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
    + 5046
    - 1889

    most listed Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3391
    - 1378

    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3622
    - 1904

    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 4206
    - 1890

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 3007
    - 1382

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 3407
    - 1503

    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3426
    - 1358

    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2254
    - 1257

    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 2839
    - 1500

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 3042
    - 2639

    the people's #1 & often listed Jeff Conaway, Tracy Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2240
    - 1482

    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2027
    - 1295

    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1711
    - 1140

    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2028
    - 1172

    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 2182
    - 1375

    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1664
    - 966

    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1537
    - 1230

    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1669
    - 992

    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1676
    - 1189

    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2031
    - 1909

    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1742
    - 1463

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1304
    - 987

    Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray, Allison Scagliotti

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1110
    - 942

    David McCallum, Kevin Conway, Beau Bridges

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1153
    - 1023

    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1439
    - 1168

    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1268
    - 1208

    Michael Ironside, Robert Englund, Lane Smith

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1015
    - 782

    Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1117
    - 945

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

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  29. 29
    + 897
    - 706

    added by dustman025 Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

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  30. 30
    + 547
    - 486

    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, Sandra Dickinson

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  31. 31
    + 675
    - 598

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

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 891
    - 1043

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

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 917
    - 852

    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 578
    - 482

    added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 789
    - 782

    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Alan Oppenheimer

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 856
    - 970

    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

    ) open
  37. 37
    + 834
    - 869

    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne

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  38. 38
    + 793
    - 941

    often listed Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

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  39. 39
    + 513
    - 403

    ranked low on reranks & added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker

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  40. 40
    + 919
    - 974

    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

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  41. 41
    + 451
    - 361

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

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  42. 42
    + 700
    - 617

    Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams

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  43. 43
    + 732
    - 817

    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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  44. 44
    + 539
    - 542

    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Giancarlo Giannini

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  45. 45
    + 691
    - 680

    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris

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  46. 46
    + 919
    - 848

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  47. 47
    + 562
    - 610

    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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  48. 48
    + 615
    - 822

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

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  49. 49
    + 454
    - 396

    added by fjleonard213 Mark Pellegrino, Samuel Witwer, Meaghan Rath

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 400
    - 323

    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

    ) open
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