The Doctor is in good company with these other sci-fi shows already available on Prime:
1. Orphan Black
Orphan Black will be making its return to BBC AMERICA with 10 new episodes beginning Thursday, April 14. Straight from BBCA, here’s what we can expect from season four: “Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) will follow Beth’s (also, Maslany) footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction. Under constant pressure to protect the sisterhood and keep everyone safe, Sarah’s old habits begin to resurface. As the close-knit sisters are pulled in disparate directions, Sarah finds herself estranged from the loving relationships that changed her for the better.” You can catch up on the first three seasons on Prime.
2. Star Trek
The original Star Trek kicked off in 1966. The series has made such an impact on pop culture today, but when we look back, there’s actually only three seasons. Luckily for us, Prime has all three. We can catch up with Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the rest of the members of the Starship Enterprise online.
3. Star Trek: The Next Generation
You may have a soft spot for the 1960s Star Trek, but that doesn’t mean you’re cheating if you’re also keen on the 1980s Star Trek: The Next Generation. Who can blame us for enjoying Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard? Prime has seven seasons of The Next Generation.
4. The X-Files
The X-Files just enjoyed a reboot this year, with Agents Mulder (David Duchovony) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), and some other familiar faces, making their return to continue the search for aliens. If you haven’t already, it might be a bit of fun to go back and watch all 10 of the original seasons, which ran from 1993 to 2002.
5. Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1 premiered in 1997, running for 10 seasons. The series followed a military group exploring the galaxy by means of ancient alien Stargates. The series was a follow-up to the 1994 feature-length film Stargate, starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. Richard Dean Anderson led the missions in the TV adaptation.
Castle‘s Nathan Fillion starred in Joss Whedon‘s Firefly, which premiered in 2002. Fillion takes on the role of Captain Reynolds. He and his renegade crew fight to survive in the year 2517. The series won a Primetime Emmy Award for its visual effects. Prime has all 14 episodes of the first (and only) season.
J.J. Abrams‘ Fringe kicked off in 2008, starring John Noble, Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv. The series revolves around Dr. Walter Bishop (Noble), who was removed from a mental institution by FBI Agent Olivia Dunham (Torv). She sought him out because she needed help with an investigation using his expertise in fringe science (outside of the mainstream). Agent Dunham couldn’t find Bishop on her own and recruited the help of his son Peter (Jackson). The series ran for five seasons.
Defiance takes place in the year 2047. The series is set on Earth in the frontier town Defiance. When we meet the inhabitants in the 2013 premiere, there’s a “fragile peace” between humans and aliens after an alien attack decades earlier. Apparently things are a little shaky, though. Prime has three seasons of Defiance.
9. Falling Skies
ER‘s Noah Wyle returns to TV as Tom Mason in 2011’s Falling Skies. The story picks up six months after an alien attack, with the community rebuilding civilization. It’s not just about holding onto humanity; they still need to fight off the remaining aliens. You can catch up with all five seasons on Prime.
Steven Spielberg executive-produced the series Extant, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014. Halle Berry took on the role of astronaut Molly Woods. When Berry returns to Earth she discovers she’s pregnant, despite being infertile. We should mention she was on a solo mission. Prime has both seasons.
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