Total Nerd The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows  

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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 Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk ...more

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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 The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more

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Space: 1999 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Space: 1999 Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Nick Tate Space: 1999 is a British-Italian science-fiction television series that ran for two seasons and originally aired from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in September 1999, nuclear waste ...more

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Centur... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios. The series ran for two seasons between 1979–1981, and the feature-length ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith 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 ...more

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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 The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more

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UFO is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
UFO Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington 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 ...more

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Logan's Run is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Logan's Run Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat Logan's Run is a 1977–1978 American CBS-TV mini series and a spin-off from the 1976 film of the same name. In the UK, it was shown on the ITV networks on Sunday afternoons.

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Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Planet of the Apes Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is ...more

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Night Gallery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Night Gallery Rod Serling, Gary Collins Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The ...more

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Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Thunderbirds Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, made by their production company AP Films, and distributed by ITC Entertainment. Filmed between ...more

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James Mork & Mindy is an American sitcom broadcast from 1978 to 1982 on ABC. It stars Robin Williams as Mork, an extraterrestrial who comes to Earth from the planet Ork in a small, one-man ...more

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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 Star Blazers is an American animated television series adaptation of the Japanese anime series Space Battleship Yamato I, II and III. Star Blazers was first broadcast in the United States in ...more

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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 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. ...more

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The Starlost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
The Starlost Keir Dullea, Robin Ward, Gay Rowan 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 ...more

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Survivors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Survivors Peter Duncan, Carolyn Seymour, Edward Underdown Survivors is a British post-apocalyptic fiction television series devised by Terry Nation and produced by Terence Dudley at the BBC from 1975 to 1977. It concerns the plight of a group of people ...more

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Doomwatch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Doomwatch Robert Powell, Amanda Ooms, John Paul Doomwatch was a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC, which ran on BBC1 between 1970 and 1972. The series was set in the then present-day, and dealt with a scientific ...more

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Moonbase 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1970s Sci-Fi Shows
Moonbase 3 Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Garrick Hagon Moonbase 3 is a British science fiction television programme that ran for six episodes in 1973. It was a co-production between the BBC, 20th Century Fox and the American ABC network. Created by ...more