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.

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List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    100
  2. 2
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    1963 More
    94
  3. 3
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    2004 More
    94
  4. 4
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    1987 More
    94
  5. 5
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    1966 More
    92
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    1993 More
    92
  7. 7
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    1997 More
    87
  8. 8
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    1959 More
    81
  9. 9
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    the people's #1 &often listed
    Babylon 5

    1994 More
    81
  10. 10
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    2008 More
    81
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    1999 More
    77
  12. 12
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    1993 More
    76
  13. 13
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    1999 More
    71
  14. 14
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    1989 More
    71
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    71
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    69
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    69
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    68
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    2001 More
    67
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    67
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    2009 More
    64
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    1988 More
    62
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    61
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    2008 More
    59
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    57
  27. 27
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    57
    added by: dustman025
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    1983 More
    56
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    1995 More
    55
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    1981 More
    55
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    2007 More
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    2012 More
    53
    added by: toddrh
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    2009 More
    53
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    2007 More
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    2000 More
    53
  36. 36
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    1988 More
    53
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    2000 More
    52
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    2000 More
    51
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    The Jetsons

    1962 More
    51
    added by: huggums537
  40. 40
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    2011 More
    51
    added by: fjleonard213
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    1995 More
    50
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    1996 More
    50
    added by: MusculMogul
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    2011 More
    50
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    1975 More
    50
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    1989 More
    50
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    1974 More
    50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The 4400

    2004 More
    49
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    ranked high on reranks
    Crusade

    1999 More
    49
  49. 49
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    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    1979 More
    49
    added by: huggums537
  50. 50
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    1992 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
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