The Best of 2018 Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On  

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List Rules Only TV sci-fi shows currently airing new episodes.

From comedies to dramas, every one has daydreamed about being on their favorite TV shows. When it comes to the current sci-fi shows on TV, there's plenty we'd all wish to be a character on. What is it that makes us want to be on the series so bad? Perhaps the idea of discovering new life forms or fending off robots seems like a blast. Or maybe being a scientist is really where we want to be in life. Regardless, we've all had that feeling. 

So, which sci-fi TV series would you want to be a part of? Anyone can admit Stranger Things would be an absolute blast. And just think of the things you could do visiting Westworld. No matter your science-fiction interests and aspirations, there's certainly a show for you. Aliens, robots, space travel, you name it!

Check out the list of current sci-fi shows below and vote up the ones you'd have the most fun being a character on. Of course, you can also down vote shows, as well as add any that aren't on the list—just keep it current.

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more

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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek: Enterprise concluded in 2005. Set roughly a decade before the events of the original Star Trek series, ...more

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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series developed by Jason Rothenberg, loosely based on the book by Kass Morgan. 97 years after a nuclear ...more

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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and based on the 1973 film. In a technologically advanced Wild ...more

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Dark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Louis Hofmann, Oliver Masucci, Jördis Triebel Dark (Netflix, 2017) is a German science fiction thriller web series created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese. The disappearance of two young children in the German town of Winden brings light ...more

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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright. Hundreds of years from now, surviving humans discover how to send consciousness back through time, into ...more

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Legion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the Marvel Comics character. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, David Haller (Dan Stevens) ...more

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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley The Magicians (Syfy, 2015) is an American fantasy television series created by Sera Gamble and John McNamara, based on the novel by Lev Grossman. Training to be a magician at Brakebills ...more

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3% is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes 3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The show is set in a future wherein people are given a chance to go to the "better side" of a ...more

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more

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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane. Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) is captain of the U.S.S. Orville (ECV-197), a mid-level exploration starship ...more

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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, Ignacio Serricchio Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, and a reboot of the 1965 series. After encountering a rip in ...more

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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
voting closed at #23 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale The Gifted (Fox, 2017) is an American superhero TV series based on Marvel Comics's X-Men properties. Two ordinary parents (Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker) take their family on the run from the ...more

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Killjoys (Syfy, 2015) is a Canadian space adventure drama series created by Michelle Lovretta. In the Quad, a planetary system a fun loving trio of bounty hunters attempt to remain impartial as ...more

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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy Altered Carbon is an American science fiction television series created by Laeta Kalogridis, based on the novel by Richard K. Morgan. In a future where human minds are digitized and downloaded ...more

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or simply Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is an American television series created for ABC by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen, based on the Marvel ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo 12 Monkeys (SyFy, 2015) is an American television series on Syfy created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, and loosely based on the 1995 film. In the year 2043, scavenger James Cole (Aaron ...more

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Philip K. Dick's Electric Drea... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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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The Shannara Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks, primarily The Elfstones of Shannara. As the series opens, ...more

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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Rhenzy Feliz, Lyrica Okano, Virginia Gardner Marvel's Runaways (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage. Six teenagers from different backgrounds unite against a common enemy — their ...more

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Future Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Josh Hutcherson, Eliza Coupe, Derek Wilson Future Man (Hulu, 2017) is an American comedy television series directed by Brandon Trost, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), a janitor by day and a gamer by night, ...more

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Counterpart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
J. K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd Counterpart (Starz, 2018) is an American sci-fi thriller television series created by Justin Marks. When lowly UN employee Howard Silk (J. K. Simmons) discovers his agency is guarding a gateway ...more

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Fortitude is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Darren Boyd Fortitude (Sky Atlantic, 2015) is a British sci-fi psychological thriller television series created by Simon Donald. Perched on the edge of the Arctic Circle, Fortitude is one of the safest ...more