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Captain Tom Coughlin 01-02-2013 09:38 PM

JJ Abrams allows dying fan to see ST Into Darkness: No Spoilers
Very cool of him. It seems a man dying of cancer was allowed to see a private screening of an unfinished version of the movie as he was only given weeks to live.

martok2112 01-03-2013 05:09 AM

Most kind of him.

samwiseb 01-03-2013 07:26 PM

It's very cool for him. However I also doubt that any studio or director would pass up this kind of publicity. Statistically speaking, at least hundreds of people eagerly waiting to see this movie are not going to live to get the chance. It's inevitable.

And when you and I are gone, chances are (at this rate) someone will still be making Star Trek and it will be our turn to sign off and miss it.

For my best friend from jr high, that time came back in '00 when a young, drunken drugged couple sideswiped him on his way to work. He loved ST and Batman more than I thought was even possible. But Berman/Piller/Frakes and Joel Schumacher would have been the last he heard from either of them. The really tragic thing though was he already had his life more together and focused than I... still do. And two strangers who hated life just casually and obliviously took it from him. When I think that he's gone and I'm still here... and how many people's lives he touched... I kind of wonder what I've got to show for it by comparison.

What would be sad is if your life were empty enough that missing the next movie/whatever really was a crushing blow. But I'm not getting the impression that was the case with the guy in this story. Let's hope not anyway.

And of course, here's hoping the movie really is as good as they've quoted his wife making it sound. Cheers.

omegaman 01-06-2013 10:03 AM

Dan has died according to this news.

martok2112 01-06-2013 05:40 PM

My sympathies and thoughts go out to his family and friends.

samwiseb 01-06-2013 07:27 PM

Mine too; why not? We're all just passing in the breeze.

horatio 01-07-2013 04:03 AM

I am not a big fan of JJA as artist but he is definitely a very nice guy. This was probably the best parting gift which the fellow who just died received.
Although only being related in terms of also being a story about death this reminds me of what Jimmy Doohan has once done.

martok2112 01-07-2013 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by samwiseb (Post 328467)
Mine too; why not? We're all just passing in the breeze.

I'm more like breaking in the wind. :)

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