If you didn't spend New Years depressing yourself about the potential techno-dystopia we're slouching towards then you might have missed out on one of the best 76 minutes of TV the year.
So good was one episode that there's even been talk of a spin-off amongst the creators, cast and crew and they're all on board. Consider this your spoiler warning.
By the end of 'USS Callister', Cristin Milioti and her merry crew have escaped from Jesse Plemons' private space universe into the "real world" version of the online game they've been coded into, and face an infinite number of galaxies to explore in their own computer-generated universe and seeing as it's the closest thing to a happy ending that 'Black Mirror' gets, fans have been clamouring for more.
USS CALLISTER full series please and thank you. pic.twitter.com/anyg257yOE
— Le Galaxie (@LeGalaxie) December 31, 2017
Now it seems that they may just get their wish, as episode's director Toby Haynes revealed in an interview with THR that the idea of a sequel has been batted around.
"I was talking with Louise Sutton, who produced this and "Metalhead," and she cooked up a brilliant idea of spinning it off into a TV series," he said.
"I’d love to do a TV series of "USS Callister" — it’s probably one of the best pilots for a space show, ever. And I made it! So I’m keen to see it as a TV series. I think Charlie might revisit it as a Black Mirror. Whether I’m the one to do it, I don’t know. Being a fan of the show as much as I am, and being a part of making it, I’d love to work with that crew and cast again. It’s a gift for a director."
Milioti has also said she's on board, saying: "I would die if they turned this into a spinoff series because I do want to see that group of people figure it out, because it’s so real. They’re very funny and very dysfunctional, but it’s also a group of coworkers from an office — it’s like The Office in space."
And they've not only considered the virtual space aspect for the hypothetical spin-off, with Milioti revealing that the "real world" part of the story would continue too.
"If this were ever a spinoff, in the fake world she would be kicking ass and battling aliens," she said. "And then there is the real world where her prints have been found inside Daly’s apartment. He’s dead in his apartment and she has to figure that out."
Haynes loves the idea, and posed similar questions, adding that "there is this brilliant idea that he is still alive and his attempted murder gets pinned on someone. Whose fingerprints do they find in the apartment? There’s so much you could do. Fingers crossed, you never know."
Would you watch a spin-off, or do you think it's perfect as is and should be left alone?