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Sci Fi TV Shows Stories

Since the start of the Golden Age of Science Fiction in the 1930s, sci-fi TV shows have brought viewers escapism and innovation in the comfort of their own homes. With the debut of the first episode of Star Trek in 1966, studios began to invest more money in science fiction properties, and these series developed dedicated fandoms. 

Star Trek’s fandom, Trekkies, paved the way for dedicated fandoms for series like the 90s’ Babylon 5, the British time travel series Doctor Who, the Battlestar Galactica reboot, and even Joss Whedon’s Firefly

Although Star Trek’s original series broke barriers with its on-screen racial and gender representation, it wasn’t until recent years that serialized sci-fi began to depict the inclusivity the genre deserves. Recent shows such as the Wachowskis’ Sense8, The Expanse, Electric Dreams, Westworld, and more have deviated from the genre’s historic focus on white men colonizing space. 

At the same time, recent years have also seen a resurgence of new series based around classic IP, from Star Trek: Discovery to The Mandalorian and Marvel shows like Loki

With this vast galaxy of content, how does one choose what to watch? The Portalist recommends the best sci-fi shows to stream on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney Plus, and beyond. 

Prepare to boldly go—and binge—where you’ve never gone before.

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All Eight Episodes of Kindred Adaptation to Premiere December 13th

The FX show is based on Octavia E. Butler's novel of the same name.

Which Star Trek Character Are You, Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

From The Original Series to Discovery, let the stars determine your place in the universe.

Excerpt: Race in American Science Fiction Explores Octavia Butler's Work

How Butler's Parable/Earthseed series counters racism in sci-fi. 

How Ray Bradbury Helped Walt Disney Make Magic

“Everyone in the world will come to these gates." -Ray Bradbury

Time Travel TV Shows That Will Take You Through History

Go on an adventure with these epic sci-fi series. 

9 Brutal Books Like Squid Game

These gripping reads get the green light.

A Primer to the Post-Apocalyptic World of Y: The Last Man 

Get to know the Eisner Award-winning comic series.  

LeVar Burton's Indelible Influence on American Popular Culture

The talented multi-hyphenate continues to inspire generations of fans. 

FX’s Octavia Butler Kindred Adaptation: What We Know So Far

The highly anticipated series has landed its director and lead. 

Interview: Robb Pearlman on What Starfleet Means to Him

The Star Trek: Starfleet Is . . . author shares his relationship with the franchise and why Star Trek fans are the best.