The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time TV Programs
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The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

List Criteria: Sci-fi TV shows and series with science fiction elements

A list of the best sci-fi shows and best sci-fi series of all time, as ranked by hundreds of Ranker voters. This list includes long-running sci-fi TV shows like Doctor Who as well as some of the best cancelled shows of the genre. Science fiction TV shows have been around for decades, and some of the longest running shows have fallen into this category. Popular shows such as Star Trek have enjoyed several incarnations, and fan-favorite shows like "Firefly" and "The X-Files" have made the crossover from TV to the big screen.

Vote for your favorite science fiction shows to move them to the top of the list, or press re-rank to create your own list of your favorite science fiction series. Be sure to stop by to vote on the best British sitcoms and best current TV shows airing right now.

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  1. 1
    + 5348
    - 2021

    most listed Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3653
    - 1461

    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3883
    - 2047

    the people's #1 Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 4470
    - 1987

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 3208
    - 1470

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 3614
    - 1587

    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3654
    - 1425

    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2397
    - 1332

    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3007
    - 1593

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 3170
    - 2727

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jeff Conaway, Tracy Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2395
    - 1560

    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2177
    - 1362

    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1810
    - 1209

    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2162
    - 1239

    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 2293
    - 1468

    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1810
    - 1031

    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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  17. 17
    + 1644
    - 1314

    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1792
    - 1257

    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1787
    - 1075

    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2144
    - 2010

    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1838
    - 1550

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1416
    - 1046

    Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray, Allison Scagliotti

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  23. 23
    + 1199
    - 993

    David McCallum, Kevin Conway, Beau Bridges

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  24. 24
    + 1223
    - 1095

    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  25. 25
    + 1371
    - 1257

    Michael Ironside, Robert Englund, Lane Smith

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1519
    - 1237

    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1190
    - 999

    Kari Wührer, Jerry O'Connell, John Rhys-Davies

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  28. 28
    + 1107
    - 861

    Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 980
    - 765

    added by dustman025 Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

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  30. 30
    + 609
    - 536

    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, Sandra Dickinson

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  31. 31
    + 748
    - 659

    added by toddrh Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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  32. 32
    + 965
    - 1102

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 235
    - 102

    ranked low on reranks & added by JimmyPaton Lorne Greene, Maren Jensen, Patrick Macnee

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 973
    - 914

    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 513
    - 405

    added by wiabux Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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  36. 36
    + 984
    - 1021

    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

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  37. 37
    + 849
    - 833

    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Alan Oppenheimer

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  38. 38
    + 915
    - 1026

    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

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  39. 39
    + 844
    - 996

    Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

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  40. 40
    + 887
    - 917

    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne

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  41. 41
    + 632
    - 530

    ranked low on reranks & added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

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  42. 42
    + 767
    - 871

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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  43. 43
    + 783
    - 674

    Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams

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  44. 44
    + 587
    - 590

    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Giancarlo Giannini

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  45. 45
    + 555
    - 453

    added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker

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  46. 46
    + 980
    - 895

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  47. 47
    + 746
    - 723

    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris

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  48. 48
    + 611
    - 655

    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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  49. 49
    + 653
    - 873

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Martin Landau, Catherine Schell, Barry Morse

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 439
    - 369

    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

    ) open
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