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
    Up 4359
    Down 1599

    most listed
    Firefly

    2002 More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 1614

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Doctor Who

    1963 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 2826
    Down 1167
    1987 More
    94
  4. 4
    Up 3923
    Down 1599
    2004 More
    94
  5. 5
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    Down 1184
    1966 More
    92
  6. 6
    Up 2915
    Down 1308
    1993 More
    92
  7. 7
    Up 2913
    Down 1160
    1997 More
    88
  8. 8
    Up 1872
    Down 1094
    1959 More
    81
  9. 9
    Up 2730
    Down 2405

    the people's #1 &often listed
    Babylon 5

    1994 More
    81
  10. 10
    Up 2438
    Down 1273
    2008 More
    81
  11. 11
    Up 1916
    Down 1280
    1999 More
    76
  12. 12
    Up 1687
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    1993 More
    75
  13. 13
    Up 1436
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    1989 More
    71
  14. 14
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    1995 More
    71
  15. 15
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    1999 More
    71
  16. 16
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    2004 More
    69
  17. 17
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    2006 More
    69
  18. 18
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    2004 More
    68
  19. 19
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    2006 More
    67
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Star Trek: Enterprise

    2001 More
    67
  21. 21
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    Down 1237
    2006 More
    66
  22. 22
    Up 1030
    Down 806
    2009 More
    63
  23. 23
    Up 1000
    Down 859
    1988 More
    62
  24. 24
    Up 938
    Down 821
    1995-03-26 More
    60
  25. 25
    Up 1091
    Down 903
    1983 More
    59
  26. 26
    Up 955
    Down 710
    1978 More
    59
  27. 27
    Up 1241
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    2008 More
    59
  28. 28
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    2009 More
    57
  29. 29
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    2011 More
    56
    added by: dustman025
  30. 30
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    Down 361
    1981 More
    55
  31. 31
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    Down 637
    2007 More
    54
  32. 32
    Up 928
    Down 796
    1995 More
    54
  33. 33
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    Down 725
    2007 More
    53
  34. 34
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    Down 448
    2012 More
    53
    added by: toddrh
  35. 35
    Up 712
    Down 829
    2000 More
    53
  36. 36
    Up 741
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    2009 More
    52
  37. 37
    Up 638
    Down 690
    1988 More
    52
  38. 38
    Up 428
    Down 412
    2000 More
    52
  39. 39
    Up 397
    Down 285

    ranked low on reranks
    The Jetsons

    1962 More
    51
    added by: huggums537
  40. 40
    Up 781
    Down 825
    2000 More
    51
  41. 41
    Up 347
    Down 274
    2011 More
    51
    added by: fjleonard213
  42. 42
    Up 746
    Down 709
    1995 More
    50
  43. 43
    Up 452
    Down 558

    often listed
    Alien Nation

    1989 More
    50
  44. 44
    Up 499
    Down 697

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Space: 1999

    1975 More
    50
  45. 45
    Up 403
    Down 317
    1996 More
    50
    added by: MusculMogul
  46. 46
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    2011 More
    50
  47. 47
    Up 650
    Down 663
    1974 More
    49
  48. 48
    Up 388
    Down 586

    ranked high on reranks
    Crusade

    1999 More
    49
  49. 49
    Up 322
    Down 252
    1992 More
    49
    added by: wiabux
  50. 50
    Up 640
    Down 793

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The 4400

    2004 More
    49
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