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As fans wait for  Season 4 of ‘Black Mirror’ to drop, with no official release date from Netflix, one of the more anticipated episodes has finally gotten its own trailer! The influence from ‘Star Trek’ on the theme of ‘U.S.S. Callister’ is clear in the new trailer, but little is given away about the episode.

This will be the first episode of ‘Black Mirror’ to venture out into the final frontier. Showrunner Charlie Brooker compares the episode to the wildly popular episode from Season 1, ‘San Junipero.’ While the fleet uniforms in the trailer seem to be a nod to ‘Star Trek,’ Brooker says the story is less specifically about ‘Star Trek’ and more about “tyranny and abuse of power.”

Producer Annabel Jones revealed some more details about ‘USS Callister’ in a recent interview. Jones said:

“‘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.”

While we don’t know much about the new season, the six episodes and their titles have been released. They are:

  • ‘Crocodile,’ directed by John Hillcoat (‘The Road’), starring Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Gower, and Kiran Sonia Sawar.
  • Arkangel,’ directed by Jodie Foster (‘The Beaver’), starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Breanna Harding, and Owen Teague.
  • ‘Hang the DJ,’ directed by Tim Van Patten (‘Boardwalk Empire’), starring Georgina Campbell, Joe Cole, and George Blagden.
  • ‘USS Callister,’ directed by Toby Haynes (‘Sherlock’), starring Jesse Plemons, Cristin Milioti, Jimmi Simpson, and Michaela Coel.
  • ‘Metalhead,’ directed by David Slade (‘Hard Candy’), starring Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, and Clint Dyer.
  • Black Museum,’ directed by Colm McCarthy, and starring Douglas Hodge, Letitia Wright, and Babs Olusanmokun.

Check out the trailer for ‘U.S.S. Callister’ below!