The 10 best sci-fi TV shows ever written

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Jun 4, 2013

The Writers Guild of America has come up with a list of the 101 best TV series ever. But which sci-fi series made the list?

All right! It's the 101 best, most trailblazing, most influential, most stayed-up-all-night-obsessing-about TV shows of all time, as voted by members of the WGA.

But we're not interested in all 101. What we want to know is -- how did science fiction and fantasy TV fare? And the answer is ... not all that well, sadly. You'd think, given the volume of genre television, that there'd be tons of sci-fi on this list. You would be wrong.

But here's what the WGA deigned worthy, from bottom to top:

90. The Prisoner

79. Star Trek: The Next Generation

49. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

40. Game of Thrones

38. Battlestar Galactica (2005)

35. Twin Peaks

33. Star Trek

27. Lost

26. The X-Files

3. The Twilight Zone

While we're happy with many of the shows that did make the list, there are an awful lot that didn't and, frankly, should have. Where was Farscape? Babylon 5? Firefly? FuturamaDoctor Who?! 

But maybe that's just us. What do you think? Are these the shows that deserve to be the best of the best? Or did the WGA miss something?



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