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J.J. Abrams Screens Star Trek Sequel For Terminally Ill Mega-Fan!

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Pat yourself on the back Internets, you've come through again!

A terminally ill Star Trek mega-fan was able to screen a rough cut of the upcoming J.J. Abrams sequel, and it wouldn't have been possible without an internet plea that went viral.

Daniel, a 41-year-old man diagnosed with only weeks to live, was hospitalized and missed out on the nine minute Into Darkness trailer attached to select screenings of The Hobbit and it absolutely crushed his spirit.

The man's loving wife made an open-ended plea to the internet, asking if anyone could assist in getting him a copy of the lengthy preview.

Once the heartfelt request went viral, Paramount and J.J. did them one better — they invited them for a special screening of the entire film!

Aww! That's incredibly thoughtful!

Though they refuse to spoil details of the film for the rest of us, Daniel and his wife admitted they "enjoyed it immensely."

As the production company and acclaimed director did this out of the kindness of their hearts and not for good press, they declined comment on the story.

Star Trek Into Darkness beams into theaters on May 17th. We sincerely hope Daniel's health improves and he is around to watch the final cut!

[Image via Paramount.]

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6 comments to “J.J. Abrams Screens Star Trek Sequel For Terminally Ill Mega-Fan!”

  1. 1

    JJ Abrams and the production company have their hearts in the right place. Good for them. And yay for all the people who supported the plea so that they would see it. God bless Daniel.

  2. 2

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  3. mantan says – reply to this


    Just heard that the person passed away today.

  4. teeter totter says – reply to this


    What a nice thing for them to do, thank you folks.

  5. demode says – reply to this


    Re: flergasfsdfasdf

    No, they didn't do it for the press. When Star Trek (reboot) came out 4 years ago, a terminally ill fan was given a role in the film. That didn't even make the press, and came out only after his friends talked about it online. It was low key. JJ just has a big heart. No need for sarcasm in this talkback.

  6. James says – reply to this


    JJ Abrams has always done things like this for the fans. He let Randy Pausch appear in the 2009 Trek. Unfortuately, he never got to see himself in the film. He also gave the son of James Doohan, Chris a part in the movie too. I heard that he’s in the new film as well.

    BTW, here’s a cool vignette of Chris playing his father’s role.