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Best Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video Right Now

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
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Science-fiction is one of the best genres in all of cinema. Sci-fi movies show what we can only imagine, and they blend many genres like action, romance, and mystery in them and make a very great cinematic experience. So, we made a list of the best sci-fi TV shows on Amazon Prime Video you can watch right now.

Babylon 5

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
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Synopsis: 2258 CE. Five hostile federations dominate the outermost regions of space. Heroes, thieves and rare and exotic beings find refuge in this time of uneasy peace and the constant threat of war on a lone space station–the last and best hope for peace between a hundred worlds, alien and human alike–Babylon 5.

Utopia

Synopsis: When the conspiracy in the elusive comic Utopia is real, a group of young fans come together to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other, and ultimately humanity. Starring John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, and Sasha Lane.

The Tick

Synopsis: In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to suspect his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover the conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero. They launch into an adventure brimming with crazed archvillains, blood-soaked vigilantes, and superhuman freakery.

Battlestar Galactica

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Synopsis: “Battlestar Galactica” is an intriguing take on the classic adventure of a ragtag fleet of humans, the sole survivors of a devastating nuclear attack by the robot Cylons. Faced with an un-winnable battle against a deadly enemy, they are forced to flee under the protection of their one remaining warship, the outdated Battlestar Galactica. Pursued by the Cylons-some of whom have now taken human form-Commander Adama (Olmos) and President Roslin (McDonnell) lead these last remnants of humanity in search of a new home – a planet called Earth.

Pandora

Synopsis: Set in the year 2199, a young woman who has lost everything finds a new life at Earth’s Space Training Academy where she learns to defend the galaxy from intergalactic threats.

The X-Files

Credit – Fox

Synopsis: The truth is out there. FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien encounters and abductions, and just about everything else among the paranormal.

BrainDead

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Credit – CBS

Synopsis: BrainDead is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C., politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

The Boys

Synopsis: The Boys is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about “The Seven”, and their formidable Vought backing.

Continuum

Synopsis: Contiuum is a police drama starring Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in the year 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep dedicated City Protective Services officer, Kiera, along with them. With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra. Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they can change the course of history forever.

The Feed

Synopsis: In the near future, people’s minds are connected to The Feed, giving them instant connectivity. When something or someone invades it, everyone is at risk.

Defiance

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Credit – Syfy

Synopsis: In the year 2046, it’s a new Earth – with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition. To the town of Defiance, on what used to be St. Louis, comes the mysterious Nolan (Grant Bowler) and his charge, Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas).

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Synopsis: Based on the short stories from one of science fiction’s most prolific authors, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams explores humanity in 10 standalone episodes. From 5 to 5000 years in the future, each story in the anthology will question what it means to be human in uniquely ambitious, grounded, yet fantastical worlds.

Upload

Synopsis: From Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy. In the near future, people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality environments. Cash-strapped Nora works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When party-boy/coder Nathan’s car crashes, his girlfriend uploads him into Nora’s VR world.

Doctor Who

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Credit – BBC

Synopsis: Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor is wise and funny, cheeky and brave. A loner, his detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world’s in danger. But when it comes to relationships, he can be found wanting. That’s why he needs Rose. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soulmates.

Tales From The Loop

Synopsis: Inspired by the wondrous paintings of Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop explores the mind-bending adventures of the people who live above the Loop, a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things previously relegated to science fiction, possible.

Star Trek: Picard

Synopsis: Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Credit – First Run Syndication

Synopsis: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous starship is much larger than the one captained by James T. Kirk a century earlier, and, accordingly, it carries a larger crew complement: 1,012 men, women…and, surprisingly, children. This era’s Starfleet Command believes that men and women are more likely to sign up for long-term exploratory missions if they think of their ship as home. Thus, Picard’s crew enjoys many of the comforts they’d have otherwise left behind, including a wide variety of recreational opportunities, “replicated” food dishes to suit every palate, and quarters large enough to share with spouses and offspring. There are schools for the children and a bar (stocked with synthetic alcohol, or synthehol) where the adults can unwind. However, the ongoing mission—no longer limited to a mere five years—remains virtually the same as it was during Kirk’s time: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Star Trek: Voyager

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Synopsis: The wildly successful Star Trek franchise continues as Capt. Kathryn Janeway and the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager follow a Maquis ship into the Badlands, and one species-saving decision later, find themselves in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years away from the Alpha Quadrant, the Federation, and home. The two ships must join together to make it back, facing treacherous battles from the outside world — and from within.

Deep Space Nine

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Credit – Syndication

Synopsis: At Deep Space Nine, a space station located next to a wormhole, Cmdr. Sisko (Avery Brooks) and crew members Odo (Rene Auberjonois), O’Brien (Colm Meaney) and Dax (Terry Farrell) welcome alien visitors, root out evildoers and solve all types of unexpected problems that come their way.

Eureka

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Credit – Syfy

Synopsis: A newly hired Sheriff reports for duty in the small, bucolic Pacific Northwest town of Eureka and soon discovers that it is not what it seems. For years, the government has been relocating the world’s geniuses (and their families) to this small town, creating the ultimate think-tank community in which strange, amazing, and bizarre things happen as the quirky inhabitants unleash scientific & technological creations still unknown by the outside world.

Orphan Black

Synopsis: Orphan Black is a Sci-Fi thriller starring Tatiana Maslany in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah hopes that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, her problems multiply – and so does she.

Mr. Robot

Sci-Fi TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video
Credit – USA Network

Synopsis: Young antisocial computer programmer Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer during the day, but at night he is a vigilante hacker. He is recruited by the mysterious leader of an underground group of hackers to join their organization. Elliot’s task? Help bring down corporate America, including the company he is paid to protect – which presents him with a moral dilemma. Although he works for a corporation, his personal beliefs make it hard to resist the urge to take down the heads of multinational companies that he believes are running – and ruining – the world.

Humans

Synopsis: In a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant that’s so similar to a real human it’s transforming the way we live.

Undone

Synopsis: UNDONE is a half-hour, genre-bending, animated series that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character Alma, a twenty-eight-year-old living in San Antonio, Texas. After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father’s death.

The Expanse

Synopsis: The disappearance of rich-girl-turned-political-activist Julie Mao links the lives of Ceres detective Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), accidental ship captain James Holden (Steven Strait) and U.N. politician Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo). Amidst political tension between Earth, Mars and the Belt, they unravel the single greatest conspiracy of all time.

The Man in the High Castle

Synopsis: Based on Philip K. Dick’s award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), and Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), and Alexa Davalos (Mob City).

Counterpart

Synopsis: Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) is a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue, danger, and double cross… where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from this parallel world.


This concludes the list of the best sci-fi TV shows on Amazon Prime Video you can watch right now. So, if you have watched them tell us in the comments and we will make a new list for you, and if you haven’t what are you waiting for.

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