Best TV Shows for SF Tech

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  • Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-69), The Next Generation (1987-94). There are many excellent themes in the classic tech episodes like "The Changeling" (TOS, Season 2, Episode 3), "The Ultimate Computer" (TOS, Season 2, Episode 24), "11001001" (TNG, Season 1, Episode 14), "The Measure of a Man" (TNG, Season 2, Episode 35), and "The Best of Both Worlds" (TNG, Season 3/4, Episodes 26/1). 8 episodes in the original series won the Hugo Award for 1967-68 and 3 episodes from The Next Generation series won it.

    Ref: IMDB (Watch The Original Series at IMDB, TNG), MRQE (TOS, TNG), Wikipedia (TOS, TNG), Wikia (TOS, TNG). Misc: Official Site (TOS, TNG).


  • Battlestar Galactica (RDM), Ex. Prod. David Eick, 2004-2009 TV series. The last humans fight to save humanity against the Cylons, a group of robots and androids/replicants. Sometimes it seems like a post-apocalypse series with dated technology and an emphasis on politics and characters, but sometimes it's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers and has innovative SF, with cool ideas like having the Cylons project virtual environments. I found it compulsively watchable if seen in order, but it's equally unwatchable if I try to watch a random episode. Ref: SyFy, Official Site, Tech at Wiki, IMDB, Wikipedia, Wiki.