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USS Callister 

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Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

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Toby Haynes

Writers:

Charlie Brooker (created by), William Bridges | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Jesse Plemons ... Robert Daly
Cristin Milioti ... Nanette Cole
Jimmi Simpson ... Walton
Michaela Coel ... Shania
Billy Magnussen ... Valdack
Milanka Brooks ... Elena Tulaska
Osy Ikhile ... Nate Packer
Paul G. Raymond ... Kabir Dudani
Hammed Animashaun ... Pizza Guy
Tom Mulheron ... Tommy
Aaron Paul ... Gamer691 (voice)
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Capt. Robert Daly presides over his crew with wisdom and courage. But a new recruit will soon discover nothing on this spaceship is what it seems.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The opening act, which takes place entirely on the USS Callister, is shot in 4:3 aspect ratio like Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) was, and then switches to 15:9 for the shot of Daly in the elevator in the real world. A similar motif was used in Galaxy Quest (1999) . See more »

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It is typical for organisations to have a code freeze around public holidays as there maybe a risk resulting from increased demand for the new software version at a time when there is likely to be a lack of support staff available for supporting the deployment in production. The decision to shift the deployment date to Christmas Eve was also not seemingly impact assessed and flippantly made which leads us to assume a lack of governance, clear roles and responsibilities and risk management in this organisation. See more »

Quotes

Nanette Cole: Okay, stealing my pussy is a red fucking line.
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Silent Night
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Written by Franz Xaver Gruber and Joseph Mohr
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Infinity and Beyond
30 April 2019 | by scottsetchellSee all my reviews

Captain Robert Daly and his Space Fleet crew embark on missions in their space ship, fighting their archenemy, Valdack. In the real world, Robert Daly is the Chief Technical Officer at Callister Inc. It's Nanette Cole's first day and she feels privileged to work under Daly. Walton gives her a tour of the office. At home, Daly goes into Space Fleet and abuses Walton and the crew.

The next day, Daly gets Nanette's DNA from a coffee cup and uploads her into Space Fleet. She finds herself and her coworkers digitally cloned into Infinity. Nanette quickly learns Daly is in control and they are transported to a planet where they meet Valdack and Jillian.

Jesse Plemons is great as the villain, weak in the real world and an all-powerful God in his created world. Cristin Milioti is excellent in her role as Nanette, who cleverly finds a way to break away from Daly's game. The rest of the crew is also very good, Jimmi Simpson (one of the McPoyles from It's Always Sunny) gives a dramatic and comical performance.

Director Toby Haynes makes this episode feel like a Star Trek journey with a Black Mirror twist. The special effects of space and the monsters are very well done. The lighting within the ship brightens when Daly is present and dims when he leaves, giving the sense of dread the prisoners feel.

USS Callister uses technology from earlier episodes like the cookies and turns it into a thrilling and dramatic space adventure. A strong start to Season 4.

9/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

USS Callister See more »

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Gran Babieka See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.20 : 1
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