The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time Anything

The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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List Criteria: Top sci-fi series in film, TV, gaming, and books

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 Trek

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


    Doctor Who

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


    Stargate

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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 X-Files

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


    The Matrix

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


    Firefly

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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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    The Twilight Zone

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


    Battlestar Galactica

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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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    Babylon 5

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

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    Farscape

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

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    The Avengers

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


    Men in Black

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


    Predator

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


    Blade Runner

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


    Mass Effect

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


    Quantum Leap

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    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    Planet of the Apes

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


    Iron Man

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


    2001: A Space Odyssey

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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    Stargate SG-1

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


    Fringe

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    Mystery Science Theater 3000

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


    Red Dwarf

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    Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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    Xena: Warrior Princess

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

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    The Fifth Element

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


    The Time Machine

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    V is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


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    Portal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time

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    Portal

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    Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    Halo: Combat Evolved

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    The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    The Outer Limits

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

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

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    The Dark Knight

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


    Torchwood

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    Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Franchises of All Time


    Space: 1999

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


    Ender's Game

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

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    Deus Ex

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