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The Best Military Science Fiction TV Shows

Updated February 19, 2020 5.3k votes 1.1k voters 17.2k views25 items

List RulesShows near the top must be only the best Military Science Fiction TV series.

The very best military science fiction shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest military science fiction shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular military science fiction TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining military science fiction show of all time is. Don't let your favorite military science fiction television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of military science fiction television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List ranges from Stargate Universe to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and more.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best military science fiction show of all time?" and "What are the greatest military science fiction shows?"
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  • Battlestar Galactica1
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered2004

    Battlestar Galactica (Sc-Fi, 2004) is an American military science fiction television series...  more
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  • Stargate SG-12
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    Stargate SG-1

    Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks

    Premiered1997

    Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of...  more
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  • Stargate Atlantis3
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    Stargate Atlantis

    Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell

    Premiered2004

    Stargate Atlantis is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television...  more
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  • Babylon 54
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    Babylon 5

    Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

    Premiered1994

    Babylon 5 (Syndicated, 1994) is an American space opera television series created by writer...  more
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  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine5
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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois

    Premiered1993

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek...  more
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  • The Expanse6
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    The Expanse

    Thomas Jane, Steven Strait

    Premiered2015

    The Expanse (Syfy, 2015) is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark...  more
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell

    Premiered1978

    Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A....  more
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  • Star Trek: The Next Generation8
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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner

    Premiered1987

    Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by...  more
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  • Star Trek: The Original Series9
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    Star Trek: The Original Series

    William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

    Premiered1966

    Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that...  more
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  • Star Trek: Enterprise10
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley

    Premiered2001

    Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek....  more
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  • Farscape11
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    Farscape

    Ben Browder, Claudia Black

    Premiered1999

    Farscape is an Australian/American science fiction television series, produced originally for...  more
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  • Space: Above and Beyond12
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    Space: Above and Beyond

    James Morrison, Joel de la Fuente

    Premiered1995

    Space: Above and Beyond is a short-lived mid-1990s American science fiction television show on...  more
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  • For All Mankind13
    2
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    For All Mankind

    Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman

    Premiered2019

    For All Mankind (Apple TV+, 2019) is an American science fiction drama television series. The...  more
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    78
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    Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda

    Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder

    Premiered2000

    Andromeda is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material...  more
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  • Stargate Universe15
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    Stargate Universe

    Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira

    Premiered2009

    Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part...  more
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  • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny16
    85
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    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

    Maaya Sakamoto, Kikuko Inoue

    Premiered2004

    Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny is an anime television series, acting as a sequel of Mobile...  more
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    34
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    Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles

    Neil Patrick Harris, R. Lee Ermey

    Premiered1999

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  • Robotech18
    37
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    Robotech

    Robert Axelrod, Bill Capizzi

    Premiered1985

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  • Halo19
    13
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    Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone

    Premiered2022

    Halo (Showtime, 2022) is an American sci-fi action television series based on the video game...  more
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  • Star Blazers20
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    Eddie Allen, Michael Bertolini

    Premiered1979

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    Revolution

    Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos

    Premiered2012

    Revolution (NBC, 2012) is an American post-apocalyptic science fiction television series...  more
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    Hiromi Tsuru, Shô Hayami

    Premiered1982

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    Robby Benson, Ken Camroux

    Premiered1993

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    Shizuka Ito, Misato Fukuen

    Premiered2010

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    Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross

    Kazuhiko Inoue, Daisuke Gōri

    Premiered1984

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