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15 Great Minority Characters in Sci-Fi

By Matt Heckler Jun 3, 2013

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Nyota Uhura: Star Trek, The Original Series

Any list talking about minorities in science fiction that doesn’t include Nichelle Nichols as Uhura on the original Star Trek really isn’t much of a list at all! She was one of the first black actors to have a full time role on any TV show not playing a servant. She opened the door for so many young African-American actors and actresses to become a part of film and television. To add another first, she and Captain Kirk had the first interracial kiss ever on television!

Tags: movies, tv, sci fi, star wars, slideshows, star trek, firefly, serenity, mace windu

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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