The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown! – Results and Round Two

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped me with this, including, but not limited to everyone who helped choose shows, everyone who voted and predicted, Jack B Nimble for all the blog stuff and especially, Rand al’Thor, for helping me, giving positive feedback and defending this entire event multiple times.

And now, the results! I’m happy to write that 29 members voted and 19 predicted. The bold numbers represent how many people voted for each series.

  1. Star Trek: The Original Series went boldly where no show had gone before and lost to Star Trek: The Next Generation. 17/3
  2.  Futurama beat Rick and Morty. 17/3
  3. Adventure Time just barely lost to MLP: Friendship is Magic. 9/8
  4.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer slew Angel. 12/8
  5.  Nu-Who beat Classic Doctor Who so much it couldn’t even regenerate. 20/2
  6.  The Legend of Korra couldn’t redirect Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s lightning. 11/4
  7.  LOST lost. The X-Files won. 15/4
  8.  Batman: The Animated Series beat Classic Batman like it was the Joker’s henchman. 11/4
  9.  And the twist is that The Twilight Zone beat The Outer Limits. 11/5
  10.  “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel lose to Star Wars: The Clone Wars“. 12/5
  11.  TMNT (2012) was dishonorable defeated by TMNT (Original)12/5
  12. “When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win, or you die.” Let’s just say they didn’t die to The Walking Dead. 9/7
  13. Babylon 5 wasn’t the one who only got 5 votes. That was Battlestar Galactica (2004). 10/5
  14. The Flash just barely outran Arrow. 9/8
  15.  Justice League Unlimited apparently has unlimited appeal, compared to The Spectacular Spider-Man10/1
  16.  Farscape beat Red Dwarf. 12/8
  17.  Daredevil beat Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blindfolded. 12/5
  18. Supernatural superbeat Once Upon a Time. 10/4
  19. Stargate: SG-1 beat The Sarah Conner Chronicles across all of time and space. 14/4
  20. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defeated The Incredible Hulk. He’s presumably quite angry now. 10/6
  21.  Gravity Falls gravity fell. Transformers won. 9/6
  22. Sabrina the Teenage Witch beat ALF, therefore answering the age old question “who’s more popular, a magical teenager girl, or a minuscule alien who enjoys consuming cats?” 12/7
  23.  Quantum Leap quantum leapt right over Torchwood. 14/8
  24. Firefly kept flying right past Fringe.  21/5


Here are the prediction recaps. Bold means the show is still in the running.

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: 4
  • Firefly: 3
  • Nu-Who 3
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic2
  • Daredevil: 2
  • Game of Thrones: 2
  • Batman: The Animated Series: 2
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 1
  • Star Trek: The Original Series: 1


And now, on to The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown, Round Two!

After thinking about it for a long time, I’ve decided to arrange the surviving shows in an attempt to prevent steam-rolling. This may not not be entirely “fair” but I argue it gives better data on what shows are more popular among our user-base. For example, everyone knows that Firefly is far more popular than Once Upon a Time, but as of now, we don’t really know whether Supernatural or Sabrina the Teenage Witch are more popular.


  1. The Heavy Contenders #1: Star Trek: The Next Generation and Nu-Who
  2. The Heavy Contenders #2: Game of Thrones and Firefly
  3. Dave Filoni: Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Avatar: The Last Airbender
  4. DC Animated: Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series
  5. Marvel VS DC: The Flash and Daredevil
  6. Science Fiction with Numbers in their Names: Babylon 5 and Stargate: SG-1
  7. #80’s: Transformers (Original) and TMNT (Original)
  8. Animation Across the Nations, 2.0 Edition: Futurama and MLP: Friendship is Magic
  9. Old School: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Series) and Quantum Leap
  10. 90’s and Beyond: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files
  11. Left-Overs (Part 1): Farscape and The Twilight Zone (Original)
  12. Left-Overs (Part 2): Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Supernatural


It’s too late to predict, but you can still vote for Round Two! Just click here.


Remember, you can also chat about all aspects of the competition here!

The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown!



If there’s one thing science-fiction and fantasy fans like more than watching, reading and playing science-fiction and fantasy, it’s arguing about watching, reading and playing science-fiction and fantasy. Marvel vs. DC. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Classic Who vs. NuWho. These debates may very well rage on for the rest of time.

But now, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange is going to what they can to help settle these debates. Every month or so (hopefully), we’ll host a bracket, where all members of the site will be able to vote in order to determine the best of the science-fiction and fantasy best.

This month, we’re doing science fiction and fantasy TV shows. I, with help from other members of site, have selected 48 science fiction and fantasy TV shows from across the decades. These 48 shows were chosen by popularity and notability, and range the full spectrum of sub-genres and fan-bases. I have arranged them to hopefully prevent any round one steam-rolling.

So without further ado, arranged in no particular order for the primary bracket, the shows!

  1. Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself:
    Star Trek: The Original Series /
    Star Trek: The Next Generation

  2. Not Your Children’s’ Cartoons:
    Futurama /
    Rick and Morty

  3. Fun For All Ages:
    Adventure Time /
    My Little Pony Friendship is Magic

  4. The Family That Slays Together:
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer /

  5. Who Are You? Who, Who, Who, Who?:
    Classic Doctor Who /

  6. The Element Of Surprise:
    Avatar: The Last Airbender /
    The Legend of Korra

  7. Mysteries And Stuff:
    LOST /

  8. Batman V Batman: Dawn of Batman:
    Batman (‘60s) /
    Batman: The Animated Series

  9. What A Twist!:
    The Twilight Zone (Original) /
    The Outer Limits (Original)

  10. Jedi Did Not See That Coming:
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars /
    Star Wars: Rebels

  11. Turtle Power!:
    TMNT (Original)  /
    TMNT (2012)

  12. No Spoilers!:
    Game of Thrones /
    The Walking Dead

  13. Space And Stuff:
    Battlestar Galactica (2004) /
    Babylon 5

  14. DC on CW:
    Arrow /
    The Flash (2014)

  15. This IS A Place For A Hero:
    The Spectacular Spider-Man /
    Justice League Unlimited

  16. Aussies and Brits:
    Farscape /
    Red Dwarf

  17. Simply Marvelous:
    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D /

  18. Currently Airing Fantasy:
    Supernatural /
    Once Upon a Time

  19. The Spin-Offs:
    Stargate: SG-1 /
    The Sarah Connor Chronicles

  20. The Classics:
    The Incredible Hulk (1978) /
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (TV series)

  21. Animation Across The Nation(s):
    Transformers (1984) /
    Gravity Falls

  22. Pretty Funny:
    Sabrina the Teenage Witch /

  23. Time After Time:
    Quantum Leap /

  24. There Are Two Left Over And I Can’t Think Of Any Connection But They Both Start With F, So Let’s Go With That:
    Firefly /


In addition to choosing the most popular series, there also a chance for you to win. During the first week of the event, everyone will have the opportunity to choose the show they think will be the most popular. After the winner is chosen, everyone who correctly guessed will go into a raffle, and a randomly chosen member will get a 100 Rep bounty.


To vote and predict, just click on this link!



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