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Dying Fan Screens Star Trek Into Darkness

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 01/03/2013

Dying Fan Screens Star Trek Into DarknessThank you all who participated in making a dying trekkie’s dream come true!



A Trekkie who was told by doctors that he only had weeks to live, made his dying wish: I want to see Star Trek Into Darkness before I die. The man’s request was posted on Reddit via Yahoo and 8 days later, Director JJ Abrams caught wind of the story and made the wish come true.


The Man, simply known as Dan to protect his privacy, was taken to see the prologue of the film — having been told that only the prologue was ready for viewing. However, JJ Abrams surprised the man and his wife with the full screening of the film. Dan’s wife released a statement shortly after:



“Hi everyone, it’s Daniel’s wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gesture…We were so touched when [Abrams] was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on……. Be assured we enjoyed it 110%!”

She went on to thank everyone involved and for everyone to remember the story as an example of giving during the holidays.

“This is a story of us giving something to him, the ‘internet’ community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJAbrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind.”


We at want to thank all our fans on tumblr, Facebook and twitter who did their bit to spread the world and write JJ Abrams. And Congratulations Dan, good luck, we will all continue to hold out hope and pray for your well being. The more Trekkies in this world, the better it is for us all.


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