There are many ways Trekkies express their love for all things "Star Trek." They build replicas of. They tell you how to make pretty impressive at home. They even design to look like the inside of a Starfleet ship.
But when you're a Trekkie and the CEO of a multimillion dollar software company, you can take things to the next level. According to Mashable, that's exactly what Liu Dejian did by designing the headquarters of the company he runs -- NetDragon Websoft -- to look just like the USS Enterprise.
Not only did Liu model the building after the Enterprise, but according to Mashable he also got licensing rights to do so from CBS, the network that owns the rights to "Star Trek." (Disclosure: CBS is CNET's parent company.)
The building cost $160 million total (about £102 million, AU$203 million) and was completed in 2014. Drone footage from December shows the building from the air (embedded below) and is currently making the rounds. The video was posted by a YouTube user who goes by "hacktron," and has no other videos or information under the account.
Mashable also reports that the building contains other cool touches, like a " slide in its Changle Plant here.discovered in South Dakota in 1987, 30-foot metal slides that provide instant access to the ground floor from the third floor and automatic sliding gates between each working area." The source cited is "a tipster." NetDragon talks about the popularity of a
So if you've ever wanted to get a gig on a Federation starship, I suggest you get your resume over to NetDragon right away. But be prepared to move to Fuzhou, China, because that's where this bad boy is located.