Jack’s Summer School is in session, and Rocket Science class has got us thinking about our favorite Sci-Fi shows of all time.
The Doctor Who series was rebooted in 2005 after being off the air for more than a decade. In a nutshell, Doctor Who is about an enigmatic, time-travelling alien called the Doctor. He adventures across time and space in his iconic blue box.
What makes the show so great is its ability to change and adapt with… well, the times. Since he can travel anywhere in the third and fourth dimensions, the Doctor may go off swashbuckling with pirates one week and then go off to the year 1,000,000 to save an alien civilization the next.
Trust us, it’s an entertaining show. If you don’t believe us check out this trailer for the currently airing season of Doctor Who:
Though it only aired for 14 episodes and one feature film, Firefly is easily one of the most beloved sci-fi series to ever grace the airwaves.
Best described as a show about space cowboys, the series focused on the adventures of the crew and passengers of the transport ship Serenity. Engaging characters and witty dialogue set this sci-fi show apart.
For a better taste of the show, check out this fan-made trailer:
We were first introduced to Battlestar Galactica while watching Dwight on The Office. We figured if it was worth checking out after hearing him mention it.
Are we ever glad we did.
Hailed by some as the greatest sci-fi series ever, Battlestar Galactica takes the classic theme of enemies from within and runs away with it.
We think Time described the series best, “Galactica is a ripping sci-fi allegory of the war on terror, complete with religious fundamentalists (here, genocidal robots called Cylons), sleeper cells, civil-liberties crackdowns and even a prisoner-torture scandal.”
Check out this fan-made epic trailer designed to give some background info without revealing too much:
The X-Files at its best was some of the greatest television ever produced. Mulder and Skully will always have a special place in our hearts, especially if we try to forget some of the later episodes where the show began to wane.
If you’ve never seen The X-Files you’re missing out. This sci-fi paranormal thriller made conspiracy theorists of us all, and we loved it.
The Twilight Zone
Doesn’t watching the intro make you want to watch this show?
Rod Serling’s classic series The Twilight Zone has been creeping Americans out for more than 50 years. We think it’s because of the excellent storytelling coupled with the black and white presentation. Black and white is just creepier than color somehow.
TOUGH GUY CHALLENGE: Watch it with the lights out.