Okay, so maybe the past decade hasn’t exactly been the golden age of science fiction television. With many recent productions gravitating towards the fantasy genre, it’s getting harder and harder to find a charismatic star captain or desperate rogue scientist on TV these days. But just because sci-fi programming isn’t making as big of a splash as it once did doesn’t mean that there haven’t been any good additions to the category. Surprisingly, there have been some absolutely fantastic original science fiction series and spin-offs released over the past 10 years that would probably blow the socks off anyone who took the time to watch them. So if you’re ready to finally satisfy your craving for quality sci-fi programming, here are nine shows you should seriously consider watching.
9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Anyone who hasn’t watched any of The Clone Wars TV series might dismiss it as a mere kids show, and sure, that might be what it started out as, but it quickly grew into something much more serious. The show is an intense examination of the grim situation faced by the clone troopers—who are all ostensibly enslaved soldiers born and bred to fight for the Republic. The relationship between Anakin Skywalker and his young apprentice Ahsoka also explores a lot of dark territory in terms of moral values that few cartoons have ever dared to touch on.