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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28. 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' (1981)

Douglas Adams' tale of a wayward Earthling cast into the world of space travel is so great that even its third-best version — after the original radio play and Adams' series of novels — is a classic. Forged in the same crucible as Monty Python, Adams did for space opera what Holy Grail did for medieval epics, smartly subverting the genre and in the process creating one of its masterpieces. So long, and thanks for all the fish. SA

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