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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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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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  3. 3
    + 6,856
    - 2,780


    Grace Park, Lucy Lawless, Tricia Helfer

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  4. 4
    + 6,059
    - 3,384

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

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  5. 5
    + 4,996
    - 2,082


    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  6. 6
    + 5,174
    - 2,309


    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  7. 7
    + 5,273
    - 2,084


    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

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  8. 8
    + 3,542
    - 1,936


    Morgan Freeman, Morgan Brittany, Rod Serling

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  9. 9
    + 4,635
    - 3,759

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway, Bruce Boxleitner

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  10. 10
    + 4,111
    - 2,405


    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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  11. 11
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    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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    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Roxann Dawson

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  14. 14
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    Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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  15. 15
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    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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  16. 16
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    Jolene Blalock, Linda Park, Scott Bakula

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  17. 17
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    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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  18. 18
    + 3,258
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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  19. 19
    + 2,669
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    Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Salli Richardson

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  20. 20
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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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  22. 22
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    Allison Scagliotti, Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray

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    Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual

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    Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Mitchell

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

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    - 1,670


    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie

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  27. 27
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    Kari Wührer, Jerry O'Connell, John Rhys-Davies

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    - 1,827


    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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    Barry Jones

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    Ming-Na Wen, Robert Carlyle, Julia Benson

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    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, David Dixon

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    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Richard Anderson

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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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

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

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  36. 36
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    - 982

    added by huggums537
    Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

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  37. 37
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    added by dustman025
    Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

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  38. 38
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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  39. 39
    + 1,575
    - 1,435


    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

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  40. 40
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    - 111

    ranked low on reranks & added by nymless
    Chloe Bennet, Ming-Na Wen, Clark Gregg

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    - 1,524


    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Ashley Scott

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    - 1,198


    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Guy Williams

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    - 1,524


    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

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    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

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  45. 45
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    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Alice Krige

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    added by wiabux
    Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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

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  49. 49
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    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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  50. 50
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    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Emilie Ullerup

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