Netflix releases Black Mirror season 4 Star Trek-inspired episode ‘USS Callister’

Netflix has released a trailer for the Star Trek-inspired Black Mirror episode from their upcoming fourth season called ‘USS Callister’.

In the trailer, which looks like a Star Trek parody rather than a dark feature episode, we follow new crew member (Cristin Milioti) adjusting to life on the ship with Captain Daly (Jess Plemons) and fellow crew members. The crew embarks on missions that are similar to the 1970s setting, including a villain resembling Star Trek’s iconic villain, Khan Noonien Singh. It seems like Milioti’s character notices the nuance in the atmosphere on the ship, including the cheesy laughter and jolliness in its crew. Could she somehow be stuck in a TV series? Just based on her reactions and how everything looks, this could be the case.

The entire trailer plays like a tacky space parody, but, like many other Black Mirror episodes, is probably is going to end up being really creepy. Captain Daly is giving off creeper vibes. The episode is written by Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker and William Bridges and directed by Toby Haynes. It stars Plemons, Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, Michaela Coel, and Billy Magnussen. 

In addition to ‘USS Callister’, other episodes include Rosemarie Dewitt in Arcangel, which is directed by Jodie Foster; Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright and Babs Olusanmokun star in Black Museum; Maxine Peake, Jake Davies and Clint Dyer stars in Metalhead; and, Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower and Kiran Sonia Sawar appear in Crocodile, which is directed by Lawless’ John Hillcoat. Game of Thrones and Sopranos director Tim Van Patten directed Hang the DJ, which stars Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole and George Blagden.

There is no word on when the episodes will air.

Black Mirror‘s Official Synopsis:

Black Mirror is an anthology series that taps into our collective unease with the modern world, with each stand-alone episode a sharp, suspenseful tale exploring themes of contemporary techno-paranoia. Without questioning it, technology has transformed all aspects of our lives; in every home; on every desk; in every palm – a plasma screen; a monitor; a Smartphone – a Black Mirror reflecting our 21st Century existence back at us. The series is created and written by Charlie Brooker, and executive produced by Brooker and Annabel Jones.

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