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Black Women in Science-Fiction.

Black Women are Beautiful. So how come you don't see them in Science-Fiction?

Elise Neal Marjean Holden Klea Scott

Less than 9% of Science-Fiction television series have featured black women as main characters. And that is assuming you were to count recurring characters who were usually tossed in the background.

Science-Fiction TV Series featuring Black Female MAIN Characters
Characters who were usually, but not always credited in the opening credits.
  • Blake's 7 - Dayna Mellanby (Josette Simon) - 26 (out of 52) episodes.
  • Space : Above & Beyond - Damphouse (Lanei Chapman) - 23 (out of 24) episodes.
  • M.A.N.T.I.S. - Lt. Maxwell (Galyn Gorg) - 22 episodes at most.
  • Viper - (Dawn Stern) - one season.
  • Poltergeist: who watches this show anyway?
  • Sheena - Kali (Margo Moorer) - two seasons?
  • Beyond Reality - (Shari Belafonte)
  • Millenium - Emma Hollis (Klea Scott) - one season at most.
  • Nightman? - - one season?
  • Dark Angel
  • Black Scorpion - Veronica - (Enya Flack)
  • Cleopatra 2525 - Helen (Gina Torres)
  • Sliders - (Tembi Locke) - 18 episodes at most.
  • Spider-man - Rita (Chip Fields) 15 episodes.
  • Strange Luck - Dr. Ann Richter (Cynthia Martells) - ? (out of 17) episodes.
  • Freaky Links - 13 episodes at most.
  • SeaQuest 2032 - J.J. Fredericks (Elise Neal) - 12 (out of 13) episodes.
  • Babylon 5: Crusade - Dr. Sarah Chambers (Marjean Holden) - 10? (out of 13) episodes.
  • Mercy Point - Dr. Rema Cook (Gay Thomas-Wilson) - 9 episodes at most.


Science-Fiction TV Series featuring Black Female RECURRING Characters
Characters who were not credited in the opening credits, and showed up haphazardly throughout the series.
  • Star Trek - Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) - between 32 and 77 episodes (out of 80, I'm trying to figure it out).
  • UFO - Lt. Nina Barry (Dolores Mantez) - most of the 26 episodes.
  • Mann & Machine - Captain Margaret Claghorn (S. Epatha Merkerson) - 9 episodes at most.
  • Please do not e-mail me about Whoopi Goldberg.


Deborah Pratt
Deborah Pratt

"How can you say that Deborah Pratt who played Marella [on Airwolf] isn't a main character? I know that Deborah Pratt was married to Don Bellisario [the Producer of Quantum Leap]."

-James K.


To the best of our knowledge, Deborah Pratt, who also wrote about 20 episodes of Quantum Leap, is mixed race. We have come to this theory based on a variety of reasons, the biggest evidence is the Quantum Leap episode "A Portrait for Troian", in which she played Troian whose husband, brother, and ancestors were white. Not one reference was ever made about her skin color, showing she was being passed off as white in this episode.



Science-Fiction TV Series that have NEVER had Black Female Main Characters
  1. Airwolf
  2. Alien Nation
  3. Aliens in the Family
  4. Alf
  5. American Gothic
  6. Andromeda
  7. Angel
  8. Automan
  9. Avengers
  10. Babylon 5
  11. Battlestar Galactica
  12. Baywatch Nights
  13. Beauty and the Beast
  14. Beyond Westworld?
  15. Big Wolf on Campus
  16. Bionic Woman
  17. Blue Thunder
  18. Brimstone
  19. Brisco County Jr.
  20. Buck Rogers
  21. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  22. The Burning Zone
  23. Captain Power
  24. Champions
  25. Charmed
  26. Codename: Eternity
  27. Conan
  28. CopRock
  29. Crime Traveller
  30. Crow: Stairway to Heaven
  31. Cupid
  32. Dark Shadows
  33. New Dark Shadows
  34. Dark Skies
  35. The Dark Room
  36. Dead at 21
  37. Deadly Games
  38. Doctor Who
  39. Doomwatch
  40. Dracula : the series
  41. Earth : Final Conflict
  42. E.A.R.T.H. Force
  43. Earth 2
  44. Fantastic Journey
  45. Farscape
  46. Firstwave
  47. The Flash
  48. Forever Knight
  49. Freddy's Nightmares
  50. Friday the 13th : the series
  51. Future Cop
  52. Galactica : 1980
  53. Gemini Man
  54. G.I.Joe
  55. Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
  56. Stephen King's Golden Years
  57. Greatest American Hero
  58. Good vs. Evil
  59. The Guardians
  60. Hard Time on Planet Earth
  61. Harsh Realm
  62. Hercules : Legendary Journeys
  63. Highlander
  64. Highlander : Raven
  65. Highway Man
  66. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  67. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids : TV Show
  68. Human Target
  69. The Immortal (1969 series)
  70. The Immortal (2000 series)
  71. Incredible Hulk
  72. Invaders
  73. Invasion: Earth
  74. Invisible Man (1958 series)
  75. Invisible Man (2000 series)
  76. It's About Time
  77. Jack of All Trades
  78. The Jetsons
  79. Kindred: The Embraced?
  80. Knight Rider
  81. Kolchak: Night Stalker
  82. Land of the Giants
  83. Land of the Lost
  84. Legend
  85. Lexx
  86. Logan's Run
  87. Lois & Clark
  88. Lone Gunmen
  89. Lost In Space
  90. Bill Bixby's The Magician
  91. Maniac Mansion
  92. Manimal
  93. Man from Atlantis
  94. Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  95. Max Headroom
  96. Matrix (a TV series, not the movie)
  97. Misfits of Science
  98. Moonbase 3
  99. Now and Again
  100. NoWhere Man
  101. Nightmare Cafe
  102. 100 Lives of BlackJack Savage
  103. The Omega Factor
  104. Once a Hero
  105. The Others
  106. Otherworld
  107. Outerlimits (1960's good original)
  108. Outerlimits (1990's cable crap)
  109. Outlaws
  110. Peter Benchley's Amazon
  111. Phoenix
  112. Planet of the Apes
  113. Powers of Matthew Star
  114. Pretender
  115. Prey
  116. The Prisoner
  117. Probe
  118. Project : UFO
  119. Profiler
  120. Psi-Factor
  121. Q.E.D.
  122. Quantum Leap
  123. Queen of Swords
  124. Red Dwarf
  125. Return of Captain Nemo
  126. RoboCop : The series
  127. Roswell
  128. Sable
  129. Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  130. Salvage-1
  131. Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
  132. Secret Agent Man
  133. The Sentinel
  134. Seven Days
  135. Shadow Chasers
  136. She-Wolf of London
  137. Sinbad (Adventures of)
  138. Six Million Dollar Man
  139. Sleepwalkers
  140. Something Is Out There
  141. So Weird
  142. Space : 1999
  143. Space Precinct
  144. Space Rangers
  145. Spy Game
  146. Star Cops
  147. StarGate SG-1
  148. The Starlost
  149. Starman
  150. Star Trek: Next Generation
  151. Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  152. Star Trek: Voyager
  153. Star Trek: Enterprise
  154. Star Wars
  155. Strange World
  156. Streethawk
  157. Super Force
  158. Swamp Thing
  159. Tales of the Gold Monkey
  160. Tarzan: Epic Adventures
  161. Team Knight Rider
  162. Tekwar
  163. They came from Outer Space
  164. Thief of Sherwood
  165. Thunder in Paradise
  166. The Tick
  167. Time Cop
  168. Time Trax
  169. Time Tunnel
  170. Total Recall 2070
  171. The Twilight Zone
  172. The Transformers
  173. Treasure island in Outer Space
  174. Twice in a Lifetime
  175. Twin Peaks
  176. Two
  177. -V-
  178. The Visitor
  179. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
  180. Voyagers
  181. VR.5
  182. The Wanderer
  183. War of the Worlds
  184. Werewolf
  185. Whiz Kids?
  186. The Wild Wild West
  187. The Wizard
  188. Wizards & Warriors
  189. Wolf Lake
  190. Wonder Woman
  191. Xena : Warrior Princess
  192. The X-Files
  193. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

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