Sunday, January 6, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness: Fan who was shown early screening of film by J.J. Abrams passes away

A noble deed was done last week by director J.J. Abrams, as he granted the wish of a certain fan diagnosed with a terminal illness to view an early version of his upcoming Star Trek sequel flick, Star Trek Into Darkness. The fan, Daniel Craft, was diagnosed with two forms of cancer, and his ultimate wish was to see the new Trek flick after doctors gave him just a few weeks to live. He and his wife went to see an IMAX screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to catch the 9-minute prologue, but unfortunately it wasn't screened in their theater, and hopes to catch it looked bleak for Dan.

Fortunately, a friend of Dan who uses Reddit took to the interwebz and started out a petition to ask J.J. Abrams to grant his pal his ultimate wish to see the trek film. When word got to Abrams, he did more than show the prologue, as he gave them the entire film (albeit an early draft) via a private screening! This wish grant made a lot of people respect Mr. Abrams a lot more thanks to his generosity, and one fan's dream came true.

Unfortunately,  Sad news came from Mr. Craft's family, as he passed away with his wife and brother at his bedside. It's truly remarkable that he got his wish at least by J.J. Abrams just before he left this world, and one Trek fan boldly got what no fan has gotten before... Seeing a Star Trek film first hand from the helmsman himself. For more on this story, check out the source post at Superherohype and Yahoo!

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