From Yahoo:

Sci-fi buffs from around the world have voted cult TV series, “Firefly,” the world’s best space science fiction work ever in an international poll conducted by, the space news website from New Scientist magazine.

Serenity, the successful movie spin-off from the “Firefly” TV series, finished second with 17 percent of the votes. It marks a clean sweep for Joss Whedon, the creator of both stories who is best known as the man behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

You’ll note that Blade Runner is not listed at all as it was on another list by…old scientists, I suppose. I’m just sayin’… :)

Complete survey results are available at New Scientist, but here’s the skinny:


  1. Firefly (TV)
  2. Serenity (movie)
  3. Farscape
  4. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (book)
  5. Babylon 5
  6. Battlestar Gallactica
  7. Dune (book)
  8. Ender’s Game (book)
  9. The Empire Strikes Back
  10. Doctor Who (TV)


  1. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
  2. Dune (Frank Herbert)
  3. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
  4. Foundation Series (Isaac Asimov)
  5. Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein)
  6. Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C. Clarke)
  7. Contact (Carl Sagan)
  8. Mars Trilogy (Kim Stanley Robinson)
  9. War of the Worlds (H.G. Wells)
  10. Hyperion (Dan Simmons)


  1. Serenity
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Star Wars: A New Hope
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  5. Alien
  6. Dune
  7. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  8. The Forbidden Planet
  9. Return of the Jedi
  10. Revenge of the Sith


  1. Firefly
  2. Farscape
  3. Babylon 5
  4. Battlestar Galactica
  5. Doctor Who
  6. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  7. Stargate: SG1
  8. Star Trek

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