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'Star Trek' Divorce: Fan Forced To Leave Spaceship Digs (VIDEO)

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One man boldly went where no interior designer had gone before -- but now, divorce is taking it all away from him.

For the past 10 years, British DJ Tony Alleyne, 58, has been working to transform the interior of his Hinckley, England apartment into an exact replica of the Starship Enterprise from "Star Trek."

But the nerd-enviable apartment -- where he's lived alone since he separated from his wife in 1994 -- belongs to his ex, and now a court has ruled that she has the right to sell it, British tabloid The Sun reported.

"To say I'm gutted is an understatement," Alleyne recently told the paper. "It is my life's work -- and it looks like it's going into a skip. I admit there were tears."

Alleyne told Britain's Daily Mail Friday that the "Star Trek"-themed overhaul of the one-bedroom apartment served as "therapy" after the couple split. Recreating the spaceship interior elsewhere would cost at least 100,000 British pounds (more than $150,000 American dollars), he said.

Watch MSNBC's 2006 video below to see Alleyne (dressed in all his Captain Picard glory) give a tour of his spaceship digs, which includes a replica command console that controls the lights in the apartment and transporters of the non-teleporting variety (sorry, Trekkies).

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