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Star Trek Movies XI+ Discuss J.J. Abrams' rebooted Star Trek here.

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Old December 28 2012, 11:32 AM   #1
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Dying Trek fan to get STID personal screening

Fucking cancer...

The friend and wife of a dying "Star Trek" fan have both made an impassioned and heartbreaking plea on Reddit: to let the man see at least the 10-minute preview of "Star Trek Into Darkness":
“My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other horrific things….then endured/survived 3 major infections + a massive GI bleed that put him in the hospital 10+ times over 3 1/2 years not to mention 100′s of doctors visits…. he is my hero; I am his caregiver – I would do anything to help him…. he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn’t that a fucker?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue… they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable, at 41, he is jaundice & his liver is enlarged, his body has had enough, he has weeks to live.[...]“ Sure enough, it gained enough traction that people went out of their way to plead to Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams’ production company, to make the dying man’s dream come true.
JJ Abrams himself just contacted my friend's wife about screening ST2. Thanks to everyone. A little misty-eyed here.
Thanks everyone, and a huge thanks to OP ideeyut for posting this. JJ Abrams just called Dan's wife and left a message. He's going to try to arrange a screening for Dan, either of the film or at least of the 9 minute promo reel.
http://geek-news.mtv.com/2012/12/27/...ek-fan-reddit/
http://www.filmophilia.com/2012/12/2...into-darkness/
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Old December 28 2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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I'd heard about that, and I'm so glad he gets to see it!
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Old December 28 2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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Bless them all.
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Old December 28 2012, 04:19 PM   #4
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Nice.
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Old December 28 2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Hopefully the fan gets a full screening of the film.

Fuck cancer.
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Old December 28 2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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Really cool of Bad Robot to do this
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Old December 28 2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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That is so cool
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Old December 28 2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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Kudos to Bad Robot and Abrams.
Cancer sucks.
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Old December 28 2012, 08:28 PM   #9
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A truly classy thing to do for this gentleman. Nice job Mr. Abrams!

Fuck you cancer.
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Old December 28 2012, 08:40 PM   #10
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What tremendously sad but heart warming story.
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Old December 28 2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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Full screening and Godspeed...
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Old December 28 2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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That is awesome. I don't mean to sound harsh though, but you can understand why they might turn this sort of request down, you just know you would get people trying to abuse it.
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Old December 29 2012, 12:39 AM   #13
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Hope he gets to see the actual movie, not just the 9-min reel.
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Old December 29 2012, 01:00 AM   #14
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Very nice!
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Old December 29 2012, 01:02 AM   #15
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If this happends I will never say anything bad about JJ Abrams again and I wont even care if he puts a billion lens flares in the movie!
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