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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Aug 2020 9:26 p.m. PST

"Science fiction is often celebrated as a forward-thinking genre that promotes peace among all life forms. But deciding which sci-fi TV series is the best? That debate could start an intergalactic war.

To determine which series is the supreme ruler of the sci-fi genre, we took into consideration Tomatometer data culled from critics' reviews, plus a number of reputable "best of" lists, and sprinkled the effort with some editorial discretion, asking ourselves which shows have stood the test of time, inspired spin-offs and copycats, and even made their influence known on the big screen.

Some usual suspects naturally came out on top: Doctor Who, Fringe, Firefly, Orphan Black, and creator Ronald D. Moore's mid-2000s re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica received high marks across the board not surprising, since they all also have high Tomatometer scores, as do relative newcomers like Westworld, The Expanse, and Black Mirror…"
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Huscarle02 Aug 2020 3:54 a.m. PST

Hmm, a pretty poor list overall with BSG as #1. No UFO either.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 6:26 a.m. PST

Yes, why was UFO omitted? And only Astro Boy and Cowboy Bebop for anime TV series? No Space Battleship Yamato, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, or Ergo Proxy, etc.? I suppose those animated series were only shown on Japanese TV so don't count.

JMcCarroll02 Aug 2020 8:36 a.m. PST

Lost #6 I think not!
Star Trek is #1 in my book.

Sargonarhes02 Aug 2020 8:39 a.m. PST

Sorry, the source was Rotten Tomatoes which is owned by Fandango which is a subsidiary of the Disney corp, so it's opinions are completely REJECTED.

I know Babylon 5 was on the list but not a single Gundam series or Legend of the Galactic Heroes, not even Starblazers.

This is why I generally reject all opinions that are not my own.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 10:41 a.m. PST

UFO is one of my all-time favorites.

I've heard of some of the above, but never Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I thought that was only a miniatures rules set, e.g. "Galactic Heroes".

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2020 11:07 p.m. PST

Bias ruins the list.

Augustus03 Aug 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

Fake news.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 12:07 p.m. PST



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