Watching television series on streaming apps is now more popular than ever, this is especially true in the science fiction genre as it has enjoyed a substantial growth in recent years with original series launching on most major streaming platforms as well as the return of iconic names such as STAR WARS and STAR TREK.
Fortunately it’s easy to find many great science fiction shows on popular streaming apps to watch movies and shows. Continue reading to find out more regarding the most popular science fiction shows!
Star Trek: Discovery ( Paramount+ )
Star Trek has a deep history and a fan following rivaled by few in the science fiction genre . Star Trek: Discovery builds on the lore of previous iterations , the series takes place ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the original Enterprise. USS Discovery explores new worlds and lifeforms . Long time Star Trek fans can’t afford to miss this epic series.
Star Trek: Picard ( Paramount+ )
Adding to the list of new Star Trek series is Star Trek : Picard which takes place 20 years after the events of Star Trek Nemesis . Jean-Luc Picard finds himself reflecting on the events of the previous 20 years and sets out to discovery a new adventure full of surprises. Fans of the Next Generation episodes will love this new streaming version as many of those characters make cameo appearances.
STAR WARS : The Mandalorian ( DISNEY+ )
Star Wars : The Mandalorian is a two season series that takes place nine years after ‘A New Hope’ and 30 years before ‘The Force Awakens’ essentially it’s a continuation of the original Star Wars trilogy. This series does not disappoint and is probably the best two season science fiction series to ever be released as it goes deeper into the Star Wars universe than any of the films could do to the amount of time allocated to a series vs a film. With top notch special effects and Disney’s massive production studios creating the most fan friendly Star Wars experience to come out since the original trilogy. The series finale is one of the most memorable in Star Wars history that will not disappoint.
Battlestar Galactica ( Peacock )
Battlestar Galactica is set in a galaxy far away , where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets named the Twelve Colonies of Kobol. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons. The series takes place primarily after the Cylons wiped out most of the human population and only a small percentage of humans survive . This series remains a popular one and with good reason, if you can check out the rest of the Battle Star series please do so.
Despite the Battle Star series being one of the most popular sci-fi series after Star Wars and Star Trek . Most of the series is currently not available in streaming platforms as only Galactica is available for streaming in the united states. Stay tuned for more news regarding where the remainder of the series winds up.
For all Mankind ( Apple TV+ )
Alternate timelines have been used as a story building element in science fiction tv shows and movies , “For All Man Kind” is no different as it takes place in 1969 where instead of an American landing on the moon a Soviet cosmonaut, Alexei Leonov, becomes the first human to land on the Moon. This outcome drastically affects American life . After Russia also initiates recruitment of women and minorities into its space programs America is forced to quickly catch up.
LOKI (Disney +)
Taking place inside the same setting as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki who is usually seen as a villain and pest for the Avengers missions is the protagonist of the series. The spin-off follows in the footsteps of Loki (Tom Hiddleston), better known as the God of Trickery and mischief , who managed to steal the Avengers’ tesseract during his mission to retrieve the Infinity Stones which leads him to inadvertently interfere with important moments in human history. A group of time enforcers known as variants intervenes to help Loki save the timelines.
See (Apple TV+ )
“See”, Apple TV+ original series starring Jason Mamoa, follows a dystopian world where more than half the world’s population has been wiped out by a virus and the few survivors have completely lost their eyesight. Centuries later, the human race has to find new modes of survival and interaction to reconstruct society. But the whole structure of this new world is challenged when a pair of twins who can see are born.