Celebrate (or destroy) your love with a real-world version of a Black Mirror dating app

Suggesting that some of us aren’t paying sufficiently close attention to the messages—“Technology can be dangerous,” “Don’t give up personal autonomy in the interest of convenience,” “Never turn your back on Jesse Plemons”—that Netflix’s Black Mirror is constantly shouting in our faces, Netflix is offering the show’s…

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How Black Mirror's best new episode repudiates the awful fanboys of the internet

Black Mirror’s fourth season was a mixed bag of the brash, prescient ideas we’ve come to expect from the series and the inevitable regurgitation that tends to afflict stories treading such unexplored ground. What many can agree on, however, is that the season’s first episode, “USS Callister,” was its strongest, most…

The future will not stop until you're dead on a lean Black Mirror

Ah, the pleasures of a 40 minute chase scene. Shot in black and white and following the adventures of a woman (Maxine Peak) trying to escape a vicious robot “dog,” there’s not a lot of frills on display in “Metalhead.” Dialogue is limited, essentially non-existent after the first 10 minutes, and world-building is done…

Black Mirror beams into a familiar nightmare as season 4 begins

“USS Callister” isn’t really about Star Trek. Oh sure, it has the trappings. There’s a ship crewed with people in colorful outfits, a paternalistic white guy captain, a fair amount of sci-fi jargon. The episode’s ultimate villain (aforementioned white male captain) gives a speech at one point outlining the ideals of …

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Black Mirror’s Jodie Foster and Rosemarie DeWitt on the horrors of parenting

A highlight episode from the upcoming season of Black Mirror is one directed by Jodie Foster: “Arkangel,” starring Rosemarie DeWitt as a mother whose daughter goes missing for a brief, panic-stricken moment in a time, and after recovering her, enlists in an experimental procedure to keep her daughter safe. While the…

We can't wait to see what kind of horrorshow is lurking beneath the cheesy trailer for Black Mirror's Star Trek parody

Out of all the imagery that’s come out of the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s techno-horror anthology Black Mirror, the most eye-catching stuff has been the bright primary colors and old-school sci-fi look of “USS Callister.” Charlie Brooker and company are clearly attempting to invoke the aesthetics of the…