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The Best 1970s Cult TV Series

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Trying to catch up on some classic television? These are the best 1970s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to put your finger on what makes a show a great 1970s cult TV series. Some of the best 70s cult TV shows are sci-fi based, some are even horror, and others gained their cult status from groundbreaking humor. One thing is for sure, the top 1970s cult TV series have very loyal fans.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1970s cult TV series list? Monty Python's Flying Circus quickly became a cult TV series during its four season run. Great sketch comedy, British wit and crazy characters kept comedy fans laughing week after week in the 1970s. Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In was another good cult show that aired in the 70s.

H.R. Pufnstuf may have been a children's show, but its trippy content also attracted a cult following of adults. Other good shows that appear on this top 1970s cult TV series list include Doomwatch, The Muppets Show and Dark Shadows.

Which 70s cult TV show do you think is the best? Vote up your favorites!
  • UFO
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    UFO is a 1970 British television science fiction series about an alien invasion of Earth, created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson with Reg Hill, and produced by the Andersons and Lew Grade's Century 21 Productions for Grade's ITC Entertainment company. UFO first aired in the UK and Canada in 1970 and in US syndication over the next two years. In all, 26 episodes, including the pilot, were filmed over the course of more than a year, with a five-month production break caused by the closure of the MGM-British Studios in Borehamwood, where the show was initially made. The Andersons had previously made a number of very successful children's science fiction series using marionettes,... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington
    • Premiered: 1970
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  • Doctor Who
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    Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, Jodie Whittaker
    • Premiered: 1963
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  • The Tomorrow People is a British children's science fiction television series, created by Roger Price. Produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from 1973 to 1979. A remake appeared in 1992, with Roger Price acting as executive producer. This version used the same basic premise as the original series with some changes, and ran until 1995. A series of audio plays using the original concept and characters was produced by Big Finish Productions between 2001 and 2007. In 2013, an American remake of the show premiered on The CW. It is shown on E4 in the UK.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Naomie Harris, Peter Davison, Francis de Wolff, Rosemary Leach, Kristian Schmid
    • Premiered: 1973
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  • The Starlost is a Canadian-produced science fiction television series created by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV in Canada and syndicated to local stations in the United States. The show's setting is a huge generational colony spacecraft called Earthship Ark, which has gone off course. Many of the descendants of the original crew and colonists are unaware, however, that they are aboard a ship. The series experienced a number of production difficulties, and Ellison broke with the project before the airing of its first episode.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Keir Dullea, Robin Ward, Gay Rowan, William Osler
    • Premiered: 1973
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