21 Powerful Black Sci-Fi Icons Who Have Changed the Game


Lando Calrissian
The character was played by actor Billy Dee Williams in Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi (1983).


Geordi La Forge
Actor LeVar Burton played him in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-94) and in the films in the franchise.

sisko-s5Benjamin Sisko
Actor Avery Brooks played him in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-99).