No other on-screen genre can capture our imaginations quite like a good sci-fi can. Whether it’s an old school classic or the latest release, Netflix has us covered. Although sci-fi movies are epic in their own right, sometimes we want those characters that we can really get to know over a longer period. Enter the world of sci-fi series and prepare to get your fix of binge-watching. We have scaled the Netflix menu and come up with the 6 best sci-fi shows to watch right now.
The internet exploded this year when the third season of Stranger Things hit the Netflix airwaves. Set in the ‘80s in small-town America, we follow a group of children and teenagers who discover dangerous supernatural forces that are being covered up by dark government agencies. The plot brilliantly expands throughout the seasons and we get to watch the characters develop and grow with each new challenge. We already can’t wait for the next one!
This award-winning series makes use of stand-alone episodes set in the near future or an alternative present. Black Mirror takes on a modern spin on the classic CBS sci-fi series The Twilight Zone, but with a more technological approach. The storylines are built on the relationships that human beings have with technology and take a look at what just might happen if we aren’t careful. The series is currently in its fifth season.
The FBI is called upon to work with an institutionalized scientist to investigate a series of seemingly unexplainable events. The trail of events grows ever more disturbing and begins to intertwine with the characters as the episodes progress. With five seasons and 100 episodes, be prepared to be caught up in the Fringe web and find out how it’s all connected.
Set in a future where digitized consciousness is stored, humans are able to conquer death by being “re-sleeved” into new bodies. In the story, we follow Takeshi, a specially trained Envoy soldier, who has been hired by Laurens Bancroft to find out the truth about his mysterious death. The highly influential aristocrat’s death was ruled out by the police, but Laurens knows that there is more to the mystery.
Lost in Space
Follow the Robinson family 30 years from now as they embark on a journey to a new life in a new and better world. Tragedy ensues as their craft is torn off course from its destination and crash lands on an alien planet. The family must work together to survive the new alien environment and a few other unexpected surprises as well.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Taking us back to 1993 is this classic piece of sci-fi art. Captain Jean-Luc Picard leads his crew upon the USS Enterprise to explore and seek out new life on distant planets in the Milky Way Galaxy. The story centers around the main characters and their sociological relationships with alien cultures.
Looking for a full-on alien adventure? Or an alternate reality that’s not too far fetched? Netflix has a little something for everyone. The shows on this list will provide hundreds of hours of quality entertainment to keep any sci-fi junkie happy. So get your snacks and get ready to chill. Thanks, Netflix.