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The Fictional House Corporation

Now you can live in a movie set ...
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Very simple idea - a contracting company that builds your house to your specification (nothing new in that) except that each of the room interiors is a painstakingly reconstructed replica of a particular room from a movie, stage play, or book.

"... and on the left here is the sitting room, as you can see, it's an exact replica of Sherlock Holmes' room at 221B Baker street ... then if you'll just follow me ... this is the home entertainment room, if you just sit in the Captain's Chair ... now, the AV controls are all here on Mr Sulu's console ... yes, just put the the DVD in that slot on Mr Spock's position ... now ... yes, the door noise is from the original series ... now, when we get out of the turbolift, straight ahead is the main bathroom ... yes, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea ... no, the fish through the viewing window are real ... now if you turn to your right ... yes, it's a little cramped, F-14's are like that, but that's a real Martin-Baker ejection seat, see, the seat squab lifts up, pull the throttle lever back to flush ... and then through here the guest bedroom ... mind your head, yes, real oak beams, not a lot of headroom in these 74-gun frigates ... and then through here ... "

As much of possible of everything either works, or seems to work. And it's all licensed by the copyright owner, and carefully fitted together. A service contract to keep it running is included.

8th of 7, Mar 25 2010

Famous Wreck Backyards Famous_20Wreck_20Backyards
When you need to decorate the backyard [theircompetitor, Mar 25 2010]

you can visit a fake place like this http://www.thebatesmotel.com/
[xandram, Mar 25 2010]

The Madonna Inn http://www.madonnainn.com/features.php
If you just want to rent, but aren't ready to buy (or build) yet, you might try a few nights lodging at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. Every guest suite is different, ranging from European castle, to log cabin, to rock grotto with waterfall showers, to Vegas honeymoon suite, and plenty more. [jurist, Mar 26 2010]

Film_20Noir_20Home [hippo, Mar 26 2010]

Star Trek house. http://news.bbc.co..../review/8039807.stm
[DrBob, Mar 26 2010]

Seen_20the_20Movie_...t_20the_20T_20shirt Just check in to this hotel..... available for a while now [xenzag, Mar 26 2010]


       + as long as it's not the bathroom from the Bates Motel...
xandram, Mar 25 2010

       I see a niche here for movies or stage shows that are still in development, in order to drive down the costs of set construction by mass marketing, if at least parts of the sets used are 'real.'
RayfordSteele, Mar 26 2010

       I like this, I want to the library in Prof. Higgins' house.
dentworth, Mar 26 2010

       i wanted to do my house in frigate style with oak beams. it would kinda look like a red lobster restaurant i guess....
Arcanus, Mar 26 2010

       This is all well and good, until you realize that, gosh, those to-the-ceiling bookcases in the Library look really impressive, but there isn't room to move the ladder to reach the top shelves because the bureau is in the way. And it's actually rather tedious to have to *dial* a number instead of punching keys. And the cast-iron enamelled roll-top bath loses all its heat in about 15 minutes. And having the microwave secretly concealed in the fake Aga is a pain because you can't see into it without crouching down.   

       Movie sets are designed to look good, not to be lived in. [ ]
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 26 2010

       That's why a short stay is best.... check last link.
xenzag, Mar 26 2010

       //designed to look good, not to be lived in// That's hardly an obstacle to a piece of architecture's getting built, is it?
mouseposture, Mar 28 2010

       Which one is room 117?
RayfordSteele, Mar 28 2010

       The one between 116 and 118 ...
8th of 7, Mar 28 2010

       Who wouldn't want to spend the night in Elise McKenna's room from "Somewhere In Time"? Or with Richard Collier (a virile young Christopher Reeve), for the feminine readers here.
jurist, Mar 28 2010

       //This is all well and good, until you realize that// sleeping standing up whilst plugged into a Borg receptacle is a lot harder than it looks when you are not actually Borg.
MikeD, Mar 28 2010

       // persona au gratin //   

8th of 7, Mar 28 2010

       talking about rooms - is there a 101?
po, Mar 29 2010

       Yes; on the 13th floor.
angel, Mar 29 2010

       It would be neat to see how long it took people to recognize the Huxtable residence with the fourth wall.
nomocrow, Mar 29 2010

       From the first episode or from the rest of them?
RayfordSteele, Mar 29 2010

       The ones after "Teddy."
nomocrow, Mar 30 2010

       //and quickly become persona au gratin//   

       "First Contact" illustrates the effectiveness of the Thompson SMG against our cybernetically enhanced friends. I've got a cube's worth of ammo and no fear of assimilation.
MikeD, Mar 30 2010

       <obligitary> And there I was expecting a house made of sandpaper...
zen_tom, Mar 30 2010


       //"First Contact" illustrates the effectiveness of the Thompson SMG against our cybernetic ally enhanced friends. I've got a cube's worth of ammo and no fear of assimilation.//   

       Technically no, that only worked because the federation hadn't used that strategy before, Borg can easily adapt body armour effective against even the most advanced of anti-personal projectile weapons the federation can throw at them and recover from the most grievous injuries (even death) due to nanobots. Not only that but sheer force of numbers means you _will_ be overwhelmed zombie style.   

       Didn’t they teach you anything in school?   


       This'd be awesome for a borg themed house :P[+]
xxobot, Mar 31 2010

       //Didn’t they teach you anything in school?//   

       Yes: As a non-commissioned officer it is better to be confidently wrong than hesitantly right...   

       Bring on the Borg!
MikeD, Mar 31 2010

       Confidently wrong... I have to think here: does that mean you are wrong but trying to make it look right and in the process exuding confidence? (Look at this cheese! It's moldy! But, mold is good for you let's eat it!) or confident while being completely honest about your failure (Look at this cheese! It's moldy! Let's eat it and die!). Of course, any failure can be construed as a win (death taking you to heaven, for example).
daseva, Mar 31 2010

       As not: <whilst under fire> "Er, Corporal Smith ... I think maybe we should split into two teams. I dunno ... maybe you take your team and pull around off to the side? Maybe flank them while me and the other team moves forward? What do you think? Or maybe you advance forward and and me and the other team could flank ... or I could go with your team ...   

       ... er ... yeah? That's probably what we should do ..."   

       As appossed to: "2nd squad! I want that hill, and we are going to take it! NOW MOVE! MOVE! MOVE!"
MikeD, Apr 01 2010

       // we are going to take it! //   

       Ahhh .... rather than use of the Passive Voice, "it is going to be taken !" as favoured by most, if not all, commissioned ranks ...   

       // As a non-commissioned officer it is better to be confidently wrong than hesitantly right... //   

       ... which is pretty much the definition of an NCO. What would the Army do without them ? DOn't answer that. Commissioned officers need NCOs to cover up their mistakes, and take the blame when things go horribly wrong.   

       By the way, [xxobot], pipe down about the adaptive shielding, OK ? We consider [MikeD] a potential asset and we wish to Assimilate him as a priority (Our Cube is rocking a bit on the rough ground and he's just the right size to wedge under the low corner...).
8th of 7, Apr 01 2010

       Wasn't there an idea on here before about the Friends' apartment? Maybe it was just annos.   

       Perhaps the 4th wall should be a big picture of a film crew.
marklar, Apr 01 2010


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