TV The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic  

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List Rules Vote up your science fiction TV series that are oh so dramatic.

The greatest television dramas tend to break the mold - and adding a dose of scifi intrigue is a surefire way to get viewers hooked. The best dramatic sci fi shows feature supernatural elements complicating the day-to-day life of the lead characters. This is a list of the greatest science fiction drama shows including everything from Doctor Who to The Outer Limits to Wayward Pines.

What programs will you find on this list of top sci fi TV dramas? HBO's Westworld explores the chilling setting of a Wild West-inspired theme park, populated by highly realistic robots and their enigmatic creators. Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, and Ed Harris are among the talented actors in this all-star cast. The X-Files is another all-time classic TV series blending drama and science fiction. Black Mirror delivers a new emotional tale of technology in the not-so-distant future with each engaging episode. Other good programs featured here include The OA, Lost, and Teen Wolf.

It's up to you to decide which show deserves the top spot on this list. Give your favorites a thumbs up to vote them towards number one, and please add any great sci fi series that are missing.

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Firefly Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Firefly is an American space western science fiction drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive ...more

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Battlestar Galactica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Battlestar Galactica 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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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The X-Files 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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Umberhaven added Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Black Mirror Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear Black Mirror is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker that features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine modern society, ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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Lost is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Lost 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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Fringe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Fringe 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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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The Twilight Zone Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts The Twilight Zone is an 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) 10 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith Doctor Who is a 2005 TV series.

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more

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Terminator: The Sarah Connor C... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is an American science fiction television series that aired on Fox. The show was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Warner Bros. Television, and C2 ...more

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Stargate Universe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Umberhaven added Stargate Universe Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration ...more

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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Umberhaven added Babylon 5 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The OA Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Scott Wilson

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Frequency is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Frequency Peyton List, Riley Smith, Devin Kelley

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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Roswell Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more

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Almost Human is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Almost Human Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly Almost Human is an American science fiction/crime drama that aired from November 17, 2013, through March 3, 2014, on Fox. The series was created by J. H. Wyman for Frequency Films, Bad Robot ...more

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The Outer Limits is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
The Outer Limits Kevin Conway, Joe Pascual The Outer Limits is a US-Canadian television series that originally aired on Showtime, the Sci Fi Channel and in syndication between 1995 and 2002. The series is a revival of the original The ...more

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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Wayward Pines Matt Dillon, Jason Patric, Carla Gugino Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up ...more

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Helix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Helix Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé Helix is an American science fiction thriller-drama television series that premiered on Syfy on January 10, 2014. The series follows a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and ...more

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Defying Gravity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Defying Gravity Ron Livingston, Malik Yoba, Andrew Airlie Defying Gravity is a multi-nationally produced space travel television science fiction drama series which first aired on August 2, 2009 on ABC and CTV and was canceled in the autumn of 2009. Set ...more

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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Life on Mars Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Sci Fi Shows That Are Totally Dramatic
Teen Wolf Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more