Total Nerd Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now  

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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 2017 sci-fi shows like Timeless and Legion 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 in 2016-2017, you'll find it below.

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Westworld Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr.

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Stranger Things Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard On November 6, 1983, in the town of Hawkins,[12] Indiana, 12-year-old Will Byers vanishes mysteriously. Will's frantic mother, Joyce, searches for him while Police Chief Jim Hopper launches his ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Doctor Who Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Matt Smith Doctor Who is a 2005 TV series.

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Outlander Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Created by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Left Bank ...more

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693 524
The 100 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
The 100 Eliza Taylor, Eli Goree, Thomas McDonell The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that premiered on The CW during the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a book of the same name, the first ...more

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Rick and Morty Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Spencer Grammer Rick and Morty is an American adult animated television series created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for Adult Swim. The series follows the misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his ...more

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385 372
Orphan Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris Orphan Black is a Canadian science fiction television series created by screenwriter Graeme Manson and director John Fawcett, starring Tatiana Maslany as several identical people who are, in ...more

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Legion Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, Legion is the story of David Haller. who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow ...more

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422 357
The Expanse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
The Expanse Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

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368 313
Black Mirror is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Black Mirror 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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192 306
Humans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Humans Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Lucy Carless

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Dark Matter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
liplip added Dark Matter Marc Bendavid, Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke

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Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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NickKing added Travelers Eric McCormack, MacKenzie Porter, Nesta Cooper

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260 329
12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
12 Monkeys Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Noah Bean

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Sense8 Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton

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Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Colony Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Gonzalo Menendez, Ally Walker

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Star Trek: Discovery 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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Killjoys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
liplip added Killjoys Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane

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122 267
Stitchers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Stitchers Emma Ishta, Allison Scagliotti, Damon Dayoub

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49 264
Between is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Between Jesse Carere, Ryan Allen, Justin Kelly

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Salvation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now
Beckstle added Salvation 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