Black Mirror

Black Mirror Season 4 first-look photo takes you onboard the USS Callister

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Mar 25, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT (Updated)

It’s been about two weeks since Netflix dropped the first Black Mirror Season 4 teaser trailer, along with the titles, stars, and directors of all six anthological episodes. In watching that trailer, for me at least, one episode shined resplendently brighter than the rest, nearly to the point of seeming out of place: “USS Callister.”

While I’m looking forward to each and every episode from Charlie Brooker’s big brain and talented pen, I’m certainly most interested in finding out more about the most overtly “sci-fi” looking one of the bunch. Indeed, I was in from that very first glimpse of Breaking Bad’s Jesse Plemons looking oddly amused in the captain’s chair of the titular USS Callister, even while some of the crew seem to be glowing, and the ship itself appears to be pummeling into… what is that, an asteroid field? A dragon? Both? Like I said, I’m intrigued.

Black Mirror USS Callister

Now, thanks to IGN’s exclusive photo below (they also dropped one previewing director Jodie Foster’s “Arkangel” episode), we get a better look at the crew of said ship. Joining Plemons on deck are Cristin Milioti (Fargo), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum), and Billy Magnussen (Aladdin). They’ll be directed by Dr. Who and Sherlock vet Toby Haynes.

While the photo certainly gives us our best look yet at the obviously Enterprise-inspired crew, it doesn’t really tell us why people are glowing on board. Oh well, we’ll have to impatiently wait to find out till sometime later this year, when Netflix drops all six episodes. In the meantime, let us know your favorite Black Mirror episode below, and why.  

(via IGN)