Only at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) can fans of Star Trek and Sherlock collide in one loud, sweaty crowd of pure happiness.

After waiting two hours in the shadow of Roy Thomson Hall, I laid eyes on Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock or Khan; your pick).

He exited a dark vehicle as if he were the President and entered the camera frames of hundreds of screaming fans. Sticking my arm straight up, I snapped a few blurry pictures with my point-and-shoot camera as I dodged a backpack that felt like it was full of bricks.

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This is how the story appeared in the Eyeopener on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.


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