Black Sci-Fi Actors That Are Out of This World

With "Star Trek Beyond" (starring Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba) coming to theaters this weekend, we just had to round up our favorite Black actors cast in Sci-Fi roles. From Will Smith kicking alien booty in "Men In Black" to Nichelle Nichols' famous first interracial TV kiss on "Star Trek", our inner nerds are pretty much freaking out. Take a look at all our fave intergalactic characters here!

Joslyn Winkfield Jul, 21, 2016

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With "Star Trek Beyond" (starring Zoe Saldana and Idris Elba) coming to theaters this weekend, we just had to round up our favorite Black actors cast in Sci Fi roles. From Will Smith kicking alien booty in "Men In Black" to Nichelle Nichols' famous first interracial TV kiss on Star Trek, our inner nerds are pretty much freaking out. Take a look at all our fave intergalactic characters here!

2 of 33 Paramount Pictures

Idris Elba as Krall in "Star Trek Beyond"

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Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) and Star Trek Beyond (2016)

4 of 33 LucasFilm

John Boyega as Finn in "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens"

5 of 33 Sony Pictures

Zoe Kravitz as Senshi Raige in “After Earth”

6 of 33 Warner Bros.

Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe in "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions"

7 of 33 Warner Bros

Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in "The Matrix" Trilogy

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Iman as Martia in “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”

9 of 33 Paramount Pictures

Sophie Okonedo as Sithandra in "AEon Flux"

10 of 33 Lucasfilm

Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian in "Star Wars V-VI"

11 of 33 Paramount Television

Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan in "Star Trek: the Next Generation”

12 of 33 Marvel Studios

Idris Elba in "Thor"

13 of 33 1996 Twentieth Century Fox

Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller in "Independence Day"

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Vivica Fox as Jasmine Dubrow in “Independence Day”

15 of 33 Lucasfilm

Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu in "Star Wars: Episode I - III"

16 of 33 Lucasfilm Entertainment

Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

17 of 33 Village Roadshow Pictures

Lanei Chapman as Lt. Vanessa Damphousse in "Space: Above and Beyond"

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Alfre Woodard as Lily in "Star Trek: First Contact"

19 of 33 Twentieth Century Fox

Jessie T. Usher as Dylan Hiller in "Independence Day: Resurgence"

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Michael Dorn as Lt. Worf in "Star Trek: The Next Generation"

21 of 33 20th Century Fox

Sanaa Lathan as Alexa Woods in "Alien vs. Predator"

22 of 33 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Zoe Saldana as Neytiri in "Avatar"

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Tyrese Gibson as USAF Tech Sergeant Epps in "Transformers"

24 of 33 Kennedy Miller Productions

Tina Turner as Aunty Entity in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"

25 of 33 Dino De Laurentiis Company

Grace Jones as Zula in "Conan the Destroyer"

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Desilu Productions,

Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura in "Star Trek"

27 of 33 Gaumont

Chris Tucker as Ruby Rhod in "Fifth Element"

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LaVar Burton as Lt. Comm. Geordi LaForge in "Star Trek, The Next Generation"

29 of 33 Summit Entertainment

Viola Davis as Major Gwen Anderson in "Enders Game"

30 of 33 Columbia Pictures Corporation

Will Smith as Agent J in the "Men in Black" trilogy.

31 of 33 Universal Pictures

Thandie Newton as Dame Vaako "Chronicles of Riddick"

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Avery Brooks as Captain Sisko in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”

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Paul Winfield as Captain Clark Terrell in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

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