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1. The Gathering (1993 TV Movie)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The opening of a crucial space station is put in jeopardy when the commanding officer is accused of the attempted murder of a diplomat.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Michael O'Hare, Tamlyn Tomita, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan

Votes: 8,392

2. Babylon 5 (1994–1998)

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

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars over the course of five years.

Stars: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 26,341

3. Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998 TV Movie)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Emperor Londo Mollari of the Centauri Republic tells the story of the Earth-Minbari War that almost destroyed humanity and later inspired its last best, hope for peace.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas

Votes: 6,925

4. Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The crew of Babylon 5 discover an ancient artifact floating in hyperspace.

Director: Jesús Salvador Treviño | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs

Votes: 4,742

5. Babylon 5: The River of Souls (1998 TV Movie)

94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A group of Soul Hunters come to Babylon 5 demanding the return of something that was stolen from them.

Director: Janet Greek | Stars: Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins, Jeff Conaway, Richard Biggs

Votes: 4,112

6. Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Drakh, allies of the Shadows, seek revenge against humanity after the Second Shadow War.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, Carrie Dobro

Votes: 4,950

7. Crusade (1999)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A team of soldiers and scientists has five years to find a cure for a plague decimating Earth.

Stars: Gary Cole, Tracy Scoggins, Daniel Dae Kim, David Allen Brooks

Votes: 4,504

8. Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers: To Live and Die in Starlight (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A disgraced Ranger takes command of an old, possibly haunted, ship on an escort mission that encounters deadly peril from a new enemy civilization.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Dylan Neal, Andreas Katsulas, Alex Zahara, Myriam Sirois

Votes: 3,525

9. Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

It's the tenth anniversary of the Interstellar Alliance, and President Sheridan is on his way to Babylon 5 for the celebration.

Directors: J. Michael Straczynski, Sara Barnes | Stars: Bruce Boxleitner, Tracy Scoggins, Peter Woodward, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 3,908

10. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 166,998 | Gross: $71.57M

11. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 78,555

12. Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

SG-1 search for an Ancient artifact called the Ark of Truth to finally defeat the Ori. However, the Ark is in the Ori's galaxy.

Director: Robert C. Cooper | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 19,578

13. Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

Votes: 21,475

14. Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa

Votes: 57,728

15. Stargate Universe (2009–2011)

Not Rated | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque

Votes: 45,147

16. Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.

Stars: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva, Richard Chevolleau

Votes: 3,604

17. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,100

18. Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)

TV-PG | 182 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire, the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Gigi Edgley

Votes: 14,114

19. Andromeda (2000–2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Captain Dylan Hunt and the crew of the Andromeda Ascendant set out on a mission to rebuild the Systems Commonwealth 300 years after its fall.

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Lisa Ryder, Laura Bertram, Gordon Michael Woolvett

Votes: 11,349

20. Firefly (2002–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 229,600

21. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity try to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their members who is telepathic.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

Votes: 272,578 | Gross: $25.51M

22. Caprica (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Alessandra Torresani

Votes: 22,871

23. Battlestar Galactica (2003)

TV-14 | 183 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Following the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol by the Cylons, a rag-tag fugitive fleet of the last remnants of mankind flees the pursuing Cylons while simultaneously searching for their true home: Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 62,640

24. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 143,444

25. Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the Galactica.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 20,235

26. Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009 Video)

112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the initial Cylon attack against the Twelve Colonies fails to achieve complete extermination of human life as planned, twin Number Ones (Cavils) embedded on Galactica and Caprica must improvise to destroy the human survivors.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, Dean Stockwell, Michael Trucco, Grace Park

Votes: 17,723

27. Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2012 TV Movie)

Unrated | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The adventures of young William Adama in the First Cylon War.

Director: Jonas Pate | Stars: Luke Pasqualino, Ben Cotton, Lili Bordán, Jill Teed

Votes: 16,255

28. Dark Matter (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

In the dystopian 27th century, six people wake up on a deserted spaceship with no memory of who they are or what they're doing there. They reluctantly team up and set off to find answers with the help of a female android.

Stars: Melissa O'Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland

Votes: 36,181

29. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Stars: Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham

Votes: 74,070

30. Watchmen (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Drama, Mystery | Post-production

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Stars: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Christie Amery, Hong Chau, Adelaide Clemens

31. Helix (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 40 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation when they arrive in the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be an outbreak of a strange disease in a secluded international research facility.

Stars: Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes

Votes: 27,445

32. Star Trek: Picard (2020– )

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Drama | Filming

Plot kept under wraps. Described as a follow-up series to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), and centers on Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) in the next chapter of his life.

Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd

33. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

When a young boy disappears, his mother, a police chief, and his friends must confront terrifying supernatural forces in order to get him back.

Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Winona Ryder, David Harbour

Votes: 660,644

34. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 361,630



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