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Terminally ill Star Trek fan dies a few days after watching a private screening of the new Star Trek movie

With the power of the internet behind him, a friend of Daniel Craft, a huge Star Trek fan and co-founder of the New York Asian Film Festival managed to make Craft’s dying wish of seeing JJ Abrams’ next Trek film before its release a reality. Craft was quickly dying of liver cancer, and Redditors pulled together to make the dream a reality. Daniel Craft was granted his wish and received a private screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness. Several days later, Craft passed from this mortal coil. Damn it’s dusty in here.

Word quickly spread and the next day, the Crafts received a voicemail from J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof (the film’s director and writer), telling them that a producer would be in touch soon. Craft’s friend, Grady Hendrix, wrote a follow-up post on Reddit. “The next day, one of the film’s producers showed up at the door of their apartment with a DVD containing a very rough cut of Star Trek: Into Darkness in his hands. Paige had made popcorn, Dan had spent the previous day resting so he could sit through the movie, and after signing about 200 nondisclosure agreements, they watched the film and had a blast.”

After finishing the film, Craft returned to bed, where he remained until he was moved to hospice care January 4th; he died the next day. He was 41. When the news spread, members of the film community, including Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto, showed their support.

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  4. aurora reblogged this from nickrrrad and added:
    Ditto. Very sad.
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    I love that J.J. Abrams did this for him.
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    Reddit does good.
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    Not a big Star Trek fan, but this is awesome!!
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    I had the privileged to work with Dan, he was a horror and metal purists, a fellow geek and an incredible human being....
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