Sci-Fi Power Rankings

SCI-FI/FANTASY TV SHOW POWER RANKINGS (week of 9-12-22)

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. the show fades the longer it’s been off air
– 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 9-12-22)

  1. Severance – Apple
  2. Peacemaker – HBO MAX
  3. Night Sky – Amazon Prime
  4. Outer Range – Amazon Prime
  5. The Expanse – Amazon
  6. Station 11 – HBO MAX
  7. The Witcher – Netflix
  8. Raised by Wolves – HBO MAX
  9. The Foundation – Apple
  10. Squid Games – HBO MAX
  11. Star Trek: Discovery – Paramount
  12. The Handmaid’s Tale – Hulu
  13. Hawkeye – Disney
  14. Falcon & the Winter Soldier – Disney
  15. WandaVision – Disney
  16. Titans – HBO MAX
  17. Upload – Amazon Prime
  18. The Boys – Amazon Prime
  19. The Mandalorian – Disney
  20. Westworld – HBO
  21. Snowpiercer – AMC
  22. Umbrella Academy – Netflix
  23. Walking Dead – AMC
  24. Fear the Walking Dead – AMC
  25. Black Summer – Netflix
  26. Stranger Things – Netflix
  27. Invasion – Apple
  28. Star Trek: Picard – Paramount
  29. Ad Vitam – Netflix
  30. Osmosis – Netflix
  31. Helstrom – HULU
  32. Omniscient -NETFLIX
  33. Cleverman – Netflix
  34. Humans – BBC
  35. Dark – Netflix
  36. Black Mirror – BBC
  37. Better Than Us – Netflix
  38. Tales from the Loop – Amazon Prime
  39. DEVS – HULU
  40. NeXt – HULU
  41. Sweet Tooth – Netflix
  42. Sisyphus – Netflix
  43. Kiss Me First – Netflix

RECENTLY DECEASED, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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

SHOULD I TRY IT?

  1. what do you suggest? [@mattbesser on Twitter or Instagram)

DON’T GET IT, NO THANK YOU

  1. Another Life
  2. Cowboy Bebop
  3. Dr. Who
  4. Krypton
  5. Supergirl
  6. Legends of Tomorrow
  7. The Crossing
  8. The Continuum
  9. Dark Matter
  10. Sense8
  11. Lucifer
  12. Z Nation
  13. Travelers
  14. Reverie
  15. 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
  9. Doom Patrol – HBO Max
  10. Locke & Key – Netflix
  11. Debris – HULU

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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
  • Dune
  • 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 Giver
  • The Guyver
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Happening
  • Hellboy
  • Her
  • The Hidden
  • Highlander
  • I Am Legend
  • I Am Mother
  • I Origins
  • iBoy
  • I’ll Follow You Down
  • 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
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • 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?