The Best Space Opera TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Space Opera TV series.

The very best space opera shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest space opera shows also includes pictures from the shows when available so that you know what the show is. That seems obvious. Popular space opera TV shows have been creating new generations of fanboys for decades and their seems to be no end in sight because everybody loves space! Who doesn't want to go where no man has gone before? And do so in dramatic fashion?

Don't let your favorite space opera 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 space opera television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

List ranges from Battlestar Galactica to Farscape and beyond!

This list answers the questions, "What is the best space opera show of all time?" and "What are the greatest space opera shows?"
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Lexx is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Eva Habermann, Xenia Seeberg, Nigel Bennett
Lexx is a science fiction television series that follows the adventures of a group of mismatched individuals aboard the organic space craft Lexx. They travel through two universes and encounter ...more
Blake's 7 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Glynis Barber, Jacqueline Pearce, David Jackson
Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC for broadcast on BBC1. Four 13-episode series of Blake's 7 were broadcast between 1978 and 1981. It was created by ...more
Space Battleship Yamato is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
James D. Keith added Masatō Ibu, Akira Kamiya, Takeshi Aono
Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science fiction anime series featuring an eponymous spacecraft. It is also known to English-speaking audiences as Space Cruiser Yamato; an English-dubbed ...more
Exosquad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Robby Benson, Ken Camroux, Garry Chalk
Exosquad is an American animated television series created by Universal Cartoon Studios as a response to Japanese anime. The show is set in the beginning of the 22nd century and covers the ...more
The Super Dimension Fortress M... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Hiromi Tsuru, Shô Hayami, Akira Kamiya
Super Dimension Fortress Macross is an anime television series from 1982. According to story creator Shoji Kawamori, it depicts "a love triangle against the backdrop of great battles" ...more
Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Gina Holden, Karen Cliche, Eric Johnson
Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Syfy in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also ...more
Outlaw Star is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
James D. Keith added Ayako Kawasumi, Sherry Lynn, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Outlaw Star is a 1998 anime series adaptation of the manga series Outlaw Star.
Star Wolf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Star Wolf
Star Wolf is a Japanese science fiction TV series inspired by the novel series bearing the same name, by American writer Edmond Hamilton. It was produced in 1978 by Tsuburaya Productions.
Intergalactic Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Space Opera TV Shows
Intergalactic Kitchen
Intergalactic Kitchen is a CBBC television series, based on the novel The Intergalactic Kitchen by Frank Rogers. It ran from January to April 2004. The show had a distinct reality to it, with ...more