Each year TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) focuses on a specific theme for their fall season.
In previous years it’s been Stanley Kubrick, Andy Warhol and so many other greats in the world of film, and this year is no different. TIFF and the crew here at Addicted will be taking in, and experiencing everything that was the brainchild of visionary Gene Roddenberry.
Enter: TIFF Bell Lightbox presents 50 Years of Star Trek
The first episode of this revolutionary franchise premiered on September 8, 1966 to high ratings and as they say, the rest was history. The show went into syndication in 1969 shortly after its cancellation following the third season, and quickly gained a cult following that spawned 13 major motion pictures, beginning with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). Six spin-off shows — all set in the Star Trek universe — soon followed, including the upcoming 2017 Star Trek: Discovery series.
50 Years of Star Trek will feature several facets of Trek-minded programming, including a full retrospective of all Star Trek motion pictures; five Trek Talks, presented in partnership with CBS and the Canadian Space Agency; Star Trek: The Original Series Episode Marathons; The Fifth Quadrant: Sci-Fi After Star Trek, a programme of post-Trek sci-fi films that came in the wake of the franchise; and BOOMBOX: Warp Speed, a multi-sensory, building-wide fundraiser featuring dynamic installations, performances, and technology.
Running now to December 30, 50 Years of Star Trek highlight moments to see and do include:
BOOMBOX: Warp Speed, a Trek-themed fundraiser at TIFF Bell Lightbox (get your ticket now for one of the biggest and best parties of the year)
A full weekend of Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 episode marathons
Multiple screenings of all 13 Star Trek films, including Justin Lin’s 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond
Trek Talks featuring experts such as Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, physician and NASA astronaut Mae Jemison, and more
Screenings of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with an introduction by Trek special effects artist Douglas Trumbull
A screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, introduced by director Nicholas Meyer
70mm screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
If you are anything like us here at Addicted, you’ll be front and centre for all the Trek Talk, episodes and movies you can handle, which as you can see, is a lot.
For complete schedule visit tiff.net/startrek and enjoy.