Total Nerd The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time  

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Science fiction is a very popular genre in books, films, video games, and television shows. Some of the biggest grossing movies at the box office are science fiction franchises. It is one of the few genres that can combine a rabid underground following with ultimately a mainstream. wider audience. If not for this delicate mix, franchises like Star Wars, Star Trek, and even Back to the Future and The Terminator wouldn't be as popular as they are.

When the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, not many people expected it to become the worldwide smash that it has become as a sci-fi film franchise. The single film's popularity paved the way for five additional films and that doesn't include the reboot of the franchise that will include more episodes. The same goes for Star Trek, which has endured through many incarnations and different crews to be one of the most popular scifi franchises in all mediums. The recently rebooted Star Trek movies have been extremely popular with audiences and critics alike.

More than just the top 10 sci fi franchises, this list is your chance to vote on what is the best science fiction franchise. Remember to take all mediums into account, which includes comics, TV, film, books, and video games. These are vital elements into deciding what are the best science fiction franchises of all time.

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time
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Star Wars Franchise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Terminator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Stargate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Dune is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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I, Robot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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John Carter of Mars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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V is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Portal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Resident Evil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Ender's Game is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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Deus Ex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time