Total Nerd Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now  

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Few TV genres are as tricky to get right as the science-fiction series. However, this also allows for there to be an unlimited number of sci-fi shows with different tones, scopes, and stories depending on the platform they're coming from - be it a big-budget network smash hit, or a smaller and more intimate cable series. There are some excellent current sci-fi shows on television - but which do you think are the best?

It's time to pick the best sci-fi shows on television right now - those you think everyone should be watching. These are sci fi TV shows or sci fi series that voters have agreed are the best of the genre - at least for the current crop (we all know Battlestar Galactica would outrank them all!). However, new 2017 sci-fi shows like Timeless and Legion might quickly climb up the list. 

Check out this list of the best sci-fi shows on television right now and vote up the good current science fiction shows you think deserve the top spots. Whether you prefer an epic story of sister clones fighting to survive, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now in 2016-2017, you'll find it below.

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

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Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard

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Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell

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+ - 307 371
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

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Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart

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Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

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+ - 361 345
Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Humans Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett

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Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Colony Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Gonzalo Menendez, Ally Walker

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+ - 210 246
Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

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Star Trek: Discovery Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

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+ - 115 249
Stitchers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Stitchers Emma Ishta, Allison Scagliotti, Damon Dayoub

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+ - 49 246
Between is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Between Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen, Justin Kelly

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Salvation Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera