The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time TV Programs

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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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 Criteria: Sci-fi TV shows and series with science fiction elements

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      most listed
      Firefly

      2002 More
      100
    2. 2
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      Doctor Who

      1963 More
      94
    3. 3
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      1987 More
      94
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      2004 More
      94
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      1966 More
      92
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      1993 More
      92
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      1997 More
      88
    8. 8
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      1959 More
      81
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      the people's #1 &often listed
      Babylon 5

      1994 More
      81
    10. 10
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      2008 More
      81
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      1999 More
      76
    12. 12
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      1993 More
      75
    13. 13
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      1989 More
      71
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    19. 19
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      67
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      Star Trek: Enterprise

      2001 More
      67
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      2006 More
      66
    22. 22
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      2009 More
      63
    23. 23
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      1988 More
      62
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      60
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      1983 More
      59
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      1978 More
      59
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      1981 More
      55
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      1979 More
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      added by: JoshC.Kline
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    38. 38
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      No image
      2009 More
      51
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      The Jetsons

      1962 More
      51
      added by: huggums537
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      Space Battleship Yamato

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      2000 More
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    45. 45
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      1996 More
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      added by: MusculMogul
    47. 47
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      1989 More
      50
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      Space: 1999

      1975 More
      50
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      1974 More
      50
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