A Star Trek Fan Takes Her Own Personal Voyage In “Please Stand By”

Dakota Fanning plays Wendy, an autistic woman who leaves the group home she lives in and travels to Los Angeles, hoping to submit her Star Trek script – a story about Spock going to Deep Space Nine – to a screenwriting competition. 

Wendy (Dakota Fanning) finds comfort in watching Star Trek. She feels a connection to Spock, who is pulled in different directions by his human half and his logical Vulcan half, and has trouble reconciling the emotions from his human half.

Toni Collette, Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), and Patton Oswalt also star. The film is written by Michael Golamco and is based on his one-act play.

Please Stand By will be released January 26, 2018 theatrically, on demand, and on the Amazon Video and iTunes platforms.

Keep a sharp eye at the beginning of the trailer. The space suits will look familiar. ;-)

For those interested, here is a recent review of Please Stand By

 

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