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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  1. 1
    Up 4011
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    most listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    93
  2. 2
    Up 3577
    Down 1434
    2004 More
    86
  3. 3
    Up 2652
    Down 1439

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 2502
    Down 1049
    1987 More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 2192
    Down 1064
    1966 More
    84
  6. 6
    Up 2623
    Down 1206
    1993 More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 2659
    Down 1028
    1997 More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 1815
    Down 941
    1959 More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 2555
    Down 2248

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Babylon 5

    1994 More
    75
  10. 10
    Up 2201
    Down 1140
    2008 More
    74
  11. 11
    Up 1741
    Down 1116
    1999 More
    71
  12. 12
    Up 1491
    Down 967
    1993 More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 1701
    Down 1043
    1999 More
    66
  14. 14
    Up 1471
    Down 850
    1995 More
    66
  15. 15
    Up 1242
    Down 852
    1989 More
    65
  16. 16
    Up 1139
    Down 671
    2004 More
    65
  17. 17
    Up 1070
    Down 908
    2006 More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 1571
    Down 1486

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    63
  19. 19
    Up 1213
    Down 877

    controversial
    Eureka

    2006 More
    63
  20. 20
    Up 1349
    Down 1105
    2006 More
    62
  21. 21
    Up 1180
    Down 723
    2001 More
    62
  22. 22
    Up 897
    Down 691
    2009 More
    58
  23. 23
    Up 891
    Down 732
    1988 More
    57
  24. 24
    Up 952
    Down 778
    1983 More
    56
  25. 25
    Up 810
    Down 730
    1995-03-26 More
    56
  26. 26
    Up 1114
    Down 854
    2008 More
    56
  27. 27
    Up 646
    Down 481
    2009 More
    54
  28. 28
    Up 788
    Down 614
    1978 More
    54
  29. 29
    Up 598
    Down 431
    2011 More
    53
    added by: dustman025
  30. 30
    Up 326
    Down 248
    1981 More
    52
  31. 31
    Up 788
    Down 697
    1995 More
    51
  32. 32
    Up 336
    Down 281
    2000 More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 598
    Down 603
    2007 More
    51
  34. 34
    Up 572
    Down 517
    2007 More
    51
  35. 35
    Up 620
    Down 705

    controversial
    Andromeda

    2000 More
    50
  36. 36
    Up 642
    Down 753

    controversial
    Dollhouse

    2009 More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 678
    Down 704
    2000 More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 537
    Down 582
    1988 More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 598
    Down 586
    1995 More
    48
  40. 40
    Up 365
    Down 479
    1999 More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 374
    Down 452
    1989 More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 323
    Down 336
    2012 More
    47
    added by: toddrh
  43. 43
    Up 523
    Down 585
    2010 More
    47
  44. 44
    Up 405
    Down 590

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Space: 1999

    1975 More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 322
    Down 415
    1995 More
    46
  46. 46
    Up 240
    Down 253
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    niche appeal
    The Twilight Zone

    2002 More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 511
    Down 682

    controversial
    The 4400

    2004 More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 230
    Down 205

    ranked low on reranks &niche appeal
    Lost Girl

    2010 More
    46
    added by: shealynnakins
  49. 49
    Up 466
    Down 552
    1974 More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 542
    Down 598
    1996 More
    45
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