Sci-Fi Television in the 1960s

by mike_sean | created - 06 Mar 2011 | updated - 11 Oct 2014 | Public

Notable science fiction television shows from the sixties (1960-1969). List order is chronological.

See also: Sci-Fi Television in the 1950s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

Related sci-fi list: Sci-Fi Cinema in the 1960s

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1. The Outer Limits (1963–1965)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.2
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An anthology series of insightful science fiction tales.

Stars: Bob Johnson, Ben Wright, William Douglas, Robert Culp

Votes: 5,403

2. Fireball XL5 (1962–1963)

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham, John Bluthal

Votes: 358

3. The Big Pull (1962– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.7
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A deadly alien force is brought to Earth by a US astronaut after a space orbit through the Van Allen belt.

Stars: William Dexter, Ray Roberts, June Tobin, Joan Frank

Votes: 12

4. The Jetsons (1962–1963)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 14,398

5. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 20

6. Space Angel (1962– )

30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Stars: Ned Lefebver, Margaret Kerry, Hal Smith, Johnny Coons

Votes: 55

7. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 29,620

8. My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

Stars: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 1,436

9. Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

Stars: Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick, Danny Bravo

Votes: 3,334

10. Lost in Space (1965–1968)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course.

Stars: Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Mark Goddard, Marta Kristen

Votes: 4,398

11. Object Z (1965– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

8.4
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A mysterious object is sighted heading towards Earth and causes panic. But what is the nature & origin of the object, and how can it be stopped?

Stars: Margaret Neale, Denys Peek, Ralph Nossek, Trevor Bannister

Votes: 5

12. Out of the Unknown (1965–1971)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A classic anthology science fiction series which features adaptations of stories by famous authors including Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Frederik Pohl and John Wyndham.

Stars: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Peter Copley, Geoffrey Palmer, Erik Chitty

Votes: 57

13. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 3,146

14. Undermind (1965– )

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Personnel Officer Drew Heriot returns to England after working in Australia to discover his brother behaving oddly, to the distress of his sister-in-law Anne. Investigating together they ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Wilkin, Rosemary Nicols, Denis Quilley, John Barron

Votes: 15

15. It's About Time (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Two astronauts, traveling faster than light, go back in time to prehistoric Earth. Unable to return, they make friends with the "natives."

Stars: Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 359

16. Raumpatrouille - Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Raumschiffes Orion (1966– )

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Commander McLane and the crew of the fast space cruiser Orion patrol Earth's outposts and colonies in space and defend humanity from the alien 'Frogs'.

Stars: Dietmar Schönherr, Eva Pflug, Wolfgang Völz, Claus Holm

Votes: 688

17. Star Trek (1966–1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 59,189

18. The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell, John Zaremba

Votes: 2,188

19. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Family

7.9
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A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Donald Gray, Francis Matthews, Sylvia Anderson

Votes: 1,095

20. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 1,771

21. Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

Stars: Mitsunobu Kaneko, Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama, Kôichi Chiba, Akio Itô

Votes: 382

22. The Second Hundred Years (1967–1968)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Prospector Luke Carpenter was frozen in suspended animation in the year 1900 while panning for gold in Alaska. He was successfully thawed and returned home perfectly preserved at 33 years ... See full summary »

Stars: Monte Markham, Arthur O'Connell, Frank Maxwell, Bridget Hanley

Votes: 111

23. Fantastic Voyage (1968–1969)

30 min | Adventure, Animation, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The government confronts mysterious incidents that threaten international safety and determines it must employ a team of experts who are shrunken to microscopic size to infiltrate and ... See full summary »

Stars: Marvin Miller, Ted Knight, Jane Webb

Votes: 129

24. Journey to the Unknown (1968– )

60 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A British anthology series about everyday people finding themselves put into unusual circumstances...many of them supernatural in nature.

Stars: Michael Callan, Joseph Cotten, Brandon De Wilde, Julie Harris

Votes: 110

25. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)

60 min | Sci-Fi

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A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 1,570

26. Vega 4 (1968– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

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Stars: Philip Jay, Bob Haddow, Lucia Duschenski, Roger Ward

27. Counterstrike (1969– )

50 min | Sci-Fi

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Simon King, an alien agent from the Inter Galactic Council, is sent to Earth on a mission to stop unscrupulous refugees from a dying planet from wiping out Mankind and taking over the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Finch, Sarah Brackett, Katie Fitzroy, Fraser Kerr

Votes: 11