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
    + 5332
    - 2009

    most listed Christina Hendricks, Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 3633
    - 1456

    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 3864
    - 2039

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

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 4452
    - 1979

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Lucy Lawless

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 3194
    - 1463

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 3597
    - 1584

    Gillian Anderson, Lucy Lawless, David Duchovny

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 3638
    - 1421

    Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 2392
    - 1328

    Morgan Freeman, Rod Serling, John McGiver

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 3001
    - 1585

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

    ) open
  10. 10
    + 3157
    - 2723

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

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 2381
    - 1557

    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 2169
    - 1358

    Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 1806
    - 1204

    Dean Stockwell, Scott Bakula, Deborah Pratt

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 2154
    - 1235

    Jeri Ryan, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 2289
    - 1462

    Katey Sagal, Frank Welker, Billy West

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 1803
    - 1025

    Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Amanda Tapping

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 1637
    - 1311

    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 1779
    - 1070

    Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 1785
    - 1253

    Felicia Day, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 2140
    - 2002

    Evangeline Lilly, Ian Somerhalder, Michelle Rodriguez

    ) open
  21. 21
    + 1835
    - 1542

    Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Ali Larter

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 1407
    - 1044

    Joanne Kelly, Jaime Murray, Allison Scagliotti

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 1196
    - 990

    David McCallum, Kevin Conway, Beau Bridges

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 1219
    - 1091

    Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 1364
    - 1253

    Michael Ironside, Robert Englund, Lane Smith

    ) open
  26. 26
    + 1509
    - 1233

    Lena Headey, Summer Glau, Shirley Manson

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 1102
    - 857

    Robert Carlyle, Ming-Na Wen, Lou Diamond Phillips

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 1186
    - 996

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

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 973
    - 761

    added by dustman025 Moon Bloodgood, Sarah Carter, Noah Wyle

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 603
    - 534

    Stephen Moore, Simon Jones, Sandra Dickinson

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  31. 31
    + 964
    - 1097

    Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Alan Tudyk

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  32. 32
    + 742
    - 654

    added by toddrh Rachel Nichols, Lexa Doig, Victor H. Webster

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 230
    - 97

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

    ) open
  34. 34
    + 966
    - 912

    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

    ) open
  35. 35
    + 980
    - 1018

    Jessica Alba, Jensen Ackles, Michael Weatherly

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 845
    - 831

    Lee Majors, Martin Balsam, Alan Oppenheimer

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  37. 37
    + 506
    - 402

    added by wiabux Marion Cotillard, Jason Isaacs, Stella Stevens

    ) open
  38. 38
    + 911
    - 1022

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lexa Doig, Brandy Ledford, Kevin Sorbo

    ) open
  39. 39
    + 841
    - 992

    Brooke Nevin, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Peter Coyote

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 885
    - 914

    Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne

    ) open
  41. 41
    + 628
    - 528

    added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley

    ) open
  42. 42
    + 779
    - 670

    ranked low on reranks Jason O'Mara, Stephen Lang, Christine Adams

    ) open
  43. 43
    + 765
    - 867

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

    ) open
  44. 44
    + 583
    - 587

    Susan Sarandon, William Hurt, Giancarlo Giannini

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  45. 45
    + 553
    - 447

    added by huggums537 Mel Blanc, Phil Hartman, Frank Welker

    ) open
  46. 46
    + 979
    - 891

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Lithgow, Jane Curtin

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  47. 47
    + 743
    - 720

    Marta Kristen, June Lockhart, Jonathan Harris

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  48. 48
    + 610
    - 652

    Lou Ferrigno, Bill Bixby, Ted Cassidy

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  49. 49
    + 650
    - 870

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

    ) open
  50. 50
    + 436
    - 365

    Roddy McDowall, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

    ) open
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