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

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Updated August 5, 2020 1k votes 302 voters 2.3k 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

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Suspense, Drama

Salvation (CBS, 2017) is an American suspense drama television series created by Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro, and Matt Wheeler. An MIT grad student (Charlie Rowe) and a wealthy tech superstar ...more
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Travelers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi

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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The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Sci-Fi

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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Altered Carbon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Joel Kinnaman, Renée Elise Goldsberry, James Purefoy

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Action

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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Stranger Things is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard

Premiered: 2016

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

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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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

Premiered: 2013

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

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

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Comedy-drama, Science fiction

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

Premiered: 2014

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

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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Westworld is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Drama, Western

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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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Drama, Action, Adventure Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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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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

Premiered: 2018

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Mystery, Adventure

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

Premiered: 2016

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

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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Star Trek: Discovery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Science Fiction

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) 14 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith

Premiered: 1963

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Adventure, Drama

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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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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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

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

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) 17 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Daniel Kaluuya, Toby Kebbell, Rory Kinnear

Premiered: 2011

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

Black Mirror (Netflix, 2011) is a British television anthology series created by Charlie Brooker. The show features speculative fiction with dark and sometimes satirical themes that examine ...more

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3% is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Bianca Comparato, João Miguel, Michel Gomes

Genres (Tv): Drama-Thriller, Science fiction

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) 19 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): History, Drama, Dystopian, Thriller, Sci-fi

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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Runaways is listed (or ranked) 20 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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The Shannara Chronicles ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

The Shannara Chronicles (MTV, 2016) is an American fantasy drama television series created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and adapted from the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks. After demons ...more

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The OA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
The OA Brit Marling, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson

Premiered: 2016

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Serial drama, Science fiction

The OA (Netflix, 2016) is an American mystery drama web television series created by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. After missing for seven years, Prairie (Brit Marling) reappears with her ...more

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Humans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Manpreet Bachu, Emily Berrington, Ruth Bradley

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Sci-Fi

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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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Historical drama, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

Outlander (Starz, 2014) is a historical drama television series developed by Ronald D. Moore, based on the novel series by Diana Gabaldon. A married former WWII nurse (Caitriona Balfe) is ...more

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Snowpiercer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Sci-Fi Shows You Wish You Were A Character On
Daveed Diggs, Jennifer Connelly, Mickey Sumner

Premiered: 2020

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Snowpiercer (TNT, 2020) is an American television series based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. The series focuses on the last survivors on the planet. They inhabit 'The ...more

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