May 17 2024


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Trek Fan Turns Basement Into Trek Haven

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Canadian Star Trek fan Line Rainville is living her Star Trek dream.

Rainville, a fan of the original series since childhood, decided to recreate part of the Trek world, beginning in her basement.

The project took a year to complete, and cost $30,000. The Trek-themed areas include parts of the Enterprise bridge, transporter room, rec room, observation deck, and Spock’s quarters.

“I was nine when I first watched Star Trek in French with my father,” said Rainville, who hails from Notre-Dame-des-Prairies (Quebec). “I became addicted to this show and during the week, and I looked forward to each Tuesday at seven for another episode.

“I enjoyed Star Trek because it was about space, unknown worlds, and aliens who often ended up being more friendly than expected. I enjoyed learning about Vulcans and seeing the interactions between the characters.”

Rainville bought some of the items used in the Trek-themed rooms, and made others herself. When finished, the fifty-one-year-old felt like that young nine-year-old again. “I was kind of beamed back into that nine-year-old girl’s mind who so often wished her beloved Captain Kirk could bring her aboard his vessel,” Rainville said. “All at once, I was aboard the Enterprise. The illusion had become my reward. I told my mother and my sister that it was so strange. I’m not sure they have fully understood how I was feeling. But they were there, supportive and sharing this unique moment.”

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1 thought on “Trek Fan Turns Basement Into Trek Haven

  1. The whole thing started off as a home theater project, but it looks like that aspect of it was totally ignored in the end. She spent $30K, but settled on what looks like, what, a 40-inch LCD…?
    Being from Quebec, I’ll bet she only watches reruns from “Les Belles Histoires des Pays d’en Haut” on that thing.

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