Image Source: Trek News

BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

The next ‘Star Trek’ movie isn't due in theaters until May, but a terminally ill cancer patient was granted his dying wish - a chance to view the film before he passed away. WPMT has more.

“J.J. Abrams fulfilled a wish for a dying Star Trek fan. the director gave an early preview screening of his upcoming movie, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ to a 41-year-old man months ahead of the film's scheduled release date.”

Daniel Craft was the director of the New York Asian Film Festival. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer less than six weeks ago. A close friend made a request for the film via social media after endless pleas from other family members, and Inquisitr notes the response came fairly quickly.

“Family friend, Grady Hendrix, revealed that literally the next day a producer turned up at the Craft’s apartment with a rough cut DVD in hand.”

Craft was understandably excited about getting an early peek at the film. The New York Daily News and NME tell us about the viewing of the film and his peaceful end.

“Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast. He died the same day.”

His wife and brother were with him when he went, and he wasn't in any pain. He'd been a bit loopy for a few days as his liver failed and toxins built up in his blood.”

This was not Abrams’ first act of kindness to a loyal fan. In his original Star Trek film he gave a small spoken part to a terminally ill professor.
http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/terminally-ill-fan-gets-to-watch-star-trek-into-darkness-early-2013014/

'Star Trek' Director Grants Fan's Dying Wish

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Jan 7, 2013

'Star Trek' Director Grants Fan's Dying Wish

Image Source: Trek News

BY COLLIN RUANE
ANCHOR LAUREN GORES

The next ‘Star Trek’ movie isn't due in theaters until May, but a terminally ill cancer patient was granted his dying wish - a chance to view the film before he passed away. WPMT has more.

“J.J. Abrams fulfilled a wish for a dying Star Trek fan. the director gave an early preview screening of his upcoming movie, ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ to a 41-year-old man months ahead of the film's scheduled release date.”

Daniel Craft was the director of the New York Asian Film Festival. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer less than six weeks ago. A close friend made a request for the film via social media after endless pleas from other family members, and Inquisitr notes the response came fairly quickly.

“Family friend, Grady Hendrix, revealed that literally the next day a producer turned up at the Craft’s apartment with a rough cut DVD in hand.”

Craft was understandably excited about getting an early peek at the film. The New York Daily News and NME tell us about the viewing of the film and his peaceful end.

“Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 non-disclosure agreements they watched the film and had a blast. He died the same day.”

His wife and brother were with him when he went, and he wasn't in any pain. He'd been a bit loopy for a few days as his liver failed and toxins built up in his blood.”

This was not Abrams’ first act of kindness to a loyal fan. In his original Star Trek film he gave a small spoken part to a terminally ill professor.
http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/terminally-ill-fan-gets-to-watch-star-trek-into-darkness-early-2013014/

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