“Equality” in Sci-Fi Television

The Roar Meter is a weekly story in numbers.

  • Number of Star Trek live action television series to date: 5, plus 1 forthcoming
    • Star Trek: the Animated Series is the only non-live action series to date
  • Number of white male Captains (lead characters only): 3
  • Number of black male Captains: 1
  • Number of white female Captains: 1
  • Number of black female Captains: one forthcoming in Star Trek: Discovery


  • Number of Doctors on Doctor Who to date: 12, plus 1 forthcoming
  • Number of white male Doctors: 12
  • Number of white female Doctors: one forthcoming

Annika Barranti Klein is a writer, knitter, women’s banked track roller derby referee, and radical homeschooling mother. Her work has appeared at The Toast, The Establishment, and on Book Riot. She is a cis, white, bi-furious intersectional feminist.

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