One Star Trek fan, James T. Kirk, dedicated his home to the fandom
Fans will do incredible things for their fandoms. Tattoos, recreating the well-known cars of the fandoms, and even directing a room or two of their houses to show their love for the franchise. One Star Trek fan took it a little further and has turned his San Francisco home into a beloved testament to the ship that started it all—the Enterprise. James T. Kirk, yes, that’s his real name as he was born in 1967 when The Original Series was on the air, recreated his house to show his love for Star Trek, but things are not going so smoothly for him or the house right now.
According to LaughingSquid, the house, located at 46th Avenue and Taraval Street in the Outer Sunset in San Francisco, originally belonged to Kirk’s mother. She passed away three years ago and did not leave a will, according to Hoodline. That means Kirk and his two siblings own the home together, and those siblings want to sell the house. Kirk does not. So it’s up to the probate court to decide.
James T. Kirk has a community behind him to help buy the house
Kirk isn’t the only one who wants to preserve the home that he opens to the community, and there are plenty of people trying to help him save the quirky house, unofficially named the Starship House…even the Port Commissioner, Jason Hodge, who created a GoFundMe page to help Kirk buy the house outright and to “keep San Francisco weird.”
Kirk’s house also includes a miniature golf course, an Egyptian collection, a Rebel Base, a tiki hut, and a giant ping pong table, and he has lived there for over twenty-five years. Unfortunately, it’s up to the probate court, which met on Tuesday, December 8th, to decide whether or not Kirk will get to keep the home he dearly loves.