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


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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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Nice story. I'm glad to see a story about how the internet helped someone out.


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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.


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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.

Per Hansson

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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.


RIP Mr. Craft.

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


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

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


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.


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.

- live in the moments, you may never get another chance -