Most Underrated Sci-Fi Shows Ever

The Top Ten

1 Lexx

Indescribably underrated. Most people who dismiss it have no idea what it really is. When it hits you, you take Lexx to the grave.

Brilliant show that inspired Farscape and Firefly in some moments. Very interesting locations, the oozing showers, the insectoid ships... - Alexandr

2 RoboCop: The Series

Twenty-two episodes were made, but the series was not renewed for a second season. Too bad, the show was interesting, creative, not that violent but still catchy - Alexandr

3 TekWar

Decent Sci-Fi series that deserved a 2nd chance - Alexandr

4 The 4400

Interesting story, characters, twists, even music - Alexandr

5 Firefly Firefly is an American space Western drama television series which ran from 2002–2003, created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label.

This deserves the #1 slot. Not only did it have interesting characters, EVERY recurring character was not only interesting, but had powerful chemistry with the rest of the crew. Not only was the setting interesting, every smaller stage within that setting was unique and interesting, without every breaking the character of the larger universe. Not only was the story interesting, every side story had depth and developed along with the main story through the season's progression.

This series actually made more money after being cancelled, than it did before. How did Warehouse 13 and Farscape get 3 and 4 seasons each, when this didn't even get one?

Is tops <best show ever>

I think many people will agree with this one - superb story, great effects, interesting characters, many cool action moments - Alexandr

Great Series and stories. I agree with others - this gets cancelled and other series go year after year and have nothing.

6 Earth: Final Conflict

Brilliant and very unique show but countless conflicts between actors/actresses and producers ruined it. I'm furious. The show could have been a big classic - Alexandr

7 Invasion

The series had such potential and the producers announced some exciting future plotlines... For a future that would never come. - Alexandr

8 Mann and Machine

The eternally hot Yancy Butler starred as a prototype gynoid, partnered with a robot-hating human. Not exactly the most original combination, but one that could be made to work. - Alexandr

9 Earth 2

Earth 2 was an utterly genius show that never lived to see a second season. No FTL drives. No lasers. Just a small colony trying to survive in a hostile environment, and trying to decipher the cause of a mysterious disease. - Alexandr

10 Andromeda

The Contenders

11 Torchwood

This show is not as appreciated as should be. Yes, Dr. Who is unbeatable classic but this one is very interesting too - Alexandr

12 Space: Above and Beyond
13 Star Trek: Voyager
14 Warehouse 13
15 Stargate Universe

Show was cancelled by the Sci Fi Channel because management wanted to take the channel in a “new direction.”
This show had fantastic potential!

16 Mutant X

Being a huge X-Men fan I had to watch this show and I wasn't disappointed. It's not copy of x-men, it's really great series... But very overlooked series - Alexandr

17 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The John-Henry story-line was fascinating - machines deciding if humans were worth keeping around.

18 Eureka
19 Alien Nation

Long before District 9, Alien Nation told the story of a slave population of extraterrestrials who crashed on earth, trying to assimilate into a non-willing population. - Alexandr

20 FlashForward

This show sucked me in from episode 1. There is no reason in hell that it should have been cancelled!

21 Surface

Most overlooked show, I gues because it only lasted 2 seasons (1 and a half). Well written and well acted.

22 The Lost World

Aka "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World", great Action/Sci-Fi/Adventure series. Deserved more than 3 seasons - Alexandr

23 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Dean Cain was very cool Superman/Clark Kent and Teri Hatcher was wonderful Lois Lane - Alexandr

24 Odyssey 5
25 Wonderfalls
26 Dark Angel
27 Max Headroom
28 Jake 2.0

Great show that deserved much more seasons. Creators of 'Chuck' stole so many ideas from this one but I love both shows - Alexandr

29 Dark Skies

The show-sister of The X Files. I guess they didn't want to have 2 awesome shows in the 90's. Too bad. Dark Skies was very interesting - Alexandr

30 Millennium
31 Code Name: Eternity

Cameron Bancroft and Ingrid Kavelaars did a great job. Awesome show - Alexandr

32 Thunder in Paradise
33 Mortal Kombat: Conquest
34 Spy Game

Spy Game is a short-lived American action-adventure television series that aired on the ABC network for 13 episodes during the spring and summer of 1997. The show had some supermodern gadgets. That's why I consider it as Sci-Fi as well - Alexandr

35 The Invisible Man
36 Enterprise
37 Blade: The Series

It was one of my favorite shows of the 2000's. Blade was awesome plus very beautiful and hot women-vampires! - Alexandr

38 Painkiller Jane

Kristanna Loken shows her best in this overlooked Action/Sci-Fi/Drama. Very underrated series - Alexandr

39 Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

"I'm Garth Marenghi. Author. Dreamweaver. Visionary. Plus actor. You're about to enter the world of my imagination. You are entering my Darkplace. "

40 Sapphire and Steel
41 Cyberkidz
42 Total Recall 2070

OK, it wasn't as good as the movie but it was decent SCI-FI series. Really underrated! - Alexandr

43 Point Pleasant
44 Starhunter

Character driven space sci-fi on a tiny budget. A must watch!

45 Farscape
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