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List Rules Vote up your favorite Science Fiction series that aired in the '70s

These are the best 1970s Sci Fi shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 70s sci fi series were set centuries in the future, while other great 1970s sci fi programs were about time traveling Doctors with phone booths. A few of the most popular 1970s sci fi shows have been reimagined in films and modern TV series.

What programs are featured on this best 1970s sci fi shows list? Battlestar Galactica has to appear near the top of the heap. First premiering in 1978, this space-age franchise was later revisited as novels, comic books, video games and brand new TV episodes in the 2000s. Logan's Run is another popular science fiction TV show that aired in the 1970s.

Comedian Robin Williams became a breakout star after appearing on Mork & Mindy in the 1970s. Other great series that appear on this top 1970s sci fi shows list include Doctor Who, The Six Million Dollar Man and Night Gallery.

Do you have a favorite science fiction TV series from the 1970s? Take a look at this list, vote up your favorites to the top and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Battlestar Galactica Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

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2
88 28
The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
The Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks

3
108 41
Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate

4
81 32
UFO is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
UFO Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington

5
80 34
Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla

6
77 33
The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
The Bionic Woman Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

7
80 36
Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith

8
61 23
Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Planet of the Apes Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton

9
65 28
Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Logan's Run Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat

10
48 33
Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Thunderbirds Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

11
38 29
Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins

12
36 39
Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James

13
34 37
Star Blazers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Star Blazers Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini, Amy Howard Wilson

14
30 36
The Tomorrow People is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
The Tomorrow People Naomie Harris, Peter Davison, Francis de Wolff

15
14 34
Survivors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Survivors Peter Duncan, Carolyn Seymour, Edward Underdown

16
13 40
The Starlost is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
The Starlost Keir Dullea, Robin Ward, Gay Rowan

17
11 40
Doomwatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Doomwatch Robert Powell, Amanda Ooms, John Paul

18
6 40
Moonbase 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Moonbase 3 Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Garrick Hagon