Total Nerd The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Science Fiction series that aired in the '80s

These are the best 1980s Sci Fi shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. There were good '80s sci fi series that were set centuries in the future, and there were other great 1980s sci fi programs that took place in distant galaxies. A few of the most popular 1980s sci fi shows have been reimagined in films and modern TV series.

What programs are featured on this best 1980s sci fi shows list? Star Trek: The Next Generation is the gold standard when it comes to science fiction television from the 1980s. Throughout the series, Patrick Stewart commanded the USS Enterprise as the ship's captain, Jean-Luc Picard. Alf was one of the best 1980s sitcoms to incorporate sci fi story-lines into its ongoing series.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was such a popular program in the 1980s that it successfully completed a 2015 Kickstarter campaign to return to television. Other great series featured on this top 1980s sci fi shows list include Doctor Who, Quantum Leap and Small Wonder.

Which 80s science fiction show do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up to vote them up to the top of this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows
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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Knight Rider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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ALF is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows
ALF

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Alien Nation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Galactica 1980 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Amazing Stories is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Max Headroom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Voyagers! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Otherworld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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Small Wonder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows

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The Powers of Matthew Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s Sci-Fi Shows