To boldly go where no episode of “Black Mirror” has gone before…



The Netflix series “Black Mirror” explores issues related to increased use of technology and the problems technology presents in our lives. The season 4 opener, USS Callister, gives us a look at a technology nerd who is the CTO of a company that develops an immersive video game. Apparently he feels powerless in the real world and slighted by his co-workers, so he develops an off-line version of his game that uses recreations of his co-workers developed from “creatively obtained” DNA. These off-line characters develop an artificial sentience, which creates an interesting nuance to this off-line, immersive video game.

This episode is probably my favorite one from all four seasons. Cristin Milioti absolutely steals the show, but the entire cast is amazing. 5/5 stars.


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