"U.S.S. Callister" clearly borrows the basic design concepts of Star Trek and its many spin-offs, with that twisting camera actively quoting J.J. Abrams' 2009 reboot.
Following the trailers for Jodie Foster's Arkangel, John Hillcoat's Crocodile, Colm McCarthy's Black Museum, Tim Van Patten's Hang the DJ, and David Slade's Metalhead, Netflix has now debuted the trailer for the Black Mirror Season 4 episode directed by Toby Haynes (Dr Who, Sherlock).
The episode stars Jesse Plemons and Cristin Melioti, both former Fargo stars, with Jimmi Simpson of Westworld and Chewing Gum's Michaela Coel.
All episodes were written by Charlie Brooker.
"I used to be terrified in Star Trek, of the face of Balok, the scary alien face that used to show up in the end credits". The challenges of trying to create that world, and obviously getting to play with the genre, opened a whole new opportunity. There are obviously more unsettling, poignant and slightly more melancholic moments, but at the same time, it is a romp.
Talking to THR Jones describes the episode as being about "tyranny and abuse of power".
We'd tell you when Black Mirror returns to our screens, but as we mentioned, there's no official word on that yet. Given that it's Black Mirror, probably the latter. The space opera episode has been compared to the acclaimed episode "San Junipero" because of how distinct it is from the rest of the series.
Netflix still hasn't announced a release date for the new six episodes of the series, though now that all six episodes of the new season have gotten their own teasers, an announcement of that nature couldn't be too far behind.