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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    most listed 2002

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    1987

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    2004

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  4. 4
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    1963

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    1966

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    1993

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    1997

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    1959

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  9. 9
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    2008

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  10. 10
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    the people's #1 & often listed 1994

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    1999

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  12. 12
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    1993

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    1989

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    1995

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    1999

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    2009

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    1995-03-26

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    1988

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    2009

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    1983

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    1995

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    added by dustman025 2011

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    added by toddrh 2012

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    1981

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    often listed 2009

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    2007

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    1995

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    ranked low on reranks & added by huggums537 1962

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    1988

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    added by huggums537 1979

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 2004

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    1965

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    1974

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    2011

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    added by wiabux 1992

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1989

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    1975

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    added by fjleonard213 2011

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