10 Best Sci-Fi TV Shows Set In Space

To boldly go where many shows have gone before...


Space: the final frontier! We, mere humans, are obsessed with the possibilities of the great unknown. For over a hundred years popular culture has run amok with wild fantasies about space exploration and alien species on distant planets.

Our fascination with space dates as far back as the late 1800s, with novels from Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Soon came the birth of cinema, and George Méliès' 1902 French short film, A Trip to the Moon, which is considered the first ever science-fiction film, focusing on a group of astronomers flying to the Moon and confronting a hidden race of aliens.

Over time, as film and TV became more widely common, so too did our imagination grow. From the Flash Gordon series in the 1930s, to The Twilight Zone series in 1959, to 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1968, and Avatar in 2009 - the science-fiction genre is arguably the most exciting.

Now, with TV being more accessible than ever before due to the numerous streaming platforms, it's time to take a look at some of best sci-fi TV shows set in space.

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Graduate of English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Aberdeen. Avid Film, TV, and Video Game lover!