Category Archives: Classic Sci Fi TV

Classic Sci Fi TV: Lights Out (1949)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This anthology series based on the radio show of the same name delivered tales of suspense, horror, sci fi, and the supernatural. Aired: NBC, 1949-52, 3 Seasons Totaling 152 Episodes (Plus a Tryout 4 Ep Season… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Lost in Space (1965)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? In this 1965 space adventure series, the Robinson family set off on a journey to colonize Alpha Centauri, but the sinister Dr. Smith sabotages the ship which sends it far off course causing all onboard to… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Firefly (2002)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? Five hundred years in the future, humans have expanded across the galaxy and the central governing force known as the Alliance rules over the colonists with a tight grip. A group of former rebels and outlaws… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Quatermass (1953)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This was actually three separate serials that aired in Britain in the 1950’s (plus a final serial in 1979) that focused on Professor Quatermass and his investigations into alien life that has come into contact with… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Space Patrol (1950)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This was one of the original sci fi series to debut during the early days of television and it followed the adventures of Commander Buzz Corry of the United Planets Space Patrol, his sidekick Cadet Happy,… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? This series continues the mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise one hundred years after the events of the original Star Trek series and with a new crew led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and including his second in… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: The Twilight Zone (1959)

Classic Sci Fi TV: Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? Hosted by series creator Rod Serling, this classic anthology offered stories with sci fi, fantasy, and horror elements that often acted as cautionary tales commenting on the foibles of human nature. All of this is introduced… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Jonny Quest (1964)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This classic Hanna-Barbara animated sci fi/adventure series followed young Jonny Quest and his friend Hadji as they travel around the world with Jonny’s scientist father Dr. Benton Quest and family bodyguard Race Bannon (along with their dog bandit) making new… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Doctor Who

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This series follows the time traveler known as the Doctor who comes from a race of Time Lords who live on the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor helps those threatened by other time travelers or nefarious alien races and goes through… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: The Prisoner (1967)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? In this British made series, a secret agent abruptly resigns from his position but is abducted and taken to a place known as “the Village”, which is designed to contain and get information from people who “know too much”. When… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: The Outer Limits (1963)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This anthology series gave us science fiction focused tales that often worked around a monster-of-the-week format and that also delivered the expected twist ending.  The opening narration has since become iconic for sci fi TV: There is nothing wrong with your television set.… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Babylon 5 (1993)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This show takes place on the massive space station Babylon 5 that acts as a neutral meeting place for the various races in the known galaxy. Over the course of the show’s five-year run, it chronicles a war with one… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: The Incredible Hulk (1977)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. Description: After Dr. David Banner loses his wife in a car accident, he starts conducting studies on the ability of some humans to demonstrate great feats of strength in extreme circumstances. He believes that gamma radiation may be the key to this, and… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: The X-Files (1993)

Looking back as classic sci fi and fantasy shows that aired from 1949 to 2010. What Is It? This series follows FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate cases that appear to be linked to the paranormal. In the course of their investigations, they discover a worldwide conspiracy and must thwart the schemes of a… Read More »

Classic Sci Fi TV: Star Trek (1966)

Our ongoing look back at many of the classics of science fiction and fantasy television. What Is It? Not that this show needs an introduction, but this classic space travel series followed the crew of the USS Enterprise on their five year mission to explore new worlds, make contact with alien civilizations, and also patrol the area of the… Read More »