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.

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List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 4355
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    most listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    100
  2. 2
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 2819
    Down 1165
    1987 More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 3915
    Down 1597
    2004 More
    94
  5. 5
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    Down 1182
    1966 More
    92
  6. 6
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    Down 1307
    1993 More
    92
  7. 7
    Up 2909
    Down 1157
    1997 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1869
    Down 1092
    1959 More
    81
  9. 9
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    Down 2402

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Babylon 5

    1994 More
    81
  10. 10
    Up 2431
    Down 1270
    2008 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 1913
    Down 1278
    1999 More
    76
  12. 12
    Up 1681
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    1993 More
    75
  13. 13
    Up 1434
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    1989 More
    71
  14. 14
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    1995 More
    71
  15. 15
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    1999 More
    71
  16. 16
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    2004 More
    69
  17. 17
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    2006 More
    69
  18. 18
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    2004 More
    68
  19. 19
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    2006 More
    67
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Star Trek: Enterprise

    2001 More
    67
  21. 21
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    Down 1234
    2006 More
    66
  22. 22
    Up 1029
    Down 803
    2009 More
    63
  23. 23
    Up 999
    Down 856
    1988 More
    62
  24. 24
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    Down 818
    1995-03-26 More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 955
    Down 707
    1978 More
    59
  26. 26
    Up 1087
    Down 899
    1983 More
    59
  27. 27
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    2008 More
    59
  28. 28
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    2009 More
    56
  29. 29
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    2011 More
    56
    added by: dustman025
  30. 30
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    Down 358
    1981 More
    55
  31. 31
    Up 928
    Down 793
    1995 More
    54
  32. 32
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    Down 634
    2007 More
    54
  33. 33
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    2007 More
    53
  34. 34
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    Down 444
    2012 More
    53
    added by: toddrh
  35. 35
    Up 711
    Down 826
    2000 More
    53
  36. 36
    Up 741
    Down 878
    2009 More
    53
  37. 37
    Up 636
    Down 688
    1988 More
    52
  38. 38
    Up 428
    Down 409
    2000 More
    52
  39. 39
    Up 396
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    ranked low on reranks
    The Jetsons

    1962 More
    51
    added by: huggums537
  40. 40
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    Down 822
    2000 More
    51
  41. 41
    Up 345
    Down 271
    2011 More
    51
    added by: fjleonard213
  42. 42
    Up 742
    Down 707
    1995 More
    50
  43. 43
    Up 452
    Down 555

    often listed
    Alien Nation

    1989 More
    50
  44. 44
    Up 403
    Down 314
    1996 More
    50
    added by: MusculMogul
  45. 45
    Up 499
    Down 694

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Space: 1999

    1975 More
    50
  46. 46
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    2011 More
    50
  47. 47
    Up 650
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    1974 More
    49
  48. 48
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    Down 583

    ranked high on reranks
    Crusade

    1999 More
    49
  49. 49
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    Down 249

    ranked low on reranks
    Highlander: The Series

    1992 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
  50. 50
    Up 639
    Down 791

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The 4400

    2004 More
    49
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