Star Trek fan builds a home theater Starfleet would love

Meet Anil, who lives in New Jersey. His basement home theater seeks out new life and new levels of Trekkie fandom. It has to be seen to be believed.

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Anil went underground to build the home theater of his dreams.


Over the last couple of years, we've been posting pictures of CNET readers' home theaters as part of our ever-growing Show Us Yours collection. Usually we post a series of still images, but occasionally a reader submits a video tour of his or her setup.

And Anil's video needs to be seen: He's a serious Star Trek fan who built a home theater in his basement with a holodeck theme. His video tour really brings his project to life. So we thought we'd highlight it along with the still-image slideshow below.

If you're interested in having your home theater featured on CNET (it doesn't have to be as crazy as Anil's homage to Star Trek), you can submit your photos here. And we have plenty of showcases you can check out for inspiration. 

Watch this: Anil's Star Trek-themed home theater

Star Trek mega-fan boldly goes where no home theater owner has gone before

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This article was originally published on March 24.