To boldly build what no man has built: Star Trek fanatic builds incredible trekkie-themed house
This Star Trek superfan set his phasers to stun when he went all-out to turn his house into the ultimate Star Trek shrine.
Resistance is futile, and this trekkie plans to live long and prosper in his movie themed house.
Steve ‘nighteagle’ Doman, 69, from Colorado, USA, said: “My friends and family think there’s something wrong with me! People are quite amused, it’s very different.
“They don’t understand where all this creativity has come from, but I’m always dreaming.”
Steve, who lives in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, said he tends to stock up on food and hibernate during the long, cold winters – and when he started getting bored he took up his Star Trek renovation as a hobby.
One room at a time, he has now completely transformed his home.
Steve bought the house in 1986, and started the trekkie transformation nearly 14 years ago – and $30,000 later it is finally almost complete.
He said: “I have six rooms downstairs that are Star Trek themed rooms.
“Right now my favourite room is the Federation room – and I sleep in the Klingon Ambassador quarters.
“I still have a couple more rooms to finish off when everything downstairs is to my liking, so I figure I have enough work to last me until I’m 73 years old – if I ever get that far!
“This is my version of playing in the future, so my house and everything I have created is used daily just like a normal house.”
Steve has made a hobby out of redecorating his house for the past 29 years prior to its Star Trek transformation, it had a South Western theme and an antique homestead theme.
Steve, who is a member of Denver’s Klingon club and an honorary member of the international federation of trekkies, said: “I grew up with a learning disability – I excelled in sports, but socially I struggled.
“Since then I’ve been fighting to be someone, to show people I’m a normal human being.
“My Star Trek hobby is the first time I’ve done something just for myself, the first time I’ve put myself first.
“I feel like I’m a survivor, and I’ve proved anyone with mental disabilities can become anything they want in life.
“People can’t believe I’ve changed my house three times in 29 years now this is a dream house for a person that loves Star Trek.
“I was always interested in the future, right from the first Star Trek.
“I would always get home as fast as possible to watch it – I’d never seen anything like it before.
“I never liked being in the now my life was always agonising because I struggled socially.
“The future gave me a way to get out of that, and Star Trek became a bridge for me, like a crutch.
“I like to live in the future, it feels safer for me.
“Some people think I’m crazy for destroying my house like this, but generally people are just darn surprised.
“But I won’t stop – otherwise life gets boring, doing this makes me happy.
“Being a fan of Star Trek has given me a life.”