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The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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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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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

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  2. 2
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    - 2264


    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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    - 2967

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Tom Baker, Eric Roberts, Jon Pertwee

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  4. 4
    + 6354
    - 2689


    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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  5. 5
    + 4765
    - 2023


    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  6. 6
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    - 2206


    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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    + 5118
    - 1989


    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

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  8. 8
    + 3462
    - 1857


    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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    + 4008
    - 2319


    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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  10. 10
    + 4543
    - 3682

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway, Bruce Boxleitner

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  11. 11
    + 3303
    - 1971


    Terry Farrell, Colm Meaney, Avery Brooks

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  12. 12
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    Claudia Black, Gigi Edgley, Ben Browder

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  13. 13
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    - 1838


    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Roxann Dawson

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    - 1808


    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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    Jolene Blalock, Linda Park, Scott Bakula

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    - 1930


    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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    - 2053


    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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    - 1859


    Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Salli Richardson

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    + 2555
    - 2216


    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    added by Richard777
    Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Allison Scagliotti, Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray

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    - 1758


    Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell

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    - 485

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

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    - 1621


    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie

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    - 1775


    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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    - 1482


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

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    - 937


    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, David Dixon

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    Ming-Na Wen, Robert Carlyle, Julia Benson

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    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Richard Anderson

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    Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

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

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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    - 1623


    Martin Landau, Catherine Schell, Barry Morse

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    added by dustman025
    Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

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    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

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    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Guy Williams

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    - 1499


    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Ashley Scott

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    - 1497


    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

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    - 1334


    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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    + 1061
    - 1020


    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Alice Krige

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    - 766


    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

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    - 875

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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    - 1092


    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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    - 308

    ranked low on reranks
    Danielle Panabaker, Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

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    - 1189


    Stephen Lang, Jason O'Mara, Christine Adams

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    + 1419
    - 1353


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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    - 1157

    often listed
    Jeff Doucette, James Greene, Jenny Gago

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    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Emilie Ullerup

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