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Fan Granted Dying Wish For Early Screening Of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ December 28, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

Today we share a sad story about a fellow Star Trek fan that has a touching silver lining. On Christmas Day a friend of a lifelong Trek fan’s family made a post on Reddit about how it was this fan’s dying wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness. And the message eventually worked its way to the powers that be with Trek and it looks like the fan is going to get his wish. More details below. 


Fan granted dying wish to see ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Earlier this month a 41-year-old Trek fan from New York who is suffering from terminal cancer tried to see the nine minutes IMAX preview of Star Trek Into Darkness, but unfortunately the theater he went to wasn’t showing the preview. A second attempt was thwarted by a trip to the hospital where he was told he had less than two months to live. Being that Into Darkness wont be in theaters for five months, this prompted a friend of the family to to make a post on Reddit on Christmas Day asking "Please come to the rescue of a Star Trek fan."

Eventually news of this got to the attention of Paramount and Bad Robot. While this is being treated by all parties as a private matter and there will likely be no official announcements regarding it, TrekMovie has confirmed that they reached out to the family and are working on a plan to get this fan some kind of screening. Of course the film itself is not actually in a complete form. For example at the recent Bad Robot event, composer Michael Giacchino confirmed he hasn’t recorded any music beyond what was needed for the nine minute preview. However, TrekMovie has been told that some kind of "rough form" of the film will be screened for the dying fan sometime soon.

It is quite moving that the team behind this movie would go to this effort for just one fan, especially in light of the high level of secrecy surrounding the project. TrekMovie commends JJ Abrams and the people at Paramount and Bad Robot for their efforts to grant this fan’s wish.

A post on Reddit leads to a dying fan’s wish being granted

Flashback to Randy Pausch

While extraordinary, it should not be entirely surprising that this fan’s dying wish has been granted. Some readers may remember that four years ago director JJ Abrams reached out to professor Randy Pausch who was also terminally ill and had gained fame for his inspirational "last lecture" on "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." Abrams offered the professor (who was also a life-long Star Trek fan) a small part in 2009’s Star Trek film. This lead to Paush flying to LA and becoming a member of the bridge crew of the USS Kelvin. He even got a line (see below). Unfortunately Pausch passed away in late 2008 before he could see himself on the big screen, but he will live in Star Trek forever.

Pausch’s cameo giving Capt. Robau of the USS Kelvin an update


1. Emperor Mike of the Empire - December 28, 2012

Nice going J.J and Bad Robot. Always good tom see someone get a last Wish. I am a big supoporter of Make a Wish Foundation. Look’s like Star Trek is doing some more good work.
To the Fan I hope you are able to see it and I hope somehow that you Live Long and Prosper.

2. Emperor Mike of the Empire - December 28, 2012

Hey Anthony. I hope you can update us on this fan in seeing Star Trek.

3. ados - December 28, 2012

make this so bad robot…

4. Phil - December 28, 2012

Nice touch from JJ and company. Would it be asking to much for the usual contingent of JJ bashers to not actualy bash JJ on this thread?

Best wishes to the unnamed fan and their family.

5. Jaykay - December 28, 2012

this is what makes me pleased to be a Trekkie but also restores your faith in mankind a bit.. Well played all involved! :)

6. Phil - December 28, 2012

AP, the only update necessary will be that the wish was carried out, and that the fan and their family are happy and at peace. That’s all we need to know.

7. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 28, 2012

Very cool, Anthony.

I’m just curious though, why did you delete my post thanking Bob Orci and the supreme court this in the 9/11 thread, only to post an article about this one hour later?

I don’t believe I’m owed an explanation, it’s your house you can delete or ban whoever you want, but that was just frankly bizarre.

8. sk8r_gurl - December 28, 2012

Wow, way to go JJ and BR; stories like this make me feel so proud to be a Trekkie. All to the Fan and his friends and loved ones….

9. Anthony Pascale - December 28, 2012

Article was in the queue and I try to keep on things on topic, figured comments can go here and not in article about lindelof

RE: updates
Not sure there will be updates. All involved really want this to be a private matter. I even debated posting this at all. when I was informed of it on Xmas day I didnt want to seem to be pressuring the powers that be with some kind of campaign when logistics may not be possible. But since it was kind of going viral and seemed to have a happy ending I posted what could be reported. But I think I will respect the wishes for keeping this private moving forward, unless that changes

10. Aix - December 28, 2012

I love stories like this especially when it is kept as low-profile as possible. It highlights the sincerity of the act. Good job to everyone involved!

11. Phil - December 28, 2012

@9. Understood, allow me to rephrase…

If an update is provided, all that needs to be communicated is that the wish was carried out, and that the fan and their family are happy and at peace.

12. Gene Roddenberry Worshipper - December 28, 2012

I think Mr. Roddenberry would’ve been proud to see Paramount, Bad Robot, and all those involved with the new feature film reach out to this individual and the family. Another example of how Star Trek ideals and beliefs can touch the lives of those we don’t even know. If we all reached out to our fellow man and did what we could to make life just a little better no matter how small or how big the act of kindness is…imagine how much better this world would be.

13. Roddenberry was a Peacenik - December 28, 2012

@8 AP. Understood, sir. While my heart was in the right place in posting in that thread, knowing the full story, I guess I was being a jerk just now. Apologies for the trouble.

Anyway, it’s really cool he’s going to get to see a rough cut. And to any of the supreme court who might be reading, I want to thank you guys for thinking of this guy in his time of need, and also for making a cynical fanboy like me have their faith in humanity renewed once again. ;)

14. Anthony Pascale - December 28, 2012

no jerkness at all, it was a nice thought to share of course

15. Jack - December 28, 2012

This is really terrific.

16. Nony - December 28, 2012

That is a lovely thing to do. Best wishes to that fan and his family.

17. RenderedToast - December 28, 2012

It’s the mundane things in life that must be so hard to deal with when a diagnosis like this is made. If you were told you had weeks to live – and I hope no one reading this right now is going through that – then I’m sure you can picture yourself thinking about friends and family, but imagine knowing you’d never see a particular Star Trek movie again? You watch The Voyage Home one last time, and that’s it. That’s the last time. The last time you eat at McDonalds. The last time you get on a bus. The last time you stroke your cat. Just the silly, small things that make up a day-to-day life.

Amazing that they’re going to do as much as they humanly can to get this guy to see what he can of his final Trek film. Good going guys.

18. Stephan Urkel - December 28, 2012


19. ralph pinheiro - December 28, 2012

He is a hero. Star Trek has always brought hope to humanity. Good luck, friend, never lose hope

20. Disinvited - December 28, 2012

The kind of heartwarming thing I welcome to hear at this time of year.

About the only “update” I can think would be nice is if Paramount put out a disc of this version of the film with the proceeds from its sales to go to charity.

21. Kenji - December 28, 2012

yes, well done Supreme Court.

I forgive you, JJ, for “Gone Fishin”

22. Kenji - December 28, 2012

My 13 year old boy just asked me what I was reading. After I explained, he said, “They should be called Nice Robot.”

23. Nemesis4909 - December 28, 2012

I will just say this.

THIS is what Star Trek is all about, nice work JJ & co

24. Gary S. - December 28, 2012

This is a true act of kindness .
I hope he enjoys the film.
Way to go JJ and Co.

25. Hat Rick - December 28, 2012

I always like to see acts of kindness publicized the way Anthony has done in this article.

Star Trek is just fiction, but it’s made by people who are real. And it’s enjoyed by fans who are real. And they are no different from you or me.

When real people do things that show that there are considerations that go beyond money and personal profit, then that’s news indeed, because too few of us ever go that route. We’re too busy looking out for ourselves, because that’s just how the Real World and its demands work.

The fan who desires a special screening, it is thought, will soon pass from this world. My thoughts and prayers go with him and with his family. That he desires to see the next Star Trek film is touching and a testament to the power of the universe that Roddenberry created.

It behooves us as human beings to do all we can to be of assistance to others. Not only is this the spirit of the season, but it is the least that we can do, as human beings, in this cold, harsh world.

Thank you to all those who are working to make the fan’s wish a reality. You are doing what we would do, were we to follow the angels of our better nature.

26. 750 Mang - December 28, 2012


27. The Keeper - December 28, 2012

Kudos to JJ Abrams, Paramount, and Bad Robot.

28. Chingatchkook - December 28, 2012

This is the kind of thing that makes me proud to be a Trek fan.

29. crazydaystrom - December 28, 2012


30. Well Of Souls - December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to the folks here @ TrekMovie & to all the folks associated in the making of these new incarnations of Star Trek, everyone down to the actors, comic folks, musicians on the soundtrack, lighting crew, etc. A major praise to JJ for acknowledging & allowing a wish so wholeheartedly deserving of a fellow Trekkie. When someone in this unfortunate condition makes an attempt to view just a trailer, that in itself speaks volumes of how devoted a fan can be. Prayers go out to him & his family. This made my day.

31. Sebastian S. - December 28, 2012

That was truly wonderful of the Bad Robot guys to do this. Finished or not, they’re fulfilling the last wish of a dying ST fan and I am not sure what could be more bighearted than that! I can imagine Admiral Kirk saying, “Ready or not, she launches in 12 hours.”

My hats off to everybody who was behind this extraordinary decision.
May the Great Bird of the Galaxy Bless Your Planet.
Classy move.


32. Gilberto - December 28, 2012

Amazing. Good post, Pasqale. I believe we don’t need further news. It’s in Trek history already…

33. The Sky's The Limit - December 28, 2012

This is one of the most compassionate stories I’ve heard in a long, long time. The people that actually make this happen have my unbridled respect for this act of nobility. My thoughts and prayers go out to the terminally ill fan (and his family), and a respectful nod to Paramount and Bad Robot for this most gracious action.

34. Ciaran - December 28, 2012

I’m not gonna lie, but I’m more than a little jealous he’ll see the movie before us. Lol. I understand the courageous man’s position and all, but the rabid fan in me can’t help but be envious of what he’s gonna see so long before any of us. Lol.

35. Newman - December 28, 2012

I like this story.

36. The Professor - December 28, 2012

Great story.
God bless this fan and those around him.

37. al - December 28, 2012

Wow…this is sad that the fan is going to pass, but better yet if he does get to see the movie in some kind of rough form. I hope this fan can live to see the film in it’s completed form. Even if he does see the rough edit…it would be great…if he could beat this cancer…mircles do happen.

38. drumvan - December 28, 2012

amen to this!

39. mike - December 28, 2012

wow you can’t feel sorry for yourself after reading this post…. its just impossible. i think at some point we all accept death, but for a trek fan to not be able ot finish watching JJ’s trek trilogy is unfair….. this is why i dont beleive in a god….. i mean really… wtf????

40. Basement Blogger - December 28, 2012

God bless the sick Trekker, all those at Bad Robot and Paramount for making the Trekker’s wish so. In Star Trek: Generations, Captain Picard sent a message to all of us about “making a difference.” An act of kindness by Bad Robot, J..J. Abrams and Paramount has made a difference that will reverberate all over the world.

41. Pixie42 - December 28, 2012

My mother was dying of ALS. An acquaintance of mine was able to get us a studio copy of Galaxy Quest for her and we watched it five days before she died. I think people in the industry are incredibly generous to their fans. What a great thing.

42. Lt.LanaShelby - December 28, 2012

This is one of many reasons why I love Trek.

43. Mark S - December 28, 2012

Every generation needs a hero, a shinning bright light and a beacon that shows what we’re going through isn’t as bad as it can get, I hope this unsung battler of cancer gets his wish and that he may live on through the memories of his friends and family. God be with him and keep him as safe and healthy as possible and for as long as possibke.

44. Elias Javalis - December 28, 2012

I wish he could be cured in some way. Re-enjoy Star Trek in its full form:)

45. denny cranium - December 28, 2012

Thanks to JJ, Bad Robot and Paramount.

46. meni - December 28, 2012

Sadly Star Trek’s vision of a future world without disease or famine is still a ways away. It’s beautiful gestures like this that give me hope that one day we will get there.

47. Clinton - December 28, 2012

We had a friend, a lifelong Trek fan, who passed away before the 2009 movie came out. I’ve often thought about what would happen if she had been able to see an early sneak preview. I think she would have loved it. Please, Paramount and Bad Robot, make this happen. Thanks!

48. rm10019 - December 28, 2012

This reminds me so much of my 2008. With both my brother and sister passing away, and Trek 09 not yet out and BSG a year away from revealing the final cylons. I strongly considered contacting Ron Moore for something to tell them, afraid they would miss as they did, the final chapter in the saga.

I would show my brother stills from the 09 Trek and was hoping against hope he would make it to see the movie. He did not, but every time i hear the opening music, or see the Enterprise rise in Titans atmosphere I think of him.

Well done JJ, well done Paramount.

49. BeyondtheTech - December 28, 2012

I’m surprised no one made a mention of the movie Fanboys, since it was about a group of friends who break into Skywalker Ranch (with the help of Captain Kirk’s own William Shatner) to help his dying friend get an early screening of Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Great movie, by the way, and Kristen Bell never looked better in Jabba’s Leia cosplay.

Kudos to the JJ team for doing this, my heart goes out to the fan and his family, too.

50. SirMartman - December 28, 2012

Nice !

51. McCoy's#1Fan - December 28, 2012

Such a touching story; hope all goes well to grant this wish.

At times like this I remember how DeForest Kelley mentioned that
many times he had fans come up to him and tell him it was his
McCoy portrayal that inspired them to become a doctor. Wouldn’t it be great if it was one of those fans who finds the cure for cancer?

52. Jeff O'Connor - December 28, 2012

Good looking out, guys.


I thank you for sharing that, sir or madam. I have a connection of a similar sort with BSG. My grandmother passed away around the same time and… well. Yeah. Same scenario. It used to hurt me a little to keep going with the show, really. But I knew we both enjoyed it and she’d want me to press on.

53. ilker - December 29, 2012

the needs of the one outweighs at times like this….

I am proud to be a part of this community, and at this point I don’t care if the new film is a flop. It will always be great if only for this. Thank you guys. This is the Star Trek spirit.

54. Tesla's Cat - December 29, 2012

JJ, you lovely human being.

55. bardicjim - December 29, 2012

Whilst we know Bob checks in and posts on here. I hope JJ at least reads some of the posts here. I just want to say you are an abolute diaond for this gesture.

56. madtrekfanuk - December 29, 2012

Sometimes the needs of the one outweigh the needs of the many…. Great story!

57. The Troubled Tribble - December 29, 2012

Such a touching story :)

58. Spuhura Addict - December 29, 2012

Awesome move on the part of Bad Robot! I am deeply moved by our fellow Trekkies’ ordeal and my heart goes out to he and his family.
Thanks for sharing, Anthony.

59. Jonny Boy - December 29, 2012

This is an incredibly moving and heartwarming story, and I applaud Paramount, Bad Robot, and the entire cast and crew for making such a wonderful last wish come true.

In 2008, right after the very first announcement trailer came out for Star Trek, my cousin, who was just 19, committed suicide. It was an incredibly difficult thing to deal with, and I remember thinking about all the things he was going to miss that we both loved, and Star Trek was the first thing that came to mind. A year later when I sat in the theater at the midnight showing, as the title came up and the music rose triumphantly, it made me smile and think of him. Star Trek has truly enriched my life and I am so happy that this man and his family will have this final happiness and peace.

60. Optimistic Doodle - December 29, 2012

This is human kind at it’s best – Star Trek to the bone!

61. Commodore Redshirt - December 29, 2012

Wow. This makes me so happy I’ve got tears in my eyes!
As a cancer survivor, I thank Bad Robot for their wonderful gesture of kindness.

62. Rico - December 29, 2012

Bravo guys for making this fans wish come true. And who knows, maybe he will still be with us come May to see the complete film then too.

63. Optimistic Doodle - December 29, 2012

Must add: I was really hoping for a New Year’s Eve bonus trailer, but this is even better!

64. Uberbot - December 29, 2012

Sad. But I’m glad he’s getting his last request met. We should all be so lucky! :-)

65. Ben Harmer - December 29, 2012

Cancer sucks big time. I’m starting to have quite the grudge against it. I just lost my dad earlier this year to it (he was only 56). At the beginning of the year we did not know he had it. He never reported his symptoms until late January. We got him all the treatment we could but the chemo did not work on the cancer…it just kept growing. It took his life in May. My dad was quite the Star Trek fan and he loved the last film. I was going to ask him to see the new movie with me…now I won’t have that chance.

To add to my already rough year my wife has also been diagnosed with uterine cancer. Thankfully we may have caught that in time, at least I hope so. I can’t bear losing my wife too.

Then I read about this…a fellow Star Trek fan who will shortly die before they can see the finished product of the new film. I see that the production staff will at least grant him a view to an early version of the movie. It’s things like that…acts of kindness…that renews my faith that there are good people out there left in this world.

How I long for a Star Trek-like future now…where cancer can be cured and no one has to suffer through it; those who get it, those who survive it, and those who survive those lost to it. If a cure existed people like this Star Trek fan and my dad would live on to not only see the finished film, but do all the other things that we take for granted in life. The complete unfairness of how cancer kills people so very much deserving of life…it’s just plain saddening.

66. Jonboc - December 29, 2012

Not alot need be said here. Their wish for privacy in this matter is understood and should be respected. And the deed, well, it speaks for itself. Amongst all the tragedy that exists to day, its nice to be reminded there is much good to be found out there as well.

67. BeyondtheTech - December 29, 2012

Most of us saw the 9-minute preview, so considering the fan’s condition, the backstory of a girl with the terminal illness with a terrorist that can supposedly save her seems to hit so close to home.

68. Danpaine - December 29, 2012

Wow. There really is some humanity left in the world. Classy move. Brought a tear to my eye.

69. Douglas - December 29, 2012

To Number 70: Wow! I didn’t make that connection. Amazing.
Thanks Anthony for posting this story. Star Trek means so much to so many people who hold it in a place of wonderful memories. It’s beautiful that the powers-that-be recognize this. Thank you JJ Abrams.

70. drumvan - December 29, 2012


Stay strong. thoughts and prayers to you and your wife.

71. R. Banks - December 29, 2012

Hats off to the movie studio and JJ for this thoughtful, and incredibly touching gesture.

I lost my father to lung cancer in March of this year. He was more than just a father. He was my best friend, my mentor, my hero.

In one of our last conversations, I asked him if he had a last wish. He just smiled and said that he’s lived an extraordinary life, that all of his wishes came true many years ago, and since then every day has been icing on the cake.

I’ll never forget that conversation.

72. R. Banks - December 29, 2012


I understand how you feel.I’m sorry you lost your Dad.

I know it’s easier said than done, but stay strong, and hang in there. Your wife can beat this.

73. Elias Javalis - December 29, 2012

There are times like this I am proud to be a Star Trek fan and a human being…So many incredible comments here. I hope the high powers at Paramount are reading…

74. Chain of Command - December 29, 2012

That’s a great story.

75. CaptainDonovin - December 29, 2012

What a cool thing to do. An extremely sad story & I which nothing but the best for that family & hope one day someone will win a Nobel for curing cancer.

76. Battle-scarred Sciatica - December 29, 2012

Nice story and nicely done JJ.

Any news to whether British Naval Dude will have his name somewhere in the next movie Anthony?

Would be nice for us longterm Trekmovie followers to see Dels name up there.


one of the most selfish and pitiful posts i have ever read was yours when you went raging on about Rick Berman and his death and funeral (even though he isn’t dead) and how great you thought that would be. I will never forget that gem.

Pot…….meet kettle.

77. DeShonn Steinblatt - December 29, 2012

Wonderful, JJ! Thank You!

78. ScottMcC - December 29, 2012

I take my hat off to JJ and the rest of the cast and crew of Star Trek for their heart-warming response to the plight of this fan. I’d also like to think that Gene Roddenberry would be very pleased at the manner in which some of very positive values at the core of Star Trek were being espoused by the current custodians of his legacy.

79. Ben Harmer - December 29, 2012

@ 72 (R. Banks) and 70 (drumvan)

Thank you for the responses. I appreciate the kind thoughts sent to my wife and myself. It’s been a tough year and it’s good to know you care.

80. Jack - December 29, 2012

This might not be the right thread for this, but there is something about the optimism of Trek that’s reassuring that things will be okay for everyone we’ve left behind after we’re gone.

In 2009, I was in a really deep depression, was planning suicide but hanging on long enough to see Star Trek (an idea I thought was ridiculous — it’s just a movie) gave me a small reason not to do it today. It wasn’t just seeing the movie, but getting that dose of optimism. I was hoping that the movie might give me something to hope for. There were other reasons not to do it. But I think Trek for me has really been tied to hope — not that the future will always be perfect and entirely without conflicts, darkness, and our worst instincts , but that the best parts of us (hope, kindness, rationality, passion), as individuals and as a species, won’t wither away. We’ll still be ourselves in a few hundred years, and hopefully we might have grown up a little.

I don’t know if seeing a movie can be a ‘silver lining’ for a young man, or anyone, dying of cancer, or of anything and leaving his family and others who love him behind — it’s just a movie — but the kindness shown, by his family, by the film makers, by people reading this story, is pretty reassuring.

81. Ctrl-Opt-Del - December 29, 2012

I was musing on whether or not they would do something like this under these sorts of circumstances only yesterday… Weird.

Anyway, good on them. Much respect is deserved for such an act of kindness.

82. Jack - December 29, 2012

Ben, I’m really sorry to hear about your the loss of your dad and what your wife’s going through. All the best to you and your family.

83. Markus McLaughlin - December 29, 2012

Bravo JJ for making this happen, such great news! My Mother has dementia and will never again be able to go to the movie theater. So I bought her a blu ray player so she can watch newer films and her old videos too. I never got to see the first 9 minutes, however, the teaser trailer looked GREAT! I’m writing my first Trek related story, a “Radio Drama” set in alternate TOS timeline on a Saturn size class M planet. I call it “Trek meets Avatar…” Details coming soon to my web site… Cheers!


84. Hat Rick - December 29, 2012

This is the type of thread that makes me proud to participate among a community of people who have genuine feelings and exemplary ideals that shine brightly in moments of truth.

To Jack at Post 80, I’m very sorry to read of your experience but am relieved that you made the right choice to give life a chance. Life is never what we think it will be; sometimes it is much better, and sometimes it is much worse. Whenever we reach the point where we believe that it is no longer unedurable, then that’s the time when it becomes critical that we reach out to others for help. I hope that you, and all of us, are capable of making the decision to seek help from others during our darkest hours.

No matter what Hollywood produces, life can be worse for an individual than can possibly be depicted on screen, if for no other reason than that it is happening to oneself — to the one person each of us has known for our entire lives, every moment of every day. The movie to come has “darkness” in its name, but in reality, the darkness for those who are pushed to the bring of suicide can be darker than anything that any producer can bring to an audience, and thus it is so very critical for all of us to be aware of what we can do, on a personal level, to help those in a moment of need.

Life is a true challenge, and not all of us are strong enough to meet it without help.

I only wish that the hopeful and optimistic future we wish for the future were here; it is not, and that is why it is all the more important that we do what we can to help our fellow beings while we are all here as sojourners on Earth.

It’s a vast, dark, and empty universe out there. We have only one another to look to in our times of need.

My thoughts and prayers go to those who need it as we head into the new year. Humble as they are, may they be the source of some comfort in this journey of life.

85. Hat Rick - December 29, 2012

^^ No longer endurable, not “unendurable.”

86. craig keith - December 29, 2012

Really really well done Bad Robot and Paramount … big coorperations like these really do not have do these type of things. It is such in the spirit of Star Trek, they have really captured what all of us believe and what we were taught by Gene. Cancer is a bitch and my enduring hope is that we find a cure for this menace very soon.

87. Scott Hedrick - December 29, 2012

I am ambivalent at best about the “reboot”. There’s a lot that I find appalling. If Paramount is willing to do this, I take it all back. There’s a love-hate relationship with the fans, but once in a while Paramount decides not to treat Trek like product (which we all know it is, but we fans like to pretend otherwise). Of course I’m jealous! Considering what this fellow had to do in order to get an early view, I’m not too jealous. and it’s great that it can happen. Also, let’s hope that other folks don’t abuse it.

88. rm10019 - December 29, 2012

Thanks 52, Trek was a lifelong passion for my brother and I and it will always bring me comfort and make me think if him.

89. Crone - December 29, 2012

@80 hugs from an old lady who has been in that place many many times. It got better.

90. TrekMadeMeFat - December 29, 2012


91. AyanEva - December 29, 2012

I already was a dedicated fan of Bad Robot but this just seals the deal. :)

92. John Bigbootee - December 29, 2012

The Needs Of The One outweigh, in this case. Thanks to JJ, Paramount & Bad Robot for recognizing. Roddenberry would be proud! :)

93. LizardGirl - December 29, 2012

Shows how precious the moments we have in life really are. For Bad Robot to do this shows that they truly care about all the fans. It goes beyond the word “awesome”. Thank you JJ and others for making this Trekkie’s dream come true.

94. DarkseidApokalips - December 29, 2012

This is what movie making is about; really caring for the fans of the genre – and, not only on the money. It’s really nice to see that, in this at least, The Great Bird Of The Galaxy’s ideals live on.
To Paramount, Bad Robot, and JJ Abrams, thank you for showing such care and kindness.
To the fan, may you “live long and, prosper”.

95. Bill Peters - December 29, 2012

This is why I love JJ Abrams. This is one of the best parts of Trek.

96. gingerly - December 29, 2012

I had been following this since it was posted over at reddit.
I am so happy to hear this. :)

97. cd - December 30, 2012

very cool

98. Jim Nightshade - December 30, 2012

What to say…thanks to bad robot n all involved…thanks also to…couple years ago my dad died from stomach cancer n mentioning it here n nice n caring responses from u guys helped me a lot….myself having diabetes noticing changes i feel like the grim reaper is gettin closer all the time…ive even thought about not wanting to miss the newest trek movie and how it would suck if u just miss it due to dieing…fanboys probably made me think of that n of course british naval dude…oh n captain dave passing away finding out in shatners get a life….not to dwell on negatives but british naval dude n cap dave loved trek n for many of us it means so much more than just a scifi franchise…it is hope against hope for a positive improved future with no more sickness,poverty, hatred or unfairness …where differences are celebrated….and the future involves exploring finding new life n hope contacting learning n growing….thanks to roberto orci jj n anthony for keeping trek alive….long may she live…part of all of us are in trek n always will be….

99. Nick - December 30, 2012

Kudos JJ and co. Classy.

100. A.Davis - December 30, 2012

I so hope this comes to fruitation, this is proof of asking for something impossible and getting it as well as deserving it. We should all be so lucky. I’m a life long trek fan, same age as this fan and if I knew things were terminal, and a new trek movie was on the horizon this is exactly what I’d be asking for too. So a huge thanks to the people making sure this wish gets honored. I hope the gentleman enjoys what he gets to see.

101. Enterprise Ensign #4 - December 30, 2012

Brought a tear to my eye. Awesome for Paramount, Bad Robot and all involved for making this happen. It’s amazing what we can do when we ask. I’m always reminded of a saying I heard back in 2006:

“Don’t be afraid to ask. The worst that can happen IS NOT that the reply will be ‘no’. The worst that can happen is that the answer would have been ‘yes’ but the question was never asked.”

102. Rick - December 30, 2012

Kudos to JJ, Bad Robot and Paramount for helping fulfill this man’s wish.
Thoughts and prayers go to the fan and his family.

103. P Technobabble - December 30, 2012

This is a truly human gesture on the part of the studio and everyone else at Trek HQ. That friend of the family who reached out to the studio should get a nod too. That quality of mankind we refer to as “humanity” is so often absent from this world. But “humanity” is what Star Trek has always been about.

104. Techtrekker - December 30, 2012


105. Adam7964 - December 30, 2012

I’ve never posted here before but I have to say that the comments on this page were almost as great as the story itself. I first read this on another site whose readers wasted no time trying to prove how cool they are by trashing the studio, Abrams, and eventually the young man himself. The comments above prove that some people on internet message boards have class and intelligence. I guess watching Star Trek really does make you a better person. Thanks to all of you and happy new year.

106. Check the Circuit - December 30, 2012

A compassionate, human gesture. And isn’t that what Star Trek is all about? Very cool.

107. Anthony Pascale - December 30, 2012

well with all the outpouring on the Internet the family has decided to make a statement about this. Look for that on the site shortly

108. Kyle Carmitchel - December 31, 2012

If you guys use reddit, I would love an upvote on this, my first ever reddit post. @bad_robot sent me a DM thanking me for making them aware of this story, apparently I played some small role in making this happen!

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