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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    most listed 2002

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  2. 2
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    1963

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  3. 3
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    Down 1225

    1987

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  4. 4
    Up 3794
    Down 1727

    2004

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  5. 5
    Up 2651
    Down 1242

    1966

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  6. 6
    Up 3060
    Down 1363

    1993

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  7. 7
    Up 3082
    Down 1207

    1997

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  8. 8
    Up 1991
    Down 1138

    1959

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  9. 9
    Up 2555
    Down 1346

    2008

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  10. 10
    Up 2825
    Down 2472

    the people's #1 & often listed 1994

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  11. 11
    Up 2020
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    1999

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  12. 12
    Up 1798
    Down 1150

    1993

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  13. 13
    Up 1502
    Down 1018

    1989

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  14. 14
    Up 1973
    Down 1237

    1999

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  15. 15
    Up 1775
    Down 1032

    1995

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    Up 1431
    Down 837

    2004

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  17. 17
    Up 1313
    Down 1101

    2006

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  18. 18
    Up 1471
    Down 1058

    2006

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    Up 1455
    Down 871

    2001

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    Up 1821
    Down 1730

    2004

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    Up 1548
    Down 1311

    2006

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  22. 22
    Up 1116
    Down 853

    2009

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  23. 23
    Up 1042
    Down 912

    1988

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  24. 24
    Up 1003
    Down 863

    1995-03-26

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  25. 25
    Up 1293
    Down 1043

    2008

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  26. 26
    Up 873
    Down 667

    2009

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  27. 27
    Up 1089
    Down 1101

    1983

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  28. 28
    Up 788
    Down 605

    added by dustman025 2011

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  29. 29
    Up 973
    Down 838

    1995

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  30. 30
    Up 456
    Down 408

    1981

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  31. 31
    Up 738
    Down 689

    2007

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  32. 32
    Up 515
    Down 496

    added by toddrh 2012

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  33. 33
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    Down 873

    2000

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  34. 34
    Up 746
    Down 768

    2007

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  35. 35
    Up 786
    Down 934

    2009

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  36. 36
    Up 672
    Down 732

    1988

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  37. 37
    Up 472
    Down 455

    2000

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  38. 38
    Up 434
    Down 328

    ranked low on reranks & added by huggums537 1962

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  39. 39
    Up 816
    Down 873

    2000

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  40. 40
    Up 388
    Down 323

    added by fjleonard213 2011

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  41. 41
    Up 529
    Down 740

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1975

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  42. 42
    Up 796
    Down 756

    1995

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  43. 43
    Up 568
    Down 508

    2011

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  44. 44
    Up 684
    Down 700

    1974

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  45. 45
    Up 680
    Down 834

    2004

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  46. 46
    Up 474
    Down 599

    often listed & ranked high on reranks 1989

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  47. 47
    Up 434
    Down 356

    added by MusculMogul 1996

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  48. 48
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    Down 600

    1965

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    Up 367
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    added by wiabux 1992

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  50. 50
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    added by huggums537 1979

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