News Black Mirror Star Trek Spoof

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  1. tharpdevenport

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    It's not the amount, it's the writing and orchestration choices. Plenty of shows over the decades have had episodes with little scoring, or little scoring series wise, but didn't do this.

    Plus, there's more score than you think for this episode.
     
  2. Nerys Myk

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    I enjoyed it. Especially the bit of misdirection at the start.
     
  3. DBR

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    The inclusion of mirror universe Matt Damon was a nice touch.
     
  4. Commishsleer

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    Since I'm a Trekkie who is arguing on this Internet website then you're saying I'll hate it
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    This episode is not a Trek "spoof". No, I wouldn't call it that at all.

    It uses the trappings of ST as a means to tell a story, yes, but it's not making fun of Trek as such.

    Trek fans have nothing to fear from it.
     
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  6. Skipper

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    Ok, I believe that the people at trekmovie.com missed the point...

    From their review:
     
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  7. Markonian

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    Some of the comments on the TrekMovie article are heartfelt. I’m pleased that the overall consensus of the web is a positive for “USS Callister”.
     
  8. Skipper

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    Yep. I'm still worried that they decided to post a similar review. It reeks of MRA and Gamergate. Trekmovie is still an important site per the Trek Fandom.
     
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  9. Takeru

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    The trekmovie review is an embarrassment, the site lost all credibility by publishing that.
     
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  10. Tosk

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    Some people just can't help but think "This is about me!" when seeing a character that is loathsome in some way. If they just view that episode as a cruel parody of Trek, I personally think they missed the point. By a mile.
     
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  11. Romulan_spy

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    Yep. For me, the episode was about Daly's twisted mind. He resents reality and he resents his coworkers because they don't give him the respect that he deserves. So he hides in a fantasy world that he can control, where he can make his coworkers serve and praise him. Daly also uses the fantasy world to torture his coworkers because he is too weak in real life to stand for himself.
     
  12. Markonian

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    Haven’t found any tech specs or fan art on the Space Fleet-universe ships yet. Beyond the USS Callister, we saw the Gorgan dreadnought (also used by Player691 in Infinity) and the generic shuttle from Spillane IV.
     
  13. Skipper

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    Ok, but is the Space Fleet a military organisation? :nyah:
     
  14. Forbin

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    I actually felt a little bad when I went and blew away 25 bots in an FPS after watching that.
    Naaaah. :lol:
     
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  15. MadeIndescribable

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    As much as I totally get the fantagonism/toxic fandom readings, I have to admit when I first watched it it reminded me more of the difference between Kirk, as an idolised action hero ladies man, and Shatner, as a (now) somewhat washed up actor known for his ego and antagonism with/mistreatment of his co-stars during production.

    Probably because of the episode of Have I Got News For You featuring both Shatner and Charlie Brooker (the writer/creator of Black Mirror) who's something of a pop-culture junkie, so I can't imagine his meeting and working with Shatner wouldn't have some kind of impact which would have stewed away in that writery brain of his...
     
  16. Markonian

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    Btw, does anyone have a clue what “callister” could mean? Future analog to McAllister? Name of a fictional Federation historical person or location? The -er ending also indicates it might refer to an acting person (to cast - caster).

    UPDATE: USS Callister has indeed a registry number! Stencilled on the rear wing, XL-4525. Visible when the ship arrives at the ringed planet in the Infinity game after the patch.
     
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  17. Serveaux

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    I liked that the space effects had a slightly blown-out quality that made them definitely less than photorealistic. Videogame graphics that I've seen are more convincing, but I imagine the choice is similar to the way that actors who are supposed to be acting within a movie or play generally play in a slightly broad or heightened way to separate it from the "reality" of the larger narrative.
     
  18. Nerys Myk

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    It's an actual name. So I figure it's just a name they liked or someone the writers know have the name.
     
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  19. Masao

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    Was my prediction correct? I didn't intend it to be taken as an insult. After all, we should all be polite, open-minded, peace-loving Trekkies.

    Re: DNA for making intelligent digital clones. Of course, DNA is just a database and an instruction manual which is not always followed carefully or accurately when organisms are produced. You're certainly not able to get a memory from it. I will assume that Daley recorded your brain when you were at work. That's good enough for the episode.
     
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  20. Serveaux

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    Yeah, if it's a proper name odds are it's the writer's in-joke.

    I read that stupid review over at Trekmovie. Not surprised that it was written by Jared Whitley. The fanboy's fanboy. Gawd. :rolleyes:
     
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