One of the best parts about being a Star Trek fan is all the cool stuff people end up making due to their love of the franchise. Meet Todd Spann, a man who built a Star Trek-themed basement, which its very own Tardis built-in.
The whole project took Spann three years and two months, taking lots of time researching things like how to drywall, while dumpster diving at times to find materials.
The basement houses a (mostly) working Star Trek teleporter, a Tardis room where you can hang out and listen to music, a Star Trek-themed hallway that you can access either from the transporter room or the Tardis room. That hallway leads you to the bridge-theater, where you can apparently watch any film you want or even get into some gaming.
Spann built his Westfield, IN theater in about eight months according to his interview with WTHR 13’s Karen Campbell. It not only features voice control capabilities but it also has automatic sliding doors, just like the Enterprise.
We’ve seen a lot of fan-made Star Trek sets pop up over the years, but this might be the most original. There are clearly elements of the ship and franchise in this design, but also original touches as well. The way he uses modern computer chairs as part of his theater setup is a nice touch and placing the Tardis in a way so that when it opens up, gives you the impression that it really is bigger on the inside.
The news report claims he’s also not finished adding to the basement set up, and there are several extra doors seen on the basement trip that aren’t explored, so perhaps they’re not supposed to open, or maybe what they open up to do isn’t finished just yet.
Todd has a YouTube channel now, where he’s documenting his Star Trek/Doctor Who basement updates.
It’s one heck of a setup.