The creators of Black Mirror were partly inspired by The Twilight Zone. In fact, as Lessons from the Screenplay points out, USS Callister is an updated version of a particular The Twilight Zone episode. He also points out the masterful efficiency of USS Callister‘s script.
(PG-13, SPOILERS) Wisecrack uses The Society of the Spectacle to summarize Black Mirror: social media and ads encourage us to subscribe to a commercialized and self-fulfilling form of validation, instead of acknowledging our individuality and imperfections.
In The Awesomer Shop