Science Fiction Television Programs

August 28, 2020 · CLASSMATES FUN

From stories about time travelers and aliens to space wars and superheroes, here are some of the best science fiction television shows over the years. What are your favorites?



Thunderbirds, 1965-1966

Per imdb: In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

The Six-Million Dollar Man, 1974-1978

Per imdb: After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Futurama, 1999-2013

Per imdb: Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy, is accidentally frozen in 1999 and thawed out on New Year’s Eve 2999.

Space: 1999, 1975-1977

Per imdb: The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space.

Quantum Leap, 1989-1993

Per imdb: During a government experiment into time travel, a scientist finds himself trapped in the past, “leaping” into the bodies of different people on a regular basis and sorting out their problems whilst trying to get home to his own time.

Star Trek: The Original Series, 1966-1969

Per imdb: In the 23rd Century, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Star Trek: The Next Generation, 1987-1994

Per imdb: Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk’s five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Astroboy 1963-1966

Per imdb: As long as trouble’s brewing across the universe, the small but powerful robot, Astro Boy, will have adventures, assisted by his mentor, Dr. Elefun.

The X Files, 1993-2016

Per imdb: Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.


Black Mirror, 2011-present

Per imdb: An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

The Outer Limits, 1963-1965

Per imdb: An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

The Twilight Zone, 1959-1964

Per imdb: Ordinary people find themselves in extraordinary astounding situations, which they each try to solve in a remarkable manner.

Stranger Things, 2016-present

Per imdb: When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

The Prisoner, 1967-1968

Per imdb: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Rick and Morty, 2013-present

Per imdb: An animated series that follows the exploits of a super scientist and his not-so-bright grandson.

Doctor Who, 1963-present

Per imdb: The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Lost in Space, 1965-1968

Per imdb: A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

The Handmaid’s Tale, 2017-present

Per imdb: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Battlestar Galactica, 1978-1979

Per imdb: After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Battlestar Galactica, 2004-2009

Per imdb: When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet – the last of humanity – as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.


Other science fiction shows worth checking out:

Westworld, 2016-present

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997-2003

Lost, 2004-2010

The Jetsons, 1962-1963

Mork and Mindy, 1978-1982

Firefly, 2002-2003

Mystery Science Theater 3000, 1988-2015

3rd Rock from the Sun, 1996-2001

Land of the Lost, 1974-1977

Roswell, 1999-2002

The Time Tunnel, 1966-1967

Land of the Giants, 1968-1970

The Invaders, 1967-1968

One Step Beyond, 1959-1961