40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

From superhero shows and space operas to creepy anthology series, the greatest small-screen sci-fi of all time

9. 'Black Mirror' (2011-Present)

Judging science fiction by how much it gets right is a tricky business: Is 2001 any less great because we're not flying Pan Am space shuttles to the moon? But this stellar British anthology series — seven episodes so far, with more coming to Netflix — is positively eerie in how accurately it diagnoses the potential perils of technology. Maybe we won't one day be able to download images from our brains like recordings from a DVR, or block people in person the way we do on social media. But the show's extrapolations feel logical, even inevitable: It's less a matter of if they'll happen, but when. SA

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