Science Fiction TV

Whether you and your kids are into aliens, alternate universes, or space-trotting adventures, our list of science fiction shows is sure to have something up your alley. The shows on this sci-fi TV list will have you setting your phaser to "entertain." Many of them may also prompt conversations about the future and technology, and some shows may even feel more "real" than "fiction" in the 21st century! For more picks kids will go nuts for, check out our lists of Sci-Fi Movies, the Best Science Shows for Kids, and Top TV Shows for Geeky Families.

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Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles

age 6+

Hilarious parody rises above its commercial qualities.

Network: Cartoon Network (2013)
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Adventure Force 5

age 8+

Fun tween-centered sci-fi adventure also promotes product.

Network: Vudu (2019)
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The Sarah Jane Adventures

age 8+

Doctor Who spin-off is fun for tweens+.

Network: Syfy (2008)
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

age 8+

Some decent messages wrapped up in the Force.

Network: Cartoon Network, TNT (2008)
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Star Wars Rebels

age 8+

Exciting series is violent but has positive messages, too.

Network: Disney XD (2014)
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Wizards vs. Aliens

age 8+

Teen wizard shines in entertaining British sci-fi.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (2013)
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K-9

age 9+

Doctor Who spin-off is worry-free fun for tweens.

Network: Hulu (2012)
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Star Blazers

age 9+

Complex '70s series still has allure for mature tweens.

Network: Hulu, Netflix (1979)
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The Unlisted

age 9+

Australian tween sci-fi mystery is a delight, some peril.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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Doctor Who

age 10+

Long-running British sci-fi series still thrills fans.

Network: BBC America, Syfy (1963)
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The Mandalorian

age 10+

Sci-fi violence, real magic in small-screen Star Wars show.

Network: Disney+ (2019)
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Pandora

age 10+

Predictable sci-fi series for the younger set has violence.

Network: CW (2019)
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Star Trek: The Next Generation

age 10+

Still going boldly, updated series is fun for all.

Network: Syndicated (1987)
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The Twilight Zone

age 10+

Classic morality tales still make you think.

Network: Syfy, Syndicated (1959)
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Generator Rex

age 11+

Thoughtful sci-fi cartoon with monsters is best for tweens.

Network: Cartoon Network (2010)
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The Real History of Science Fiction

age 12+

Fascinating sci-fi docu with some scary imagery.

Network: BBC America (2014)
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Timeless

age 12+

History-driven sci fi is fun, sometimes violent.

Network: NBC (2016)
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Firefly

age 13+

Buffy creator's space Western entertains.

Network: Syndicated (2002)
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Lost in Space

age 13+

Remake of 1960s sci-fi series is classic fun; some violence.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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Sliders

age 13+

Smart, thought-provoking sci-fi series is great for teens.

Network: Discovery Family Channel (1995)
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