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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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 2 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) 3 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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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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Stargate Atlantis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
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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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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Star Trek: The Original Series is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Andromeda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Julio Rodríguez García added Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram
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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 12 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) 13 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 16 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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V is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch
V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more

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Under the Dome is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Primeval is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt, Ben Miller
Primeval is a British science fiction drama television programme produced for ITV by Impossible Pictures. Created by Adrian Hodges and Tim Haines, who previously created the Walking with... ...more

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Drea... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 21 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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The Greatest American Hero is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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3rd Rock from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Kristen Johnston
3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a very ...more

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BrainDead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
BrainDead Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit
BrainDead (CBS, 2016) is an American political satire science fiction comedy-drama television series. It stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Laurel Healy, a documentary film-maker who takes a job ...more

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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sci-Fi Shows on Amazon Prime
Sanae Kobayashi, Chihiro Suzuki, Mamiko Noto
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