Hybrid Moments: An Overanalysis of “Hell Bent”

“Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine had an amazing episode in the fourth season in which a freak accident causes Captain Sisko to wander lost through time, never able to decide where or how long he will appear, and his son, Jake, spends his entire life trying to figure out how to save him. Executive producer Ira Steven Behr said about the episode: “A love stronger than death. Usually that’s romantic love, but for this show, this series, we chose the love between a father and son. And it worked like gangbusters. Everyone could relate to it.”  It’s true that when people think of great love stories, they think of romantic love.  But for most of us, our significant other isn’t the only person we love so much that we’re willing to go to any lengths to save them.  For many of us, that’s also a parent, a sibling, a child, or even a friend.  “Hell Bent” is the great story of one man’s love for a friend.  Not a romantic love–well, there was a little flirting towards the beginning of their relationship–but the slightly paternal, always challenging, strong friendship between two people, and a non-romantic love between them so strong that one was willing to literally break the Universe in half to save the other.  And that makes for a beautiful story.”

Swing by Julie’s blog for some excellent (and spoileriffic, you’ve been warned!!!) analysis of “Hell Bent!”

http://thehorroroffanblog.blogspot.com/2016/01/hybrid-moments-overanalysis-of-hell-bent.html

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