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Black Mirror star says there’s ‘buzz’ about a USS Callister spin-off series…

January 11th, 2018 by Marc Comments

While the latest season of Black Mirror didn’t hit home as often as previous ones, one episode that did strike hard was USS Callister, the Star Trek-esque adventure… with a twist.

We don’t want to get too spoilerific here but the episode is probably not what you’d expect if you watch the trailer (below) and to truly experience it, you really just need to sit down and watch it.

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However, one thing that does seem obvious from the ending of the episode is that there are probably many, many more adventures of the USS Callister left to be told.

And it seems that there may well be rumblings as such over Netflix.

It’s certainly an interesting idea, spinning off in the one episode that pushes the boundaries of the Black Mirror universe to its silliest extremes (sort of). And it’s one we’d certainly welcome… and we’re not alone.

“I’ve heard little buzzes. But I don’t believe anything until I’m working on set. I would love it,” says star Jimmi Simpson (below) who appears in the episode as Walton but is probably best known for his role in West World.

Now, while we would love to see what would happen in a Black Mirror Star Trek universe, we really can’t see this happening, especially with Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville both being on our screens… but we’d love to be wrong.

Interestingly we’d love to see how Simpson would fit back into the adventure given that he is one of two characters who don’t really seem to have the door open to return should there be further adventures. But hey, sci-fi, amiright?

Oh, on a side note, were we the only ones who didn’t realise that Black Mirror was called that because most people watch on Tablets, Phones or flatscreen TVs and when the episode ends the screen becomes a ‘black mirror’?

“The “black mirror” of the title is the one you’ll find on every wall, on every desk, in the palm of every hand: the cold, shiny screen of a TV, a monitor, a smartphone,” said creator Charlie Brooker in 2011.

Honestly, I always assumed it was because it’s a dark reflection of our world.

I’ll get my coat.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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