Doctor Who Best Sci-Fi Show Ever

Recently, the magazine ‘Wizard’ named the 25 greatest sci-fi shows ever. At the top of the list was Doctor Who. Among the other top 25 shows were;

  • The Outer Limits
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek TNG
  • Firefly (which could have been successful, but it was on the WB)
  • V (loved it as a kid)
  • The X-Files
  • Lost
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Twilight Zone

Theme from Doctor Who #1

Also, the Doctor Who theme was voted #1 sci-fi tv them ever by the readers of Total Sci-Fi. According to the votes, these were the top ten themes;

  • Doctor Who
  • Red Dwarf ( I love Red Dwarf)
  • The X-Files
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Star Trek
  • Thunderbirds
  • The Twilight Zone
  • Battlestar Galactica (I have to think that this is the original series)
  • Quantum Leap
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Most of these were in the previous list, which makes you think that a good theme song has something to do with a shows popularity.

Guinness Book of World Records and Doctor Who

And there’s even more proof that Doctor Who is the greatest sci-fi show ever, the Guinness Book of World Records has listed Doctor Who twice. The first listing is for the longest running sci-fi show. At 43 years and 723 episodes, it blows every other show away. Only Stargate SG-1 has it beat by being the longest continuous running show.

The second listing is for Doctor Who being the most succcessful sci-fi show. The award was presented to Russell T. Davies by Guinness editor in chief, Craig Glenday, who said, “It’s the longest-running sci-fi show on TV. But that’s not quite enough, it’s too good a show to have a longest-running record. Based on things like CD sales, downloads, illegal downloads, we’ve realised that Doctor Who is the most successful sci-fi show on TV full stop.”

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