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Black Mirror Fans, A Real Life USS Callister Exists

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The latest season of Black Mirror proved to be another daunting journey into a scarily realistic dystopian future.

Charlie Brooker’s creations continued to make us feel extremely uneasy as he played out another set of scenarios that don’t seem that unlikely.


Widely regarded as the standout episode in season four was the opening episode, USS Callister.


The Star Trek inspired storyline followed a reclusive but gifted programmer who was the mastermind behind a new online multiplayer game.

Unhappy with the lack of recognition from his coworkers, he uses their DNA to create in-game clones of them and basically spends the episode living out his fantasies and keeping the clones as his slaves.

Now the cast of the USS Callister episode have paid homage by unveiling a life size version of the spaceship used in the story.

The ship will be on display in front of the Mutato Building on Sunset Boulevard until Friday, August 17.

The episode itself is up for an impressive seven Emmys:

  • Outstanding single-camera picture editing for a limited series or movie
  • Outstanding music composition for a limited series, movie or special
  • Outstanding television movie
  • Outstanding sound editing for a limited series, movie or special
  • Outstanding writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special
  • Outstanding lead actor for a limited series or movie
  • Outstanding cinematography for a limited series or movie

Netflix recently confirmed that Black Mirror would be returning for a fifth series, teasing new episodes on Twitter.

People have already been speculating on possible plot details after crews were spotted filming on a London high street.

Onlookers shared snaps of St. George’s Walk being transformed into an 80s style high street thanks to a collection of retro store signs.

No official release date has been set for season five, though an educated guess would place new episodes in early 2019.

One thing we can be sure of that once the new episodes are here, we’re going to completely hate technology all over again.

Brad Lengden
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