Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.”

Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017

Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in this virtual reality. The other people in the simulation with her tell her there’s no way out.

I don’t usually review individual episodes of TV shows but I might not watch the rest of this one and I wanted to make a note of it. The episode is called “USS Callister.”

It’s an homage to Star Trek in the way that Galaxy Quest was — except that this time it’s serious, although it certainly has funny moments. The set design is lovely, and the story is brilliant.

I love Nanette’s reactions to her new environment.

The episode stars Jesse Plemons and Cristin Milioti.

Black Mirror is an anthology show so this episode is separate in its story from every other one.

The show was created by Charlie Brooker (writer on Dead Set) — he also wrote this episode.

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