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BLACK MIRROR BOLDLY GOES THERE

With its highly anticipated fourth season, the Netflix thriller solidifies its place as the sci-fi standard-bearer of our age—despite a galaxy of competitors.
Black Mirror episode “USS Callister”

ROBERT DALY DREAMS DIGITAL nostalgia, like so many lonely men his age. By day, he’s the chief technology officer of Callister Inc., a tech-entertainment purveyor peddling a multiplayer cosmos full of things to trade and kill. That CTO gig may sound important, but Robert’s the Wozniak, a funkless coder to his Jobs-ian partner’s entrepreneurial flash. As played by Jesse Plemons, Robert looks like the cartoon ideal of the bespectacled nerd, except balder and sadder. But by night, in his own private

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