. Maybe I should have been more clear as to why some hardcore sci-fi fans need to go way overboard.
posted by geoff. at 3:29 PM on May 6, 2004


Most of us don't, but thanks for the patronizing over-simplification.

Yeah, signal has his home's brig done in 2004 earthy greens.
posted by biffa at 3:42 PM on May 6, 2004


Maybe I should have been more clear as to why some hardcore sci-fi fans need to go way overboard.

geoff, someone has to keep the Hoggettes and the Oakland Raiders Nation at bay. Might as well be the United Federation of Planets or the Jedi.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:44 PM on May 6, 2004


Why do sci-fi fans feel the need to dress up/go to conventions/make apartments like this? Is it a form of escapism that draws sci-fi fans to a different reality?

I am a huge science fiction fan, and I also live in a Star Trek themed house. To save some money, however, I decorated using the theme of "Holodeck Drama -- Moriarty and Countess Regina Bartholomew Go Mad At Ikea's Spring Sale"
posted by Stoatfarm at 3:49 PM on May 6, 2004 [1 favorite]



Well, you might as well buy the second crown jewel in the Geek Hall of Fame to match the Star Trek apartment:

Stormtrooper Armor.


Don't you know that Wars and Trek don't mix? Some Trekkie or Trekker or whatever they're calling themselves these days is gonna kick your ass if you don't watch out.

Or maybe just stare at you from a distance, fondling his phaser.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:00 PM on May 6, 2004


Hey now eyeballkid, one can appreciate, and critique if I might add, both Trek and Star Wars equally. [I was going to launch into an even more sarcastic monologue straight out of Clerks, but satire doesn't translate well to the web.]

[and I'm tired]

Oh, hell, I might as well make fun of D'n'D while I'm at it, so that I can get a bunch of 8d thrown at me.
posted by plemeljr at 4:05 PM on May 6, 2004


glitterball?!
posted by andrew cooke at 4:17 PM on May 6, 2004


If only he'd made it look like the actual crew quarters on TNG, it might have been practical to live in, and considerably less ott.
posted by Blue Stone at 4:41 PM on May 6, 2004


Oh, hell, I might as well make fun of D'n'D while I'm at it, so that I can get a bunch of 8d thrown at me.

That's d8, ya dink.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 4:55 PM on May 6, 2004


BE sides the system is D20 now, fools!
posted by Elim at 5:13 PM on May 6, 2004


$2000 a square foot? yikes!!

Especially for something which would get real old real quick, even if you are a ST fan (at least I suspect so).
posted by clevershark at 5:40 PM on May 6, 2004


Personally, I prefer something a little more stylish. I think it would elicit a stronger reaction than some boring Trek lights.
posted by infowar at 8:12 PM on May 6, 2004


Stormtrooper Armor

I think $885 is a little expensive for high-tech armor that won't even stop stone-tipped arrows. But maybe that's just me.
posted by moonbiter at 9:21 PM on May 6, 2004


I think $885 is a little expensive for high-tech armor that won't even stop stone-tipped arrows. But maybe that's just me.

But, but,... it's so glossy!
posted by NekulturnY at 3:55 AM on May 7, 2004


THERE ARE FOUR LIGHTS!!!
posted by jpburns at 4:41 AM on May 7, 2004


He has his bed on the transporter pad. Not surprisingly, it's a twin.

That's. So. Lame! [/cartman]

Blue stone -- agreed. The crew quarters were cool, and I would probably stay in a hotel that looked like them. But then, I also really want to stay in the hotel from that Expedia ad with the "Dick van Dyke Show" theme music.

I'm. So. Lame!
posted by thecaddy at 8:48 AM on May 7, 2004


That's d8, ya dink.

You are right. After years of neglect and disuse, my geek abilities have fallen by -1 each year. Anyway, d8 hurts more than a d20...especially if you step on the pointy end.
posted by plemeljr at 8:53 AM on May 7, 2004


Caddy, according to Expedia and Google Answers, the Expedia Hotel is purely fictional. Too bad. This place looks like the next best thing.

(D4s are the worst. Those sumbitches hurt.)
posted by octobersurprise at 12:02 PM on May 7, 2004


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