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
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    Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3740
    - 1498


    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3971
    - 2086

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Eric Roberts, Tom Baker, Paul McGann

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 4573
    - 2014


    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 3690
    - 1615


    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 3257
    - 1501


    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3741
    - 1444


    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2435
    - 1356


    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3070
    - 1629


    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 3211
    - 2758

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

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2460
    - 1578


    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

    ) open
  12. 12
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    - 1384


    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1853
    - 1229


    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2209
    - 1261


    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 1869
    - 1052


    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

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  16. 16
    + 2326
    - 1497


    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  17. 17
    + 1685
    - 1340


    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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  18. 18
    + 1845
    - 1275


    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1833
    - 1093


    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2180
    - 2037


    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1876
    - 1572


    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1456
    - 1063


    Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray, Allison Scagliotti

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  23. 23
    + 1220
    - 1014


    David McCallum, Kevin Conway, Beau Bridges

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  24. 24
    + 1250
    - 1117


    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  25. 25
    + 1393
    - 1275


    Michael Ironside, Robert Englund, Lane Smith

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1554
    - 1251


    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1145
    - 877


    Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1210
    - 1013


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

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  29. 29
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    - 780

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    Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

    ) open
  30. 30
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    - 552


    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, Sandra Dickinson

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  31. 31
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    - 673

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    Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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  32. 32
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    - 1118


    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  33. 33
    + 786
    - 884


    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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  34. 34
    + 255
    - 113

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

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 991
    - 934


    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

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  36. 36
    + 1004
    - 1039


    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

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  37. 37
    + 935
    - 1043


    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

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  38. 38
    + 525
    - 422

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    Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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  39. 39
    + 908
    - 932


    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne

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  40. 40
    + 861
    - 849


    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Alan Oppenheimer

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  41. 41
    + 861
    - 1012

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 607
    - 605


    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Giancarlo Giannini

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  43. 43
    + 806
    - 689


    Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams

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  44. 44
    + 645
    - 548

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    Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

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  45. 45
    + 998
    - 911


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  46. 46
    + 751
    - 738


    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris

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  47. 47
    + 624
    - 671


    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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  48. 48
    + 560
    - 469

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    Mel Blanc, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker

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  49. 49
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    - 886

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 445
    - 386


    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

    ) open
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