Black Mirror (2011– )
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USS Callister 

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.

Director:

Toby Haynes

Writers:

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

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 Tom Mulheron ... Tommy
Aaron Paul ... Gamer691 (voice)
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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.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

USS Callister See more »

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Production Co:

Gran Babieka See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The VR interface used for Infinity are the same model seen in Season 3's episode "Black Mirror: San Junipero (2016)." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Robert Daly: Helmsman Packer?
Nate Packer: Yes Captain?
Robert Daly: VANILLA LATTE, SKIM MILK!
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Silent Night
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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Rating just to spite the negative reviews
13 March 2018 | by MrrogersbestneighborSee all my reviews

I normally don't write reviews for TV shows or movies, but felt compelled to write one after reading some of the negative reviews.

The one thing pointed out by most of the negative reviews (all of the ones I read), is that there are major plot holes. I, for one, get incredible annoyed by gaping plot holes in movies and TV shows. I'm generally a VERY critical person when it comes to any movie or show. When going into any movie, I automatically assume it'll probably be trash, which is why I'm not real keen on going to or watching movies that haven't been extensively reviewed and give me some understanding of what I'm getting into. I don't like wasting hours of my time on churned out movies for teenagers who have not been disappointed enough yet, who will then crack jokes with their friends about how bad that movie was for an hour afterwards.

That said, are there gaping plot holes in this episode? Absolutely. But do they detract from the concepts and psychology of the characters on display (which is entirely the main point of the episode)? Absolutely not.

It's very rare for me to embrace a movie or a show with gaping plot holes, but don't let that turn you off from watching it. As they can easily be overlooked when you provide thoughtful ideas and concepts as well as a strong character analysis, which is what this episode does. The journey itself was just a means of expressing those ideas. On the other hand, if this was a mindless action film (which I thoroughly enjoy from time to time), then the plot holes would matter as the journey is the entire value of the movie.

As I see it, complaining over the plot holes in this episode is like if someone were to make a big deal if someone pronounced a word incorrectly after making a very thoughtful and nuanced statement. Isn't the point of language to communicate an idea or concept? So as long as you understand what the person is communicating, fussing over their incorrect pronunciation is irrelevant to the thoughts or ideas they had expressed.

Is the episode perfect? No. But it certainly doesn't deserve 3 stars or lower because of plot holes which are completely irrelevant to the ideas and concepts communicated in this episode.


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