Great Space SciFi TV Shows

Some of the best space scifi that has been on TV - in my humble opinion. In no way all of the best.
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1.
Farscape (1999 TV Series)
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Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew. (50 mins.)
 
2.
Firefly (2002 TV Series)
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. (44 mins.)
 
3.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
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The further adventures of the time traveling alien adventurer and his companions. (45 mins.)
 
4.
Babylon 5 (1994 TV Series)
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A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga. (45 mins.)
 
5.
Lexx (1997 TV Series)
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A group of desperate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship.
 
6.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. (44 mins.)
 
7.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001 TV Series)
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A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation. (60 mins.)
 
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 TV Series)
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In the vicinity of the liberated planet of Bajor, the Federation space station Deep Space Nine guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the galaxy. (45 mins.)
 
9.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
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Set decades after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in a new Enterprise on their own mission to go where no one has gone before. (44 mins.)
 
10.
Star Trek (1966 TV Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
 
11.
Crusade (1999 TV Series)
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A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth. (44 mins.)
 
12.
SGU Stargate Universe (2009 TV Series)
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Trapped on an Ancient spaceship billions of light years from home, a group of soldiers and civilians struggle to survive and find their way back to Earth. (43 mins.)
 
13.
Stargate SG-1 (1997 TV Series)
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates. (44 mins.)
 
14.
Stargate: Atlantis (2004 TV Series)
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An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith. (44 mins.)
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Starhunter (2000 TV Series)
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Bounty hunter Travis Montana searches for his lost father in the year 2300. (45 mins.)
Director: Roger Gartland
 
17.
Red Dwarf (1988 TV Series)
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. (30 mins.)
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
Quark (1977 TV Series)
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The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew. (30 mins.)
 
20.
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
 
21.
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.)
 
22.
Blakes 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.)
 
23.
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981 TV Series)
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An Earth man and his alien friend escape Earth's destruction and go on a truly strange adventure as space hitchhikers. (152 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Earth 2 (1994 TV Series)
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Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats. (60 mins.)
 
26.
Space: Above and Beyond (1995 TV Series)
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The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it. (60 mins.)
 
27.
Andromeda (2000 TV Series)
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Captain Hunt and the crew of the Starship Andromeda set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall. (43 mins.)
 
28.
Lost in Space (1965 TV Series)
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A space colony family struggles to survive when a spy/accidental stowaway throws their ship hopelessly off course. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Caprica (2009 TV Series)
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Two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, live together on a peaceful planet known as Caprica, where a startling breakthrough in artificial intelligence brings about unforeseen consequences. A spin-off of the Sci Fi Channel series "Battlestar Galactica" set 50 years prior to the events of that show. (60 mins.)