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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Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Kirsten Dunst (Jesse Plemons' fiance) makes a cameo appearance in this episode as a Callister employee. See more »

Goofs

In a vast, procedurally-generated game, the odds of spawning in the game near another player is astronomical. See more »

Quotes

Nanette Cole: This is a dream... It has to be.
Walton: It's more like an eternal waking nightmare, from which there is no escape.
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Connections

References Star Trek (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Silent Night
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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User Reviews

 
I know some Black Mirror fans don't like this episode, but I do (I love it).

USS Callister is biting commentary on 'reboot-culture', gaming, internet trolls and nostalgia as a whole. This episode is almost like a loot-crate for sci-fi fans who grew up on this stuff (show runner Charlie Brooker did); you can see callbacks to things like the original Star Trek (obviously), the 2009 film reboot, Battlefield Earth, The Matrix, Toy Story, Interstellar, and even Guardians of the Galaxy (at least certain images did that for me). It evokes all these classics while telling a memorable tale in this anthology series masterpiece, showing how 'playing-master' over your subjects, even digital ones, is not necessarily a good thing.

For me, this episode is probably the season-best alongside Black Museum and Hang the DJ. Black Mirror is innovative television at its best.


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