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Home Theater Transformed Into Star Trek Bridge

CmdrTaco posted more than 7 years ago | from the because-you-can-shutup dept.

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gevmage writes "Gary Reign, a guy with apparently way too much time on his hands, built a home theater in his basement. This is not unusual. However, the room is designed, floor to ceiling, as the bridge of a Star Trek style starship. See his photo page for details."

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What a retard! (-1, Flamebait)

Adolf Hitroll (562418) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647878)

Somebody really needs a life, here. He's so tasteless, I guess he gets no chances with women.
Star Trek? Yuk!

Re:What a retard! (0, Offtopic)

Frosty Piss (770223) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648070)

Somebody really needs a life, here. He's so tasteless, I guess he gets no chances with women.

I dunno... Plenty of real good-looking and smart women are interested in Sci-Fi, and from the looks of this guys toys, he's loaded... Probably gets more tail than the average Slashdotter...

Re:What a retard! (5, Funny)

jimstapleton (999106) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648174)

Yeah, well, all it takes is once...

Re:What a retard! (2, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648270)

" Plenty of real good-looking and smart women"

You might want to look up the word 'Plenty'.
There are not plenty of good looking or smart girls interested in science fiction, much less women that are both.

There are a few, and I married one(yeah me), but plenty is not the word I'd use.
When you go to a star trek convention and half the attendeess are good looking and smart women, then we will have 'Plenty'.

Of course, that means that the other gender needs more good looking and smart people as well. Fortunatly my wife got hers(yeah her).

Re:What a retard! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648572)

I was going to agree whole-heartedly with you here until you clouded the issue with your obvious falsehood of (reads /.) + (goes to trek cons) + (has wife).....

Re:What a retard! (1)

shotgunsaint (968677) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648642)

I think maybe that aspiration is a little high. Go to a Star Trek convention. How many people there are smart? Quite a few. How many are good looking? Not quite so many. If they could get the smart, good-looking women ratio to say, 1:4 (or 20%), I'd be duly impressed and consider that plenty.

Re:What a retard! (1)

rblancarte (213492) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649288)

I think maybe that aspiration is a little high. I mean, don't you think a ratio of 1:100 is a better place to start? I mean, the increase for that alone would be pertty big. I think 1:4 is kind of like shooting for the moon with a paper airplane.

RonB

Re:What a retard! (1)

Gulthek (12570) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648662)

When you go to a star trek convention and half the attendeess are good looking and smart women, then we will have 'Plenty'.

There's your logical problem. What you should realize is that "Interested in Science Fiction" != "Attends Conventions".

Of course, that means that the other gender needs more good looking and smart people as well. Fortunatly my wife got hers(yeah her).

That statement makes little sense. The other gender needs more good looking and smart people compared to what?

Re:What a retard! (5, Funny)

MS-06FZ (832329) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649070)

Of course, that means that the other gender needs more good looking and smart people as well. Fortunatly my wife got hers(yeah her).
 
 
It must have been rather shocking when you found out about this. Well, time heals all wounds I guess.

Re:What a retard! (5, Funny)

rblancarte (213492) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648578)

Of course he is loaded, think of all the money he saves living in his Mom's basement!

RonB

Re:What a retard! (1)

IdleTime (561841) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648434)

His new mantra is "Beam me up a scotch!"

After this (1)

Van Cutter Romney (973766) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647886)

Now, his wife has divorced him and his kids go to community college.

"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (5, Funny)

aunchaki (94514) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647896)

"It's the server! She canna handle it!!"

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (5, Informative)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647990)

Damn it Scotty. Reroute main power through the Auxiliary nyud [nyud.net] Pathways.

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647996)

You're right. The guy had enough time to deck out the place but not enough time to make sure his website didn't get slashdotted. No wonder Klingons consider humans to be weak.

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (5, Funny)

andphi (899406) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648104)

Reverse the polarity of particle flow! Reroute a phase-shifted tachyon pulse through the main deflector dish! Blow out the ramscoops! Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (5, Funny)

Apocalypse111 (597674) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648306)

We are Slashdot. Lower your firewalls and prepare for decimation. Your biological and technological distinctiveness is already similar to our own. Resistance is futile.

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (better solution) (2, Funny)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648424)

Quick! Somebody go over to fark.com and get Wil Wheaton (aka Ensign Wesley Crusher)! He'll have the problem licked in no time! ;-)

Re:"Ach! Capt'n!!!" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648146)

"It's the server! She canna handle it!!"
Maybe we can get La Forge to reverse the polarity on every god-damned thing on this side of the neutral zone -- it always solves the problem.

One photo missing (5, Funny)

sg3000 (87992) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647898)

It looks like he did a lot of work, and it looks authentic.

However, there's one photo missing: one of these days, he'll have to sell that house. I want a picture of the real estate agent's face when they see that room!

"Captain, property values have slowed to impulse power."

Re:One photo missing (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648128)

A more immediate question is, now that his mom's basement is full of props and crap, where is he going to live???

Re:One photo missing (1)

compro01 (777531) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648160)

it all depends on who he's selling it to.

It's a unique property (1)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648304)

it all depends on who he's selling it to.


And how it's marketed. His house would be considered what's called in the real estate business a 'unique' property. Unique properties tend to sell very, very slowly, but with the right buyer, they can pull in sometimes more money than the property is worth without the 'unique' attributes. In this case, a Star Trek junkie might really want the house in a big way considering the bridge layout of the basement. Unique properties need the right type of selling agent. But the seller has to has to have patience. Finding Trek junkies isn't difficult, but finding Trek junkies interested in buying your house, now that can be challenge!

Re:One photo missing (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648328)

Wacky houses have a way of meeting up with wacky people. He'll certainly get it sold for no less than a plain basement to some sci-fi geek. I'm not sure I'd pay any extra for it (certainly not whatever time and material he spent actually making it), having that in my basement? Cool. It's probably not something I'd show off on the first date, tho...

Re:One photo missing (2, Funny)

Lane.exe (672783) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648948)

Lane's Paradox:

If this was something you'd show off on the first date, you're not the kind of person that gets dates.

Market value, schmarket value. (5, Insightful)

WidescreenFreak (830043) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648496)

Why do people automatically make that assumption? Look, unlike the nutcase in England who ran himself into unbelievable debt to make a transporter room in his flat, this room at least serves a legitimate purpose: home theater. And in that perspective, why not use something like the bridge of the Enterprise? The screen does exactly what it's supposed to do both on the Enterprise and in a regular theater - show video; the dome lights do exactly what they're supposed to do on both the Enterprise and in a regular theater; the speakers are placed in strategic locations where speakers should be placed for a home theatre system. Considering the things that he could have done to his house to show his love for Star Trek, this is probably the most practical and least bizarre.

It's nowhere near as kitsch as you guys are making it out to be. If he had a regular door instead of a Starfleet door and replaced any blatantly Star Trek-related items with something more contemporary, no one would be bashing his setup. "Nice bookshelf, nice ceiling lighting, leather chairs, big screen, hidden speakers -- this is really nice. Oh wait. Look! The door (that can very easily be replaced) is a Starfleet door! Oh, how stupid this whole thing is!!" Oh, please. I honestly think that to anyone who is a Star Trek fan and has an appreciation for home theare this is not nearly as much of a turn-off as you'd think.

Yet look how Slashdotters react when the newest, highly-creative, PC case mod comes out. "Cool!" "Where do I get one!" "And it's water-cooled!" "Look how it glows!" "r0x0rz!" "Awesome case!" I certainly love cool-looking PC cases, too, but most people would scorn us for paying premium prices for a PC case, no matter how cool it looks. So, perceived value goes both ways.

And don't confuse "market value" for "marketability" or "sellability". They're completely different. The "market value" for a PS3 when it first came out was $699. The "marketability" and "sellability" values were obviously much, much higher. Houses are no different. I don't see this particular home theatre design hurting its market value, but I do see it increasing its marketability to even mild Star Trek fans who happen to love home theatre, especially when the blatant Star Trek-related items appear to be easily replaceable.

Re:Market value, schmarket value. (3, Insightful)

archen (447353) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648952)

As someone who has little interest in Star Trek I have to admit that it's a nice setup. Now if he did a shoddy job I'd say it was crap, but he must have spent a lot of time getting that setup just right. I don't think you have to be a Trek fan to enjoy the novelty of it. Why is it so trendy to make home theaters look like real theaters now? This guy just took it to the next level.

I'm curious if he has any sound effects set up for the room.

Re:Market value, schmarket value. (3, Funny)

peepleperson (888013) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649308)

I'm curious if he has any sound effects set up for the room.
... and, does he have two guys who live behind the walls to pull the doors open?

Re:One photo missing (1)

cdrudge (68377) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648658)

However, there's one photo missing: one of these days, he'll have to sell that house. I want a picture of the real estate agent's face when they see that room!

"Captain, property values have slowed to impulse power."
From the looks of it, an overwhelming amount of the decorations are essentially veneered to the walls or otherwise easily moved. Those that aren't would probably take some sheetrock work or basic carpentry but would otherwise be easily changed. A coat of paint and the above changes and the room would look totally different.

Re:One photo missing (4, Insightful)

Darth_brooks (180756) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648792)

However, there's one photo missing: one of these days, he'll have to sell that house.

Says who? Oh sure, some day he'll die. But I'm betting he'll be interested in an entirely different real estate market by then.

A house is just a place to live. If you want to make money, there are a few hundred thousand other things in the world you can pour money into that will have a better return.

Spending your time designing, sweating, building and creating just so that the next guy will give you a couple extra grand to enjoy the fruits of your labor seems like a waste of time to me.

"Unique" property (1)

wsanders (114993) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649068)

Realtors deal with this kind of thing all the time. You know - "charming", meaning the roof sags and there are 1-inch cracks in the foundation. Better than a basement that is a "handyman's delight", i.e. "Flooded".

It's the Galaxy-class starship up on blocks in the front yard that's going to get him in trouble with the neighbors.

his next goal... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17647916)

now his next goal is to build rebuild a server from the smoldering hunk of liquid metal that is left of his old one.

Wormhole (0, Redundant)

kitzilla (266382) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647942)

Ah, the server has been drawn into a wormhole.

Because you KNOW his site ain't up to the task... (1)

TigerNut (718742) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647956)

Re:Because you KNOW his site ain't up to the task. (2, Funny)

monkeyboythom (796957) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648084)

She's dead too, Jim.

Obligatory (5, Funny)

monkeyboythom (796957) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647958)

[kirk]Slaaaaaaaaaaaashdooooooot![/kirk]

Dupe! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17647968)

Dupe!

yay 5 comments and /.'d already (0, Redundant)

huckda (398277) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647972)

poor trekkie, no bonus points at the Star Trek convention this year.

Re:yay 5 comments and /.'d already (1)

s-gen (890660) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648154)

I think the evil mirror /. (that'd be digg) are already busting his server.

May I be the first to say.... (1, Redundant)

dalmiroy2k (768278) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647976)

Nerd Alert!!

Calling a "Nerd Alert" on Slashdot is like... (2, Funny)

StressGuy (472374) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648334)

warning patrons of a whore house to be wary of the "loose women"

It's almost, like, surreal...ya know?

To Boldly go ... (1)

poticlin (1034042) | more than 7 years ago | (#17647986)

Where no geek has gone before

Re:To Boldly go ... (5, Funny)

mastershake_phd (1050150) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648254)

Where no geek has gone before

More like where no woman has gone before.

Re:To Boldly go ... (1)

Mike Morgan (9565) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648432)

You'd think, but I've actually been to a Star Trek themed wedding. One of the coolest weddings I've ever seen!

Re:To Boldly go ... (1, Funny)

poptones (653660) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648482)

What makes you think he's straight?

With a room like that, he could have every 12 year old boy in the neighborhood!

Re:To Boldly go ... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648606)

Why would he want a bunch of loud kids occupying his theater room?

Seen it before.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17647994)

But really..

Do you really think it's wise to link slashdot to a bunch of pictures on someones small server??

anyone that's dropped by AVSforum.com can go browse peoples theaters.. some are VERY interesting..

most are much nicer than any corporate theater by far.

SWEET!!! (5, Funny)

illeism (953119) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648008)

When I have money to burn, I'm just going to set it on fire...

Slashdotted? (1)

mgessner (46612) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648010)

Anyone care to put up a copy of the pic elsewhere?
Preferably with a better connection to the internet than a string phone...

what a waste (-1, Flamebait)

cpearson (809811) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648044)

I can only imagine what I would do if I had that much free time. I barely even find time for sleep. This guy should be going something more productive in my humble opinion.

http://www.vistahelpforum.com/ [vistahelpforum.com]

Re:what a waste (2, Funny)

GreggBz (777373) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648296)

He'll break warp 10 around the sun with a gravity slingshot effect soon enough, which, if Checov and Spock have done their calculations right, will provide him will the time he needs.

Depends on your perspective, really (2)

gd23ka (324741) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648488)


"http:/www.vistahelpforum.com/"

This really depends on the perspective. Maybe spending all those hours building these Star-Treky props
wasn't "productive" for him as you'd define productive but I can imagine it was most likely an immensely
interesting and satisfying activity for him. Going from the "Vista" link you're plugging in your signature,
I'd find the time better spent building myself an LCARS-kind-of-like display than wasting my time on that.

Re:what a waste (1)

TastyCakes (917232) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648894)

Yet here you are on Slashdot...

It needs to be said.... (-1, Flamebait)

MooseDontBounce (989375) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648072)

"Have you ever kissed a girl!" (Hangs head in shame.) Very cool though.

It appears from the link... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648074)

...that this guy has enabled his home theater's cloaking device.

Hmmm (1)

fuego451 (958976) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648096)

Seems the Bridge has been taken out by a Romulan Warbird.

Also on Digg (4, Informative)

Mr. Sketch (111112) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648106)

Here are some links posted from the digg page:

Original Digg link: http://www.electronichouse.com/article/star_trek_t heater/ [electronichouse.com]
Digg story: http://digg.com/mods/Really_Cool_Homemade_Star_Tre k_Theater_(slideshow) [digg.com]

From comments:
The Larger image: http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/5278/bridge20p2 byb1.jpg [imageshack.us]

The Rest of the Images:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/359998062_55e90 27569_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/133/359998119_809ed 5da60_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/359998172_f021e fe498_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/359998234_d270e 45959_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/359998290_a7623 c7d59_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/147/359998333_c5803 bdc6e_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/359998390_a74a8 2a810_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/359998428_4ac3c 1684f_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/359998462_bf5ce 60ad6_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/140/359998485_a6d15 532c6_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/359998563_3f6de 24886_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/359998627_c99c0 53489_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/359998677_000d1 14cc4_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/143/359998726_eb86d d150d_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/123/359998787_ed787 6b750_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/359998824_8cf13 5fdd1_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/164/359998898_bf636 4c6bc_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/359998947_ebddb 0397c_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/359998997_22c85 e7ce7_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/359999058_6ae94 207a1_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/359999103_f0e56 492b1_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/359999225_752c3 5249e_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/359999330_599dc b9525_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/359999393_1d523 9add1_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/359999438_1bba4 5b6ca_o.jpg [flickr.com]
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/135/359999496_309f7 3c23b_o.jpg [flickr.com]

Did anybody else notice... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648358)

...that the only box set he has in his collection is Star Wars?

Traitor.

Re:Did anybody else notice... (1)

dr_dank (472072) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648574)

Those Trek season sets cost a fortune. I sure wouldn't have money left over to pick those up at $100+ a pop.

Re:Did anybody else notice... (1)

Anonymous Cowpat (788193) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648920)

but he does have the World at War box set and all 3 extended edition boxes of LotR so that makes up for it. What are the silver cases up in the top left?

Say hello to (-1, Redundant)

Van Cutter Romney (973766) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648118)

Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to Gary Reign the original "40 year old virgin".

I've seen this before (2, Informative)

Admiral Frosty (919523) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648138)

I remember reading about this about a year ago. The man in question was so dedicated to his fantasy that he went through bankruptcy and a divorce before he finished it.

It would have almost been worth it if the teleporter worked.

Re:I've seen this before (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648852)

That's a different guy. (I think he was in Britain.)

Re:I've seen this before (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17649024)

This is a different asocial virgin.

And the Shatner quote: (4, Funny)

simm1701 (835424) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648158)

"Have you ever kissed a girl?"

Re:And the Shatner quote: (2, Interesting)

OmniChamp (874914) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648838)

While I do appreciate the SNL reference, I see many posts referring to this man's inability to get women with this theatre as a knee jerk response. Guys, this is Slashdot! News for Nerds! We should be over the whole "high school" mentality where every single action is interpreted as an indicator of sexual prowess. I think it's an awesome achievement regardless of whether it gets him laid or not. Let him have his time in the spotlight for crying out loud.

Re:And the Shatner quote: (1)

DavidShor (928926) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649072)

Besides, this theater was pretty tasteful and well done. I'm not a Star Trek fan, but it is still pretty cool.

Re:And the Shatner quote: (5, Funny)

JonWan (456212) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648940)

And your Grandmother dosen't count!

Stop snarking (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648170)

People love to make fun of geeks for doing things like this. The truth is it's very cool, a little sad perhaps but nowhere near as sad as the home depot look. Only losers furnish their house with off the shelf tack from mainstream retailers and those snarking the most know it; enjoy your veneer effect home theater cabinets you losers!

Turbolift malfunction? (1)

ShorePiper82 (1027534) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648176)

Strangely enough, the girlfriend can no longer be seen entering via the turbolift.
On a completely unrelated note: what happens to the room when he puts in any Star Wars DVD?

Re:Turbolift malfunction? (2, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648906)

what happens to the room when he puts in any Star Wars DVD?
The same thing that happens when you mention Star Wars on a Star Trek forum.. lots of pointless flames.

Why did he.. (3, Interesting)

Omeger (939765) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648188)

blur out the LCARS screens?

Re:Why did he.. (5, Funny)

WebHostingGuy (825421) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648372)

So no one could read the command codes off the screen and lower his shields. Geez, didn't you see Wrath of Kahn?

Re:Why did he.. (1)

Prysorra (1040518) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648436)

That was Generations :) .. You know life sucks when your eyes are bugged.....poor Geordi :(

Re:Why did he.. (2, Funny)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648500)

You know life sucks when your eyes are bugged.....
Marty Feldman? Is that you?

Re:Why did he.. (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648600)

Isn't that what they did to turn off Khan's defelctor shileds?

Re:Why did he.. (4, Informative)

Omeger (939765) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648688)

WRONG! That was Wrath of Khan. In Generations they found out the Enterprise's shield frequency so they could fire a weapon to penetrate them.

Re:Why did he.. (1)

Omeger (939765) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648484)

That or find his deflector shield frequencies.

Re:Why did he.. (2, Interesting)

Rob T Firefly (844560) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648460)

All he says on the site is "The graphics used to simulate these screens were produced by the many Star Trek fans and are available from several sites on the web. The images are intenionally blurred."

Were I one of those fan artists, I'm not at all sure how I'd feel about his use of my work, so perhaps he's just protecting himself from that issue.

Re:Why did he.. (2, Insightful)

MasterC (70492) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648660)

Were I one of those fan artists, I'm not at all sure how I'd feel about his use of my work, so perhaps he's just protecting himself from that issue.
No doubt that Paramount would claim they own the fans' work (derivative work) so maybe he's protecting the fans both by not naming them and blurring the images out. Why assume malice when you (and I) don't have a clue?

Slashdotted? (5, Funny)

Roadmaster (96317) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648194)

Damn and here I was waiting for the digg effect to wear off so I could see the site and then WHAM here comes slashdot.. well I guess another 2 days waiting won't hurt ...

Damn, I wanna be that guy! (3, Funny)

KnarfO (320113) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648230)

...but not his server today.

so cool (1)

shlepp (796599) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648250)

holy shit now that is really really cool.

Gah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17648630)

Christ, what an asshole.

entertaining! (5, Funny)

CheeseTroll (696413) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648734)

Even if you're not a Trekkie, immersing yourself into a different environment like this would make for a more interesting experience. After all, isn't the point of such a room to entertain?

What I really want to know, though, is whether he requires his guests to lean dramatically back and forth during chase scenes?

Re:entertaining! (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648846)

What I really want to know, though, is whether he requires his guests to lean dramatically back and forth during chase scenes?

All I can say is that if he invites you over to watch a movie do not, I repeat, do not wear red.

KFG

Projector for Home Theatre (1)

drewzhrodague (606182) | more than 7 years ago | (#17648988)

While my home theatre doesn't look anywhere as nice as this guy's, it is imporant to note that he's using a projector, and not a (hugely expensive) plasma or LCD -- far less glass to move, HUGE image size, and higher quality

Of course, I'm using MythTV [mythtv.org] , and an NEC 135LC analog 3-tube projector. Captain Kirk's head is sometimes 6 feet tall.

A good place to NOT wear a red shirt. (3, Funny)

Picass0 (147474) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649080)

When reaching for refreshments, be careful not to confuse the beer cooler and the Medusan.

Does it have force feedback? (1)

Minstrel Boy (787690) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649142)

I want to believe that during movies with explosions and crashes, the viewers get thrown around from side to side of the bridge, er, room!

KeS

Too much time on his hands... (1)

martin (1336) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649222)

Well it's better than writing viruses or sending out spam......

Brings new meaning to the phrase... (1)

thewils (463314) | more than 7 years ago | (#17649278)

"Beam down Yeoman Rand and a 6-pack".

Dedication Plaque Error (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17649282)

Am I the only one profoundly concerned that such a devout Trek fanatic would make a simple mistake such as calling the USS Enterprise "Starship Class" on the dedication plaque? Everyone knows that the Enterprise in question was Constitution Class. Hmm, I seem to have filled my RDA of feeling like a nerd now, so that'll be all for me. ^^
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