Total Nerd The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series  

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891 votes 101 voters 32 items

List Rules Vote up the best shows that have aired on television that blend sci-fi and fantasy.

The best science fiction fantasy shows are a magical mix of futuristic wonder and imagination. The best sci-fi fantasy series ever shown on television blend fantastic creatures and situations into the possibilities of the future or add technological wonder to a fantasy situation. If you’ve been looking for the best sci-fi fantasies to add some excitement to your TV nights, this list of the best science fiction fantasy series of all time will help you figure out what needs to go into your queue.

Dragons and time travel, swords and sorcery and science, ghosts in the machine, or a sci-fi look at the supernatural, science fiction and fantasy can work together to make some of the most enjoyable worlds on television. Some shows sit in-between the possibilities of sci-fi and the wonders of fantasy, such as Lost, The OA, and Sanctuary. Others use a fantastical element to explain the powers of the characters, such as The Listener or Frequency. Whatever the blend of science fiction fantasy, the best shows are magically out of this world.

Which shows balance being fantasy and sci-fi series the best? Vote up the best science fiction fantasy shows, vote down the shows that don't deliver fantasy with their technological dreams, and add any fantastical sci-fi series that are missing.

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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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34 25
Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard
Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by The Duffer Brothers. When a young boy (Noah Schnapp) disappears, his mother (Winona Ryder), ...more
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29 20
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe
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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24 18
Sliders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
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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20 16
Forever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore
Forever is an American drama television series about Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal medical examiner in New York City. The series aired on ABC as part of the 2014–15 fall television season. The ...more
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11 8
Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Troy Aldrich added Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping
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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9 6
Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Troy Aldrich added Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
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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14 13
Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes
Highlander: The Series is a fantasy science fiction action-adventure television series featuring Duncan MacLeod of the Scottish Clan MacLeod, as the eponymous "Highlander". A slight ...more
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20 20
Haven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more
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24 27
Lost is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia
Lost is an American television drama series that originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004, to May 23, 2010, over six seasons, comprising a total of 121 ...more
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15 17
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Hannah Marks
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, Netflix, 2016) is British/American comic science fiction detective television series, taking place after the Douglas Adams novel series of ...more
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15 17
Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Christopher Heyerdahl
Sanctuary was a Canadian science fiction-fantasy television series, created by Damian Kindler and funded largely by the Beedie Development Group. The show is an expansion of an eight-webisode ...more
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14 17
The OA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson
The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series, with science fiction, supernatural and fantasy elements. Creator Brit Marling stars as a young woman named Prairie ...more
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11 14
Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley
Land of the Lost is a children's adventure television series created by David Gerrold and produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, who co-developed the series with Allan Foshko. During its original ...more
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10 13
Misfits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon
Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers ...more
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5 7
Fringe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Troy Aldrich added Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Roberto Orci. It premiered on the Fox Broadcasting network on September 9, 2008, and concluded ...more
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8 12
The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier, Frank Welker
The Real Ghostbusters is an American animated television series, a spinoff of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television, DiC ...more
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10 16
Castle Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Melanie Lynskey, Andre Holland, Jane Levy
Castle Rock (Hulu, 2018) is an American psychological horror web television series created by J. J. Abrams. Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes ...more
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6 12
Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt, Lindy Booth
Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. Actress Lindy Booth starred for the first two seasons; Tanja Reichert replaced her for the ...more
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9 16
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Marc Warren
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a seven-part British fantasy television series to be shown on BBC One, adapted by Peter Harness from Susanna Clarke's best-selling novel of the same name, to ...more
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6 14
The Protector is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Çagatay Ulusoy, Ayça Aysin Turan, Hazar Ergüçlü
The Protector (Netflix, 2018) is a Turkish drama fantasy series. Given mystical powers by a talismanic keepsake, a young man embarks on a quest to fight shadowy forces and solve a mystery from ...more
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7 16
Highlander: The Raven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Paul Johansson, Elizabeth Gracen, Patricia Gage
Highlander: The Raven was a short-lived spin-off from the television series Highlander, continuing the saga of a female Immortal. The series followed the character of Amanda, an Immortal who had ...more
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6 16
Final Space is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Olan Rogers, Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny
Final Space (TBS, 2018) is an American adult animated science fiction television series created by Olan Rogers. An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark ...more
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5 15
666 Park Avenue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley
666 Park Avenue is an American supernatural drama series that aired on ABC from September 30, 2012 to July 13, 2013. The series was created and produced by David Wilcox, and was loosely based ...more
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5 17
The Secret World of Alex Mack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
Larisa Oleynik, Darris Love, Michael Blakley
The Secret World of Alex Mack is an American television series that ran on Nickelodeon from October 8, 1994 to January 15, 1998, replacing Clarissa Explains It All on the SNICK line-up. It also ...more