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15 Great Minority Characters in Sci-Fi

By Matt Heckler Jun 3, 2013

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Captain Adama: Battlestar Galactica

Although race isn’t really a mentioned issue on Battlestar Galactica, Mexican-American actor Edward James Olmos was a powerhouse on Battlestar. His character had to make a lot of tough decisions to keep everyone alive and he did it with poise as one of only a handful of minority captains on any sci-fi show.

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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