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

Updated October 5, 2020 1.4k votes 303 voters 2.4k views32 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • 1
    Salvation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Salvation

    Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Suspense, Drama

    Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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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
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Sci-Fi

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Travelers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Travelers

    Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi

    Travelers (Netflix, 2016) is a science fiction television series created by Brad Wright.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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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
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    Stranger Things

    Winona Ryder, David Harbour

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Horror, Supernatural, Period drama

    Stranger Things (Netflix, 2016) is an American science fiction-horror web television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    3% is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    3%

    Bianca Comparato, João Miguel

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama-Thriller, Science fiction

    3% (Netflix, 2016) is a Brazilian dystopian thriller series created by Pedro Aguilera. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 6
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

    The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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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
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    The 100

    Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Dystopian, Sci-fi, Action

    The 100 (The CW, 2014) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 8
    The Orville is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The Orville

    Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Science fiction

    The Orville (Fox, 2017) is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Seth MacFarlane.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Westworld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Westworld

    Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Drama, Western

    Westworld (HBO, 2016) is an American science fiction western thriller television series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 10
    Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Black Mirror

    Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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  • 11
    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Lost in Space

    Toby Stephens, Molly Parker

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

    Lost in Space (Netflix, 2018) is an American science fiction web television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 13
    Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Star Trek: Discovery

    Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Science Fiction

    Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access, 2017) is the first Star Trek series since Star Trek:... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 14
    Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Doctor Who

    Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant

    Premiered1963

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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  • 15
    Legion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Legion

    Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Action, Horror, Drama, Superhero

    Legion (FX, 2017) is an American cable television series created by Noah Hawley, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 16
    Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Snowpiercer

    Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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    Star Trek: Lower Decks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Star Trek: Lower Decks

    Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Adult animation, Comedy

    Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American adult animated web television... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 18
    Colony is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Colony

    Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

    Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 19
    Pandora is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
    1
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    Pandora

    Priscilla Quintana, Ben Radcliffe

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Action, Drama

    Pandora (The CW, 2019) is an American science fiction action television series. Set in the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 20
    Philip K. Dick's Electric Drea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
    13
    10

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

    Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Thriller, Drama, Anthology

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (Amazon Video, 2018) is a British-American science fiction... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 21
    Avenue 5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
    0
    1

    Avenue 5

    Hugh Laurie, Suzy Nakamura

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Comedy

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  • 22
    Utopia Falls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
    0
    1

    Utopia Falls

    Robyn Alomar, Akiel Julien

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Sci-fi, Musical, Teen, Drama

    Utopia Falls (Hulu, 2020) is a musical sci-fi television drama created by R.T. Thorne. In a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Vagrant Queen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    Vagrant Queen

    Adriyan Rae, Alex McGregor

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy

    Vagrant Queen (Syfy, 2020) is a sci-fi television series created by Jem Garrard. Elida built a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 24
    The OA is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
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    The OA

    Brit Marling, Emory Cohen

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Serial drama, Science fiction

    The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Star Trek: Picard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
    0
    2

    Star Trek: Picard

    Patrick Stewart, Santiago Cabrera

    Premiered2020

    Genres (Tv)Science fiction, Drama

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