What are your three top Sci-Fi or Fantasy television series?

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  1. Man from Modesto profile image81
    Man from Modestoposted 11 years ago

    My three favorites are, in order:

    1. Heroes

    2. Farscape

    3. Firefly

    Something I really enjoyed about these three is that each episode follows and builds on the previous episodes. Some series like "Star Trek" do not always do that... excepting the development of personal relationships.

    What are your three favorites? I watched all three of the above on Netflix. If you know your favorites are on Netflix, please mention this!

    1. leroy64 profile image65
      leroy64posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      1.  Dr. Who - any doctor
      2.  Farscape
      3.  Red Dwarf - 'what can I say?  I's funny fantasy.

    2. John Sarkis profile image78
      John Sarkisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Twilight Zone

      Outer Limits

      Star Trek

    3. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      1. Dr Who
      2. The Outer Limits (do not adjust your set)
      3. The Twilight Zone

  2. JSChams profile image61
    JSChamsposted 11 years ago

    Fringe, firefly, Farscape.

  3. JKenny profile image92
    JKennyposted 11 years ago

    1. Firefly

    2. Heroes (season 1 only)

    3. Dinotopia

    1. Man from Modesto profile image81
      Man from Modestoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to check out Dinotopia. Thanks.

  4. Shanna11 profile image76
    Shanna11posted 11 years ago

    Firefly, Firefly and Firefly.

    Seriously, nothing trumps Firefly. Dr. Who is okay-- I started watching that recently, but after his companion changed, I really didn't like the new one, so I stopped watching (for now anyway).

    1. JKenny profile image92
      JKennyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hahahaha! I agree Shanna, and surely there's no better character than Jayne Cobb - the hero of Canton big_smile

      1. Alexander Mark profile image82
        Alexander Markposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Isn't it spelled, "Jane"? Ha ha! So this is what it feels like to go crazy...

      2. Shanna11 profile image76
        Shanna11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaha "Don't I look cunnin'?"

        My roommate first introduced me to Firefly, and when we watched that episode with his cunnin' hat, she pulled out an exact replica of the hat she she'd knitted herself. It was amazing! Jayne is definitely my most favorite character. Although River had her funny moments too.

      3. Rik Ravado profile image86
        Rik Ravadoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You guys rock! I thought I was the only one who remembered Firefly - for  a TV show this was amazingly well put together.  great writing, characters (including Jayne!) and acting.  The sets and costumes were amazing too - Fabulous (credible) designs rather than usual 'futuristic' nonsense!.

        1. profile image0
          Motown2Chitownposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          AND Jewel Staite was freakin' adorable!!


  5. livelonger profile image88
    livelongerposted 11 years ago

    Battlestar Galactica (the 2007 series)
    The Twilight Zone (all incarnations)
    Heroes (regrettably, only the first couple of seasons)

  6. Alexander Mark profile image82
    Alexander Markposted 11 years ago

    From least to best:

    - Star Trek Deep Space 9

    - Firefly

    - Star Trek The Next Generation.

    What I like about all these is the human side, the character development.

    Although Firefly was the most interesting and best put-together show, I like TNG the most because it imparted values as its main theme. In fact, despite its modernistic ideals, I learned many Biblical lessons that helped lead me to a Christian faith!

    1. Man from Modesto profile image81
      Man from Modestoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Alexander, that is really amazing. I have always noted Star Trek as a not-so-subliminal attack on Christianity. Almost every show in the original series presented some kind of mistaken worship in a god. Mostly, this was because the people were ignorant and just didn't have the proper science.

      Once I understood that... I could no longer enjoy it. I still see the motion picture releases on the silver screen, however.

      The part of me that joined the Marines likes Kirk best. The part that loves chess prefers Picard.

      1. Alexander Mark profile image82
        Alexander Markposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I know it's weird because there are a LOT of anti-Christian themes in TNG, but, Picard never gave up on anyone and often risked the entire ship to save one person (think: the parable of the lost sheep). He and the rest of the bridge crew stuck to their principles through any adversity, even when it meant sacrificing their own lives. The morals in TNG are not all worldly, in fact, I find that the morality of the 80's and 90's often still aligned with Biblical values and you can see that in TNG. The way they treated each other with respect and even love, is very Christian in my opinion. Hardly anyone pushed anyone else around. Worf fought his own primal urges to uphold Starfleet ideals, obeying the captain to work with Romulans and so on.

        I'm definitely not defending the show's progressive stance on many issues, but maybe this sheds some light on why I love TNG. I agree that there were many many messages that were contrary to the way you and I believe - especially in the latter seasons, but my experience is that the heart of the show was about faith and sacrificing oneself for commendable ideals and loving your neighbor.

        From my comment, you may be surprised that I am not only a fundamental Bible believer, but I am also a young Earth creationist!

        And yes, the original series did hammer more on, "mistaken god worship," and TNG followed suit with the Mintakens (however you spell that), and those aspects are extremely aggravating, but those shows are still very watchable for me for the drama.

        I never understood Kirk when I was younger, but I have come to appreciate him a great deal more as I grow older. But Picard is still my favorite because he almost never allowed himself to cross the line when his own values were at stake. I'm not sure Kirk had that many moral qualms to begin with!

        1. Man from Modesto profile image81
          Man from Modestoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          That is a great view. You've salvaged Star Trek for me quite a bit. Thanks.

          The fun of Kirk was often that he was unpredictable. He sometimes had to explain his actions at the end of the episode, in a conversation with Spock or Bones.

  7. melpor profile image92
    melporposted 11 years ago

    1. Fringe

    2. Heroes

    3. Star Trek Next Generation

  8. AliciaC profile image94
    AliciaCposted 11 years ago

    1. Doctor Who
    2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    3. Being Human UK version (first three series)

  9. JSChams profile image61
    JSChamsposted 11 years ago

    Ouch I forgot about The Doctor!

  10. GadDragon profile image60
    GadDragonposted 11 years ago

    Star Trek is my all time favorite...

    Babylon 5 is great

    And I liked Space 1999

  11. Greekgeek profile image79
    Greekgeekposted 11 years ago

    Just three? Gack.

    1. Babylon 5
    1. Star Trek Next Generation
    3. Old Doctor Who (Pertwee for the win!)

    But I also have to give a shout-out for Blake's 7. Never lived up to its potential, but what a radical departure from the SF of those days, and a fascinatingly sly response to original Trek. (The EVIL Federation!)

    Edit: I meant to write 1, 2, 3, but that's a Freudian slip; I can't prefer one over the other. wink

    1. leroy64 profile image65
      leroy64posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Blakes 7 was great.  I forgot about that one.

  12. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 11 years ago

    Battlestar Galactica (1970s version) - the first sci-fi series to really grab me when I was a kid.

    The X-Files

    Warehouse 13

  13. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    Star Trek (any of them)

    Doctor Who


  14. landscapeartist profile image60
    landscapeartistposted 11 years ago

    Outer Limits
    The Highlander (series)

    1. hazelwood4 profile image66
      hazelwood4posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I love the outer limits and the x-files!

  15. profile image0
    mts1098posted 11 years ago

    True blood
    X Files
    Lost in Space

  16. classicalgeek profile image81
    classicalgeekposted 11 years ago

    Only three? You're joking.

    Dr. Who (especially Tom Baker)
    The next one is a tie between about a dozen REALLY GREAT series. Hmm, I feel a hub coming on. smile

  17. JKenny profile image92
    JKennyposted 11 years ago

    My brothers got a replica of the yellow shirt that he wore in Serenity. He's also got a brown t-shirt with 'I aim to misbehave' on the back. I also liked Wash, such a shame he was killed off in Serenity, he was definitely the funniest of them all.

    1. Shanna11 profile image76
      Shanna11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I refuse to accept that movie as a legitimate end to the series. It may have been that I was just angry about the end of the show, but I have some big issues with that movie. As far as I'm concerned, Wash never died. tongue Denial is a beautiful thing.

  18. JKenny profile image92
    JKennyposted 11 years ago

    Yep, I agree and in my mind Shepherd Book didn't die either. Although I did like hearing about the origin of the Reavers, that was pretty cool if not a little disturbing.

    1. Shanna11 profile image76
      Shanna11posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot Shepherd died.... Must have blocked that one out pretty well to forget it entirely.... Thanks for reminding me. tongue

    2. JSChams profile image61
      JSChamsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Did anyone notice the number on the ship that was cracshed on Miranda?


      Anybody? What movie? Classic movie.

      1. sabrebIade profile image81
        sabrebIadeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Forbidden Planet.

        My three...

        Dr Who
        Then a Star Trek/Stargate/Battlestar Galactica tie.

  19. JKenny profile image92
    JKennyposted 11 years ago

    Sorry about that tongue

  20. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 11 years ago


    Star Trek TNG


    Grimm comes in at a close fourth.

  21. love my yorkies profile image61
    love my yorkiesposted 11 years ago

    Not in any specific order

    Star Trek

    Dr. Who (Tom Baker)

    Blakes' 7


  22. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 11 years ago

    I consider 'The Walking Dead' to be in this category.

    1.Walking Dead.
    2.Twilight Zone.
    3.NOta lotta.

    1. hazelwood4 profile image66
      hazelwood4posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The Twilight Zone is one of my  FAVS too!

  23. Bedbugabscond profile image93
    Bedbugabscondposted 11 years ago

    1. The Prisoner (the original with Patrick M.)
    2. Dr. Who
    3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (the Original British T.V. Series)

  24. hazelwood4 profile image66
    hazelwood4posted 11 years ago

    1. Star Trek
    2. Buck Rogers
    3. Logan's Run

  25. BernietheMovieGuy profile image69
    BernietheMovieGuyposted 11 years ago

    Well, if I have to pick just three, I'll say, with little reservation:

    3: Six Million Dollar Man (sorry, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this one - also The Man from U.N.C.L.E and the Wild, Wild West which both had futuristic sci-fi elements.  The original Doctor Who, too - My personal favorite was Tom Baker)

    2: The Original Star Trek (and as an honorable mention, Deep Space Nine)

    1. Babylon 5 (Bar none, the best outer space adventure ever conceived - nice blend of action, religion and politics.  What more could you ask for?  The remake of Battlestar Galactica was good too...just dragged at times which is why it doesn't rank in my list.)

  26. shin_rocka04 profile image67
    shin_rocka04posted 11 years ago

    The Walking Dead
    The Highlander

    1. kirstenblog profile image80
      kirstenblogposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't really call those Sci-Fi, more just fantasy, not that I don't LOVE those shows! I guess that could make an interesting question on its own, what makes a Sci-Fi a Sci-Fi and not just fantasy?

  27. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 11 years ago

    Twilight Zone, Lost, X Files

  28. Horatio Plot profile image75
    Horatio Plotposted 11 years ago

    This is easy.

    1. Star Trek: The Next Generation
    2. Blake's Seven
    3. Earth 2


  29. kirstenblog profile image80
    kirstenblogposted 11 years ago

    1. Babylon 5
    2. The entire Stargate franchise, so SG1 and SGA (plus the movie of course)
    3. Eureka (for new ones that are still making new episodes, not enough good new Sci-Fi being made imo)

    Really hard to limit it to 5 tho! I would have put firefly but they ended it way to soon and left to many unanswered questions hanging, even after watching the movie after the show.

  30. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    Star Trek The Next Generation
    The Twilight Zone

    Dr. Who gets an honourable mention.

    1. kirstenblog profile image80
      kirstenblogposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Damn, how did I forget Dr. Who!?!?! yikes
      I love me some time lord! big_smile

  31. jentaylorsc profile image60
    jentaylorscposted 11 years ago

    Dr. Who
    Star Trek
    Stargate SG-1

  32. Tiger Mom profile image61
    Tiger Momposted 11 years ago

    Seeing how Alphas just returned for Season 2.  I'm going to say, Alphas.  Gary rocks!

  33. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 11 years ago

    I agree with GG only 3? Gack indeed.

    1. Star Trek TNG
    2. UFO
    3. Lexx

    Honourable mentions - Blakes 7, all of Dr Who, Red Dwarf, Black Adder.

  34. Tricia Hein profile image60
    Tricia Heinposted 11 years ago

    1. Andromeda
    2. Enterprise
    3. Star Wars: Voyager

    It's been awhile since I've watched Sci-fi/Fantasy TV.

  35. robes profile image60
    robesposted 11 years ago

    1. Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
       - They were both fantastic!

    2. Doctor who

    3. Lost

  36. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 11 years ago

    It's too bad that there aren't more Sci-fi shows on television these days. I'm sick of all the stupid crime dramas, and reality shows. Lets bring back Star Trek!

    Star Trek
    Battle Star Galatica
    Buck Rogers
    V. I loved V!

    I think a lot of the reason you don't see as many sci-fi shows, is because of all the special effects that are involved. I liked Tera-Nova, but really couldn't get into it.

    I think if they made a Star Wars series, people would watch that. Maybe ave it be about Jedi training camps. Or maybe a Starship Troopers series. I would watch something like that.

  37. profile image53
    Facts and Fictionposted 11 years ago

    Falling Skies is pretty good!

    My favorites:
    - Dr Who (UK show, been running since the night Kennedy was assassinated, random fact!)
    - V - it's cheesy but it's so fun.
    - Stargate - the original series is best (although Atlantis was good too)

    JJ Abrams needs to come up with a sci fi specific show - his stuff is original!

  38. CrazedNovelist profile image86
    CrazedNovelistposted 11 years ago

    Charmed, Buffy, X-Files are definitely my top three!!! smile So imaginative and original... you can't go wrong! smile

  39. rustyangel profile image78
    rustyangelposted 11 years ago

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

  40. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 11 years ago

    Favorites ever?

    SG 1

  41. profile image53
    gautams1posted 11 years ago

    This is really a great question. I have to go with Battlestar Galactica as the best Sci-fi series of all time. I can also say that Caprica is the most disappointing series. I am a huge Heros fan but I was shocked to see it cancelled.

    1. Battlestar Galactica
    2. Star Trek - The next generation
    3. Lost


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