Long Island Star Trek Fanatic’s Story Takes Flight

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By Richard Horgan Comment

Captain’s media log [July 10, 2014; 12:30 p.m.]: The press on planet Earth has grabbed hold of Anthony Sforza‘s kooky basement tale.

BarcroftMediaLogoThe Daily Mail, the New York Post and UK’s The Mirror are likely just the beginning of this comet trail. And who can blame them? Packaged for worldwide consumption by Barcroft Media, the story of a Long Island dad’s fastidious three-year effort to erect a replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise in his expansive home’s basement has everything:

  • Tons of Star Trek SEO;
  • Split family feelings (his two young sons love the basement set-up; Sforza’s sister thinks he’s a little nuts);
  • An out-of-this-world slide show.

FishbowlNY’s favorite part of the story – besides the prospect of a tweeted “Oh My!” from George Takei – is that this Long Island man’s last name sounds like a planet the beloved TV series and film franchise gang might beam down to. Perhaps in some future strand of Star Trek fan fiction, someone can steer the action to planet Sforza.

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