Noteworthy Sci-fi and Horror TV Shows

This is far from complete, but I wanted to compile a list of noteworthy Sci-fi and Horror tv shows as something of a "must see" list (even if this one leaves the prioritizing up to the reader).  Admittedly, I'm trying to be comprehensive, so some of these are almost certainly not going to be "must see" for most viewers.


I didn't separate these into categories since so many of them overlap in their themes, even if only for an episode or two (e.g., cyborgs and robots on Buffy, angels on BSG, or even the entire series like The X-Files that stradled the horror/sci-fi line).

1955    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1959    The Twilight Zone
1962    The Jetsons
1963    Doctor Who*
1963    My Favorite Martian
1963    The Outer Limits
*
1964    Addams Family*
1964    Bewitched
1964    Johnny Quest
*
1964    Munsters*
1965    Lost in Space
1966    Dark Shadows
1966    Star Trek
1967    The Prisoner
*
1969    Night Gallery
1969    Scooby Doo, Where Are You?
*
1970    UFO*
1974    Kolchak: The Night Stalker*
1974    The Six Million Dollar Man
1975    Space: 1999
1978    Battlestar Galactica
*
1978    Blake's 7*
1978    Mork & Mindy
1979    Buck Rogers
*
1981    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy*
1982    Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
1983    Tales from the Darkside
*
1983    V*
1985    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1985    Misfits of Science
1985    Ray Bradbury Theater
1985    The Twilight Zone
(re-boot)
1986    ALF*
1986    Ghostbusters (Filmation)
1986    The Real Ghostbusters
1987    Friday The 13th: The Series
1987    Max Headroom
*
1987    Star Trek: The Next Generation*
1987    Unsolved Mysteries
1988    Freddy's Nightmares
1988    Monsters
1988    Mystery Science Theater 3000
1988    Red Dwarf
*
1989    Quantum Leap
1990    Twin Peaks
*
1992    Forever Knight
1993    Babylon 5
1993    seaQuest DSV
1993    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993    X-Files
1995    The Outer Limits
(re-boot)*
1995    Space: Above and Beyond
1995    Star Trek: Voyager
1996    3rd Rock from the Sun
1996    Millennium
1997    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
*
1997    Stargate SG-1
1999    Farscape
*
1999    Futurama
2001    Alias
*
2001    Fear Factor
2002    Firefly
*
2002    The Twilight Zone (2nd re-boot)
2003    Dead Like Me
2003    Scare Tactics*
2004    Battlestar Galactica (re-boot)*
2004    Lost*
2004    Stargate: Atlantis
2005    Doctor Who (re-boot)*
2005    Ghost Whisperer
2005    Medium
2005    Supernatural
*
2006    Dexter*
2006    Heroes*
2006    Torchwood*
2008    Fringe
2008    Star Wars: Clone Wars
*
2008    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
2008    True Blood
*
2010    The Walking Dead*
2011    American Horror Story
2011    Black Mirror*
2013    Bates Motel
2013    Hannibal*
2014    Penny Dreadful*
2014    The Strain
2016    Ash vs Evil Dead
2016    Stranger Things*

*Shows I watched all the way through or am currently watching.  Several others above are on my "to do" list but aren't marked.  I watched others sporadically or as a child, but I didn't bother to mark everything.


   

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