The sci-fi TV library has a lot to offer – if you look at its back catalog. Amazon has selected three of the best sci-fi series: Counterpart, and . Have you seen this crucial trio? There are even more excellent sci-fi series worth trying.
Scroll down and check out our top tips on the best sci-fi TV shows you can stream right now on Prime Video.
The Night Sky is not the most suggestive title, and the series does not reach the hard sci-fi heights some people may be looking for. Although the series features a slow-burning mystery involving an alien planet, its greatest asset is a touching, sometimes surprisingly entertaining drama between an old couple, the most unlikely of the protagonists. Franklin and Irene York (immense JK Simmons and Sissy Spacek), who face health problems, let alone dangerous new guests, are doing their best to make sense of the portal to a mysterious, desolate planet.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022-)
The Star Trek series is still coming. Set in ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds follows Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as they bravely go where no one has gone before. Leaning on the episodic narratives, narratives and designs of the previous series, Strange New Worlds brings a contemporary view of such a popular area.
For trippy sci-fi that asks you to turn on the wild theory generator, look no further than Outer Range. The sci-fi western takes place on the Abbott family ranch, where Patriarch Royal (Josh Brolin) hides an all-powerful secret. When a stranger (Imogen Poots) comes to town, he is forced to confront his past, present and future, and not just in a metaphorical sense. Strange ways you wouldn’t expect the Outer Range is a solid sci-fi trip that pays to stay.
This sci-fi horror film focuses on a small town plagued by mysterious and terrifying events. When the family is lost, it is drawn into a nightmare involving deadly creatures as well as deadly city dwellers. With plenty of intrigue to captivate you, and a strong protagonist in Harold Perrineau’s Sheriff Stevens, From is an engaging destination where you can spend time.
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (2022-)
Based on Walter Tevis’ novel, the series has an amazing cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor plays an alien who lands on Earth in search of help from a great scientist, and Bill Nighy plays Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien who fell to Earth in a 1976 film. adaptation. The role was originally played by David Bowie, and each episode in this sequel is named after one of Bowie’s songs. More than a solid, fun series that’s best watched without comparing it to previous material. Although, if you are not a fan of divided timelines, be careful.
Amazon saved The Expansion from the realm of canceled television, bringing the series up to six seasons. Thank God it happened, because The Expanse is a smart sci-fi with realistic characters, high production values and a pinch of detective noir. In the future, as humanity colonizes the solar system, there is a plot that a cold war between the greatest powers will break out. A group of antiheroes find themselves in the middle. Look forward to more space western themes in consistently excellent later seasons.
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A comparison of Black Mirror is inevitable in this British series about how technology has gone wrong. Set in futuristic London, The Feed focuses on an implant that allows people to live their lives without having to press a button on the phone. No, absolutely nothing will go wrong. Impressive casts include David Thewlis and Michelle Fairley. Although not as polished or deep as Black Mirror, The Feed is still worth a look.
The Upload plan combines Black Mirror and The Good Place to provide a lightweight view of the virtual afterlife. In the near future, people may be uploaded to the digital sky, where they can still communicate with the living. Even though computer programmer Nathan is dead, he can’t escape his domineering girlfriend. In the meantime, she helps him solve what could have been his own murder. Sometimes a funny comedy set in an still interesting digital space.
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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1981)
Before the 2005 film starring Martin Freeman, Douglas Adams’ classic sci-fi comedy brought this iconic television series from the 1980s. The six-part series with maximum use of visual tricks successfully brought Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, Trillian, Zafoda Beeblebroxe and Marvin on a small screen.
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People may not be completely original, but the compiled parts sing. The British family buys an artificially intelligent robot called a “synth” to help them with their busy lives. This grounded approach to susceptible, perhaps dangerous robots is one of humans’ greatest strengths. On a sweet Wednesday: an innocent bond between the family’s youngest daughter and the elegant and powerful synthesizer Anita Gemmy Chan. The mystery draws the family into the origins of robots, which study necessary philosophical topics such as humanity, pain, memories and reality.
Electric Dreams (2017–2018)
Electric Dreams lives up to its name, each episode of the anthology series is a living, polished product snarling with the idea of its source material: The Works of Philip K. Dick. As with most anthologies, some episodes are better than others, but if you want to tell stories with a setting similar to Black Mirror, let that dream slip through you.
Man at the High Castle (2015-2019)
The man in the high castle imagines an alternative history where the Axis forces (Rome-Berlin-Tokyo) win World War II. The series, based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, follows the characters of the 1960s who live in a parallel universe where Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire control the United States. But it is impossible for footage from a weekly magazine about the world where Germany and Japan lost the war to surface, which caused some to revolt. In order for a man in a high castle to really make a name for himself, he is directed by producer Ridley Scott. Fully realized and with a focused story, it’s an engaging TV.
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The counterpart plays JK Simmons against JK Simmons. Get excited for a second. Set in Germany during the Cold War, the sci-fi thriller follows a modest office grunt depressed by his grim life. Then one day at work he swings and meets himself, but a better version of the parallel world. Secrets, exciting action and a masterful performance with two main characters from Simmons make Counterpart a must watch.
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Tales from the Loop (2020-)
Not only another show about a small town where strange things happen, Tales from the Loop has layers under a beautiful surface. The series, based on the narrative art book by Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, is breathtaking. Careful, symmetrical frames somehow radiate a painterly touch. Interconnected townspeople are similarly nuanced, their stories exploring loneliness, aging, and the impact of technology.
In many ways, Tatiana Maslana’s Orphan Black show is. Before she becomes famous thanks to the upcoming She-Hulk from Disney Plus, check out her game of at least 14 characters in one series, including a hallucinated scorpion. Just let it go for a second. Orphan Black sews clever sci-fi concepts into a brisk thriller that gallops along with added mystery and comedy. A sci-fi series that you have to see and explore the nature debate vs.
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