It’s been a while, but now the site redesign is done I can get back to writing nonsense about science fiction on the pretext it’s related to space. To ease myself back in I’m putting together a list of TV shows that are set in space or on other planets.
Similar to my films list, as a general criteria, a significant portion of the show should take place in space or on another planet to count. For now anthology series that have an episode set in space are not being counted (e.g. Black Mirror). Dramatisations are valid but documentaries do not count.
My personal recommendations are indicated with a smiley face (even if it’s been more than 10 years since I watched some of them).
Star Trek (The Original Series)
Star Trek (The Animated Series)
Star Trek The Next Generation 🙂
Star Trek Deep Space 9 🙂
Star Trek Voyager
Star Trek Enterprise
Star Trek Discovery
Star Trek: Picard
Other Shows with Multiple Series
Stargate SG-1 🙂
Stargate Atlantis 🙂
Battlestar Galactica (1978 – 1979)
Battlestar Galactica (2004 – 2009) 🙂
Lost in Space (1965 – 1968)
Lost in Space (2018)
Star Wars: Droids
Star Wars: Ewoks
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars Rebels
To be categorised
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
The Expanse 🙂
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (TV series)
Space: Above and Beyond
Animated / Puppets
Battle of the Planets
Cowboy Bebop 🙂
Legend of the Galactic Heroes 🙂
Jayce and the Wheel Warriors
Knights of Sidonia
Mobile Suit Gundam
Star Blazers/Space Battleship Yamato
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
I know there’s a lot more, so if you have a suggestion please let me know in the comments!
Ah! I’m glad the site is still alive! This is my favourite space-facts site and my go-to whenever I need to know anything! Thank you!
Although, I do have to say, I loved the black background of the old site – space is black, you know.
Appreciate the feedback. I liked it too, but having a black background can be limits some design options. Tricky to have a different coloured headers and things like that.
What about :-
Jayce and the Wheel Warriors?
Ulysses 31 -> Who can forget the theme tune?
soaring through all the galaxies
in search of Earth, flying into the night!
Battle of the Planets
Well, you got 100 what about Roswell High?
Are you sure its Beebop and not Bebop?
Added thanks. Did they ever spend time in space in Roswell High? I know in The 100 the space station plays a large role early on, even if only part of the show takes place there.
Never saw Roswell High to be honest. I misread the title but here’s some others
Terrahawks, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Flash Gordon (starring Eric Johnson and the 80’s Cartoon Series)
Roughnecks (CGI Starship Troopers Cartoon)
Starfleet (80’s puppetry with an antagonist with a face for an eye, Japanese)
Would you consider Fantasy as well because if you do, you could consider
The Dark Crystal (Thra) (T.V. and Film)
Warcraft (Draenor and Azeroth) (For the film section that is)
How about ultimate list of games set in space, here’s some to start you off….
Warcraft (Draenor, Argus, Azeroth)
I think it’s something where the fact the TV show is in space or on another planet should play a part thematically, so most fantasy settings don’t really count.
I think Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet can be counted as space travel / planets play a significant role in some episodes.
A games post like this is planned but no idea when it’ll be done currently.
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Space_Rangers_(TV_series)
Short lived, kinda corny.
I’m surprised you didn’t smile Firefly.
Forbidden Planet 1956. The first “Legitimate” SF movie produced in a professional style.
FORBIDDEN PLANET wasn’t set on TV. This is the TV shows blog
As a nine year old one of my favorite TV shows was MEN INTO SPACE with William Lundigan.
I even had the toy helmet!
Just for what it’s worth, my favorites from this list include Firefly (and its spinoff movie, Serenity), Babylon 5 and its movies and Crusade, Dark Matter, Hitchhiker’s Guide (BBC tv and the 12 BBC radio episodes plus all of the four or five books in the trilogy), Red Dwarf (but you have to understand British comedy), and while it isn’t set in space, it’s about aliens living as humans, Roswell (not Roswell High…never seen it).