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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  1. 1
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    most listed 2002

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  2. 2
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    often listed 1963

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  3. 3
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    Down 1223

    1987

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  4. 4
    Up 3792
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    2004

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  5. 5
    Up 2649
    Down 1242

    1966

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  6. 6
    Up 3056
    Down 1363

    1993

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  7. 7
    Up 3079
    Down 1206

    1997

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  8. 8
    Up 1991
    Down 1137

    1959

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  9. 9
    Up 2552
    Down 1344

    2008

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  10. 10
    Up 2824
    Down 2472

    the people's #1 & often listed 1994

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  11. 11
    Up 2017
    Down 1331

    1999

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  12. 12
    Up 1797
    Down 1149

    1993

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  13. 13
    Up 1502
    Down 1017

    1989

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  14. 14
    Up 1972
    Down 1236

    1999

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  15. 15
    Up 1774
    Down 1031

    1995

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  16. 16
    Up 1428
    Down 836

    2004

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  17. 17
    Up 1312
    Down 1100

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    Up 1470
    Down 1057

    2006

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    Up 1454
    Down 870

    2001

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    Up 1820
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    2004

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    Up 1547
    Down 1309

    2006

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  22. 22
    Up 1115
    Down 851

    2009

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  23. 23
    Up 1041
    Down 912

    1988

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  24. 24
    Up 1002
    Down 863

    1995-03-26

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  25. 25
    Up 1292
    Down 1043

    2008

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  26. 26
    Up 872
    Down 666

    2009

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  27. 27
    Up 1089
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    1983

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  28. 28
    Up 788
    Down 604

    added by dustman025 2011

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  29. 29
    Up 973
    Down 837

    1995

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  30. 30
    Up 456
    Down 407

    1981

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  31. 31
    Up 738
    Down 688

    2007

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  32. 32
    Up 513
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    added by toddrh 2012

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  33. 33
    Up 758
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    2000

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  34. 34
    Up 746
    Down 768

    2007

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  35. 35
    Up 784
    Down 933

    2009

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  36. 36
    Up 670
    Down 732

    1988

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  37. 37
    Up 472
    Down 454

    2000

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  38. 38
    Up 434
    Down 327

    ranked low on reranks & added by huggums537 1962

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    2000

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  40. 40
    Up 388
    Down 323

    added by fjleonard213 2011

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  41. 41
    Up 528
    Down 740

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1975

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  42. 42
    Up 796
    Down 755

    1995

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  43. 43
    Up 568
    Down 508

    2011

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  44. 44
    Up 684
    Down 699

    1974

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  45. 45
    Up 679
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    2004

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  46. 46
    Up 473
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1989

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  47. 47
    Up 433
    Down 356

    added by MusculMogul 1996

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  48. 48
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    1965

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    added by wiabux 1992

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  50. 50
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    added by huggums537 1979

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