Terminally Ill Star Trek Fan Wants To Watch Star Trek Into Darkness Before He Dies

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This is heartbreaking. A 41-year-old Star Trek fan stricken with terminal cancer wants to watch J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness before he dies. The film will not be released until May 2013, but the sick fan has only a few weeks left before he dies.

Starting as a post on Reddit, a plea from the Star Trek fan’s wife has caught the eye of many on the Internet. The understanding is that Star Trek Into Darkness is almost complete but still has to go through many post-production processes, including CGI rendering, 3D up-conversion, sound mixing, and final scoring. The movie isn’t locked, but the dying Star Trek fan still wants to watch the sequel before cancer claims his life. Read the original Reddit post below.

My amazing healthy film buff husband diagnosed with leukemia (CML) at 38 had to endure 3 rounds of chemo before they found a bone marrow donor match had a Bone Marrow Transplant, which was MORE chemo, full body radiation & lots of other horrific things….then endured/survived 3 major infections + a massive GI bleed that put him in the hospital 10+ times over 3 1/2 years not to mention 100′s of doctors visits…. he is my hero; I am his caregiver – I would do anything to help him…

…he is now ravaged by a new TOTALLY UNRELATED cancer, (isn’t that a f**ker?) an aggressive and EXTREMELY rare vascular tumor that is crowding out his healthy liver tissue… they grew under treatment; there is nothing left to do but make him comfortable, at 41, he is jaundice & his liver is enlarged, his body has had enough, he has weeks to live.

The thinking behind the Reddit post is to draw attention to this Star Trek fan’s dying wish. Hopefully J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, or somebody at Paramount Pictures can hear his final wish and grant him the opportunity to watch Star Trek Into Darkness while he still can.

So spread the word about this Star Trek fan’s dying wish. Share this post on Facebook. Send @Bad_Robot on Twitter this story. Anything to get the attention of J.J. Abrams.


  1. idea from fan boys movie maybe? i hope he gets to see this if its real

  2. wattz says:

    poor guy hope he gets his wish.

  3. Ed says:

    That’s horrible, I feel so sorry for this guy. If getting cancer isn’t bad enough, he pretty much got slammed with every terminal illness imaginable. I wish his Star Trek wish would come true. The only thing; I don’t know if the movie is 100% ready yet, they might not even be finished with all the filming and post production work 🙁

  4. David VIlla says:

    You wouldn’t believe what the dying can wish for.

  5. To quote the last line of Fanboys “What if it sucks?”

  6. Posted on my Facebook, hope people spread the word.

  7. Alexander DeWasson says:

    I bet he would not care if it were 100% or not. Seeing something is better than nothing.

  8. hope he gets his wish. he will be in my prayers

  9. richie says:

    The last film my brother saw was the Star Trek reboot, he liked it a lot, huge star trek fan his whole short life at 42. The strange thing is that he passed away with CML and than an aggressive pancreatic cancer. He would have loved to have seen the new trek.

  10. DAVE S says: