Few TV genres are as tricky to get right as the science-fiction series. However, this also allows for there to be an unlimited number of sci-fi shows with different tones, scopes, and stories depending on the platform they're coming from - be it a big-budget network smash hit, or a smaller and more intimate cable series. There are some excellent current sci-fi shows on television - but which do you think are the best?
It's time to pick the best sci-fi shows on television right now - those you think everyone should be watching. These are sci fi TV shows or sci fi series that voters have agreed are the best of the genre - at least for the current crop (we all know Battlestar Galactica would outrank them all!). However, new sci-fi shows like Timeless and Upload might quickly climb up the list.
Check out this list of the best sci-fi shows on television right now and vote up the good current science fiction shows you think deserve the top spots. Whether you prefer an epic story of sister clones fighting to survive, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now, you'll find it below.
- Mysteries unravel in a small Midwestern town involving supernatural forces.
- Exploring the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.
- An eccentric Time Lord travels through time and space to battle injustice across the universe.
- The crew of a mid-level exploratory vessel navigates adventures in outer space and day-to-day life.
- After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.
- When a freak accident grants CSI Barry Allen superspeed, he uses the power to solve crimes.
- Animated short stories in various genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and comedy.
- Young heroes from around the DC Universe come of age in this gritty take on "Teen Titans."
- Exiles embark on a journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of an empire.
- The lives of teenage heroes as members of a covert operation team: Young Justice.
- The crew of the USS Discovery explores new worlds and civilizations.
- Loki, the God of Mischief, steps out of his brother's shadow to embark on an adventure.
- In a future where humankind has lost the ability to see, a set of twins with sight is born.
- A group of people inhabits a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe.
- Victorian women with unusual abilities embark on a mission that may change the world.
- A father suddenly appears at his adult daughter's doorstep, 20 years after disappearing.
- A confident, controlled and personable space cruise ship captain tries to get along with everyone.
- A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death.
- When Liz Ortecho reconnects with her school crush after 10 years, she discovers he is an alien.
- Retired admiral Jean-Luc Picard steps into the next chapter of his life.
- A man is able to choose his own afterlife after his untimely death.
- An alien crashes on Earth and assumes the identity of a doctor in a remote mountain town.
- Two androids are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet.
- A woman gets caught in a mysterious loop, repeatedly attending the same party and dying at the end.
- Astronaut Niko Breckinridge and her crew go on a high-risk mission to explore an alien artifact.