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Sci-Fi Television: The Top 10 Viewing List

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Happy September! As the fall season begins, we must bid farewell to Sci-Fi Summer and all the television we've watched together. I was extremely happy to get the chance to blog about 10 of my favorite science fiction shows. And just in case you missed any of the blog posts, I've put them in a "Top 10" list below with my absoulte favorite series appearing first. Remember — it's all part of Summer Reading 2011.

 

1. Roswell

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3

Teen aliens Max, Michael, and Isabel attempt to maintain a low profile while attempting to discover the truth behind their origins.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

2. Firefly

Season 1 | Serenity (film)

Captain Malcolm Reynolds takes assorted odd jobs, not all of them legal, to keep his crew and his ship flying through space.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

3. Star Trek: The Next Generation

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | First Contact (film)

Join Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise as they explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations. 

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

4. The 4400

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 

Imagine if 4400 people over the last 60 years just appeared one day. What happened? Where would they go? What could they do?

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

5. The X-Files

Seasons 12 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | I Want to Believe (film)

Two F.B.I. agents, one a believer and one a skeptic, investigate phenomenon that include aliens and government conspiracies.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

6. Battlestar Galactica

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Razor (film) | The Plan (film)

After most of humanity is annihilated after a devastating attack, the survivors flee into space in search of a planet called Earth.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

7. Fringe

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Olivia Dunham, with the help of a mad scientist and his son, attempts to uncover the secrets of a world much like our own.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

8. Sliders

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Quinn Mallory invented a device that allows him to travel to alternate worlds. The only problem? He can't get home.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

9. V

Seasons 1 | 2 

The intergalactic Visitors have arrived! As humanity embraces these aliens, a few humans discover their real sinister intentions.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

 

10. Quantum Leap

Seasons 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

After jumping in the quantum leap accelerator, Dr. Sam Beckett begins every day as a new person- fixing history in the process.

Read the extended review on www.nypl.org.

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