Friday, December 28, 2012

JJ Abrams, Paramount To Grant Dying Wish

By the power of the internet, a final wish from a dying Star Trek fan just might get met by JJ Abrams. Three days ago a message (below) was posted on Reddit sharing the tragic fate of a friend who beat cancer once only to get another type that is killing him. The wish was to let him see either Star Trek Into Darkness or the very least the 9 minute preview that was shown in IMAX theaters with The Hobbit.

Hello Reddit. I've seen some amazingly kind and generous stuff happen on here. I'm hoping there's room for another amazing act of generosity and kindness for a friend of mine who is really sick. I couldn't begin to put into words what he has gone through.

Luckily his wife did it for me... "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 f%^#@er?) 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, He was hospitalized and had to exchange our HOBBITT tickets (where the 10 min Star Trek preview was supposed to be shown) we were able to put him in a car and get over to the HOBBITT but NO PREVIEW????

we, his friends and family, the love of my life - WOULD LOVE him to be able to see the Star Trek movie but even the 10 minutes of the trailer would be AMAZING." If there is anything any one of you or anyone you know could do to make this happen that would be an amazing, kind and generous thing. Please help. Thanks.

TLDR; My friend is dying. Would like to see the new Star Trek movie. Please help. At the least, upvote to get to front page for someone else to see. Please.
Based on a tweet and update, it seems the JJ Abrams heard about it and working to arrange a way to meet that wish.
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. I'll never say anything bad about JJ Abrams again. Seriously. He is now beyond reproach as far as I'm concerned.
TrekMovie's sources say that the plan is to screen a "rough form" of the film for the family as Star Trek Into Darkness is not finished. Michael Giacchino still has to record the score for the entire film (vs the first 9 he has done so far) then there are the sound effects, special effects and more are probably still being actively worked on by ILM and various teams. Still Hollywood is known to test films with rough cuts of a film so it can be done if the viewer has the imagination to complete the incomplete. Something that should not be a problem for a Trek fan.

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