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The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows  

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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Speculative Fiction TV series.

Speculative fiction can imagine different scenarios and timelines, and this is a list of the best speculative fiction TV shows ranked by your votes. Popular speculative fiction TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining speculative fiction show of all time is. Don't let your favorite speculative 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 speculative fiction television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

This list features shows like Aftermath and The Future Is Wild.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best speculative fiction show of all time?" and "What are the greatest speculative fiction shows?"

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Alien Planet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Michio Kaku
Alien Planet is a 94-minute docufiction, originally airing on the Discovery Channel, about two internationally built robot probes searching for alien life on the fictional planet Darwin IV. It ...more
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The Future Is Wild is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
The Future Is Wild Cedric Smith, Christian Rodska
With the help of scientific experts and advanced computer programs, this Discovery Channel series is able to take a look at what the future would be like millions of years ago, after millennia ...more
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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White
Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural. The title is a ...more
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Life After People: The Series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
James Lurie, Steven S. Ross, Gordon Masterton
Life After People is a television series on which scientists, structural engineers, and other experts speculate about what might become of Earth should humanity instantly disappear. The featured ...more
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The Man in the High Castle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans, Luke Kleintank
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon Video, 2015) is an American dystopian alternative history television series created by Frank Spotnitz, based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. In an alternative ...more
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Haven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour
Haven is an American/Canadian supernatural drama television series loosely based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid. The show, which deals with strange events in a fictional town in ...more
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Aftermath is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Aftermath is a four-part 2010 documentary television series created by History Television Canadian station, airing in the United States on the National Geographic Channel, and produced by Cream ...more
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Attacks From The Future: Rinop... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Attacks From The Future: Rinoplasticos
Attacks from the Future is an independent film series of fantasy–science fiction–adventure made by Calderón Productions, with some valuable help from Subsuelo Audio and Sobrelcielo Video. ...more
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Da Vinci's Demons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Tom Riley, Gregg Chillin, Eros Vlahos
Da Vinci's Demons is an historical fantasy drama series that presents a fictional account of Leonardo da Vinci's early life. The series was conceived by David S. Goyer and stars Tom Riley in the ...more
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Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia
Heroes is an American science fiction television drama series created by Tim Kring that appeared on NBC for four seasons from September 25, 2006 through February 8, 2010. The series tells the ...more
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Wayward Pines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones
Wayward Pines (Fox, 2015) is an American mystery, science fiction television series developed by Chad Hodge. A Secret Service agent (Matt Dillon) goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two ...more
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Nuclear Family is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Nuclear Family Rich Lounello, Shera Dawn Hunt, Alianora Reilly
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The Frankenstein Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Sean Bean, Tom Ward, Richie Campbell
The Frankenstein Chronicles (A&E, 2015) is a British television period crime drama series created by Benjamin Ross and Barry Langford, and a re-imagining of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. ...more
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The Society is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Gideon Adlon, Domenic Arduino, Sean Berdy
The Society (Netflix, 2019) is an American mystery drama television series created by Christopher Keyser and unofficially inspired by the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A group of ...more
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Game of Thrones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke
Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011) is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, based on the series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin. Nine noble ...more
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Natural History of an Alien is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Natural History of an Alien
Natural History of an Alien also known as "Anatomy of an Alien" in the US was an early Discovery Channel show similar to Alien Planet. This show featured various alien ecosystem ...more
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Deadly Games is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Deadly Games Jeremy Renner, Christopher Lloyd, Krista Allen
Deadly Games is an American action science fiction television series that appeared on UPN as part of its 1995 season. The basic plot of the show is about video game characters that come to life, ...more
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Early Edition is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Kyle Chandler, Shanesia Davis, Fisher Stevens
Early Edition is an American television drama series that aired on CBS broadcast network from September 28, 1996 to May 27, 2000. Set in the city of Chicago, Illinois, it follows the adventures ...more
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Joe 90 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander
Joe 90 is a 1960s British science-fiction television series that follows the adventures of a nine-year-old boy, Joe McClaine, who starts a double life as a schoolchild-turned-superspy after his ...more
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Neverwhere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Peter Capaldi, Laura Fraser, Tamsin Greig
Neverwhere is an urban fantasy television series by Neil Gaiman that first aired in 1996 on BBC Two. The series is set in "London Below", a magical realm coexisting with the more ...more
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The Bionic Woman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone
The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis ...more
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The Six Million Dollar Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the ...more
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The Twilight Zone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Rod Serling, Robert McCord, Jay Overholts
The Twilight Zone is a 1959 American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, ...more
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Wicked Science is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Bridget Neval, Saskia Burmeister, André de Vanny
Wicked Science is an Australian television series, which debuted on 2 July 2004. The series focuses on Toby and Elizabeth, two teenagers who are mysteriously turned into wizards of science. The ...more
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Out of This World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Speculative Fiction TV Shows
Burt Reynolds, Doug McClure, Steve Burton
Out Of This World is an American fantasy sitcom about a teenage girl who is half alien, which gives her unique superhuman powers. It first aired in syndication from September 17, 1987 and ended ...more