Greatest Sci-Fi TV on Earth: 1970s

by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public

What is your favorite earthbound TV Sci-Fi from the 1970s?

Covers the titles released for the US & UK, from the 1970 season through the 1979 season.

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1. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 6,280

2. The Six Million Dollar Man (1974–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After a severely injured test pilot is rebuilt with nuclear-powered bionic limbs and implants, he serves as an intelligence agent.

Stars: Lee Majors, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Lindsay Wagner

Votes: 8,555

3. The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A fugitive scientist has the curse of becoming a powerful green monster under extreme emotional stress.

Stars: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin, Charles Napier

Votes: 11,139

4. UFO (1970–1973)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Sci-Fi

The missions of the Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organization, which defends Earth from extra-terrestrial threats.

Stars: Ed Bishop, Dolores Mantez, Michael Billington, Ayshea Brough

Votes: 2,596

5. Mork & Mindy (1978–1982)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same.

Stars: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James, Conrad Janis

Votes: 9,015

6. The Bionic Woman (1976–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After fully recovering from her nearly fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.

Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Martin E. Brooks, Ford Rainey

Votes: 5,631

7. Logan's Run (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a futuristic society where reaching the age of 30 is a death sentence, a rebellious law enforcement agent goes on the run in search of Sanctuary.

Stars: Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat, Randy Powell

Votes: 1,989

8. Shazam! (1974–1977)

30 min | Action, Family, Fantasy

A young boy, able to transform into the superhero Captain Marvel, travels the country fighting evil and helping people.

Stars: Michael Gray, Les Tremayne, Jackson Bostwick, John Davey

Votes: 1,173

9. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

TV-G | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,344

10. The Amazing Spider-Man (1977–1979)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

With the powers given by the bite of a radioactive spider, a young man fights crime as a wall-crawling superhero.

Stars: Nicholas Hammond, Robert F. Simon, Chip Fields, Ellen Bry

Votes: 1,852

11. Planet of the Apes (1974)

47 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Two astronauts and a sympathetic chimp friend are fugitives in a future Earth dominated by a civilization of humanoid apes.

Stars: Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard

Votes: 3,898

12. The Tomorrow People (1973–1979)

30 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The Tomorrow People are British teens who have special powers. They can communicate to each other using telepathy. They can also transport themselves (they call it "Jaunting"). With the ... See full summary »

Stars: Nicholas Young, Philip Gilbert, Elizabeth Adare, Peter Vaughan-Clarke

Votes: 568

13. Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (1976)

24 min | Sci-Fi

The adventures of two female superheroes.

Stars: Deidre Hall, Judy Strangis, Norman Alden, Marvin Miller

Votes: 340

14. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A special force of interdimensional operatives protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting the timeline. The strange energy beings are assigned to cases, ... See full summary »

Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

Votes: 1,235

15. Man from Atlantis (1977–1978)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The adventures of an amphibious man, the last survivor of the legendary sunken city.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Alan Fudge, Belinda Montgomery, Anson Downes

Votes: 1,945

16. In Search of... (1976–1982)

30 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

Leonard Nimoy hosts investigations into various mysteries.

Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Francis Hitching, George O. Abell, Sylvia Browne

Votes: 819

17. The Fantastic Journey (1977)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

A scientific expedition in the Atlantic Ocean becomes lost in the Bermuda Triangle and washes up on an uncharted island. They meet up with travellers from other times, planets, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Jared Martin, Carl Franklin, Ike Eisenmann, Katie Saylor

Votes: 415

18. Ark II (1976–1979)

25 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV (called Ark II), they study the land and help out those in need.

Stars: Terry Lester, Jean Marie Hon, José Flores, Moochie

Votes: 367

19. Survivors (1975–1977)

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A community of survivors struggle to stay alive in the wake of a global pandemic known as the Death that wiped out 99.98% of humanity.

Stars: Lucy Fleming, Ian McCulloch, Denis Lill, Stephen Dudley

Votes: 974

20. The Invisible Man (1975–1976)

60 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

The weekly adventures of Dr. Daniel Westin, an invisible scientist working as an agent for a private thinktank.

Stars: David McCallum, Melinda O. Fee, Craig Stevens, Paul Kent

Votes: 671

21. Project U.F.O. (1978–1979)

60 min | Sci-Fi

Two agents of the U.S. Government's Project Blue Book project investigate sightings of extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects.

Stars: Caskey Swaim, Edward Winter, William Jordan, Aldine King

Votes: 331

22. The New Adventures of Batman (1977–1978)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Batman, Robin and Batgirl fight crime in Gotham City with the "help" of Batmite.

Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Melendy Britt, Lou Scheimer

Votes: 951

23. Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975–1976)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

While on a mission, three astronauts in their spaceship get caught in a time vortex. They return to Earth in the year 3979 A.D. and discover that intelligent apes are now the highest form of life.

Stars: Austin Stoker, Philippa Harris, Henry Corden, Richard Blackburn

Votes: 1,370

24. Doomwatch (1970–2016)

50 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

Doomwatch is the nickname for the Department of Measurement of Scientific Work. Under the leadership of Nobel Prize winning physicist, Dr. Spencer Quist, the Doomwatch team struggled, for ... See full summary »

Stars: John Paul, Joby Blanshard, Simon Oates, Vivien Sherrard

Votes: 119

25. Dr. Shrinker (1976– )

15 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Three teens are shrunk to six inches in height by a mad scientist.

Stars: Jay Robinson, Billy Barty, Ted Eccles, Susan Lawrence

Votes: 97

26. Holmes and Yoyo (1976–1977)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

The cases of a hard luck police detective and his android partner.

Stars: John Schuck, Richard B. Shull, Bruce Kirby, Andrea Howard

Votes: 167

27. The Fantastic Four (1978)

Animation, Sci-Fi

The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot H.E.R.B.I.E. make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy, Frank Welker

Votes: 726

28. Tales of the Unexpected (1977)

60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Anthology series presenting stories of suspense, mystery and science-fiction, usually with some sort of twist ending.

Stars: William Conrad, David Birney, Bill Bixby, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 89

29. 1990 (1977– )

55 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a dystopian future, Britain is under the grip of the Home Office's Public Control Department (PCD), a tyrannically oppressive bureaucracy riding roughshod over the population's civil liberties.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Robert Lang, Tony Doyle, Paul Hardwick

Votes: 93

30. The Omega Factor (1979– )

50 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A covert branch of British Intelligence is assigned to investigate the strange, the supernatural, the...'Omega Factor'.

Stars: James Hazeldine, Louise Jameson, John Carlisle, Brown Derby

Votes: 136



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