For anyone that’s a fan of science fiction, it’s a genre that truly blossomed in books and within multi-episode series. In fact, sci-fi series are decades old, with such shows as Doctor Who being released in the early 1960s.
Over the years, there have been countless series released to the public, and while not all of them have been successful, some proved to be so memorable that they became an instant part of pop culture.
These are some of the best science fiction series that are worth streaming right now.
It would be a sin to not mention the godfather of science fiction series’, Doctor Who. Based on a time-travelling alien that spends his time saving the universe alongside his sidekick, Doctor Who has become something of a cultural treasure within the UK, but it’s a popular show throughout much of the world.
It’s still going strong today, and thanks to the premise of the Doctor, every so often there’s a new actor to bring fresh life to the titular role.
Star Trek: The First Generation
While there’s no denying that the origin Star Trek series was something special, it was still cheesy enough that modern viewers might have a difficult time taking it seriously.
The First Generation Series, made a few decades later, took the show and gave it a stellar cast and unique writing. It’s a powerful series that even offers a plethora of life lessons along with plenty of wit and action. Patrick Stewart’s portrayal of Captain Jean Luc Picard is the crowning jewel on already great series.
Firefly became extremely popular among science fiction fans in a short amount of time, quickly offering a fun and dangerous universe combined with a cast of memorable characters. It was something of an instant classic, rare in the sci-fi world, and one that would set the groundwork for a long and exciting series.
Unfortunately, Firefly had an extremely short life, only lasting around a single season before it was ultimately cancelled. Through much lamenting, fans would eventually make enough of a noise that they created a movie to expand the universe and provide an adequate conclusion, and bring back fans of even NZ totes betting.
Made by the same team that created The Simpsons, Futurama was once a behemoth in the animation industry, and remains popular to this day.
Despite undergoing a series of cancellations, Futurama offered consistent quality throughout, and while it was mostly focussed on comedy, there’s enough action, romance, and science to keep just about everyone happy. Creator Matt Groening has since moved on to new ventures, but Futurama is a must-see for any sci-fi lover.
Most fans will agree that there’s something special about Battlestar Galactica. It’s an extremely well-written drama series that offers some of the best sci-fi storytelling of all time and has become something of a standard for modern science fiction.
Compelling storylines, arcs, and battles make this series a true one-of-a-kind that shouldn’t be missed.