Sci-Fi Television in the 1970s

Notable science fiction television shows from the seventies (1970-1979). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1960s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

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1.
Space: 1999 (1975 TV Series)
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The crew of Moonbase Alpha must struggle to survive when a massive explosion throws the Moon from orbit into deep space. (50 mins.)
 
2.
Doomwatch (1970 TV Series)
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Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist... (50 mins.)
 
3.
Phoenix Five (1970 TV Series)
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A low-budget science fiction series that followed the adventures of the crew of the galactic patrol ship Phoenix Five... (30 mins.)
 
4.
Timeslip (1970 TV Series)
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Simon and Liz were teenage friends who fell into a time hole and found themselves trapped in various periods of the 20th century... (30 mins.)
 
5.
UFO (1970 TV Series)
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In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts... (45 mins.)
 
6.
The Guardians (1971 TV Series)
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A drama set in a declining England of the future - the UK has broken up, and England is ruled by a fascist military force called 'The Guardians'. (60 mins.)
 
7.
Moonbase 3 (1973 Mini-Series)
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The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century... (50 mins.)
 
8.
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973 TV Series)
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The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets. (30 mins.)
 
9.
The Starlost (1973 TV Series)
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A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction. (60 mins.)
Director: Martin Lager
 
10.
The Tomorrow People (1973 TV Series)
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The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy... (30 mins.)
 
11.
Planet of the Apes (1974 TV Series)
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Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes. (47 mins.)
 
12.
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974 TV Series)
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After a crippled test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear powered limbs and implants, he serves as a unique intelligence agent. (60 mins.)
 
13.
The Changes (1975 Mini-Series)
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Children's drama set in modern-day England - but with a major difference: everyone has rebelled against modern technology (electricity... (25 mins.)
 
14.
Far Out Space Nuts (1975 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two maintenance workers who are accidentally launched into space. (30 mins.)
 
15.
The Lost Saucer (1975 TV Series)
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A flying saucer lands on modern day earth, and the two characters who fly it, Fi and Fum, invite a young... (30 mins.)
 
16.
Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975 TV Series)
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While on a mission, three astronauts in their space ship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year A.D. 3979 and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life. (24 mins.)
 
17.
Sky (1975 TV Series)
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A young time-traveller with superhuman powers is stranded on Earth after running into a Black Hole. Pursued by the evil Goodchild... (30 mins.)
 
18.
Survivors (1975 TV Series)
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When a genetically engineered virus kills 99.99 percent of the world's population, the survivors must... (50 mins.)
 
19.
Ark II (1976 TV Series)
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Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need. (25 mins.)
 
20.
The Bionic Woman (1976 TV Series)
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After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Future Cop (1976 TV Series)
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A veteran patrol officer gets an android for a partner. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Star Maidens (1976 TV Series)
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TV series of British/German origin, and set in the "present" Earth of the 1970s. A planet from another... (30 mins.)
 
23.
The Fantastic Journey (1977 TV Series)
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A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island... (60 mins.)
 
24.
Logan's Run (1977 TV Series)
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In a futuristic society where reaching the age of 30 is a death sentence, a rebellious law enforcement agent goes on the run in search of Sanctuary. (60 mins.)
 
25.
1990 (1977 TV Series)
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Drama set in a nightmarish "1984"-style future, where government bureaucracy has run riot. (55 mins.)
 
26.
Quark (1977 TV Series)
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The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew. (30 mins.)
 
27.
Space Academy (1977 TV Series)
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The adventures of the students of an outer space military school. (30 mins.)
 
28.
Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV Series)
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Blake's 7 (1978 TV Series)
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A group of convicts and outcasts fight a guerrilla war against the totalitarian Terran Federation from a highly advanced alien spaceship. (50 mins.)
 
30.
Jason of Star Command (1978 TV Series)
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A young Space Command officer fights the evil space lord Dragos and his minions in his jurisdiction of the universe. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Mork & Mindy (1978 TV Series)
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. (30 mins.)
 
32.
Project U.F.O. (1978 TV Series)
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Two agents of the U.S. Government's Project Blue Book project investigate sightings of extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects. (60 mins.)
Director: Jack Webb
 
33.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Series)
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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time to become Earth's greatest hero. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Quatermass (1979 Mini-Series)
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In the near future, civilisation has broken down to the barest fragment of recognisable life. Young... (204 mins.)
 
35.
Salvage 1 (1979 TV Series)
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Harry runs a salvage operation, in which he and his partners reclaim trash and junk and sell it as scrap (or as other things). Harry also has a home-made spaceship which he sometimes uses to reclaim junk satellites. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Sapphire & Steel (1979 TV Series)
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose... (30 mins.)
Director: David Foster
 
37.
The Secret Empire (1979 TV Series)
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In this homage to the cliffhanger serials of the '30s and '40s, 19th Century Wild West Marshal Jim Donner... (20 mins.)
 
38.
Time Express (1979 TV Series)
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Jason and Margaret Winters were the sophisticated hosts of the Time Express, a train whih took its passengers back in time to relive a momentous moment of their lives. (60 mins.)