10 best sci-fi TV shows you have to binge-watch now
Science fiction has a special place in all our hearts. Let's take a look at some of the most iconic shows
Television has pushed the limits of storytelling to a whole new level. For the past 69 years, storytellers have pushed the limits of the human imagination. Science fiction has always been a genre that has been a favorite amongst many. We're going to take a look at some of the most iconic sci-fi shows that were ever created.
1. Black Mirror
The Brits really know their science fiction. Banking on the world's growing obsession for tech, creator Charlie Brooker promises that 'Black Mirror' is the most truthful image of our twisted society. The show makes you think twice before picking up your phone, often highlighting the dark underbelly of technology.
Why you need to watch it: To build a healthy fear towards the growing potential of technology.
2. Dr. Who
Didn't we say the Brits know their science fiction? 'Dr. Who' has been on the air since 1963. The show follows a time lord, better known as 'The Doctor' who travels through space and time, often resulting in epic adventures. You'll be sure to be treated to a story that is rich, clever and mind-bending.
Why you need to watch it: Brilliant writing, witty plotlines, and a new female doctor. Let's not forget the TARDIS.
3. Star Trek: The Original Series
Star Trek gave Star Wars its deep-space wings, okay? The conic show is best known for its stomach-churning optimism, the wicked sound effects, the mesmerizing costumes, and let's not forget, some of television's most ground-breaking moments in the 1960's. The television show was pivotal in creating an iconic era of Sci-Fi pop culture.
Why you need to watch it: Kirk and Spock, and the ridiculousness that was the 1960s.
You take an outlaw, stick him on a ship, give him a loyal crew, and set them out on wild space adventures, and you've got a winning formula for Firefly. Nathan Fillion brought a rugged sexiness to his character Mal Reynolds which still makes our knees go weak.
Why you should watch it: Space + the wild, wild, west + space outlaws. Need I say more?
5. The X Files
We want to believe! For nine seasons, 'The X Files' had us wrapping our heads in tinfoil and running into our closets whenever we saw any strange lights in the sky. It also added to our growing mistrust towards the government. Mulder and Scully were the sulkiest, if not the most mysterious pair of partners on television.
Why you should watch it: Aliens encounters. Very scary and believable alien encounters.
6. The Twilight Zone
This is the mother of all sci-fi shows. Rod Serling's voice adds to the eerieness of the narrative of The Twilight Zone. The show ran for five seasons and dove into storylines that involved a mix of horror and sci-fi.
Why you should watch it: excellent storyline, far-out ideas fro the 1950s and 1960.
The show followed a military team that explores far away worlds. But Stargate did it a little differently. The team would the chevrons on their Stargates and jump through spacetime to a new destination. paired with brilliant actors and out of the world actors, this T.V sho is worth a watch.
Why you should watch it: Egyptian, Norse and Old English myths brought to life in a an alternate way.
8. Babylon 5
Babylon 5 had a mix of fantasy and sci-fi that was set on a huge diplomatic space station. The complex backstory steeped in mythology made for excellent television.
Why you should watch it: The show touches upon issues such as addiction, homophobia, patriotism and religious tolerance. Basically, it created a very believable version of our world's future.
Westworld is a mind-boggling exploration which requires a lot of patience to follow the storyline smoothly and successfully. But once you get the hang of it, we promise sleepless nights of binge-watching.
Why you should watch it: a brilliant mix of the Earth's wild, wild west and science fiction.
10. Battlestar Galactica
The show followed a very gritty and blunt style of storytelling which followed a society that was fighting hard for its existence. It touched upon the subjects of religious fanaticism, military tactics, paranoia and political fafactionalism. But the twists, good God, the twists. That's what will keep you hungry.
Why you should watch it: The action scenes, the strange sex sequences, and very quotable lines.