Take a moment and think of all the awesome science fiction shows that have graced the small screen over the years and pick out the best ones. Tough task, but someone had to do it. Grab your tinfoil hats, some popcorn and prepare to be mesmerized.

Some of the things we considered when assembling the list, they include:

  • Popularity
  • Longevity
  • Quality
  • Writing
  • the "cool" factor of the show

#10: “Firefly” (2002)

One season, really? Yep, that's all it lasted. The show was part sci-fi, part western. The show follows a group of mercenaries who are fighting for the losing side of a civil war.

#9: "The Prisoner" (1967-1968)

Another one season show. The concept was that after resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a very strange prison. He is often chased by a big air-filled ball.

#8: “Quantum Leap” (1989-93)

Imagine being able to leap into a strangers’ shoes. This happened to  Dr. Sam Beckett. On the show he would "jump" into random people at random times within his own lifetime.

#7: “Fringe” (2008-13)

This series was based on the concept of “fringe science,". If you love the idea of alternate dimensions and timelines, this is one show you should check out

#6: “Stargate SG-1” (1997-2007)

This show was inspired by big screen movie.  The show is based on an interstellar gate that has the ability creating wormholes to other worlds and planets.


#5: “The X-Files” (1993-2002)(TIE)

"The truth is out there”. The X-files aired for nine seasons on FOX. The show follows two FBI agents into the world of the paranormal.

#5: "Lost in Space" (1965-1968) (TIE)

Warning Will Robinson! Danger Danger! The family Robinson, along with the evil Dr Smith, get lost in outer space.

#4: “Battlestar Galactica” (2004-09)

Lorne Greene baby!! It was billed by ABC as the "most spectacular space adventure ever.ever built."get ready to do battle against the Cygons!

#3: “Doctor Who” (1963-89, 2005-present)

The British show Dr Who is the longest-running sci-fi series ever to air and is still shown on BBC America. The show is a story of a time Lord, "Dr Who".  The good doctor travels through time and space and time in a British police box.

#2: “The Twilight Zone” (1959-64)

The line "to serve man" scared the heck out of me. To serve man....is a cookbook, Yikes!  This show  contained a new story every in episode.

#1: “Star Trek” (1966-69)

Beam me up baby! This show was the ultimate sci-fi show of all time. Pointy ears, Vulcans, sexy aliens, great sound effects. The original Star Trek was the true pioneer of TV science fiction. She show followed the USS Enterprise as it ventured through the galaxy to explore and discover new worlds.

So what shows do you think should be added to this list?

Check out these awesome Sci-Fi shows for some ideas your your costumes for our first ever Sci 5K run on October 3rd. We welcome all earthlings, aliens, zombies and time travelers for an evening of running and fun.