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The Best Sci-Fi Kids Shows Ever Made

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List RulesVote up the best sci-fi shows for or starring kids that have aired on television.

Many kids dread going to science class at school. Plenty of us had teachers who were content with lecturing instead of letting us actually do experiments, and all any kid wants to do is set something on fire. However, those same kids will immediately rush home to watch their favorite science fiction TV series. Plenty of cartoons and live-action series have aired over the years, and these are some of the best kids science fiction shows ever made. 

Plenty of shows feature a genius child who makes whimsical gadgets and inventions. Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory and Jimmy Neutron always saved the day even though more times than not, they were the ones causing problems in the first place. Other science fiction shows, such as Star Wars Rebels, simply take place in a fantastical world where the characters use futuristic tools to defeat the bad guys. 

Kids sci-fi shows do so much more than entertain children for a few hours. They can also inspire kids to pursue a career in the sciences and spark a passion that will be with them for the rest of their lives. This list has the greatest science fiction shows for kids of all time, and you can vote for your favorites. 

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    Star Wars Rebels
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    Star Wars Rebels

    Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr.

    Premiered2014

    Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGI animated television series produced by Lucasfilm and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Marvel's Spider-Man
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    6

    Marvel's Spider-Man

    Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey

    Premiered2017

    Marvel's Spider-Man (Disney XD, 2017) is an American animated television series based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Big Hero 6: The Series
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    5

    Big Hero 6: The Series

    Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit

    Premiered2018

    Big Hero 6: The Series (Disney XD, 2018) is an American superhero comedy animated television... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Spectacular Spider-Man
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    10

    The Spectacular Spider-Man

    Josh Keaton, Lacey Chabert

    Premiered2008

    The Spectacular Spider-Man is an American animated television series based on the superhero... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Iron Man: Armored Adventures
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    4

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures

    Anna Cummer, Daniel Bacon

    Premiered2009

    Iron Man: Armored Adventures is a 3D CGI cartoon series based on the Marvel Comics superhero... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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    10

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker

    Premiered2008

    This show is an American 3D CGI animated television series created by George Lucas and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
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    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

    Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia

    Premiered2002

    The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, often shortened to just Jimmy Neutron, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
    14
    7

    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien

    Yuri Lowenthal, Ashley Johnson

    Premiered2010

    Ben 10: Ultimate Alien is an American animated television series – the third entry in Cartoon... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ocean Girl
    16
    10

    Ocean Girl

    Marzena Godecki, David Hoflin

    Premiered1994

    Ocean Girl is an Australian science fiction TV series aimed for family audiences and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Invader Zim
    16
    10

    Invader Zim

    Andy Berman, Richard Steven Horvitz

    Premiered2001

    Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Jetsons
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    14

    The Jetsons

    George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo

    Premiered1962

    The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera, originally airing in... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Max Steel
    13
    9

    Max Steel

    Ed Asner, Mae Whitman

    Premiered2000

    Max Steel is a science fiction–action, CGI, animated series which originally aired from... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    ALF
    16
    13

    ALF

    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco

    Premiered1986

    ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Earthworm Jim
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    13

    Earthworm Jim

    Dan Castellaneta, Jeff Bennett

    Premiered1995

    Earthworm Jim is an American animated television series based on the video game with the same... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jem
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    Jem

    Samantha Newark, Patricia Alice Albrecht

    Premiered1985

    Jem, also known as Jem and the Holograms, is an American animated television series that ran... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Samurai Jack
    13
    13

    Samurai Jack

    Phil LaMarr, Mako

    Premiered2001

    Samurai Jack is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Star Trek: The Animated Series
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    17

    Star Trek: The Animated Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1973

    Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Space Cases
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    Space Cases

    Walter Jones, Kristian Ayre

    Premiered1996

    Space Cases is a science fiction television series that aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Dexter's Laboratory
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    Dexter's Laboratory

    Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett

    Premiered1996

    Dexter's Laboratory is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Sealab 2020
    10
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    Sealab 2020

    Ross Martin, Josh Albee

    Premiered1972

    Sealab 2020 is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera. The show... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Max Headroom
    9
    10

    Max Headroom

    Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays

    Premiered1987

    Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Zeta Project
    5
    5

    The Zeta Project

    Michael Rosenbaum, Diedrich Bader

    Premiered2001

    The Zeta Project is an American science fiction animated television series produced by Warner... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Bionic Six
    6
    8

    Bionic Six

    Norman Bernard, Carol Bilger

    Premiered1987

    Bionic Six is an American/Japanese animated television series from 1987, produced by TMS... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space

    Premiered2020

    The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants in Space (Netflix, 2020) is an American children's... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Power Rangers Beast Morphers
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    Power Rangers Beast Morphers

    Rorrie D. Travis, Jasmeet Baduwalia

    Premiered2019

    Power Rangers Beast Morphers (Nickelodeon, 2019) is an American television series and the... more on Wikipedia