This guy turned his basement into the Starship Enterprise

Anthony Sforza may be the ultimate "Star Trek" fan, and he has $500,000 worth of Trekkie memorabilia to prove it.

There are Trekkies, and then there are Trekkies.

Anthony Sforza can count himself among the most dedicated "Star Trek" fans of all time. Over the course of the last three years, Sforza logged over 1,500 hours working primarily at night to convert his basement into an awesome, livable tribute to the Starship Enterprise.

In his basement starship, Sforza has thousands of action figures, costumes, and other paraphernalia he estimates is valued at around $500,000. He started collecting these figures in the 1980s. After a trip to a "Star Trek" convention in New York, Sforza says his passion for all things "Star Trek" grew exponentially. His favorite and most notable collection piece is the Captain's costume, which he made out of the same materials used in the original "Star Trek" series.

Sforza isn't the only "Star Trek" fan to dream of bringing the USS Enterprise home. Canadian Trekkie Line Rainville spent $30,000 turning her basement into a starship suite that includes a transporter and food replicators. There's even a "Star Trek" mansion in Boca Raton, Fla., that has a replica of the Enterprise's bridge, along with 16 bathrooms.

Sforza and his family watch "Star Trek" and other nerdy things on a TV fitted on the ship's bridge. He plans to expand the collection over the next few years, which will boldly bring it closer to $1 million bucks. Live long, Anthony Sforza, and prosper.

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The closest to the Starship Enterprise you can get on Earth. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

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