Star Trek has been quite the news item over the last 24 hours. First, it was Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams working on a new spec for a fourth Star Trek film. Now, Black Mirror Season 4 has unveiled a preview of its own Star Trek-themed episode.
The episode is called “U.S.S. Callister.” Check it out:
So that looks pretty wild, yeah? The tone of this preview doesn’t jibe with the rest of the Black Mirror Season 4 previews, but certainly this whole storyline relates to a simulation where these people are in some sort of mind prison where their soul is being stripped away piece by technological piece. Just a guess.
Black Mirror is a fascinating show for Netflix, a Twilight Zone for the social media age, and it seems like a terrific spot for creators to get a foothold in the industry. Except all the shit that goes down here feels like it could actually happen one day, so the stories are even more horrific. At least to an extent. It’s a blast, really.
“U.S.S. Callister” is directed by Toby Haynes, and it stars the great Jesse Plemons, who is doing some sort of goofy ass accent. We don’t have any news regarding the release of Black Mirror Season 4, but it shouldn’t be long now. Perhaps January.