Sci-Fi Power Rankings

SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 2-4-19)

The Sci-Fi Power Rankings are not based on viewership ratings or critical ratings. They are determined by how much Matt Besser thinks John Gemberling should watch the shows based on how much Besser enjoys the fiction of the show. Sometimes Besser will want John to examine how they would actually live and survive within the reality of the sci-fi show, but more importantly they will imagine the character roles that they deserve 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
- currently airing shows get more power
- shows in first or last seasons get more power
- premiere and season ending episodes get more power
- any episode which features the death of a character or major plot change gets power
- anytime guest from sci-fi show appears on our podcast then their show goes to #1
- any show that hires Matt Besser or John Gemberling as an actor goes to #1
- no comedy sci-fi included
- 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

1. The Punisher – Netflix
2. Nightflyers – SyFy
3. Legion – FX
4. Black Mirror – Netflix/BBC
5. Game of Thrones – HBO
6. Star Trek: Discovery – CBS Access
7. The Expanse – Amazon
8. Altered Carbon – Netflix
9. Gotham – FOX
10. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
11. Westworld – HBO
12. Humans – Netflix/ BBC
13. Dark – Netflix
14. Stranger Things – Netflix
15. The Manifest – NBC
16. Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
17. Walking Dead – AMC
18. The Passage – FOX
19. Agents of Shield – ABC
20. Runaways – Hulu
21. The Rain – Netflix
22. Electric Dreams – Amazon
23. 3% – Netflix
24. The Purge – USA
25. The OA – Netflix
26. Castle Rock – Hulu
27. The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
28. Rosewell, NM – CW
29. Cleverman – Netflix
30. Jessica Jones / Luke Cage / Daredevil / The Defenders – Netflix

IS IT SCI-FI?
1. Mr. Robot – USA
2. Hard Sun – Hulu/BBC
3. Castle Rock – Hulu

WE SHOULD TRY IT
1. Counterpart – Starz
2. Project Blue Book – History / Amazon Prime
3. White Rabbit Project – Netflix
4. American Gods – Epic
5. The Magicians – SyFy
6. Black Lightening – WB
7. Killjoy – SyFy

DON’T GET IT, NO THANK YOU
1. Dr. Who
2. Krypton
3. Supergirl
4. Legends of Tomorrow
5. The Crossing
6. The Continuum
7. Dark Matter
8. Sense8
9. Lucifer
10. Z Nation
11. Travelers
12. Reverie

USED TO LIKE, BUT DONE NOW
1. American Horror Story – FX
2. Supernatural – CW
3. The Flash – CW
4. The 100 – CW
5. Arrow – CW
6. The Returned

DO BETTER & I’LL WATCH AGAIN
1. Lost in Space – Netflix
2. The Gifted – FOX

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
1. The Last Ship – USA
2. Orphan Black – BBC
3. 12 Monkeys – SyFy
4. The Colony – USA

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COMING SOON

Besser & Gemblerling will build a TOP 100 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
A Clockwork Orange
The Adjustment Bureau
Alien Nation
Altered States
Andromeda Strain
Another Earth
Ant-Man
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Arrival
Automata
Blade Runner
Blade Runner 2049
A Boy and His Dog
Brainstorm
Brave New World
Brazil
Capricorn One
Chappie
Children of Men
City of Ember
City of Lost Children
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Cocoon
Code 46
Coma
DarK City
The Day of the Animals
Day of the Triffids
Dead Zone
The Discovery
District 9
Donnie Darko
Dreamscape
Edge of Tomorrow
Elysium
Enemy Mine
Escape from LA
Escape from New York
Escape to Witch Mountain
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Ex Machina
eXistenZ
Fahrenheit 451
Firestarter
Flatliners
Forbidden Zone
Fortress
Frankenhooker
Frequencies
Futureworld
Gamer
Gattaca
The Guyver
The Handmaid’s Tale
The Happening
Hellboy
Her
The Hidden
Highlander
I Am Legend
I Origins
iBoy
Inception
Interstellar
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Jurassic Park
The Last Star Fighter
Lawnmower Man
Limitless
The Lobster
Logan’s Run
Looker
Looper
Lucy
The Manhattan Project
Midnight Special
Minority Report
Monsters
Mothra
Never Let Me Go
No Escape
The Omega Man
The One I Love
Outland
Pacific Rim
Pandorum
Panic in the Year Zero
Phenomenon
The Philadelphia Experiment
The Postman
Predator
Primer
Re-Animator
Ready Player One
Repo Man
Robocop
Rollerball
The Running Man
Scanners
Screamers
Self/less
Snow Piercer
Signs
The Signal
Silent Running
Sleeper
Sound of My Voice
Source Code
Southland Tales
Soylent Green
Star Man
Starship Troopers
The Stepford Wives
Strange Days
Surrogates
Take Shelter
Time Bandits
The Truman Show
They Live
Total Recall
Trancers
Under the Skin
Upstream Color
Vanilla Sky
Videodrome
Virtuosity
Waterworld
Westworld
What Happened to Monday

Thor: Ragnarok
Doctor Strange
Logan
Wonder Woman
Dead Pool
Guardians of the Galaxy series
Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
The X-Men series

Alien
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?

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