Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Watch Preview Of "USS Callister" - Black Mirror's Homage to Star Trek

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The world of online dating gets the Black Mirror treatment in this mid-season episode, but it's not the Tinder or Bumble you're used to.

Netflix has been doling out teaser trailers for the fourth season of the show over the last two weeks an all six are officially up. Netflix released key art for episode yesterday.

As the release of Black Mirror season 4 looms ominously on the horizon, fans have been treated to numerous weird and wonderful trailers. Given that it's Black Mirror, probably the latter. Executive producer Annabel Jones also said while the episode pays homage to Star Trek at its core is about "tyranny and abuse of power". It stars Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar.


Up next is "Rolo Haynes' Black Museum" starring Letitia Wright, Douglas Hodge, and Babs Olusanmokun, directed by Colm McCarthy. But I think we've put a clever spin on it.

- "Hang the DJ", directed by Tim Van Patten (The Sopranos, Game of Thrones), and starring Georgina Campbell (Flowers, Broadchurch), Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders, Green Room), George Blagden (Versailles, Vikings).

But rather than William Shatner's Captain Kirk helming the USS Callister, we see Captain Daly (Jesse Plemons AKA Meth Demon) in charge and applauded by the crew (Jesse Plemons, Jimmi Simpson and Michaela Coel) of the titular starship. In that clip we saw a brief few seconds of an episode called "U.S.S. Callister" that looked suspiciously similar to everyone's favorite space-faring TV show-Star Trek. Jones describes the episode as the show's most lavish production to date, sharing that "there are obviously more unsettling, poignant and slightly more melancholic moments, but at the same time, it is a romp".

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