Binge Watch These Top Science Fiction TV Series

In a renaissance of high-production TV programming, science fiction and fantasy series are giving fans a corpiconia of watchable shows.

Rob Spiegel

February 7, 2022

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When I was a kid, we waited years between great science fiction series on TV. There was Twilight Zone, followed by the Outer Limits followed by Star Trek and Lost in Space. In the case of Twilight Zone and Star Trek, the writing was excellent. Yet the production values were weak due to hopelessly tiny budgets. Real science fiction was on the big screen.

What a difference 60 years makes. I’d argue that TV science fiction has now surpassed movies. A series has time to dig deeply into narrative details. Stephen King put it well when he said, movies are short stories and the TV series are novels.

Here are a bunch of brand new and currently running science fiction and fantasy series. Some of these programs are sufficiently strong that they prompted me to subscribe to platforms. I keep telling myself that if TV is better than film, why not take what I was spending at the movies and invest it in the streaming services that deliver programs that are superior to movies. Then boom, the new movies started showing up quickly on the streaming services.


About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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