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Massive Star Trek event starts in Toronto this weekend

The Toronto International Film Festival might've wrapped last week, but that doesn't mean you should ignore the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the rest of the year, especially if you're a Star Trek fan.

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, TIFF is hosting a slew of events, talks and film screenings, including two free Original Series marathons this weekend on Sept. 24 and 25. To get your free ticket, just show up at the Lightbox at least two hours before showtime - the marathons both start at 2 p.m.

This Trekkie takeover runs until December 30 and includes four talks, presented in partnership with CBS and the Canadian Space Agency, as well as a series of screenings looking at sci-fi movies that came after Star Trek - highlights include Alien, The Matrix and a E.T. (if you're looking for a movie to see on Christmas Day, make it E.T.).

TIFF isn't the only organization to mark Star Trek's 50th anniversary. The Ex had lots of Star Trek programming and the new Star Trek series will start filming in Toronto some time this fall.

Will you attend TIFF's Star Trek celebration? Let us know in the comments.


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