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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    - 2097

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

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  4. 4
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    - 2046

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

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  5. 5
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    - 1521

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

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  6. 6
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    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

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  7. 7
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    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

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  8. 8
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    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

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  9. 9
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    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

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  10. 10
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Jeff Conaway, Tracy Scoggins, Bruce Boxleitner

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  11. 11
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    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

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  12. 12
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    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

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  13. 13
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    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

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  14. 14
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    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

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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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    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

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  17. 17
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    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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  18. 18
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    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

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  19. 19
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    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

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  20. 20
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    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

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  22. 22
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    Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray, Allison Scagliotti

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  23. 23
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    David McCallum, Kevin Conway, Beau Bridges

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  24. 24
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    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

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  25. 25
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    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

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  26. 26
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    Michael Ironside, Robert Englund, Lane Smith

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  27. 27
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    Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips

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  28. 28
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    Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

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  29. 29
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    Kari Wührer, Jerry O'Connell, John Rhys-Davies

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  30. 30
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    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, Sandra Dickinson

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  31. 31
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    Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

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  32. 32
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    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  33. 33
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    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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  34. 34
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    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

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  35. 35
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    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

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  36. 36
    + 875
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    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Alan Oppenheimer

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  37. 37
    + 275
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    ranked low on reranks & added by JimmyPaton
    Lorne Greene, Maren Jensen, Patrick Macnee

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  38. 38
    + 924
    - 947

    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne

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  39. 39
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    Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

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  40. 40
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    Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

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  41. 41
    + 823
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    Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams

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  42. 42
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

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  43. 43
    + 615
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    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Giancarlo Giannini

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  44. 44
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    Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

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  45. 45
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  46. 46
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    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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  47. 47
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    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris

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  48. 48
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Martin Landau, Catherine Schell, Barry Morse

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  49. 49
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    James Marsters, Eric Stoltz, Alessandra Torresani

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  50. 50
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    Mel Blanc, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker

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