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30 Significant Black Characters In Science Fiction Films Based On 5 Basic Criteria (Video)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 5, 2014 10:21 AM
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In this case, significance is defined as “something that is conveyed as a meaning, often obscurely or indirectly.”

2013 S&A Highlights: Page to Screen - SciFi and Fantasy Films

  • By Stephanie
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  • December 31, 2013 5:28 PM
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  • 22 Comments
In addition to my love for romantic comedies, and basically anything that falls under the label of “chick flick” (which I talked about here), I rarely miss the opportunity to see a good science fiction or fantasy film, and I’m an avid science fiction reader. Among the science fiction movies I have on my DVD shelf, only two of them have black characters with a significant role in the film. All of the other films of this genre in my collection have overwhelmingly white casts. So just to satisfy my curiosity, I recently began thinking about all the sci-fi films that actually have prominently featured black characters and I discovered that there are quite a few.