METHODOLOGY

The Sci-Fi Power Rankings are not based on viewership ratings or critical ratings. They are determined by how much Matt Besser thinks you should watch the shows based on how much Besser enjoys their concepts and fictional premises. Sometimes Besser examines how he would actually live and survive within the reality of the sci-fi show, but more importantly he imagines the character roles that he deserves to have on those shows. In addition to Besser’s sheer love for these shows, different power points will determine how shows shift, leave, and enter the rankings.

POWER POINTS PARAMETERS

– recently or currently airing shows get more power. the show fades the longer it’s been since last season premiere date. in other word, newer show gets more power for being “new”
– shows in first or last seasons get more power
– any show that hires Matt Besser or guests as an actor goes to #1
– all shows on list are currently still alive but may not be currently airing. more attention is given to shows while they are airing or recently released

  • dystopian genre is included in these sci fi power rankings

Let me know what I’m missing on our Discord.

SCIFI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 7-9-24)

  1. Dark Matter – Apple
  2. Outer Range – Amazon Prime
  3. The Boys – Amazon Prime
  4. 3 Body Problem – Netflix
  5. Fallout – Amazon
  6. Silo – Apple
  7. Constellation – Apple
  8. The Foundation – Apple
  9. Severance – Apple
  10. Sweet Tooth – Netflix
  11. Star Wars: Acolyte
  12. Scavenger’s Reign – Max/Netflix
  13. Upload – Amazon Prime
  14. The Last of Us – HBO Max
  15. Gen V – Amazon Prime
  16. Halo – Paramount
  17. Peacemaker – HBO MAX
  18. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Paramount
  19. Star Wars: Andor – Disney
  20. Star Trek: Discovery – Paramount
  21. The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live – AMC
  22. Resident Alien – Peacock
  23. For All Mankind – Apple
  24. Ragnarok – Netflix
  25. Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – AMC
  26. Black Mirror – BBC
  27. Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  28. Squid Games – HBO MAX
  29. Star Trek: Picard – Paramount
  30. WandaVision – Disney
  31. Echo – Disney
  32. Star Wars: The Mandalorian – Disney
  33. Black Summer – Netflix
  34. Stranger Things – Netflix
  35. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  36. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Apple
  37. Beacon 23 – MGM+

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

  1. Mrs. Davis – Peacock
  2. The Peripheral – Amazon Prime
  3. Night Sky – Amazon Prime
  4. Snowpiercer – AMC
  5. Raised by Wolves – HBO MAX
  6. The Expanse – Amazon Prime
  7. Station 11 – HBO MAX
  8. Westworld – HBO
  9. Tales from the Loop – Amazon Prime
  10. DEVS – HULU
  11. NeXt – HULU
  12. Nightflyers – SyFy
  13. Counterpart – Starz
  14. Altered Carbon – Netflix
  15. Game of Thrones – HBO
  16. Humans – BBC
  17. The OA – Netflix
  18. Legion – FX
  19. Mr. Robot – USA
  20. Gotham – FOX
  21. The Purge – USA
  22. Orphan Black – BBC
  23. Dark – Netflix
  24. The Last Ship – USA
  25. 12 Monkeys – SyFy
  26. The Colony – USA
  27. Jessica Jones – Netflix
  28. Luke Cage – Netflix
  29. Daredevil – Netflix
  30. The Defenders – Netflix
  31. The Punisher – Netflix
  32. Agents of Shield – ABC
  33. Into The Badlands – AMC
  34. Arrow – CW
  35. The Flash – CW
  36. The I-Land – Netflix
  37. Electric Dreams – Amazon
  38. The Rain – Netflix
  39. Watchmen – HBO

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TOP SCI-FI MOVIES OF ALL TIME

I will personally be working off this list below in alphabetical order of my favorite sci-fi movies.
Tell me if there are any films I have missed that I should watch…

BEST SCI FI MOVIES ALL TIME

  • 12 Monkeys
  • 28 Days Later
  • 28 Weeks Later
  • 1984
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • A.I.
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Adam Project
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Advantageous
  • Alien/s
  • Alien Nation
  • Altered States
  • Andromeda Strain
  • Annihilation
  • Anon
  • Another Earth
  • Arrival
  • Automata
  • Awake
  • Blade Runner
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Brainstorm
  • Brave New World
  • Brazil
  • The Brother from Another Planet
  • Capricorn One
  • Captive State
  • Chappie
  • Children of Men
  • The Circle
  • City of Ember
  • City of Lost Children
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Cloverfield
  • Cocoon
  • Code 8
  • Code 46
  • Coma
  • The Creator
  • DarK City
  • The Day of the Animals
  • Day of the Triffids
  • Dead Zone
  • The Discovery
  • District 9
  • Donnie Darko
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dreamscape
  • Dune
  • E.T.
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • Elysium
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Embers
  • Enemy Mine
  • Escape from LA
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Ex Machina
  • eXistenZ
  • Extinction
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fast Color
  • Firestarter
  • Flatliners
  • The Fly
  • Forbidden Zone
  • Fortress
  • Frankenhooker
  • Frequencies
  • Futureworld
  • Gamer
  • Gattaca
  • The Giver
  • The Guyver
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Happening
  • Hellboy
  • Her
  • The Hidden
  • Highlander
  • Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • I Am Legend
  • I Am Mother
  • I Origins
  • iBoy
  • Idiocracy
  • I’ll Follow You Down
  • Imposter
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • Inception
  • Independence Day
  • Interstellar
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Jules
  • Jung_E
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Kitchen
  • The Last Star Fighter
  • Lawnmower Man
  • Limitless
  • The Lobster
  • Logan’s Run
  • Looker
  • Looper
  • Lucy
  • Mad Max (all of them)
  • The Manhattan Project
  • The Matrix
  • Midnight Special
  • Minority Report
  • Mirage
  • Monsters
  • Moon
  • Mortal Engines
  • Mothra
  • Mute
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Escape
  • Nope
  • The Omega Man
  • The One I Love
  • Outland
  • Outside the Wire
  • Pacific Rim
  • Pandorum
  • Panic in the Year Zero
  • Paradise
  • Phenomenon
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • Pi
  • Planet of the Apes (all of them)
  • The Postman
  • Possessor
  • Predator
  • Primer
  • Project Power
  • Push
  • Re-Animator
  • Ready Player One
  • Rememory
  • Repo Man
  • Robocop (all of them)
  • Rollerball
  • The Running Man
  • Scanners
  • Screamers
  • Self/less
  • Snow Piercer
  • Signs
  • The Signal
  • Silent Running
  • Sleeper
  • Solo
  • Sound of My Voice
  • Source Code
  • Southland Tales
  • Soylent Green
  • Star Man
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Stepford Wives
  • Strange Days
  • Surrogates
  • Synchronic
  • Take Shelter
  • Tenet
  • Terminator: Judgement Day
  • Time Bandits
  • The Truman Show
  • They Live
  • Total Recall
  • Trancers
  • Under the Skin
  • Upgrade
  • Upstream Color
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Videodrome
  • Virtuosity
  • Vivarium
  • Waterworld
  • Westworld
  • What Happened to Monday
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  • (MCU lost its way but…)
  • Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Logan
  • Wonder Woman
  • Dead Pool
  • Guardians of the Galaxy series
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The X-Men series
  • Alien
  • (do I really need to list every movie in these great sci fi franchises?)
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Alien Resurrection
  • The Hunger Games series
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
  • Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Matrix series
  • Planet of the Apes
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • The Purge series
  • The Terminator
  • Terminator 2: Judgement Day
  • The X-Files series
  • Star Trek: First Contact
  • Star Trek Generations
  • Star Trek Insurrection
  • Star Trek Nemesis
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek Into the Darkness
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Star Trek: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn

*you didn’t really read the whole list to see if I put Star Wars?