Terminally ill Star Trek fan sees "Into Darkness" before launch

By Rick
Jan 9, 2013
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  1. Hardcore Star Trek fan Daniel Craft, 41, was given the opportunity to view -- in its current entirety -- the upcoming Trek flick Into Darkness. What makes this story special though, is that Craft was diagnosed as terminally ill with only...

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  2. mevans336

    mevans336 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 163   +11

    In other news, the MPAA sues the deceased for $150,000 and is filing a joint lawsuit against his widow for the same.
    spencer, VitalyT and TJGeezer like this.
  3. Nice story. I'm glad to see a story about how the internet helped someone out.
  4. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 368   +39

    Way to ride that "positive vision of humanity's future" wave.
  5. It's good to see that there is still a little love out there.
  6. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    That was a fine gift to a dying fan by the movie's producers. But I can't help it - that comment about the MPAA made me laugh out loud.
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 960   +84

    That has a sad ending, but it was a great story.
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    I am proud to see some of Hollywood high and mighty not only come down from thier lofty perch, but to show that level of empathy and compassion. It does my heart good to see that there might actually be something like a decent human being or two left in Hollywood. This act alone helps to restore a bit of faith in the human creature. They let him watch a rough cut so he could die a happy fan. KUDOS to JJ Abrahms and his crew for a very very nice act that most ppl would not have done.
  9. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 571   +98

    Not a Trekkie? Shame.
  10. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    This was a very touching news post to read, thanks for sharing it.
    It restores some faith in this trekkie fan too that actually there still are some really sympathetic and good hearted people left in this world!
    RIP Daniel Craft.
  11. RIP Mr. Craft.

    As for people who made this possible: + karma points for you, it was a really nice gesture.
     
  12. Renrew

    Renrew TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 237   +17

    It's a great gesture kudos to the persons responsible.

    On a slightly cynical note : the resulting publicity doesn't hurt either.
  13. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,284   +262

    True, but it should also reiterate the idea that if you do good things you will receive it as well.
    SNGX1275 and cliffordcooley like this.
  14. Rip Mr Craft..
    Good to hear there are some good people left in Hollywood..That Daniel Craft got to do his last thing on his bucket list. Having a smile of seeing the Star Trek Movie.
  15. mevans336

    mevans336 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 163   +11

    I'm a huge Trekkie and even posted this story to my Facebook page to share with friends and family. I'm sorry the satire was lost on you.
  16. ThanosPAS

    ThanosPAS TechSpot Member Posts: 34   +7

    A tear just fell on my desk.
  17. Great story. Very touching. JJ is a good man and did a good thing for another good man. I'm sure Mr. Craft got a miracle in watching a yet to be released movie and once in a lifetime chance but I bet you any money that no matter the movie he watched, he enjoyed it because he was with his wife. There is nothing like being with someone you love or care about, especially in Mr. Crafts situation. The movie was a bonus but him and especially his wife will cherish the moment that will last a lifetime, that she had a great day with her husband.

    R.I.P.
    - live in the moments, you may never get another chance -
  18. DanUK

    DanUK TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 189   +7

    Great story :)
  19. killeriii

    killeriii TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    Good to see there are some truly caring people in the movie industry. :)
  20. cmbjive

    cmbjive TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 491   +82

    Can JJ Abrams claim this act of charity as a tax deduction?

    A great act by a great producer.
  21. jcarr11

    jcarr11 Newcomer, in training

    Props to JJ. Great story


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