The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time TV Programs

The Best Sci Fi Television Series of All Time

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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 Criteria: Sci-fi TV shows and series with science fiction elements

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  1. 1
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    most listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    93
  2. 2
    Up 3579
    Down 1434
    2004 More
    86
  3. 3
    Up 2654
    Down 1440

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    86
  4. 4
    Up 2503
    Down 1050
    1987 More
    85
  5. 5
    Up 2193
    Down 1066
    1966 More
    84
  6. 6
    Up 2625
    Down 1207
    1993 More
    83
  7. 7
    Up 2661
    Down 1028
    1997 More
    81
  8. 8
    Up 1816
    Down 942
    1959 More
    76
  9. 9
    Up 2555
    Down 2249

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Babylon 5

    1994 More
    75
  10. 10
    Up 2202
    Down 1141
    2008 More
    74
  11. 11
    Up 1741
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    1999 More
    71
  12. 12
    Up 1491
    Down 968
    1993 More
    69
  13. 13
    Up 1702
    Down 1044
    1999 More
    66
  14. 14
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    1995 More
    66
  15. 15
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    Down 853
    1989 More
    65
  16. 16
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    2004 More
    65
  17. 17
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    2006 More
    64
  18. 18
    Up 1571
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lost

    2004 More
    63
  19. 19
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    2006 More
    63
  20. 20
    Up 1350
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    2006 More
    62
  21. 21
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    2001 More
    62
  22. 22
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    2009 More
    58
  23. 23
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    1988 More
    57
  24. 24
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    1983 More
    56
  25. 25
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    1995-03-26 More
    56
  26. 26
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    2008 More
    56
  27. 27
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    2009 More
    54
  28. 28
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    1978 More
    54
  29. 29
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    2011 More
    53
    added by: dustman025
  30. 30
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    1981 More
    52
  31. 31
    Up 789
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    1995 More
    51
  32. 32
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    2007 More
    51
  33. 33
    Up 336
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    2000 More
    51
  34. 34
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    2007 More
    51
  35. 35
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    Down 706
    2000 More
    50
  36. 36
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    Down 754
    2009 More
    50
  37. 37
    Up 678
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    2000 More
    49
  38. 38
    Up 537
    Down 583
    1988 More
    49
  39. 39
    Up 598
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    1995 More
    48
  40. 40
    Up 365
    Down 480
    1999 More
    48
  41. 41
    Up 374
    Down 453
    1989 More
    48
  42. 42
    Up 323
    Down 337
    2012 More
    47
    added by: toddrh
  43. 43
    Up 524
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    2010 More
    47
  44. 44
    Up 405
    Down 591

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Space: 1999

    1975 More
    46
  45. 45
    Up 322
    Down 416
    1995 More
    46
  46. 46
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    No image
    2002 More
    46
  47. 47
    Up 511
    Down 683
    2004 More
    46
  48. 48
    Up 230
    Down 206

    ranked low on reranks
    Lost Girl

    2010 More
    46
    added by: shealynnakins
  49. 49
    Up 466
    Down 553
    1974 More
    45
  50. 50
    Up 543
    Down 599
    1996 More
    45
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