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Ask the Readers: What’s Your Favorite Geek TV Show?

Last month we asked about your favorite geeky movies; this week we’re interested in hearing all about your favorite geeky TV show. What’s the show any self-respecting geek should know and love?

From the earliest days of Sci-Fi television in the mid-20th century to the current crop of geeky offerings that range from hard sci-fi to geeky office adventures, there’s no shortage of shows that offer everything from laughs to serious ethical pondering.

Sound off in the comments with your favorite geek TV show and the check back in on Friday for the What You Said roundup to see what shows your fellow readers love.

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/1/12

Comments (175)

  1. Khai

    in order of preference…

    Doctor Who
    Red Dwarf
    LEXX
    Star Cops
    Deep Space 9
    Babylon 5
    Thunderbirds
    UFO
    Mythbusters
    Space 1999

  2. Daniel

    Mythbusters.

  3. BKM

    The big bang theory,
    Person Of Interest

  4. Thomas

    1. Big Bang Theory
    2. Doctor Who
    3. Mythbusters.

  5. Mike

    Big Bang Theory
    Outsourced (unfortunately discontinued after season 1 :( )

  6. Mike

    forgot one :)
    IT crowd

  7. Wayne

    Mythbusters
    Eureka
    Big Bang Theory

  8. Sean

    Doctor Who
    Big Bang Theory
    IT Crowd
    Mythbusters

  9. DMJ

    One word:

    Firefly

  10. Nick

    The X-Files, for sure.
    Fringe is a close second!

  11. Michael Fusion

    eureka used to have the top spot. Battlestar Galactica, Alias, MST3K, Firefly, X-Files, Sliders, LOST, Chuck, Red Dwarf, Cosmos, Defying Gravity

    now it’s big bang theory, doctor who, sherlock, dirk gently, the IT crowd, Fringe, Breaking Bad (admit it, it’s geeky)

    I’m going to have to disagree with Mythbusters. Sure it’s geeky, but they don’t really stick to the scientific method. #IMHO

  12. Steve-O-Rama

    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    I got to meet the Cinematic Titanic crew this past spring in Detroit. OMG it was amazing! I SHOOK HANDS WITH JOEL! *squeeeee* And with Trace (who is an avid Maker fan!), Mary Jo, TV’s Frank, and Josh (whose bass playing ability is amazing). They were some of the most kind, *genuine*, funny, intelligent, and talented people I’ve ever been lucky enough to meet.

    Yeah, yeah, I know…cool story, bro. But for me, it was like the completion of a 20-year journey. :3

    My other faves:

    Mr. Wizard, on Nickelodeon — I’d watch him before school every day.
    Ren & Stimpy
    How It’s Made
    The Universe
    Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

    And my all-time geekiest favorite: Demonstrations in Physics, presented by Professor Julius Sumner Miller. That man exuded such passion and levity in his work, that he still inspires me to learn, even though I watched his shows on PBS nearly 30 years ago. The world needs many more like Professor Miller.

    Speaking of Professor Miller, enjoy this information from the Wikipedia article on the man:

    Miller was intolerant of misspelled words and misplaced punctuation and often angered his colleagues because he charged that the students of most faculty were not learning enough. During an interview in the 1940s, he stated that intellectual life in America was in trouble, a belief he held for the rest of his life.

    “We are approaching a darkness in the land. Boys and girls are emerging from every level of school with certificates and degrees, but they can’t read, write or calculate. We don’t have academic honesty or intellectual rigor. Schools have abandoned integrity and rigor.”

  13. Trent Bentley

    Battlestar Galactica! The new version.

  14. Tibb

    In no order…..

    Doctor Who
    Firefly
    The IT crowd
    Fringe
    The Big Bang Theory
    Game of Thrones
    Chuck

    - Does Breaking Bad count? I hope so!

  15. BobbyPhoenix

    The Big Bang Theory.

  16. smoss

    - Manimal

    – Mystery Science Theater 3000

    – McGyver (Obviously)

  17. Atomsk

    All the shows I like have been mentioned!

  18. Kelly

    Chuck
    Dr Who
    Torchwood
    Firefly
    Big Bang Theory
    Farscape
    X-Files
    Mythbusters
    Eureka
    Warehouse 13

  19. DaddyBurrito

    Current (or relatively current):
    Dr. Who
    Falling Skies
    The Walking Dead
    Top Gear
    Eureka
    Warehouse 13
    Grimm

    No longer airing:
    Primeval (BBC)
    Chuck
    X-Files (all time favorite)
    Sliders
    The Incredible Hulk (Bill Bixby)
    My Favorite Martian (Bill Bixby)
    Lost In Space (Billy Mumy) – heck all the Irwin Allen shows were awesome!
    The Munsters
    Babylon 5
    Weird Science (the TV show from the 1990s)
    Space Above and Beyond
    Earth 2
    Star Trek Enterprise
    Star Trek the Next Generation
    Star Trek Deep Space 9
    Star Trek Voyager
    Star Trek (animated series)
    Star Trek (original series)

    I’m sure there are a few more that I have forgotten but this is definitely my short list.

  20. indianacarnie

    Red Dwarf
    Red Dwarf
    Big Bang Theory
    Red Dwarf

  21. Ray

    All flavors of Star Trek
    Doctor Who
    Quantum Leap
    Mythbusters.

  22. Xorial

    Doctor Who
    Eureka
    Wharehouse 13
    Firefly
    Stargate (all)
    Star Trek (all)
    Castle(it’s geeky to me)
    Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives (food geek)

  23. r

    TV sucks

  24. Matt H

    Red Dwarf
    Firefly
    Star Trek (TNG)

  25. Kynan

    No 1 – Anything with Dr. Michio Kaku (I think he’s my hero)!

    BSG
    SG1 + SGU (not sure yet on SGA)
    Star Trek Voyager (plus others)
    Space Above and Beyond (Oh why did you get canned!)
    Babylon 5

    Here’s some new ones – how about Electric Playground and Attack of the Show? Briana McIvor, Candace Bailey & Sara Underwood FTW!

  26. gordon

    Big Bang Theory

  27. Chronno S. Trigger

    Tekzilla (you want geek, go check out Revison3)
    Mythbusters
    Doctor Who
    Futurama

    Those are the ones that still air.

    I see a lot of people like The Big Bang Theory. To me it seems to be a great insult to geek kind.

  28. Kevin

    Doctor Who
    Mythbusters

  29. Superevil

    Anything on the Science Channel
    MST3K
    The Screensavers before it devolved into Attack Of The Show

  30. Doz

    Don’t get me started… this could take awhile…
    X-Files
    Fringe
    Firefly
    Red Dwarf
    Farscape
    Lexx
    The Lone Gunmen
    Briscoe County Jr.
    Mighty Boosh
    Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace…
    are we counting anime and cartoons?
    Ghost In The Shell
    Cowboy Bebop
    Moribito Guardian of the Spirit
    Futurama
    I could go on Ad nauseam…

  31. mike

    X-Files
    IT Crowd
    Big Bang Theory
    Deep Space 9
    Enterprise
    LOST
    all the rest of the Star Trek’s

  32. James

    USED to like Big Bang Theory…it has gone to garbage after season 3…more romance, less geek

    But check out 1-3 seasons, if you haven’t

    Mystery Science Theater 3000- Want obscure references and some funny geekatude(patent pending) than THIS is the show you MUST watch–I say watch Space Mutiny or Final Sacrifice…you’ll be hooked

    Community -NBC –PLEASE WATCH! Need to keep it on air

    The IT Crowd – BBC

    Grimm- New Show on NBC

    Star Trek -TOS

    Firefly -Which I think will be the nerd outage of the next generation like Star Trek was for us
    Spaced-BBC

    Quantum Leap

    Carl Sagan specials

    and lastly

    BOB ROSS- PBS…happy little clouds, because if you are 100% tech…you miss out on life

  33. Mike H.

    Eureka (Now Gone)
    Big Bang Theory (Penny is hot)
    Firefly Reruns
    Don’t know if it counts as being geeky, but I love Falling Skies

  34. Braxx

    lol silly ppl..Star Trek

  35. Pat

    Current:
    The Big Bang Theory
    Lost Girl
    Game of Thrones

    In re-runs:
    Blade Runner
    Serenity (the movie) & Firefly (the series)
    Dune
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
    Eureka
    Total Recall
    The Librarian (all)
    2001 A Space Odyssey
    Farscape
    Alien (all)
    Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
    Species (all)
    Star Wars (all)
    Cherry 2000

    And any thing with a far-out theme … most things from BBC and even The Neverending Story (all) and The Chronicles of Narnia (all)

    Hell … put a tech or sicence fiction spin on it and I’m there with my beer and popcorn ready for some good entertainment!

  36. Pat

    Oh … and how could I for get:
    The Fifth Element
    I Robot
    E.T.
    The Day The Earth Stood Still
    Moon
    District 9
    Dragon Heart
    The Golden Compass
    Jurassic Park

    Damn … the list just keeps going

  37. bobro

    cant beleive i aint seen anyone else say this yet…

    Battlestar Galactica! < this is awesome!!
    Doll House < if youaint seen this it is awesome
    Star Trek Voyager (then enterprise, but i want to see enterprise remastered on blu-ray)
    IT Crowd
    Big Bang Theory < its get more stupid and more for people who arnt geeks (noticed the shift during the series as i started laughing less and my GF started laughing more)

  38. Patman

    Red Dwarf
    The IT Crowd
    Big Bang Theory

  39. bobro

    *oh i can see others have said Battlestar… thank god, this is the best show ever working my way through it again now… :)

  40. R..

    It just has to be ‘The Big Bang Theory’

  41. Ken

    Call For Help

  42. Bill

    Big Bang
    Mythbusters

  43. rthonpm

    Has to be a bunch already listed but I’m shocked a couple didn’t make everyone else’s list:

    Doctor Who (original, not the new series)
    Blake’s 7
    Mister Wizard
    Millenium (well, except for the third season)
    Twilight Zone
    The Prisoner
    Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes (Gene Hoont!!!)
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker

  44. Nate

    Star Trek (“TOS” && “TNG” && “DS9″ && “VOY” != “ENT”)
    Dr. ?
    Quantum Leap
    Big Bang Theory (I know its only for wannabe geeks, but I still like it)
    Battlestar Galactica (1978 and 1979)
    Firefly
    Eureka
    IT Crowd

  45. steven

    Mythbusters
    BigBang Theory

  46. jt

    Rated to whats being aired now, what is in netflix / home stream and what is no longer aired:

    1. walking dead
    2. game of thrones
    3. TNG (star trek the next generation)
    4. Battle Star Galactica (new one)
    5. FireFly
    6. Doctor WHO
    7. x – files
    8. sliders
    9. quantum leap
    10. IT Crowd

  47. raburruss

    Star Trek Voyager. Every 2 years I watch all 7 seasons.

  48. Citrus Rain

    Current favorites:

    Doctor Who (2005) – I hate spoilers. I have avoided all news articles about this to avoid spoilers. Yet they keep finding their way to me in the first line of someone’s text without a [spoiler] warning. From several separate spoilers, I know that [Person] [verb]s in episode [number] in [place] by [enemy]. If anyone can tell me when the first episode of series 7 is to air (without more spoilers) I would greatly appreciate it.
    Torchwood – I consider it as still watching Doctor Who
    Doctor Who (1963) – Currently have watched only 4 serials for the first doctor, but I am on Tom Baker’s 5th season, plan to watch in order from that point through the 8th, then return to the first 3.
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – I am very nerdy about this show and fandom.

    Tennant is best Doctor, Twilight is best pony.

    Watch as it gets episodes: (but not a top favorite)
    Legend of Korra – Includes all of the developments of technology and fighting styles that came into existance during Aang’s travels from the original Avatar seires, and still continue to surprise you. Sadly it did not end in a cliffhanger.
    Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt – The last 20 seconds of episode 14 will baffle you. (Watch whole season first) And will continue to baffle until it stops being a cliffhanger.

    Actively / Passively watch:
    Futurama
    Big Bang Theory – (I think the inclusion of more characters for episode plots ruined this a bit.)

    Web shows & rehashed shows:
    Red vs. Blue – I really, really need to catch up on this.
    Dragonball Z Abridged – You SERIOUSLY should be watching this. Even if you don’t like anime all that much you can still watch the Dragonball Z Kai Abridged – which is like.. abridged abridged.
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Witchcraft – Faked a ceist and desist message to make you think Hasbro was upset with them… Then blurred out all apples, and censored the audio censor (which is the phrase “Buy some apples!”) with a robotic voice saying a random fruit. On behalf of the Dole company. Ahhh… ~ Tech geek humor. Also: Sweetie Belle is unknowingly a deadly robot in voice and dialog.

    Past favorites that are no longer running:
    Original Pokemon
    Megas XLR
    One Peice (Dubs) – Until dessert.
    Bleach
    Death Note – Especailly the first half, since it was more of a chess game
    Dragonball Z
    X-Files – This has to have been the best live action show I watched as a kid! I should see if it’s on Netflix.
    Invader Zim
    Teen Titans – THIS IS COMING BACK!! Original cast too! (Titled: Titans GO!)
    Avatar: The last Airbender – Books 2 & 3 are alot more interesting to watch than book 1.
    Monk
    Psych – I think it’s still airing, but I don’t watch it anymore because I figured out too much and the predictability got very annoying. Except the season finalies with Yin and Yang. Those were not predictable.

    I really wish they would make a live action Batman series with a 1 hour story format.

  49. Michael

    The Big Bang Theory

  50. RLB

    The Big Bang Theory., never a dull moment.

  51. Zorro710

    1. Doctor Who
    2. Sliders
    3. Big Bang Theory
    4. Chuck
    5. Star Trek TNG

  52. Emily

    In order of preference (still on the air):
    Grimm/Falling Skies
    Bones/Torchwood
    Big Bang Theory

    Now defunct:
    Eureka
    The 4400
    “V”
    Firefly
    Defying Gravity
    Lost

  53. Deborah MacDonald

    X-Files
    The original Star Trek
    Voyager
    Quantum Leap
    Big Bang
    Game of Thrones

  54. Leo

    Big Bang Theory

  55. Barry

    In order:

    Eureka
    The IT Crowd
    Doctor Who
    Falling Skies
    The Walking Dead
    Warehouse 13
    All Star Trek
    Big Bang Theory

    and I am sure there are many more…

  56. Chet

    Big Bang Theory
    NCIS

  57. Pinhead

    Eureka

    [almost gone, not forgoten]
    X Files
    Star Trek Next Gen
    Star Trek
    Warehouse 13

  58. Mike

    Order of importance:

    CHUCK!!
    Firefly
    Space: Above and Beyond
    Grimm
    Big Bang Theory
    CSI (Love New York & Las Vegas; Hate Miami!)
    MacGyver
    Battlestar Galactica (New One)
    How it’s Made
    Star Trek (Next Gen, Enterprise, Deep Space 9, Voyager, Original)

  59. Hank

    Big Bang Theory!

  60. Hisa

    Honestly, the Discovery channel is like a grown-up babysitter for my husband and I. Between me and my techy husband, we currently watch (or DVR when not at home)…

    Big Bang Theory
    NCIS
    How It’s Made
    Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
    Top Gear
    Mythbusters
    Oddities
    Dark Matters

    If it is on (and nothing else we watch), we will watch Prophets of Science Fiction.

    On things like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, we love to watch old goodies like…

    Firefly
    Doctor Who
    Red Dwarf
    Chuck (had to buy this one)
    Star Trek (original and Next Generation)
    X-Files
    Mystery Science Theater (anything we can find ^^)

    A favorite of my husband that I don’t watch is Eureka.

    And then my personal favorite is Numb3rs which my husband doesn’t watch. He also won’t watch Black Adder, Supernatural or ReGenesis with me, but I still love him :)

  61. Tom

    Big Bang Theory
    NCIS
    NCIS LA
    Weired Science
    Mythbusters
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Red Dwarf
    Person Of Interest

  62. Sarah

    Firefly
    Eureka
    Dr. Who
    Fringe
    X Files
    Twilight Zone

  63. Shark

    Doctor Who!

  64. MsPerennialStudent

    Big Bang Theory, of course!

  65. Jack in TN

    Firefly
    Warehouse 13
    Mr Wizard
    Star Trek of all flavors, especially the original TV series
    Connections – the old BBC series
    McGyver
    Man from Uncle (more fiction, less science, but good effects for the day)

  66. Tasaduq

    Walking dead
    Big bang theory
    Game of thrones
    True Blood
    Lost
    Nikita

    and some others.

  67. PTR

    Firefly
    Farscape
    Star Trek (all)
    Big Bang
    X-Files
    Chuck
    Fringe
    Lost
    Connections (+ Connections 2 and 3)

  68. jsimpy

    Stargate SG-1
    Stargate Atlantis
    Big Bang theory
    Firefly
    X-Files
    Alias
    Sliders
    Josh 2.0

  69. Gary

    Red Dwarf (Rimmer, shutup)
    IT Crowd (haveyoutriedturningitoffandonagain)
    Mythbusters

  70. jsimpy

    Hahahaha. Jake 2.0. Knew that didn’t sound right.

  71. George Orr

    Lathe of Heaven
    don’t know if it counts because it was a PBS mini-series (1980)

  72. Chris

    The Big Bang Theory
    Dr. Who
    Torchwood
    Stargate SG-1
    any Star Trek variety
    Firefly – too bad they canned it
    Eureka

  73. Mel

    Big Bang Theory
    Star Trek (Original, Next Generation, and all the rest)
    Primeval (BBC)
    Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe

  74. Angela

    Big Bang Theory!

    And many many thanks to my three friends, Ellen, Maria and Shawn who all said, Ang, you’ve GOT to watch Big Bang Theory, you would love it! And who bought me the boxed set of Season Two for Christmas a couple of years ago now (because I had immediately gone out and bought Season 1 – my friends know me pretty well).

  75. Graham

    Big Bang Theory
    Firefly
    Primeval
    Red Dwarf
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Star Trek: Voyager

  76. Nana Higgins

    Hands down it’s THE BIG BANG THEORY!

  77. Ralph

    Mythbusters,
    beyond the wormhole,
    daily planet,
    Reboot

  78. mehilde

    Wow! So many old shows I had forgotten! Mr Wizard for sure. I recreated one of his experiments (I think it was an RC cola and baking soda, creating an erupting mess). I was banned from any more experiments.

    Don’t forget Adventures of Superman, Buck Rogers and Captain Video.

    In more modern times I love Big Bang Theory, Through The WormHole, most of the Discovery , Sci and H2 programming. Also the “factual” UFO programming. The Geek still lives deep inside my 7 decades old body.

  79. java-D

    Firefly
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
    Eureka
    Warehouse 13

  80. bnwy1

    There are so many great shows, past and present, that have captivated audiences all over the world it’s hard to not have a list 25 shows long but on top of my list is The Big Bang Theory.

  81. Ron

    Current or relatively current:
    Big Bang Theory
    Dr. Who
    Eureka
    Warehouse 13

    Classics:
    Babylon 5
    ST:DS9
    ST:TNG
    ST:TOS
    Firefly

  82. TheFu

    Geek TV? I’ll go with “geek” meaning nerd-core and exclude all forms of scifi.

    * Chuck – the first episode had me hooked. Who thought that pron-popups could save the world?
    * IT Crowd
    * Mythbusters (haven’t seen it in many, many years)

    If you like dumb man vs physics shows, Wipeout.
    There was a rocket show for a few episodes a few yrs ago on discovery or bravo or AMC or Spike or one of those nameless channels in the mid-60s, but they seemed to be more about the art of flying rockets than the science. Still, I watched every episode.

    I dislike fantasy. When _Defying Gravity_ started using a Ouija board for plots, they lost me.

  83. Paul

    Big Bang Theory
    Mythbusters

  84. James

    The I.T. Crowd. loved it.

  85. frdarryl

    Comedy: Monty Python’s Flying Circus
    Animated Cartoon: The Jetsons
    Regular Series: Star Trek, Twilight Zone, Lost in Space

  86. Citrus Rain

    @TheFU
    You have sparked a curiosity for me to look into Chuck.

  87. suzanne

    Sherlock
    Big Bang Theory

  88. Amy

    Big Bang Theory :-)

  89. Woody

    Big Bang Theory
    Warehouse 13
    Star Trek Voyager

  90. MGtrek

    All of the Star Treks, of course. But currently it has to be Big Bang Theory. My girlfriend and I watch it every week. We often say that we know these people… then realize we ARE these people.

  91. truckdriverfritz

    what is this “TV” of which you speak? is this something to do with the time before Hulu or Netflix?

  92. James

    @bobro

    That’s exactly how I started realizing Big Bang Theory was going to lowest denominator humor.

    I would say Big Bang Theory now makes fun of geeks, rather than laughs with them

    and I totally forgot Hitchiker’s guide, and Monty Python

    I would love to hang out with all you guys….funny stuff

  93. justifyer

    IT CROWD!!

  94. GeoManiac

    Does nobody enjoy Stargate???? (All of them!)
    and of course . . .

    Star Trek – the whole lot :)
    Battlestar Galactica (Original and new)
    Firefly,
    Farscape,

    Falling Skies
    The Walking Dead
    Primeval
    Warehouse 13

    Big Bang Theory (more down to Earth, but as geeky as they get)

    Mythbusters comes in as well – I enjoy the ‘Lets overdo it endings’ :)

  95. Nadia

    The Big Bang Theory
    Modern Family

  96. Mike

    Big Bang Theory, of course!

  97. paul

    One glaring omission that I see – Reboot. It was an animated series with a short run but a very cool concept – life inside a computer.

  98. Atakan

    Well obviously Doctor Who
    Falling Skies
    Walking Dead
    The Big Bang Theory
    Leverage

    Used to like Chuck, but then after a while it got too cheesey (still continued to watch it though)

  99. Mark

    Warehouse 13
    Eureka
    Doctor Who (but it has jumped the shark)
    Lost Girl

  100. bubbatie1

    Supernatural. anything with ghosts demons or spirits

  101. Chris

    I don’t know if I actually consider these “geeky”, but:

    Star Trek (TOS)
    Space:1999
    UFO
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
    Thunderbirds

  102. Kev

    Firefly
    most of the Star Trek series
    Quantum Leap
    McGyver, a few more but I would like to mention two other short lived series that I believe weren’t given a fair shot: Journeyman and Flash Forward– any one agree?

  103. Alejandro Aguilar R.

    Doctor Who
    Merlin (BBC)
    Babylon 5
    Torchwood
    Star Trek The Original Series
    Star Trek Enterprise
    The Big Bang Theory

    Space: 1999
    UFO
    Captain Scarlet
    Thunderbirds
    (basically all Gerry Anderson shows)

    Battlestar Galactica (original 1978 series)
    V (the miniseres and the serie)
    Firefly
    The Incredible Hulk (Bill Bixby)
    Lost In Space
    Quantum Leap
    Primeval (BBC)
    Space Above and Beyond

    Animated and Anime:
    Robotech
    All Macross Series
    Star Trek The Animated Series
    Avengers Earth’s Mighties Heroes
    Batman Animated (1992~1995)
    Ulyses 31
    Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers)
    TekkaMan
    ThunderCats (Original & 2011)
    Gargoyles
    Astroboy (All versions)
    Avatar: The Last Airbender
    Avatar: The Leyend of Korra

  104. rbrtsmrvll6

    Red Dwarf
    Doctor Who

  105. kevinraymund

    Chuck
    The Big Bang Theory
    Fringe
    Dexter’s Laboratory

  106. Overlord B

    IT Crowd
    Big Bang Theory
    Chuck
    NCIS

  107. Teal

    The Last Enemy, Masterpiece Theatre, television,[Boston, Mass.] WGBH Boston Video
    http://www.amazon.com/Last-Enemy-Benedict-Cumberbatch/dp/B001H9JBW6/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1343926577&sr=1-2&keywords=the+last+enemy ISBN: 9781593757984, 1593757980. This riveting thriller explores how technology and terror could transform civilization into a dystopian society of constant surveillance.

  108. Janet Peck

    Most of my faves have already been mentioned. I’m going to nominate “The Finder” for Walter’s unique problem-solving techniques.

  109. John

    1. Doctor Who (Tom Baker years and Current)
    2. Star Trek: Next Generation

  110. UltimatePSV

    BBC’s Sherlock! (Even if it’s not science fiction.)

  111. REnninga

    In order ….

    Big Bang Theory – CBS
    NOVA – PBS
    Nature – PBS
    History Detectives – PBS
    Star Trek (Original series)

  112. Beverly Kurtin

    What’s a television show? Oh yeah, a great time waster for which I have no time

  113. GB

    Big Bang Theory is way stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. Polly

    Outer Limits
    The magician with Bill Bixby
    night gallery
    red dwarf
    UFO
    Space 1999
    Star Trek
    SCTV
    Tennessee Tuxedo
    Nova
    Hows that Made
    Mythbuster
    Ancient Aliens

  115. Steve

    Love all the shows mentioned. This will show my age but in the 50s there was a 15min show that was used as a filler when they didn’t have anything else to put on called Industry On Parade.that showed u how things were made.

  116. Polly

    OMG,
    I forgot
    the IT Crowd!
    Firefly
    Jeopardy
    In Search Of with Leonard Nemoy
    Monty Python

  117. E Susan Baugh

    Blake’s 7
    Doctor Who
    Eureka
    Farscape
    Firefly
    Fringe
    He-Man
    Man from UNCLE
    McGyver
    Primeval
    ReGenesis
    Sherlock
    Torchwood

  118. Catman

    Big Bang Theory
    MST3K
    Dr. Who

  119. DandyDon

    Big Bang Theory – no contest

  120. Paul

    Not in any order

    Doctor Who
    BBC Click
    Mythbusters
    A Town Called Eureka

  121. HWND

    #1 … Baywatch
    #2 … Star Trek (all)

  122. Moss

    I.T. Crowd

  123. antcient1one

    Im showing my age with a these.

    1) Twilight Zone (it was in black and white)
    2) Star Trek
    3) Lost in space
    4) The Munsters

    Newer shows

    1) Game of Thrones
    2) True Blood
    3) Firefly

  124. Tony

    The Big Bang Theory

  125. Scott

    The most recent show being one of my all time favorites was: Eureka. Unfortunately the SciFy channel thought it wasn’t good enough for them but Professional Wrestling was – Go figure…

  126. Scanner

    Star Trek – always and any…
    Supernatural
    Sherlock
    Big Bang Theory
    Eureka
    The IT Crowd
    X-Files
    Falling Skies

  127. Scanner

    And by X-Files I include The Lone Gunmen (much too short a run…)

  128. Marcel

    Falling Skies
    Fringe
    McGyver
    X Files
    Lost in Space
    Twilight Zone
    Planet of the Apes
    Logan’s Run
    ALF

  129. beergas

    Firefly
    The Big Bang Theory
    Twilight Zone (all versions)
    The Outer Limits

  130. Danny

    Spaced

  131. CARTOGRAPHER47

    Beyond a doubt – BIG BANG – they must have the best writers in the country. Great geeky cast.
    …and lets not forget PENNY!

  132. owen123

    Have I got News for you
    Doctor Who
    Not going out
    Would I lie to you
    QI
    Mythbusters
    Driving Wars
    Wheeler Dealers
    TopGear!!!

  133. Derek

    Star Trek Voyager
    Star Trek Next Generation
    Red Dwarf
    Lost in Space-series
    Dr Who-original series fro the start( that is how old i am)
    space 1999
    how it is made
    my favorite martian
    to name a few

  134. Kevin

    Big Bang Theory
    Mythbusters
    Fringe

  135. 1moreanony

    In no particular order:

    Mythbusters
    Doctor Who
    Cosmos (mini-series, yes, but still)
    Firefly
    The X-Files

  136. Bjarnovikus

    Funny, I just finished watching season 1 of the IT Crowd. Really great TV Show. I also started watching to the Big Bang Theory but it’s not as good as The IT Crowd.

  137. chelsea

    1. firefly
    2. futurama
    3. walking dead
    4. twilight zone
    5. breaking bad
    6. dr. who
    7. big bang theory
    8. x files
    9. mst3k
    10. star trek tos
    11. lost
    12. stargate atlantis
    13. bsg original

  138. xana452

    Doctor Who, of course!

  139. Dazed_75

    The LinuxAction Show http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/show/linuxactionshow/

    I also follow a bunch of blogs, but the only one I know has a TV presence is cnettv

  140. Buster Midras

    Breaking Bad
    Damages
    Fringe
    Community

  141. JaToya

    Dr Who!!!

    I like some of the others but not enough to put them on this list. DW is truly the only one I HAVE to see.

  142. Dazed_75

    OOPS, Too hasty a response. I assumed truly geeky stuff, not regular television shows that might have geek appeal.

    Eureka
    Falling Skies
    the original Battlestar Galactica
    anything Star Trek
    MacGyver (though I have seen them all too many times)
    Stargate SG1

    way too many that have fallen off the radar (I guess MacGyver should be in this group)

  143. Aurora900

    I think it’s a tie between IT Crowd and Mythbusters. Mythbusters is more of a documentary than anything else, but its extremely entertaining… but IT Crowd is pure entertainment. Both are hilarious and full of geekery.

  144. Ron

    My favorite TV show? What’s TV?

  145. malachipclover

    Mythbusters is THE BEST show. There is no denying it.

  146. Dave

    The Big Bang Theory
    Through The Wormhole
    Star Trek

  147. Wolf

    Doctor Who
    Red Dwarf
    Babylon 5
    Thunderbirds
    UFO
    Space 1999
    Captain Scarlet
    Lost In Space
    Voyage to The Bottom Of the Sea
    Time Tunnel
    Quark
    Battlestar Galactia (the original series, not the Sci-fi Channels abortion)

  148. Jim

    @DaddyBurrito

    Be watching for Primeval: The New World, a Canadian spinoff off the original.

  149. Briana

    The Big Bang Theory

  150. Louie

    The Big Bang Theory

  151. Michael

    Chuck
    IT Crowd
    Stargate
    Big Bang Theory
    SCI-FI SCIENCE: PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
    Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

  152. Peter

    1. X-Files
    2. The IT Crowd
    3. The Inbetweeners
    4. Freeks & Geeks
    5. Doctor Who
    6. The Outer Limits
    7. Vic Reeves Big Night Out

  153. Bill

    Attack of the Show

  154. andy

    Max Headroom

    This show came and went so fast that if you blinked you missed it, so maybe I am the only one who saw it. All the shows listed above were pretty good in their own way, but Max Headroom is in a class by itself. It was great SF and it was great SF satire. It was great parody of TV networks, big corporations and most of all it poked fun at all of our sacred cows.

  155. tsetse

    chuck
    firefly
    leverage does it count?
    big bang theory is cool too
    mythbusters

  156. tsetse

    also bones with brennans squintish

  157. Paul

    The hilarious “IT Crowd”
    Of course Star Trek TOS

  158. ned11wils

    The Gumby Show.

  159. Carlray

    Undoubtedly Science Fiction Theater, hosted by Truman Bradley. Stories were extrapolated from
    Known science at that time. Some were outright scarey to a kid of 8 years old. Series ran from
    1955 through 1958 and is still being rerun. I saw it a few months ago on an HD tv componjent
    station of one of thr regular tv channels in Memphis TN. I don’t know if it is still on as I’ve moved on
    since then.

  160. Ringo

    The Big Bang Theory
    Red Dwarf
    Falling Skies

    @ Daddy Burrito
    Primeval has just started a new series on ITV1.

  161. Paul_Florida

    Buffy TVS
    Pinky and the Brain
    Bones
    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Phineas and Ferb

    and I am 56 years old! :-) Geek to the end!

  162. Holly

    Big Bang Theory, Numbers, Bionic Woman, Quantum Leap, Perception

  163. Bruce

    wow impressive list all

    My list would actually be all listed above, this is my list but I think I may be forgetting a few

    1000 ways to die
    321 contact
    Are you being Served
    Babylon 5
    Benny Hill Not geeky but funny
    Big Bang Theory
    CSI
    Doctor Who
    Earth 2
    Eureka
    Farscape
    Firefly
    Fringe
    Grimm
    How It’s Made
    Jake 2.0
    John Doe
    Lost In Space
    Manimal
    McGyver
    Mentalist
    Milineum
    Monty Python Flying Circus
    My Favorite Martian
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Mythbusters
    Origonal Battle Star Galactica
    Primeval (BBC)
    Quantum Leap
    Red Dwarf
    Ren & Stimpy
    Robotech
    Sliders
    Space 1999
    Space Above and Beyond
    Spiderman TV Movies from the 70′s
    Star Trek (animated series)
    Star Trek (original series)
    Star Trek Deep Space 9
    Star Trek Enterprise
    Star Trek the Next Generation
    Star Trek Voyager
    Tales from the darkside
    The Addams Family
    The Incredible Hulk (Bill Bixby)
    The Munsters
    The Walking Dead
    Torchwood
    Tranzor Z
    Twilight Zone
    Warehouse 13
    Weird Science (the TV show from the 1990s)
    X-Files

  164. Richard

    For those of us of us, old enough to remember, I nominate: Science Fiction Theater and The Outer Limits.

  165. ovadat

    In no particular order: Star Trek TOS and, well, et al + Nova Science Now + Buck Rogers (Yes, I’m a senior geek – came to it late in life.) + Svengoolie + X-Files + Dr. Who (Tom Baker) + Lost in Space (for a giggle) + COSMOS (god bless Carl Sagan ‘out there’) + Big Bang Theory of course + Fringe (delicious) + Twilight Zone + Primeval (still on PBS) (I just found this program) + anything about UFO’s and aliens (guilty interest) + anything by Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clark, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Stephen King (too many to mention) + anything by Stephen Spielberg and/or George Lucas + those 1950′s black-and-white science fiction movies (scared me to death and I loved it!) + way too many more to list. If this is the mark of a geek then most of the population must be geeky! I enjoy all the How-to Geek discussions. This was fun.

  166. ovadat

    <Old enuff to remember The Outer Limits – still in syndacation

  167. talkingcrow

    The Twilight Zone (original)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Firefly
    Numbers

  168. Micheal Lockwood

    (In no particular order):
    Big Bang Theory
    Chuck
    Mystery Science Theater 3000
    Bill Nye The Science Guy
    Firefly

  169. czarina

    Big Bang Theory
    Game of Thrones

  170. ashley

    GAME OF THRONES
    the walking dead
    not really geeky but still amazing shows

    ok on the geeky side

    mythbusters
    big bang theory

    Person Of Interest

    and a childhood favourite

    thunderbirds

  171. Nancy

    My daughter is FAR from a geek but one day she was watching some show on TV. I asked her “what is this geek show you’re watching?” She said “The Big Bang Theory”, “It’s hysterical mom”. I’ve been hooked on it ever since. So am I now officially a geek? LOL.

  172. Roshnal

    Its the Big Bang Theory!!

    And if it counts, Supernatural (complete series)

    And did I mention the Big Bang Theory?

  173. Carole

    IT Crowd
    Big Bang Theory

  174. Set271

    #1 Big Bang Theory – The new MASH…MASH wasn’t geeky but I still laugh even after seeing them over and over…same with BBT, over and over again and I still laugh, and it’s technically accurate…that’s ‘geekdom’
    #2 Babylon 5 – Totally destroyed the Trekker in me and Claudia Christian..WOW!
    #3 UFO – Gerry Anderson at his best…and the girls with the purple hair…
    #4 Space:1999 – For the sets alone it was a favorite…the writing, less so, they were ‘Brits’ who weren’t used to writing for the American Sci-Fi TV Show market. Still the actors pulled it off and created something enduring.
    #5 Firefly – Only because I haven’t seen them all, over and over again, yet…like the shows I grew up with.
    It truly says something about where the current Geek/Sci-Fi TV Show market these days is when we’ve got wrestling and ghost shows on the Sci-Fi channel, I mean C’mon! Next we’ll have The National Geographic Channel showing reality shows about prisons.

  175. Debra Daun

    1) Big Bang Theory (Sheldon reminds me of my oldest son, only not quite so socially inept)
    Doctor Who
    NCIS
    Supernatural (gotta have a little of the dark side…)
    Kingdom Hospital (Stephen King – awesome)

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