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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Review: Season 4’s Best Episode Tears Down Toxic Masculinity With ‘Star Trek’

‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Review: Season 4’s Best Episode Tears Down Toxic Masculinity With ‘Star Trek’

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers follow for “Black Mirror” Season 4, Episode 1, “USS Callister.”]

Perhaps one of the best moments of “USS Callister,” the opening salvo of “Black Mirror” Season 4, is the scene when the woebegone prisoners of Robert Daly (Jesse Plemons) reveal to their new compatriot Nanette (Cristin Milioti) that not only is she trapped in a virtual world, but she’s been stripped of the most basic human pleasures, thanks to Robert’s family-friendly code.

“How I miss taking shit,” Elena (Milanka Brooks) mourns, as Nanette takes a peek downstairs to confirm the truth of what they’re saying.

“Stealing my pussy is a red fucking line,” she growls, and just under the wire, 2017 gains a new heroine for the ages.

Both Plemons and Milioti have shot to the top of our 2018 Emmys prediction charts with their work in this episode, but for very different reasons. Plemons does a masterful job of not just pulling off a fantastic William Shatner impression,

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