Science fiction series that only lasted one season

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1. Out There (1951–1952)

30 min | Sci-Fi

Innovative anthology series was one of the first adult-oriented science fiction series of the early-fifties and probably suffered for it. Teleplays were adapted from the best science ... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Allen, Robert Webber, Arthur Batanides, Stewart Bradley

Votes: 15

2. Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (1953– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

Dangerous climate changes are ravaging Earth and the U.S. government requests an investigation by masked super-scientist Commando Cody. He discovers that the disasters are being caused by space-alien forces from unknown planetary origins.

Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Gregory Gaye, Craig Kelly

Votes: 123

3. Atom Squad (1953–1954)

15 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

The Atom Squad is a top-secret planetary defense organization faced with challenges from evildoers and malfunctioning machines alike.

Stars: Harrison Sheppard, Robert Courtleigh, Bob Hastings, Bram Nossen

Votes: 9

4. Flash Gordon (1954–1955)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Space hero Flash Gordon and his crew of the Galaxy Bureau of Investigation patrol space, battling space monsters, power-mad alien dictators and other threats to the stability of the universe.

Stars: Steve Holland, Irene Champlin, Joseph Nash, Henry Beckman

Votes: 211

5. World of Giants (1959– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

Marshal Thompson plays a secret agent that is approximately 6 inches tall. He is carried around from one mission to another in a briefcase with a small chair inside.

Stars: Marshall Thompson, Arthur Franz, Marcia Henderson, Tom McKee

Votes: 26

6. Men Into Space (1959–1960)

30 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

Stars: William Lundigan, Joyce Taylor, Charles Herbert, Tyler McVey

Votes: 155

7. The Voodoo Factor (1959– )

30 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.

Stars: Maurice Kaufmann, Maxine Audley, Philip Bond, Charles Carson

Votes: 12

8. 13 Demon Street (1959–1960)

30 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A horror anthology series, set at decaying 13 Demon Street where the host, an unnerving Lon Chaney Jr., opened and closed each episode.

Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Nolte, Alan Blair, Lorri Scott

Votes: 60

9. 'Way Out (1961)

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Philip Coolidge

Votes: 125

10. Out of This World (1962– )

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A British science fiction anthology television series.

Stars: Boris Karloff, Piers Keelan, Raymond Adamson, Bill Mills

Votes: 30

11. Fireball XL5 (1962–1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham, John Bluthal

Votes: 473

12. Astroboy (1963–1966)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As long as trouble's brewing across the universe, the small but powerful robot, Astro Boy, will have adventures, assisted by his mentor, Dr. Elefun.

Stars: Billie Lou Watt, Esperanzita Martínez, Mari Shimizu, Ray Owens

Votes: 744

13. Mighty Atom (1963–1964)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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Stars: Mari Shimizu, Ayao Wada, Masako Nozawa, Gorô Naya

Votes: 44

14. Eitoman (1963–1964)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A slain detective is transformed by a scientific genius into a shape-shifting cyborg superhero who fights crime.

Stars: Sakae Takayama, Miyuki Ueda, Takayuki Hara, Shirô Amakusa

Votes: 28

15. Jonny Quest (1964–1965)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Quest family and their bodyguard investigate strange phenomena and battle villains around the world.

Stars: Mike Road, Tim Matheson, Don Messick, Danny Bravo

Votes: 4,034

16. My Living Doll (1964–1965)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A psychiatrist is given care of Rhoda Miller "real name 'AF 709'", a lifelike sophisticated but naïve android, which eventually learns how human society works and begins showing "or at least emulating" rudimentary emotions.

Stars: Julie Newmar, Robert Cummings, Jack Mullaney, Doris Dowling

Votes: 181

17. Stingray (1964–1965)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason

Votes: 1,013

18. Gigantor (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When terrorist groups, evil criminals and aliens become too strong even for Earth's over-stretched armed forces, the virtually-indestructible robot, Gigantor, is built to combat them.

Stars: Ray Owens, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, Gilbert Mack

Votes: 175

20. Usei shônen popi (1965–1966)

30 min | Animation, Action, Family

Prince Planet was sent from his home planet Radion to study the people of Earth and help them in their fight against evil. His power comes from a pendant he wears, which can only be ... See full summary »

Stars: Carl Banas, Jerry Burke, Bobbie Byers, Jeff Gillen

Votes: 103

21. Wonder 3 (1965– )

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Three aliens are sent to Earth by the Galactic Congress to decide if it should be destroyed to protect universal peace from mankind's warlike ways. The three assume disguises as animals; ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobbie Byers, Neil Patrick, Paul Brown, Kurt Nagel

Votes: 15

22. Dodo, the Kid from Outer Space (1965– )

5 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

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Votes: 21

23. My Mother the Car (1965–1966)

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

The story of the relationship between a man and his mother, the latter having been reincarnated as a 1928 Porter automobile.

Stars: Jerry Van Dyke, Maggie Pierce, Ann Sothern, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 558

24. 8th Man (1965– )

30 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

Animated series about an android super-hero. He was the scientist's eighth attempt at creating a super being, hence the title. In addition to the usual powers such as flying, ray blasts, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Berke, Bob Gaynor, Jack Metger, Sandy Warshaw

Votes: 78

25. The Space Giants (1966– )

30 min | Sci-Fi

The monster Rodak has been conquering planets throughout the universe. He sees Earth and wants it, as it is the best he has ever seen. Goldar & Silvar are sent from another planet to ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshio Egi, Hideki Ninomiya, Masumi Okada, Edith Hanson

Votes: 136

26. Ultraman: A Special Effects Fantasy Series (1966–1967)

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A human member of a defense force is given the life and ability to change into a giant super-hero to battle the monsters that wrecks havoc on Earth.

Stars: Susumu Kurobe, Sandayû Dokumamushi, Masaya Nihei, Bin Furuya

Votes: 492

27. Captain America (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Adventure

The patriotic sole recipient of a revolutionary body enhancement project battles evil as the star spangled defender of America.

Stars: Vita Linder, Sandy Becker, Paul Kligman, Paul Soles

Votes: 809

28. Space Ghost (1966–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The adventures of a space superhero who can become invisible and his sidekicks.

Stars: Gary Owens, John David Carson, Tim Matheson, Don Messick

Votes: 1,486

29. Mighty Thor (1966)

Animation, Action, Fantasy

The contemporary adventures of the Norse god of thunder and lightning.

Stars: Bernard Cowan, Vita Linder, Chris Wiggins, Len Carlson

Votes: 623

30. The Sub-Mariner (1966– )

Animation, Action, Fantasy

The prince of the sunken city of Atlantis protects his home from all enemies both above and below the surface of the sea.

Stars: Vita Linder, John Vernon, Bernard Cowan, Peg Dixon

Votes: 388

31. Iron Man (1966– )

Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

An inventive munitions industrialist fights the forces of evil using a revolutionary suit of power armor.

Stars: Vita Linder, John Vernon, Bernard Cowan, Ed McNamara

Votes: 869

32. The Green Hornet (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

A newspaper publisher and his Asian valet/martial arts expert battle crime as the feared Green Hornet and Kato.

Stars: Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner, Lloyd Gough

Votes: 2,492

33. The Time Tunnel (1966–1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Two scientists with a secret time travel project find themselves trapped in the time stream and appearing in notable periods of history.

Stars: James Darren, Robert Colbert, Whit Bissell, John Zaremba

Votes: 3,004

34. It's About Time (1966–1967)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two astronauts, traveling faster than light, go back in time to prehistoric Earth. Unable to return, they make friends with the "natives."

Stars: Frank Aletter, Jack Mullaney, Imogene Coca, Joe E. Ross

Votes: 423

35. The Super 6 (1966– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Rent-a-superhero.

Stars: Daws Butler, Pat Carroll, June Foray, Paul Frees

Votes: 62

36. The Space Kidettes (1966–1967)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Family, Sci-Fi

An evil space pirate schemes to steal a treasure map from a group of little kids in outer space.

Stars: Chris Allen, Lucille Bliss, Don Messick, Janet Waldo

Votes: 56

37. Hulk (1966– )

TV-G | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The adventures of a nuclear scientist cursed with the tendency to turning into a huge green brute under stress.

Stars: Max Ferguson, Vita Linder, Paul Soles, Gillie Fenwick

Votes: 841

38. The Prisoner (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Peter Swanwick, Peter Brace

Votes: 12,088

39. Speed Racer (1967–1968)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Teenager Gô Mifune aspires to be the world's best race-car champion with the help of his friends, family and his father's high-tech race-car, the Mach 5.

Stars: Katsuji Mori, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Jack Grimes

Votes: 2,435

40. The Herculoids (1967–1969)

TV-Y7 | 10 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In this widely syndicated cartoon, King Zandor and a group of bizarre creatures protect their futuristic kingdom from creatures from other galaxies.

Stars: Ted Eccles, Virginia Gregg, Don Messick, Mike Road

Votes: 901

41. Fantastic Four (1967–1968)

30 min | Animation, Action, Family

Four costumed superheroes battle the world's most terrifying villains.

Stars: Paul Frees, Gerald Mohr, Jack DeLeon, Jo Ann Pflug

Votes: 1,094

42. Super President (1967– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The President of the United States is secretly a masked superhero fighting supervillains.

Stars: Ted Cassidy, Shepard Menken, June Foray, Don Messick

Votes: 31

43. The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure (1967–1968)

60 min | Animation, Action, Family

The animated adventures of several DC Comics superheroes.

Stars: Paul Frees, Vic Perrin, Ray Owens, Bud Collyer

Votes: 416

44. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Family

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Donald Gray, Francis Matthews, Sylvia Anderson

Votes: 1,388

45. Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967–1968)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

Stars: Mitsunobu Kaneko, Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama, Kôichi Chiba, Akio Itô

Votes: 484