Science Fiction Shows Grow in Popularity

Sci-Fi shows are gaining massive followings, and for good reason. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
Sci-Fi shows are gaining massive followings, and for good reason. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
Sci-Fi shows are gaining massive followings, and for good reason. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

Sci-Fi shows are gaining massive followings, and for good reason.
Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

By Alexa Stephens
Staff Writer

1. “The X-Files”

First airing in 1993, this sci-fi show has turned into a popculture phenomenon with a feature film and 10 seasons.

The series revolves around FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they investigate unsolved cases involving the paranormal, better known as X-Files.

One believes in the existence of aliens, and the other is a bit skeptical.

Follow the series as evidence of alien invasion is pieced together by the two agents, and the extraterrestrials’ plan is fought to be revealed.

2. “Orphan Black”

This Canadian series is a serious nail biter that deals with the mysterious world of human cloning.

Sarah has a somewhat normal life until she watches a woman who looks identical to her commit suicide on a train platform.

She takes over the woman’s identity and gets dragged into something deeper than she ever thought.

Follow the series as Sarah bans together with her sister clones in order to reveal the truth about the deadly conspiracy the “clone club” is trapped in and protect the people she loves the most.

3. “Doctor Who”

This British series has gained and retained a cult following after 26 seasons from 1963-1989 and nine more starting in 2005.

This show follows the Doctor, a time and space traveling humanoid alien, who uses his TARDIS to explore the universe and fight a variety of enemies. Rarely traveling alone, the Doctor brings multiple companions with him on his adventures. Even with minimal resources, he is drawn to helping others and preventing evil, and that is exactly what he aims to do.

4. “The Flash”

When 11-year-old Barry Allen’s mother died in a weird accident and his father was convicted of her murder, his life changed forever.

As a crime scene investigator, Barry’s life was revolved around trying to reveal the truth about his mother’s death.

But when a particle accelerator causes an explosion and creates a storm, Barry is struck by lightning and suspended in a coma for nine months.

When he wakes up, he has the power of super speed. Barry dedicates his newfound powers to helping and protecting the innocent and solving the mystery of his mother’s death.

5. “The 100”

This post-apocalyptic show follows a group of 100 juveniles who are sent to Earth from their space station home in order to determine whether or not Earth is habitable again after three generations.

In their return to Earth, the teens find that not all of humanity was wiped out in the apocalypse, and a few other groups are discovered.

Fighting for survival in a terrifying new world, the teens must forge a path into the unknown in order to save the fate of the human race.

Email Alexa at:
astephens@live.esu.edu

Leave a comment