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The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series

Updated October 14, 2020 5.7k votes 480 voters 5.8k views41 items

List RulesVote 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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    Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

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    Farscape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Farscape

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

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    Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

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    Fringe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Fringe

    Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson

    Premiered2008

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    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

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    Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

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    Sliders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Sliders

    Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd

    Premiered1995

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    Highlander: The Series is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Highlander: The Series

    Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch

    Premiered1992

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    Sanctuary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Sanctuary

    Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne

    Premiered2007

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    Haven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Haven

    Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant

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    Lost is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Lost

    Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin

    Premiered2004

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    The OA is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

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    Timeless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Timeless

    Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter

    Premiered2016

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    The Dresden Files is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    The Dresden Files

    Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz

    Premiered2007

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    Forever is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Forever

    Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza

    Premiered2014

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    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detecti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

    Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood

    Premiered2016

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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Land of the Lost

    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman

    Premiered1974

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    Misfits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    89

    Misfits

    Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun

    Premiered2009

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    Strowlers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Strowlers

    Trin Miller, G. Valmont Thomas

    Premiered2018

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    The Gift is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    The Gift

    Beren Saat, Mehmet Gunsur

    Premiered2019

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    Relic Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Relic Hunter

    Tia Carrere, Christien Anholt

    Premiered1999

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    12 Monkeys

    Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull

    Premiered2015

  • 23
    The Real Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    The Real Ghostbusters

    Maurice LaMarche, Dave Coulier

    Premiered1986

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    Frequency is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Frequency

    Peyton List, Riley Smith

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    Highlander: The Raven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Fantasy Series
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    Highlander: The Raven

    Paul Johansson, Elizabeth Gracen

    Premiered1998

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