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Make it so: Quebec woman designs $30K Star Trek living quarters

A Joliette woman may have earned herself the title of most devoted Trekkie in Quebec thanks to her Star Trek-inspired basement, which she designed herself.

Line Rainville's two favourite characters from the original series were Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock

Beam me up Scotty: Star Trek superfan Line Rainville in her homemade transporter deck in Joliette. (Radio-Canada)

A Joliette woman may have earned herself the title of most devoted Trekkie in Quebec thanks to her Star Trek-inspired basement, which she designed herself.

The feat of turning a regular basement into the USS Enterprise cost superfan Line Rainville almost $30,000.

This Star Trek basement in Joliette is cosy, in a 23rd century Starship way. (Radio-Canada)

"When I was nine, I was in love with Captain Kirk. I wanted to marry him," Rainville told Radio-Canada.

But despite her childhood crush on Kirk, Rainville is also a big fan of Spock, and her design sought to capture the Vulcan's living quarters.

These Enterprise-inspired living quarters are fully equipped. (Radio-Canada)

Her bathroom, kitchen and living room would all make the notoriously fastidious Spock feel at home. 

USS Enterprise Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott would appreciate this control panel setup. (Radio-Canada)

Rainville went to Comiccon and met William Shatner this weekend. She was emotional before meeting him, not sure what she was going to ask.

When she finally met Shatner he took the lead and said, in French, "Do you speak French, well me too!"

After having him sign an autograph she was ecstatic, "He spoke to me in French, twice!"

Superfan Line Rainville meets William Shatner at Comiccon 2016. (Radio-Canada)

50 years of Star Trek

This year marks 50 years since Star Trek hit the small screen. The original series ran for 79 episodes between 1966 and 1969.

The original series had weak ratings on NBC but its fan base grew through syndication. (Radio-Canada)

Although the series had low ratings, its fan base grew steadily through syndication. By the 1970s, it was being called "the show that won't die" by The Associated Press.   

A number of television series based in the Star Trek universe have followed the original series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Corrections

  • An earlier version of this story identified Line Rainville as a social worker. In fact, although she may work in the social services sector, she is not a member of the OTSTCFQ , Quebec's professional order of social workers.
    Aug 03, 2016 11:42 AM ET

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