Sci-Fi Power Rankings

SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 5-15-21)

The Sci-Fi Power Rankings are not based on viewership ratings or critical ratings. They are determined by how much Matt Besser thinks you should watch the shows based on how much Besser enjoys the concepts and fictional premise of the show. Sometimes Besser examines how he would actually live and survive within the reality of the sci-fi show, but more importantly he imagines the character roles that he deserves 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
– recently or 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  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

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SCIFI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 12-1-20)

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  2. Sweet Tooth – Netflix
  3. Sisyphus – Netflix
  4. Kiss Me First – Netflix
  5. Falcon & the Winter Soldier – Netflix
  6. WandaVision – Netflix
  7. Debris – HULU
  8. DEVS – HULU
  9. NeXt – HULU
  10. Upload – Amazon Prime
  11. The Boys – Amazon Prime
  12. The Mandalorian – Disney+
  13. The Expanse – Amazon
  14. Castle Rock – Hulu
  15. Westworld – HBO
  16. Tales from the Loop – Amazon Prime
  17. Snowpiercer – AMC
  18. Nightflyers – SyFy
  19. Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  20. The Witcher – Netflix
  21. Black Mirror – BBC
  22. Humans – BBC
  23. Dark – Netflix
  24. Walking Dead – AMC
  25. Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
  26. The Rain – Netflix
  27. Cleverman – Netflix
  28. Locke & Key – Netflix
  29. Black Summer – Netflix
  30. Stranger Things – Netflix
  31. Star Trek: Discovery – CBS Access
  32. Better Than Us – Netflix
  33. Ad Vitam – Netflix
  34. Osmosis – Netflix
  35. Helstrom – HULU
  36. Omniscient -NETFLIX

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

  1. Counterpart – Starz
  2. Altered Carbon – Netflix
  3. Game of Thrones – HBO
  4. The OA – Netflix
  5. Legion – FX
  6. Mr. Robot – USA
  7. Gotham – FOX
  8. The Purge – USA
  9. Orphan Black – BBC
  10. The Last Ship – USA
  11. 12 Monkeys – SyFy
  12. The Colony – USA
  13. Jessica Jones – Netflix
  14. Luke Cage – Netflix
  15. Daredevil – Netflix
  16. The Defenders – Netflix
  17. The Punisher – Netflix
  18. Agents of Shield – ABC
  19. Into The Badlands – AMC
  20. Arrow – CW
  21. The Flash – CW
  22. The I-Land – Netflix
  23. Electric Dreams – Amazon

SHOULD I TRY IT?

  1. Raised By Wolves – HBO MAX
  2. V Wars – Netflix
  3. Titans – DC
  4. Project Blue Book – History / Amazon Prime
  5. what do you suggest? [@mattbesser on Twitter or Instagram)

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
13. Rosewell, NM

USED TO LIKE, BUT DONE NOW

  1. The Man in the High Castle – Amazon
  2. The Manifest – NBC
  3. American Horror Story – FX
  4. Supernatural – CW
  5. The 100 – CW
  6. Runaways – Hulu
  7. The Passage – FOX
  8. 3% – Netflix

DO BETTER & I’LL WATCH AGAIN
1. Lost in Space – Netflix

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COMING SOON

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
  • Advantageous
  • Alien Nation
  • Altered States
  • Andromeda Strain
  • Annihilation
  • Anon
  • Another Earth
  • Arrival
  • Automata
  • Awake
  • Blade Runner
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Brainstorm
  • Brave New World
  • Brazil
  • Capricorn One
  • Captive State
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Embers
  • Enemy Mine
  • Escape from LA
  • Escape from New York
  • Escape to Witch Mountain
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Ex Machina
  • eXistenZ
  • Extinction
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Fast Color
  • 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 Am Mother
  • I Origins
  • iBoy
  • Imposter
  • In the Shadow of the Moon
  • 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
  • Mirage
  • Monsters
  • Moon
  • Mothra
  • Mute
  • Never Let Me Go
  • No Escape
  • The Omega Man
  • The One I Love
  • Outland
  • Outside the Wire
  • Pacific Rim
  • Pandorum
  • Panic in the Year Zero
  • Phenomenon
  • The Philadelphia Experiment
  • The Postman
  • Possessor
  • Predator
  • Primer
  • Project Power
  • Push
  • Re-Animator
  • Ready Player One
  • Rememory
  • 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
  • Synchronic
  • Take Shelter
  • Tenet
  • Time Bandits
  • The Truman Show
  • They Live
  • Total Recall
  • Trancers
  • Under the Skin
  • Upstream Color
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Videodrome
  • Virtuosity
  • Vivarium
  • Waterworld
  • Westworld
  • What Happened to Monday
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  • (I think the best comedy movies going right now are Marvel superhero movies. Weird, but true. Really, I’m a fan of the whole MCU universe but here’s some of my favs…)
  • Ant-Man
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Doctor Strange
  • Logan
  • Wonder Woman
  • Dead Pool
  • Guardians of the Galaxy series
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • The X-Men seriesAlien
  • (do I really need to list every movie in these great sci fi franchises?)
  • 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?