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The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows 

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Updated May 26, 2020 5k votes 693 voters 13.8k views 41 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite science fiction series that aired new episodes between 2000 and 2009.

These are the best 2000s Sci Fi shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 2000s sci-fi series were set centuries in the future, while other great 2000s sci fi programs took place in the far reaches outer space. A few of the most popular 2000s sci fi shows have been repackaged as films and new TV shows. 

What programs are featured on this best 2000s sci fi shows list? Time, space and smoke monsters added to the mystery in the addicting science fiction drama, Lost. The series, which aired from 2004 – 2010, featured an all-star cast including Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly and Jorge Garcia. Farscape is another good sci fi program that was on television in the 2010s.

Jessica Alba led the cast of Fox's 2000s superhuman series Dark Angel. Other good programs that appear on this top 2000s sci fi shows list include Firefly, Warehouse 13 and Doctor Who.

Which 2000s sci fi show do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list! Then check out what shows were dominating the next decade with the 2010s Best Sci-Fi Series.

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk

Premiered: 2002

Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber

Premiered: 2004

Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series developed by Ronald D Moore, and a re-imagining of the 1978 series of the same name. After a ...more

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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett

Premiered: 2004

Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. The show was created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping

Premiered: 1997

Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi

Premiered: 1993

The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble

Premiered: 2008

Fringe (Fox, 2008) is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. An F.B.I. agent (Anna Torv) is forced to work with an ...more

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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock

Premiered: 2001

Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more

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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
LanaYoshii added Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra

Premiered: 2006

Eureka (Syfy, 2006) is an American science fiction television series created by Andrew Cosby and Jaime Paglia. A U.S. Marshall (Colin Ferguson) becomes the sheriff of a remote cozy little Oregon ...more

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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson

Premiered: 1995

Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

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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Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram

Premiered: 2000

Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by ...more

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Farscape is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

Premiered: 1999

Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network. The series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon and produced by Jim Henson ...more

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Supernatural is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Cheshire added Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Katie Cassidy

Premiered: 2005

Supernatural (The CW, 2005) is an American fantasy horror television series created by Eric Kripke. Two brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), follow their father's ...more

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Dark Angel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Jessica Alba, Michael Weatherly, Richard Gunn

Premiered: 2000

Dark Angel is an American biopunk/cyberpunk science fiction television series created by James Cameron and Charles H. Eglee and starring Jessica Alba in her breakthrough role. The show premiered ...more

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Smallville is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

Premiered: 2001

Smallville is an American television series developed by writer-producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The ...more

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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek

Premiered: 2009

Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more

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Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
LanaYoshii added Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz

Premiered: 2009

Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon under Mutant Enemy Productions. It premiered on February 13, 2009, on the Fox network and ...more

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox Jorge Garcia

Premiered: 2004

Lost (ABC, 2004) is an American drama television series created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams, and Damon Lindelof. After a horrific plane crash, a group of strangers are forced to work ...more

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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia

Premiered: 2006

Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more

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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Sano64 added Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies

Premiered: 1995

Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé. It was broadcast for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. The series ...more

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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
LanaYoshii added John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen

Premiered: 2006

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Caprica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Sano64 added Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson

Premiered: 2010

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston

Premiered: 1996

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl

Premiered: 1999

Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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Jericho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Sci-Fi Shows
Hans Matheson, Clarke Peters, Jessica Raine

Premiered: 2006

Jericho is an American post-apocalyptic action-drama series that centers on the residents of the fictionalized post-apocalyptic town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of a limited nuclear ...more

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