J.J. Abrams Let a ‘Star Trek’ Fan See the New Movie Before He Died

Daniel Craft had been recently diagnosed with late-stage terminal cancer, and among the many things he surely regretted was the fact that he wouldn’t get to see J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek entry, Into Darkness. One of Craft’s buddies started an online petition to get Abrams to show an advance screening to Craft. Redditors flooded the petition with votes and, before you can say “make it so,” Craft’s wife, Paige, got a call from Abrams, asking her if they wouldn’t mind [a little home viewing](http://www.reddit.com/r/startrek/comments/160avc/thank_you_rstartrek) of a very rough cut of the new movie. Craft’s friend wrote:

> At a time when he didn’t have a whole lot to look forward to, r/StarTrek, JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, and Bad Robot performed a simple act of kindness for a total stranger and gave Dan something to be excited about for a couple of days. The movie did exactly what movies are supposed to do, it helped him forget about his problems for a couple of hours. It doesn’t sound like much, but in this case it was.

Sadly, Craft passed away just a few days later, but both he and his wife throughly loved the film …

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