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 The Mandalorian 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 a modern iteration of the classic Star Trek franchise, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now, you'll find it below.
- After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the lawless galaxy.
- Actors: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Omid Abtahi
- Premiered: November 12, 2019
- Number of Seasons: 2
- Photo: Stranger Things / NetflixMysteries unravel in a small Midwestern town involving supernatural forces.
- Actors: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo
- Premiered: July 15, 2016
- Number of Seasons: 4
- Photo: The ImperfectsNEW#35 - Needs VotesAn experiment gives three young people monstrous side effects.
- Actors: Italia Ricci, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Iñaki Godoy, Rhys Nicholson, Celina Martin
- Premiered: September 8, 2022
- Number of Seasons: 1
- A dysfunctional family of superheroes comes together to solve the mystery of their father's death.
- Actors: Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan
- Premiered: February 15, 2019
- Number of Seasons: 3
- A father suddenly appears at his adult daughter's doorstep, 20 years after disappearing.
- Actors: Justin Roiland, Sarah Chalke, Spencer Grammer, Chris Parnell, Kari Wahlgren
- Premiered: December 2, 2013
- Number of Seasons: 6