"USS Callister" is the first episode of Black Mirror's fourth season. It stars Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Cole.
Co-creator Annabel Jones disclosed the following information about the episode: "USS Callister is a space opera. The challenges of trying to create that world, and obviously getting to play with the genre, opened a whole new opportunity. But I think we’ve put a clever spin on it. It’s a romp – it’s big and ambitious with lots of CG. It’s an absolute visual feast and really high octane. There are obviously more unsettling, poignant and slightly more melancholic moments, but at the same time, it is a romp. It’s such a treat for a filmmaker to be making a film this epic."
- Jesse Plemons as Robert Daly
- Cristin Milioti as Nanette Cole
- Jimmi Simpson as James Walton
- Michaela Coel as Shania Lowry
- Milanka Brooks as Elena Tulaska
- Osy Ikhile as Nate Packer
- Paul G. Raymond as Kabir Dudani
- Billy Magnussen as Valdack
- Aaron Paul as Gamer691
- Kirsten Dunst (Jesse Plemons' fiance) makes a cameo appearance in this episode as a Callister employee.
- The two planets named in this episode are Rannoch and Skillane, which were the surnames of Jemima Sykes' killers in White Bear.
- In Black Museum, one of the exhibits is the lollipop with Tommy's DNA in the assimilation machine.
- There's a poster for the fictional video game Skinned Alive (similar to the one seen in Playtest) in Robert Daley's apartment.
- The dating app that Elena is briefly seen using will later appear in Hang the DJ.
- Michaela Coel previously appeared in Nosedive as the check-in manager who refused to let Lacie Pound on the plane.
- In Men Against Fire Raiman mentioned she grew up on a farm and here we see Robert drinking Raiman brand milk.
- This episode is based of the Twilight Zone classic It’s a Good Life.
- Bandersnatch first references Space Fleet briefly in an article in the Sun newspaper, where it reveals that the third chapter of the series has just been released(during the events of the 80's segment of the story). Later during the present day segment, the UKN news ticker reveals that the cast of Space Fleet has reunited to appear at the Emmys.
|Episodes in "Black Mirror"|
|Season 1||• The National Anthem • Fifteen Million Merits • The Entire History of You •|
|Season 2||• Be Right Back • White Bear • The Waldo Moment •|
|Special||• White Christmas • Bandersnatch •|
|Season 3||• Nosedive • Playtest • Shut Up and Dance • San Junipero • Men Against Fire • Hated in the Nation •|
|Season 4||• USS Callister • Arkangel • Crocodile • Hang the DJ • Metalhead • Black Museum •|