10 Sci-Fi TV Series That Deserve A Second Chance

Maybe Fringe deserves another look...

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Fans of science fiction television are living in a golden age. Not only are there an ever increasing number of new shows to choose from, streaming services have made accessing old school series easier than ever. Getting the chance to re-watch a forgotten favorite or track down a show you've seen ten times all the way through and can't wait to watch again is outstanding.

But in this era of reboots and new seasons, some of those series deserve a second chance to entertain fans.

The rebooted Battlestar Galactica was popular with fans of the original series as well as bringing in an entirely new generation of viewers. Star Trek: Picard continues the adventures of one of the most popular characters the franchise has ever produced, decades after he was supposed to retire.

Franchises like the two just mentioned plus Star Wars and Doctor Who keep finding new ways to reinvent themselves to stay relevant. They're not the only ones that deserve that opportunity. There is an almost endless supply of SciFi TV series that are more than worthy of similar opportunities to reach new fans.

10. SeaQuest DSV

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Considering how much science fiction happens in space, you can easily forgive someone if they forget that a large percentage of it doesn't. SeaQuest DSV is a prime example of that.

There is a long history of good science fiction taking place under water, and SeaQuest is one such propoerty. It aired on NBC for three seasons starting in 1993 and was set in the near future. That "near future" was 2018. The seaQuest was an advanced submarine designed to keep peace among the growing number of undersea colonies and conduct ongoing research.

It kind of sounds like the Enterprise but underwater. The Enterprise never had a super cool, intelligent dolphin on their crew, though.

SeaQuest DSV was produced by Steven Spielberg but was still quite suddenly cancelled in the middle of season three, leaving a lot of unrealized potential on the table. Modern CGI and the storytelling style of streaming services would benefit a rebooted series greatly.

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Ian Goodwillie is a freelance writer based out of Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Writing Program at Vancouver Film School. More importantly, Ian is also a wrestling fan, comic book reader, video game player and photographer. He loves to write and writes about what he loves. Ian's also an unrepentant, unapologetic Cougar Town fan, a show he will defend until the day he dies.