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

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30. 'Futurama' (1999-2013)

Arguably the nerdiest sitcom ever to air on network TV — so sorry, Big Bang TheoryThe Simpsons' 30th-century sci-fi cousin is full of jokes only a PhD could love. (There were three on the writing staff.) But it's an absurdist workplace comedy at heart, suggesting there's no technological innovation that will eliminate incompetent bosses or shiftless, alcoholic co-workers, even if the latter happen to be robots. SA

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