Total Nerd The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime  

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Amazon Prime is home to an extensive list of TV shows, and where there's great TV, there's great sci-fi shows. From animated series to popular hits, there's truly something for everyone on Prime. Whether you like a little drama in your sci-fi, like that of Under the Dome, or something a little more classic like the original Star Trek, Amazon has something to suit your taste. In fact, you can even find a decent selection of sci-fi anime series

Of course, the best sci-fi shows on Amazon Prime aren't going to disappoint, but some top series are simply better than others—and that's where you as fans come in. Help fellow sci-fi enthusiasts find the best and newest shows on Prime by voting up your favorites below, and downvoting any shows accordingly. You can also add any new sci-fi shows to the list. 

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar
The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the novels by James S. A. Corey. In a future where humanity has ...more
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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber
Battlestar Galactica is an American military science fiction television series, and part of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. The show was developed by Ronald D. Moore and executive produced ...more
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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Santiago Cabrera
Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro. An MIT grad student and a tech superstar bring a low-level Pentagon official a ...more
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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of ...more
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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra
Eureka was an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012. The show was set in a fictional town in ...more
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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
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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Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris
Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
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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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi
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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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes
Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more
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Humans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley
Humans (AMC, 2015) is a science fiction television series created by Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley. In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'Synth' - ...more
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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen
Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired ...more
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Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz
Grimm is an American police procedural fantasy television drama series. It debuted in the U.S. on NBC on October 28, 2011. The show has been described as "a cop drama—with a twist... a dark ...more
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Drea... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle, Tuppence Middleton
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction television anthology series developed by Ronald D. Moore and Michael Dinner. Based on the works of ...more
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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz
Defiance is an American science fiction television series developed by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Kevin Murphy, and Michael Taylor. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions, in transmedia ...more
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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs
Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic ...more
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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch
Under the Dome is an American science-fiction drama television series. It premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013. The series was developed by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name ...more
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Extant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Halle Berry, Pierce Gagnon, Grace Gummer
Extant is an American science fiction television drama series created by Mickey Fisher and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The story revolves around astronaut Molly Woods who returns ...more
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the "Diclonius", a newly mutated species. ...more
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Falling Water is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee
Falling Water (USA, 2016) is an American supernatural drama television series. Three strangers realize they are dreaming parts of the same dream. As they delve deeper into the meaning behind ...more
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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp
The Greatest American Hero is an American comedy-drama television series that aired for three seasons from 1981 to 1983 on ABC. Created by producer Stephen J. Cannell, it premiered as a two-hour ...more