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Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On 

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Updated February 14, 2020 1k votes 298 voters 2.2k views 33 items

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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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 1 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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The 100 is listed (or ranked) 6 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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The Orville is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Magicians is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Legion is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dark is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 18 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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3% is listed (or ranked) 19 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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The Man in the High Cast... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Runaways
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.

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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
voting closed at #22
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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The OA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
The OA
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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Humans is listed (or ranked) 25 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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