Under the Radar Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV

by hellraiser7 | created - 7 months ago | updated - 2 days ago | Public

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy genere has produced dozens of titles that have became timeless classics not just in the genere but TV itself. But as plentiful as they are there are also those Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows that have faded from memory or not given a fair shake. These are the ones for any fan of the genre seeking something away from the all too familiar which is part of the joy of this genre.

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1. The Odyssey (1992–1994)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Following an accident, young Jay Ziegler falls into a coma. While his family and friends must continue their lives in the Real World, Jay finds himself in the magical Downworld on a quest to return home.

Stars: Illya Woloshyn, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Tony Sampson, Janet Hodgkinson

Votes: 618

2. Dark Skies (1996–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

Stars: Eric Close, J.T. Walsh, Lackos, Megan Ward

Votes: 1,662

3. The Invaders (1967–1968)

51 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

David Vincent, an architect returning home after a hard, hard, day parks his car in an old ghost town in order to rest for a while before continuing on home. Suddenly, in the middle of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Roy Thinnes, Kent Smith, Max Kleven, William Windom

Votes: 2,122

4. Nowhere Man (1995–1996)

44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Thomas Veil is a documentary photographer who, in the course of one evening, seemingly has his whole existence erased. It appears as if some mysterious and powerful entity has coerced ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Megan Gallagher, Marvin LaRoy Sanders, Sam A. Mowry

Votes: 1,555

5. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993–1994)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.

Stars: Bruce Campbell, Julius Carry, Christian Clemenson, Comet

Votes: 7,199

6. The Twilight Zone (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but often have a wicked sense of humor and an unexpected twist.

Stars: Robin Ward, Charles Aidman, Richard Mulligan, William Atherton

Votes: 8,759

7. Max Headroom (1987–1988)

60 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the near future, an intrepid investigative TV reporter does his job with the help of his colleagues and a computerized version of himself.

Stars: Matt Frewer, Amanda Pays, Chris Young, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 2,105

8. Continuum (I) (2012–2015)

45 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A detective from the year 2077 finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future.

Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 54,855

9. Charlie Jade (2005– )

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A missing persons detective finds himself caught between three parallel universes.

Stars: Jeffrey Pierce, Michael Filipowich, Michele Burgers, Tyrone Benskin

Votes: 1,033

10. The Flash (1990–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio

Votes: 5,801

11. Power Rangers R.P.M. (2009)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed... See full summary »

Stars: Eka Darville, Ari Boyland, Rose McIver, Milo Cawthorne

Votes: 1,336

12. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A modern revival of the classic science fiction horror anthology show The Outer Limits (1963). Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, a story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Kevin Conway, Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross

Votes: 10,485

13. Ultraman: Towards the Future (1990–1992)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Astronaut turned UMA member Jack Shindo transforms into a new Ultraman to defend the Earth.

Stars: Dore Kraus, Gia Carides, Ralph Cotterill, Grace Parr

Votes: 78

14. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 25,406

15. Timeless (2016–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An unlikely trio travel through time in order to battle unknown criminals and protect history as we know it.

Stars: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett, Paterson Joseph

Votes: 31,048

16. Flashforward (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A special task force in the FBI investigates after every person on Earth simultaneously blacks out and awakens with a short vision of their future.

Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Joseph Fiennes, Jack Davenport, Zachary Knighton

Votes: 57,527

17. TekWar (1994–1996)

60 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Evigan, William Shatner, Natalie Radford, Maria del Mar

Votes: 518

18. Earth 2 (1994–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker, Jessica Steen

Votes: 4,438

19. Time Trax (1993–1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A cop from the future is sent back to contemporary times to track down fugitives hiding in the past.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander, Peter Donat, Malcolm Cork

Votes: 1,103

20. Sliders (1995–2000)

60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks

Votes: 15,096

21. Otherworld (1985)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Thrown into another dimension, a family must keep ahead of a tyrannical state's hunters while searching for a way home.

Stars: Sam Groom, Gretchen Corbett, Tony O'Dell, Jonna Lee

Votes: 368

22. Super Force (1990– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the year 2020, an astronaut becomes a vigilante when he returns from a mission to learn his cop brother's been murdered.

Stars: Ken Olandt, Patrick Macnee, Larry B. Scott, Lisa Niemi

Votes: 300

23. War of the Worlds (1988–1990)

45 min | Action, Drama, Horror

Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.

Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,017

24. PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996–2000)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A science team that works for the Office of Scientific Investigation and Research (O.S.I.R.) investigates the reports of supernatural phenomena.

Stars: Nancy Anne Sakovich, Barclay Hope, Colin Fox, Dan Aykroyd

Votes: 1,577

25. Beyond Reality (1991–1993)

TV-G | 30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

University parapsychologists Laura Wingate and J.J. Stillman investigate reports of ghosts, out-of-body experiences, telekinesis and other unexplained phenomena that occur in ordinary people's lives. Young Celia later joins them.

Stars: Shari Belafonte, Carl Marotte, Nicole de Boer, David Nerman

Votes: 98

26. The Sixth Sense (1972)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dr. Michael Rhodes is a college professor with an interest in the paranormal. He and his assistant Nancy spend much of their time investigating mysteries involving extra-sensory perception,... See full summary »

Stars: Rod Serling, Gary Collins, Catherine Ferrar, Percy Rodrigues

Votes: 337

27. V.R. Troopers (1994–1996)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

Industrialist Carl Ziktor's virtual alter-ego Grimlord worked on the creation of an army made of warrior robots. And, before he became missing for two years, Ryan Steel's father worked with... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Hollander, Michael Sorich, David Carr, Gardner Baldwin

Votes: 842

28. The Charmings (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Snow White, Prince Charming and their family are transported through time to the present day. They try to fit into normal society, despite their unfamiliarity with technology.

Stars: Christopher Rich, Judy Parfitt, Cork Hubbert, Brandon Call

Votes: 205

29. The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998–1999)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A deceased street musician returns to life, and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend.

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Marc Gomes, Sabine Karsenti, Katie Stuart

Votes: 2,075

30. Kindred: The Embraced (1996)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Julian Luna, the undead Prince of the City, leads the Vampire Clans as he falls in love with Caitlin, a human reporter.

Stars: Stacy Haiduk, Erik King, Patrick Bauchau, Brigid Brannagh

Votes: 2,422

31. Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017–2018)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A new team of superhuman power rangers must work together and use their new ninja powers to prevent evil from dominating the human race and from destroying the planet earth and the universe

Stars: William Shewfelt, Nico Greetham, Zoë Robins, Peter Adrian Sudarso

Votes: 524

32. Invasion (2005–2006)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences.

Stars: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan

Votes: 11,268

33. Falling Skies (2011–2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Stars: Noah Wyle, Drew Roy, Maxim Knight, Will Patton

Votes: 82,464

34. Odyssey 5 (2002–2004)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After witnessing the sudden implosion of Earth from orbit, a group of five Odyssey astronauts is sent five years back in time by an alien force to find the cause and prevent the disaster. A vast conspiracy stands in their way.

Stars: Peter Weller, Sebastian Roché, Christopher Gorham, Leslie Silva

Votes: 2,711

35. Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Teenager and weirdness investigator Marshall Teller goes through adventures in his new small-town home with his two friends, geeky Simon Holmes and mysterious Dash X.

Stars: Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Mary-Margaret Humes, Francis Guinan

Votes: 4,541

36. The Zack Files (2000–2002)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Growing up is hard enough but, for Zack Greenburg, it's harder, especially when supernatural and paranormal events effect his life. Fortunately, he has his best friends Cam Dunleavey, Spencer Sharpe and Gwen Killerby to help him through it.

Stars: Robert Clark, Michael Seater, Jake Epstein, Katie Boland

Votes: 481

37. Strange Days at Blake Holsey High (2002–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Black Hole High (Blake Holsey High) is a private school with a difference. The atmosphere seems to be charged and many strange phenomena are regularly witnessed, including, water running up... See full summary »

Stars: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Shadia Simmons, Michael Seater, Noah Reid

Votes: 1,119

38. So Weird (1999–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

A preteen girl travels around the country continually stumbling over supernatural occurrences. Without anyone to believe her, she posts what she finds on her website entitled "So Weird".

Stars: Cara DeLizia, Mackenzie Phillips, Patrick Levis, Belinda Metz

Votes: 2,350

39. MythQuest (2001– )

49 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

While searching for their missing father, a brother & sister Alex & Cleo Bellows are drawn into the actual myths when entering the Cyber Museum.They encounter Gorgos, a trickster god, who ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Jacot, Meredith Henderson, Bill Switzer, Wendy Anderson

Votes: 223

40. Dark Shadows (1991)

45 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Victoria Winters comes to Collinwood, an isolated mansion in Maine, to work as a governess, but soon finds herself drawn into a strange world of vampires, ghosts and curses.

Stars: Ben Cross, Barbara Blackburn, Jim Fyfe, Joanna Going

Votes: 1,652

41. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Legend says when the darkness arises, five brave teen sorcerers will be called to fight for the planet's survival - with the guidance from their wise mentor and the ancient Xenotome, book ... See full summary »

Stars: Firass Dirani, Angie Diaz, Richard Brancatisano, Melanie Vallejo

Votes: 1,901

42. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Three teenagers from the Pai Zhug Kung Fu Academy are chosen to fight the forces of an opposing academy and all other forces of evil.

Stars: Jason Smith, Anna Hutchison, Aljin Abella, David de Lautour

Votes: 1,251

43. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)

60 min | Sci-Fi

A spaceship from Earth crash-lands on an Earth-like planet on which everything, including the human-like inhabitants, is twelve times the size of its counterpart on Earth.

Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 1,888

44. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Fifteen years into the future, Earth has welcomed alien beings to live with humans. But peace is short lived, as a planet conquering alien force turns its destructive attention to Earth! ... See full summary »

Stars: Brandon Jay McLaren, Chris Violette, Matt Sadowski, Monica May

Votes: 2,187

45. Land of the Lost (1991–1992)

23 min | Adventure, Family, Comedy

The Porter family, Tom, Kevin, and Annie get sucked into a prehistoric alternative world while taking a family vacation. The Porters build a tree house, hook up with a few locals, Tasha - ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jenny Drugan, Robert Gavin, Ed Gale

Votes: 741

46. Dark Oracle (2004– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

15-year-old twins, Cally and Lance Stone, discover a mysterious comic book called Dark Oracle that can somehow predict their future and whose protagonists, Cally and Lance's doppelgangers, can influence reality itself.

Stars: Paula Brancati, Alex House, Jonathan Malen, Danielle Miller

Votes: 402

47. Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1987–1988)

Not Rated | 30 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.

Stars: Tim Dunigan, Peter MacNeill, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Maurice Dean Wint

Votes: 1,095

48. The Ray Bradbury Theatre (1985–1992)

23 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A Canadian-produced anthology series scripted by famed science-fiction author Ray Bradbury. Many of the teleplays were based upon Bradbury's novels and short stories.

Stars: Ray Bradbury, Frank Whitten, Desmond Kelly, Wayne Robson

Votes: 911

49. Masked Rider: Dragon Knight (2008–2009)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Action

On the other side of every mirror on Earth lies the parallel dimension of Ventara - a world destroyed by the evil alien, General Xaviax. The Kamen Riders were warriors from Ventara who ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Mullins, Stephen Ford, Yvonne Arias, Taylor Emerson

Votes: 379

50. My Secret Identity (1988–1991)

25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4