Black Mirror (2011– )
143 user 42 critic

USS Callister 

0:56 | Trailer
Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.


Toby Haynes


Charlie Brooker (created by), William Bridges | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview:
Jesse Plemons ... Robert Daly
Cristin Milioti ... Nanette Cole
Jimmi Simpson ... Walton
Michaela Coel ... Shania
Billy Magnussen ... Valdack
Milanka Brooks ... Elena Tulaska
Osy Ikhile ... Nate Packer
Paul G. Raymond ... Kabir Dudani
Hammed Animashaun ... Pizza Guy
Tom Mulheron ... Tommy
Aaron Paul ... Gamer691 (voice)


Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


When Captain Daley (Jesse Plemons) is choking Lieutenant Walton (Jimmi Simpson) (for failing to locate Valdack (Billy Magnussen)), he lifts him up with one hand, followed by a close up shot of Walton's dangling feet (well off the ground in comparison to Daley's firmly planted stance). This is notably similar to the scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) where Darth Vader "lift chokes" Captain Antilles with one arm - and like Vader, Daley contemptuously throws Walton down when he's done. See more »


Once the DNA is digitised, stealing the origin DNA source is utterly pointless. See more »


Robert Daly: I'm coming to get you!
See more »


Referenced in GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke: Episode #2.33 (2019) See more »


Silent Night
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
See more »

User Reviews

A ridiculous premise...made enjoyable.
23 January 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The best thing about "Black Mirror" is the originality of the story ideas. "USS Callister" is certainly original! The only real problem is the premise, though very original, is utterly ridiculous. My advice is just suspend your disbelief and go with it!

The show is about a very passive-aggressive man, Robert Daly. Although he's extremely shy and easily pushed around at work, he's developed an ultra-bizarre way of exacting revenge and feeling all-powerful. He's designed a huge multiplayer game but is apparently so brilliant that he's able to create exact copies of his hated co-workers and he torments them in this alternate reality. Here, Daly is the captain of a space ship (VERY MUCH like "Star Trek") and is these co-workers don't do EXACTLY what he wants, he tortures them. Eventually, a new co-worker is recreated in this world...and she's determined to defeat him even though he seems to hold all the cards.

Just ignore the voices in your brain that say "you can't do THAT" and the like. Of course you can't...and it's a fantasy show. So sit back and enjoy...though the show is occasionally tough to watch because Daley is indeed a sadist.

8 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 143 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

USS Callister See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gran Babieka See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Recently Viewed