Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dying Fan Gets Private Screening of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Dying Fan Gets Private Screening of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

by  | on January 4, 2013

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Dying Fan Gets Private Screening of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

So Star Trek has always been about what kind of awesome future we could have with people working together.
And hot chicks.
But even more so now, taking up the ritual is JJ Abrams, who (even though some people don’t really like him) is doing something cool. Real fans like me are excited and happy to see the new Star Trek sequel Star Trek Into Darkness.”, but there’s a kid who has a terminal illness, and one of his dying wishes is to see the new film.
JJ Abrams is going to let him see a sneak showing so he can see it before he dies.
I mean, the whole idea of that is nuts, but I have to admit, if I knew I were dying (and aren’t we all?) I would definitely be feeling like I’d be missing out on that new Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Seems dumb, but I’m not the only one!
“Star Trek Into Darkness” delayed..
There have been production mess ups, so it got pushed back (into darkness?) so there’s even more anticipation. I went to see the 9 minute preview that they showed before The Hobbit, and I loved how exciting it was. I really look forward to it.
But for one fan named Dan, it was something more, as Dan has been diagnosed with a non-treatable form of cancer. On Christmas Day, his friends and family took to the internet, and posted his plea on Reddit.: Help get Dan an advance screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
Whereas I’m sure there are people in the boardrooms of Paramount who would deny the request, no matter how much money they were offered:
For director J.J. Abrams, the good of the one outweighed the good of the boardroom!
“It was truly amazing that a filmmaker so secretive as J.J. Abrams was kind enough to show this to us,” Dan’s wife posted a few days ago. “It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, they know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.
“It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy – Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too),” she continued. “This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first ‘Star Trek’ movie to at least TRY to get everything ‘right’ for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on……. Be assured we enjoyed it 110%!
“We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you….”
A great story to start the new year.
Will YOU go see Star Trek Into Darkness?
That’s my plan, and I hope maybe to see you there. And frankly, I hope Dan gets to see it again.

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