Black Mirror


Black Mirror season 4 teaser trailer:



USS Callister:
Season 4 opener.
This episode is inspired by Star Trek with the Callister the name of the starship here.
USS Callister was directed by Toby Haynes who had directed five Doctor Who episodes in 2010 and 2011 and I don’t think anyone has ever directed both Doctor Who and the real Star Trek.
So Haynes’ direction of USS Callister is the closest that comes to it.
However it is not a completely Star Trek-esque episode as it is presented as a virtual reality game based on a Star Trek-like show.
The captain Robert Daly (Jesse Plemons) is in reality an ordinary person working in a company called Callister Inc who does not feel appreciated by his co-workers and his crew is made of his co-workers that is made from their DNA.
Daly adds a new co-worker Nanette Cole to his crew and she is played by Cristin Milioti and I know her as the mother in How I Met Your Mother.
As captain of the Callister, Daly is very ruthless to his crew, essentially an evil version of Captain Kirk.
The crew then plots a way to ditch their captain.
A very dark and very good episode that takes Star Trek as its inspiration.



Black Mirror has been renewed for a fifth season.