11 Sci-Fi Shows to Binge If You Love ‘Star Trek’

Set a course for these adventures in space.

There is no dearth of shows set in the world of Star Trek nowadays. Thanks to Paramount+ (previously known as CBS All Access), Trekkies can enjoy all kinds of fare, from darker serialized stories in Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard to old-school episodic style of storytelling in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds . We also have animated fare that appeals to adults, like Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Prodigy , that’s geared to younger generations.

But just because we live in an age of "All Trek All the Time", doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some excellent science-fiction adventures outside the United Federation of Planets. Shows set in space have been around forever, though some have been forgotten. The shows on this list have vastly different tones and production values, and every viewer will have their own favorites. If you love Star Trek, or episodic adventures in space, then you may want to catch up with these shows in between seasons.

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An astronaut from Earth finds himself aboard the living spaceship Moya as the ship and its crew fight to escape a fascist military operation known as the Peacekeepers. Farscape aired in the early noughties, in an attempt to capture audiences who were losing interest in Star Trek , but unlike Star Trek the central crew aren’t always upstanding citizens. The protagonist, John Crichton ( Ben Browder ), is a great audience stand-in, with his pop culture retorts and easy-going air about him keeping him relatable. His perfect match turns out to be Aeryn Sun, played by Claudia Black , a no-nonsense former soldier who thaws into a compassionate character by the end of the series. Their dynamic is a big appeal of the show , as are the visuals and animatronics that bring this sci-fi universe to life.

Set aboard the titular space station, the space opera Babylon 5 focuses on what happens when humans and aliens must work together to bring peace to a galaxy that's still learning diplomacy. Babylon 5 doesn’t hold back on the horrors of war and the toll that it takes, while the show even touches on humanity’s darker aspects with plot lines featuring Xenophobic groups as well as the impact of political and religious influences. Parts of the show echo the atmosphere of Deep Space Nine , not only with its space station setting (there was some controversy around how similar the settings were) but also by showcasing how large-scale galactic events can affect the most ordinary of individuals.

Stargate is a sprawling franchise of shows based on the Roland Emmerich film, beginning with Stargate SG-1 , which debuted in the late 1990s and remains a favorite among genre fans. Later shows added to the canon of the franchise — the main premise revolves around Earth's discovery of a "Stargate," which is a cosmic portal that can ferry humans across vast distances. Of course, human beings decide to exploit this discovery for potential resources, which results in humanity battling aliens, especially the snake-like Goa'uld. Stargate is heavy on lore for sci-fi fans to immerse themselves in, but more importantly the show serves as "comfort viewing," with a fun and likable cast of characters.

Dark Matter

In the future, six people wake up on a spaceship with no knowledge of who they are and how they got there. They have to work together to discover the truth, but how can they trust each other? Based on the comic series of the same name, one of the most comparable aspects of Dark Matter to Star Trek is the introduction of The Android ( Zoie Palmer ), a character who is the smartest person in the room but knows little about human interaction. Though the show was canceled after only three seasons, it did develop a loyal fanbase, thanks to its combination of humor and darkness, with a diverse cast and a seemingly omnipresent villain. Dark Matter was less about the epic part of sci-fi, and more about the dynamics between people — something Star Trek fans will enjoy, since that franchise also emphasizes eclectic partnerships and friendships.

Killjoys deserved a lot more love than it received. This underrated sci-fi adventure follows Dutch ( Hannah John-Kamen ), Johnny ( Aaron Ashmore ), and D'avin ( Luke Macfarlane ), three bounty hunters who bungle every mission they’re on and still survive to tell the tale. The three protagonists have great chemistry and riff off each other perfectly. There’s a lot of quips mixed in with the brawls and space-hopping. What especially works for this Canadian show is that it’s a little more LGBTQIA+ friendly than Star Trek used to be, making for welcome change within the space opera genre. The show began with more episodic storytelling like older Trek , before introducing season-long villains like Deep Space Nine and Enterprise had. Also, one theme that appealed to fans of Killjoys was the concept of a found family — a quintessential theme of all Trek properties.

The Mandalorian

Star Wars and Trek are sometimes pitted against each other as franchises, which has never made sense. Now that Star Wars has debuted its own live-action series on Disney+, the differences between the franchises have decreased even more. You want an adventure in space? The Mandalorian has that as our hero flies from system to system to protect his young charge. You want aliens, betrayal, new and unconventional bonds formed? All of that can be found aboard the Razor Crest. What about epic battles, duels, and scheming villains — it’s in there! The Mandalorian is its own show, with a unique visual style, but the seasons so far definitely fill the void whenever you’re craving more Star Trek content, and you don’t feel like re-watching your favorite installment yet again.

Battlestar Galactica

If you’re a Trekkie, Battlestar Galactica has most likely been on your watchlist for a while. The reboot of the 1970s show is set aboard the titular spaceship, which leads the fleet carrying the last remaining humans in the universe. Admiral Adama ( Edward James Olmos ) oversees a crew consisting of fan-favorite characters like Katee Sackhoff ’s Starbuck and Jamie Bamber ’s Apollo, among others, alongside the newly-appointed President Laura Roslin (two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell) . Adama has a destination in mind, but his hopes may be dashed as the fleet battles an old enemy in new form. The Cylons are like the Borg, insidious and relentless. Worse, the Cylons in the reboot can look like humans, so trust is at a premium in the show. Some of the storylines and character arcs on the show were controversial up to and including the series finale, but Battlestar Galactica continues to be thought-provoking, and the characters will easily become some of your favorites.

Lost in Space

For fans of space and exploration, the 2018 reboot of Lost in Space (yes, another reboot!) will be right up your alley. The show follows the Robinson family, Molly ( Maureen Robinson ), John ( Toby Stephens ) and their three children, aspiring doctor Judy ( Taylor Russell ), budding writer Penny ( Mina Sundwall ), and science-enthusiast Will ( Maxwell Jenkins ), as they travel to outer space. The Robinsons face several obstacles in space — from the environment, alien species, robots, and even their fellow humans — but always find a way to power through. As long as this family are together, they can overcome anything. Although they do need more than a little help from their friendly, albeit, taciturn, robot. Who else will loudly proclaim ‘Danger, Will Robinson’ at the first signs of trouble?

The Expanse

Set in the 24th century (like several Star Trek shows), The Expanse is one of the more critically-acclaimed science-fiction shows of the new millennium. Based on a series of novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck , the series follows several characters unwittingly intertwined in a giant conspiracy that threatens to destabilize the already teetering state of peace in the Solar System. The characters are distinct and compelling, but it’s the political storylines that keep you hooked. Shohreh Aghdashloo is particularly riveting as United Nations member Chrisjen Avasarala, as is Frankie Adams , who joined the show in the second season as gunnery sergeant Bobby Draper. The dynamics among the crew of the Rocinante ship are another reason you’ll continue to tune in. With The Expanse, come for the space adventure, stay for the political intrigue.

Quantum Leap

The original Quantum Leap and its 2022 sequel capture the core values of Star Trek —understanding, tolerance and a love of all people, irrespective of their differences. While the original show may feel a little dated nowadays (well, so does some of Star Trek ), through Sam Beckett ( Scott Bakula ) ‘leaping’ into other people, the show examined tough topics including racism and women’s rights. It helps that Bakula also starred as Captain Jonathan Archer on Enterprise . The sequel series stars a diverse cast including Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Mason Alexander Park, Nanrisa Lee and Ernie Hudson . The show is an absolute delight with heartwarming stories brought to life by Lee’s effortless performance and a deeper relationship between the lead characters than there was in the original . The stories are also more representative, and include an episode with an Indian immigrant family, as well as an episode about a trans teenager who just wants to play basketball. There’s an extra layer of mystery added in that will keep you tuning in for more.

The long-lasting British science-fiction show Doctor Who has the episodic, planet-hopping, and alien-encountering fun of Star Trek , but brings its own distinct flavor. Every era has its own appeal, and now that the show has broadened its horizons to cast more women, people of color, and trans actors as leads, Doctor Who is becoming more representative with every series. The show is quirky and silly, but can be scary (Weeping Angels, anyone?), thought-provoking, and somber ( just take a look at Donna Noble's tragic companion arc ). Everyone will have their own favorite Doctor, but there are a lot of companions to cheer for as well. There’s never a dull moment when the Time-Lord steps into their Tardis and decides which planet or year to fly off to. Every episode is an unforgettable adventure, and one never knows if the Doctor will meet a strange new alien, a historic figure from Earth’s past, or something else completely out of this world.

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The Best Sci-Fi TV Shows and Movies Inspired by Star Trek

From classic space adventures to parodies to stories about loving Star Trek, these are the best TV series and movies inspired by the Final Frontier.

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Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek is one of best and most well-known science fiction franchises of all time, so it’s no surprise that it’s had a huge influence on the rest of the genre. From other space-faring adventures to distant worlds to straight up parodies of the Enterprise and its crew, there are plenty of shows and movies that owe a bit to Gene Roddenberry ‘s creation.

This is not a list of every single show or film that has been inspired by Star Trek because that list would cover a pretty good proportion of sci-fi on screen since 1966. But if you want to watch something Star Trek -adjacent, we’ve picked out 10 of our favorite shows and movies that were, to a greater or lesser degree, inspired by Star Trek .

Back in 1998, BBC 2 ran a Red Dwarf Night featuring interviews with celebrity fans, one of whom was Patrick Stewart. Stewart talked about how he was channel hopping (remember that, fellow oldies?) one night around 1993 or 1994 and came across something that, to his own “horror and outrage”, appeared to be a “rip-off” of Star Trek: The Next Generation . He was reaching for the phone to call his lawyer, “when something happened that made me laugh – and it was something that certainly would not have happened on The Next Generation .” Stewart realized the show was a comedy, not a cheap rip-off, started laughing, and became a fan.

Red Dwarf actually started around the same time as Next Gen , both being developed from 1986, though Red Dwarf was delayed in getting to air until 1988 due to an electricians’ strike. Following the misadventures of the last human being alive as he embarks on a 3 million year journey to get back to Earth, the series combines elements of a few different space-set shows and films, including Silent Running and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , but there is clearly a hefty dose of Star Trek: The Original Series in there. As time went on, more and more Next Generation crept in as well, especially with the addition of android crewmember Kryten as a full time cast member in Series 3.

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Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 was spun off from the 1994 Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich film Stargate , and the basic premise comes directly from that film: a US Air Force team go through a mysterious gate found in Egypt to another planet – or, in the case of the TV show, lots of other planets. When the show was adapted for television, although it did not feature many spaceships until later seasons, it did start to draw on the well-established tropes of Planet of the Week style space opera that Star Trek helped to popularize. The tortured military hero gained a wise-cracking style to suit star Richard Dean Anderson that aligned him more with “always a joke at the end of the episode” Kirk, the typical 1990s-nerdy Egyptologist slowly became more of a respected expert who sneezed less often, and more importantly the team gained a woman who was not sold to the Egyptology nerd in marriage (yes that is really the plot of the movie and yes, she calls him out on it) and a stoic alien.

The addition of Teal’c is where we can really see the influence of Star Trek creeping in because Teal’c is basically the love child of Spock and Worf, in the best way. He is extremely calm and composed – he has very deep emotions, but he keeps them under the surface and meditates frequently. He is also quite fond of a raised eyebrow. The “scientist” position on the team was already taken by Carter, so Teal’c fulfills the “warrior” role. Standing out as a warrior in a military setting is quite the task, but like Worf, Teal’c’s “honorable warrior” approach and fondess for his own culture’s weapons marks him out as a warrior among warriors.

Futurama follows Philip J Fry, who accidentally falls into a cryogenic freezer on New Year’s Day in 2000 and wakes up on December 31, 2999 (and leaves his dog behind, in quite possibly the most traumatic episode of television ever made). Fry finds work with his distant nephew (an elderly man) at a delivery company called Planet Express. Being a science fiction comedy set in a future full of spaceships, there are of course references to Star Trek scattered throughout, and the short-skirted, egotistical, womanizing recurring character Captain Zapp Brannigan clearly has more than a bit of Kirk in him.

Futurama also incorporated Star Trek into its stories more directly on occasion. The show’s very first guest star was Leonard Nimoy as his own cryogenically preserved head, welcoming Fry to the Head Museum (a regular feature on the series). And later there was a whole episode dedicated to Star Trek itself, “Where No Fan Has Gone Before.” In this episode, Fry discovers that Star Trek inspired a whole religion, which led to the Star Trek Wars, which led to the show and everything associated with it being banned. But a powerful alien being has watched the whole show, and has given the preserved heads of most of the original actors new bodies so they can participate in an eternal Star Trek convention. It’s a loving, joyous send-up of the show and features all but one of the then-surviving original cast members plus, inevitably, Jonathan Frakes, because every spin-off of Star Trek in any form must feature Jonathan Frakes in some role. This is the Rule.

Battlestar Galactica (reboot)

Battlestar Galactica 2003/4 – 2009 is a reimagining of the original 1979 series Battlestar Galactica , so needless to say its main point of reference is that show (though the original has some connections with Star Trek as well, as we covered here ). But it was also developed, executive produced, and had many episodes written by Ronald D. Moore, who first earned his stripes as a writer on The Next Generation , Deep Space Nine , and briefly on Voyager before his working relationship with his writing partner Brannon Braga broke down and he left.

While in many ways Battlestar Galactica was deliberately the anti- Star Trek – featuring a somewhat grimmer world view and an even higher body count – it also had many similarities, inevitably, since they are both set on space ships and led by a ship’s Captain or Commander. But Moore also emphasized some of the most interesting themes of 1990s Star Trek in his noughties version of BSG . Having left Voyager after only a couple of episodes, he obviously felt he had more to say about a spaceship on a long journey to get to Earth. And he had done a lot of work on Deep Space Nine , at the time the grittiest Star Trek series (possibly overtaken by Discovery or Picard since then– argue that out in the comments!). DS9 ’s penchant for morally gray characters and storylines and for stories based around a mysterious alien religion is clearly reflected in the themes emphasized by Moore’s reimagining of Battlestar Galactica .


Firefly (and its follow-up movie Serenity ) is another show that, on the surface, seems to be deliberately doing something different to Star Trek . Set in the future and following the crew of a spaceship, it has a Western-inspired vibe. The ship has a courtesan and a mercenary on board, and the use of Chinese phrases scattered among the English seems to be a reaction against the perceived tendency of Star Trek and other series to make the future look very American (somewhat unfairly, and Uhura’s native language is very specifically established as Swahili in “The Changeling,” although she is admonished and told to speak English which is especially odd as they all have Universal Translators… but we digress).

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But actually, Firefly is very directly inspired by Star Trek , which was famously conceived by Gene Roddenberry as a “wagon train to the stars.” Its even more famous tag line describes space as “the final frontier,” clearly positioning the show as basically a Western in space. Firefly takes that basic idea but goes in a different direction with it. Instead of focusing on the exploration aspect of the movement of immigrants to America ever further west in the 19th century, Firefly picks up on other elements of Westerns and Western tropes – particularly the lawlessness in a frontier environment with minimal law enforcement. It is the yin to Star Trek ’s yang.

WALL-E ’s most obvious and immediate inspirations are the films Silent Running and 2001: A Space Odyssey , but if you look closely, there is a good bit of Star Trek in there as well. It is, of course, largely set on a spaceship and one of the main characters is the ship’s captain – so far, so superficial.

But there are deeper connections to Star Trek here. One of the things that is notable about WALL-E is just how good and well-intentioned all the future human characters are. The present-day human character played by Fred Willard, and by implication all the other present-day humans, are somewhat terrible, but all of the future humans we meet are good people who are open to new experiences when they are exposed to them. Their sedentary, passive lifestyles are simply what they have been taught and brought up with. The simplest and briefest exposure to the world around them, even just by being accidentally toppled out of their mobile chairs, sets them off on a journey of discovery, and the ship’s captain is thrilled and excited to learn more about Earth and about his own ship’s true mission. That attitude is pure Star Trek – a passion for discovery and exploration, even when it is one that ultimately leads back to Earth again.

The Orville

There was a point, around 2017-2019, when The Orville was famous for being more like Star Trek than Star Trek . This is not meant – by us anyway – as a criticism of Star Trek: Discovery , which is a great show. But in its first two seasons, Discovery deliberately leaned away from some of the Star Trek series that had come before, following a disgraced former mutineer instead of a Captain or Commander, featuring a morally dubious Captain who actually turned out to be “evil,” focusing on war and trauma, and using arc-based instead of episodic storytelling. It was pretty similar to Deep Space Nine in many ways, but for fans of the more upbeat, Planet of the Week, episodic storytelling of the Original Series , The Next Generation , or Voyager , it was a bit of a shock ( Star Trek: Enterprise , like Discovery , re-tooled itself somewhat halfway through).

The Orville , on the other hand, basically is Star Trek in the 1990s mold of Next Gen or Voyager . Seven episodes of the show were actually written by Brannon Braga with his new writing partner, former scientific consultant on Star Trek , André Bormanis. And yes, writers are of course capable of writing different things, but although The Orville started out as a Star Trek spoof, pretty much the only difference between the two by season 3 is that people on the Orville sometimes eat pot brownies.

The show also stars Deep Space Nine ’s Penny Johnson Jerald in a regular role as the ship’s doctor, and has guest-starred Next Gen ’s Marina Sirtis, Voyager’ s Robert Picardo and Tim Russ, and Enterprise ’s John Billingsley, and the show’s directors include Star Trek ’s Brannon Braga, Robert Duncan McNeill and, of course, Jonathan Frakes. So it must be Star Trek .

Avenue 5 is a sadly short-lived science fiction comedy that blends elements of Voyager , Red Dwarf , and WALL-E . It takes from Red Dwarf and Voyager the basic plot that a spaceship has ended up a long way from home, and an essential crew member has been killed and must somehow be replaced. It then adds a well-meaning Captain who was only ever intended to be a figurehead, and not to actually run the ship, from WALL-E . Hilarity – and some surprisingly shocking deaths – ensue.

Although the somewhat less than inspirational characters skew closer to Red Dwarf , Battlestar Galactica , or Firefly , Avenue 5 shows its Star Trek side pretty clearly in the hiring of Voyager ’s Ethan Phillips (Neelix) as former astronaut Spike Martin. It also features an entire plot line built around the ability to split the ship into two, a clear reference to one of the Enterprise -D’s most famous (and least used) features.

Avengers: Endgame

This one is probably the biggest surprise on this list. Granted, it does feature spaceships and space travel, but as a big budget superhero film, it does not obviously have much in common with space opera.

What connects the second-highest grossing film of all time with Star Trek is the importance of the ensemble and the relationship between a group and its leader. Kevin Feige has mentioned a couple of times (both times speaking to Entertainment Weekly ) that he loves The Next Generation and that he had its final episode “All Good Things” in mind when developing Avengers: Endgame . “All Good Things” (written by Brannon Braga and Ronald D. Moore) has some time-hopping going on that is not dissimilar to Endgame , but Feige talked specifically about the very last scene, when Picard finally sits down to play poker with his senior officers. That relationship between the Captain and his crew and them all coming together, just like the shawarma-based post-credits in the first Avengers film, is what Feige really wanted to take from Star Trek and incorporate into the MCU.

The film also takes its title from the final episode of Voyager and directly lifts its closing images featuring the autographs of the actors playing the six main characters from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country , the final film focusing on the original Star Trek crew played by their original actors, symbolizing its similar position as a grand ending to the earliest phase of a franchise.

Galaxy Quest

We’re finishing with a film and a show that are not just “inspired by” Star Trek – to all intents and purposes, they are Star Trek , or very nearly. The premise for 1999’s Galaxy Quest is that aliens have been watching a Star Trek -like show and mistaken it for “historical documents,” so when they find themselves facing an enemy they can’t defeat, they crash a convention to ask the “crew” of the NSEA Protector for help. With a cast led by Tim Allen (a perfect Shatner-a-like), Sigourney Weaver (of course), and Alan Rickman (whose sad passing is the reason a proposed TV show never got off the ground), the resulting story is hilarious, heart-warming, and heart-breaking in equal amounts.

Galaxy Quest is perfect. It just is. If you are a Star Trek fan and you haven’t seen it, why not? Go and watch it immediately! You will never be able to watch an episode of Star Trek without quoting a line from Galaxy Quest ever again (especially not the Original Series episode “Arena”). Hear yourself constantly saying, “I’m the guy that dies to show the situation is serious!” “Quick, let’s get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!” “Does the rolling help?” “I see you managed to get your shirt off,” “Whoever wrote this episode should die!” and of course, “That’s not right!” And I know I just spoiled several of the funniest lines, but go and watch it anyway, I promise it’s worth it.

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10 Shows to Watch After Star Trek Discovery

If you've got an unquenchable thirst for sci-fi action until Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 airs, these 10 series should tide you over.

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Another season of Star Trek: Discovery has come and gone; most fans and critics seemed to like the second installment even better than the first. CBS has already confirmed that the adventures of the U.S.S. Discovery will continue into a third season, but that's at least a year off — and probably longer.

Until then, if you have an unquenchable thirst for thoughtful sci-fi action, these 10 series should tide you over. Whether you want to see other adventures in the Star Trek universe, thoughtful narratives that require you to invest for a whole season, or lighthearted spoofs to help allay some of the seriousness, check out these other sci-fi franchises that are worth your time.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 - 1999)

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This probably goes without saying, but if you like Star Trek: Discovery and haven't worked your way through the other six series, there are more than 700 other episodes – all about the U.S.S. Enterprise, Harry Mudd, the Mirror Universe, Section 31, the Boreth Monastery and tons of other Star Trek mainstays – that have worked their way into Discovery so far. Rather than have six separate entries, though, I'll recommend Deep Space Nine, especially if you haven't seen a lot of other Trek series before.

Like Discovery, Deep Space Nine has one continuous story rather than episodic adventures. The series also deals with a galactic war, a protagonist who makes difficult moral compromises, and the rogue intelligence operatives of Section 31. To say more would spoil a lot of the show's best moments, but Deep Space Nine is easily the closest cousin to Discovery in both story and tone. However, to learn more about Capt. Pike and Mr. Spock, check out Star Trek: The Original Series; to learn more about the U.S.S. Defiant and the Mirror Universe, watch Enterprise.

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Legion (2017 - Present)

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Just like Star Trek: Discovery put a fresh spin on a very old franchise, Legion does the same for X-Men. Rather than focus on everyone's favorite team of misunderstood mutants, Legion puts David Haller, aka Legion (Dan Stevens), front and center. Instead of an unflappable crimefighter, Haller is a semi-psychotic weirdo, constantly trying to balance his desire to do good against his insurmountable mental health issues.

But fans who know Legion from the comics need not fret; Season 2 hewed a lot closer to the source material, demonstrating how Haller's strange powers are slowly corrupting his mind and blurring the line between good and evil. I won't spoil the twist from the source material, but you'll want to tune into Season 3 to see just who Legion really is.

The Orville (2017 - Present)

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I'll level with you up front: I'm not an enormous fan of The Orville. I think its flippant attitude is constantly at odds with some of its legitimately good sci-fi ideas. I think its characters are grating, the banter isn't actually that funny, and the traditional jokes are too few and far between. And yet, I'd be foolish to dismiss the series out of hand — and so too, I think, would other Discovery fans.

Even if The Orville is not exactly a space opera to last the ages, it is one of very, very few half-decent space exploration shows that is currently airing. The series has interpersonal drama, futuristic action, an ongoing narrative, weird-looking aliens — in other words, it has  all the same elements that people like about Star Trek, but dialed way back to the most casual interpretation possible. Maybe watch this one late at night .

Black Mirror (2011 - Present)

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Black Mirror is the one entry on this list with no ongoing story, which may make it seem like an odd choice. Every episode of Black Mirror is (almost) totally standalone, and most of them take place right here on Earth, in an era that approximates the modern day. But if Control, the villainous rogue AI, was your favorite part of Discovery's second eason, Black Mirror is an easy recommendation.

That's because about half of the show's 20 episodes involve some variation on the "AI gone wrong" theme. From using algorithms to revive the dead in "Be Right Back," to survivors evading murderous, adaptive robots in "Metalhead," the idea that AI can and probably will turn against us is a recurring theme in this dark anthology. In fact, use and misuse of AI is at the center of "U.S.S. Callister," Black Mirror's excellent homage to classic Star Trek.

Star Wars : The Clone Wars (2008 - 2014)

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We're probably never going to resolve the eternal debate between Star Trek and Star Wars, but I think we can at least agree that each series has different strengths and weaknesses. One weakness of Star Wars, for example, is that the narrative never spent much time fleshing out Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker's relationship in the prequels, leaving fans to wonder just when, why and how the aloof master and the contentious apprentice got to be so close, anyway.

Enter Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a six-season, animated series that deals with the nitty-gritty of what happened between Episodes II and III. Like Star Trek, The Clone Wars focuses on the character drama among a strong central cast, including Obi-Wan (James Arnold Taylor), Anakin (Matt Lanter) and Anakin's new apprentice, Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein). The tightly constructed, continuous story deals with the moral grayness of war, and introduces a large, affable cast of recurring secondary characters.

Battlestar Galactica (2004 - 2009)

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The original Battlestar Galactica series was a cult hit back in 1978, but it wasn't until 2004 that the premise got the deep, nuanced treatment that it deserved. This dark reboot follows the adventures of Cmdr. William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and his crew aboard the Battlestar Galactica. This enormous starship must lead a motley fleet to humanity's fabled new home following a devastating attack by the robotic Cylons.

Like Discovery, Battlestar Galactica has a smart, evolving narrative that requires you to pay attention to every episode to get the full story. The series also has evil artificial life forms, shocking plot twists, and plenty of starship combat. If you ever wondered how a Star Trek series would play out if the heroes couldn't always fall back on the United Federation of Planets for assistance, Battlestar Galactica is about as close as you can get.

Firefly (2002)

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Perhaps the most beloved (or at least the most recognizable) show that should have lasted for more than one season, Firefly still holds up pretty well. This space opera follows Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and his ragtag crew of outlaws aboard the starship Serenity as they fend for themselves in a futuristic galaxy that looks and feels an awful lot like the Old West. While the show is more episodic and playful than Discovery, it has the same attention to detail when it comes to world-building, character development and big action-set pieces.

While it's true that the series ran for only 14 episodes, fans did at least get a pretty definitive ending in Serenity, the 2005 feature film based on the series. Beyond that, the show has been dormant since 2005, although it's not all bad news. Fans can follow the Serenity's continuing adventures in comic book, novel and tabletop role-playing game formats.

Futurama (1999 - 2013)

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Futurama is one of those rare shows that has it all. Yes, there's a sense of continuity; characters and story threads evolve over time. Yes, there's a little wry social commentary baked into every episode. And yes, the show is unbelievably funny, whether it's satirizing creationism or portraying Richard Nixon on a robotic rampage , Futurama is equal parts sublime and ridiculous. And if you've been on a season-long binge of dark intrigue and startling reversals, it might be worth reminding yourself that space can be fun, too.

To sum up the story briefly, Philip J. Fry (Billy West) is a late-20th-century loser who gets cryogenically frozen until the year 3000. Thereafter, he takes on a job as an intergalactic delivery boy, teaming up with the one-eyed Capt. Turanga Leela (Katey Sagal) and alcoholic robot Bender (John DiMaggio) aboard the Planet Express Ship. Every delivery is a new opportunity for something to go hilariously wrong, which it usually does.

Babylon 5 (1994 - 1998)

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Sure, Star Trek also has a series about a space station that winds up at the center of a galactic war, but only Babylon 5 has a plethora of Lord of the Rings references along the way. This show tells the story of Babylon 5, a gigantic space station wherein humans and aliens try to work out their differences peacefully in order to prevent wars from breaking out. That's a noble idea, but when a mysterious race called the Shadows reappears after ravaging the galaxy 1,000 years earlier, peace can only hold for so long.

Like Discovery, almost every episode of Babylon 5 is important, and there are continuous story threads that run from the very first episode all the way through the very last one. While the cast changes frequently, Discovery fans are also sure to enjoy the plucky, outspoken Cmdr. Susan Ivanova (Claudia Christian), who may have set the stage for a character like Michael Burnham.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981)

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While I can't speak for everyone in the world, I have personally never met a Star Trek fan who didn't also love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This BBC adaptation of Douglas Adams' timeless novel stars Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, the hapless, bathrobe-clad Brit who winds up traveling around the universe, learning that life is just as absurd everywhere else as it is on Earth.

Just about everything from the book makes a faithful appearance here, from the two-headed President of the Galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox (Mark Wing-Davey), to the starship Heart of Gold, powered by the sheer improbability of quickly crossing intergalactic distances. Star Trek fans can also rest easy, as Hitchhiker's Guide contains plenty of biting social satire, as well as some genuinely clever sci-fi ideas, particularly regarding organic computers. If you haven't seen it yet, Don't Panic – just be sure to bring your towel.

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"Star Trek: Lower Decks" isn't the first animated "Star Trek" series, but it is the first straight-up comedy in the franchise's history. That's not to say there weren't funny episodes of the various shows or that the movies didn't have a sense of humor ("Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" is practically a comedy), but there has never been an entire series strictly devoted to making the audience laugh.

Even the premise is pretty hilarious. Instead of focusing on a respected Starfleet vessel, the series is set aboard the USS Cerritos, a second-rate ship that typically handles second contact missions, as opposed to first contact. And while most "Star Trek" shows choose to tell stories from the bridge crew's perspective, "Lower Decks" details the adventures of low-ranking officers who don't get the attention or respect they deserve. This means characters can comment on typical "Star Trek" tropes and make fun of them.

In other words, there's nothing else in the franchise like it. So what's a fan to do when they're all caught up on "Lower Decks" and need something else to scratch that specific itch? Well, if you enjoy big sci-fi adventures with irreverent jokes, then look below to find our recommendations for other shows that fit the bill.

Co-created by Matt Groening, "Futurama" has all the offbeat and wild humor of "The Simpsons" (also co-created by Groening), but the science fiction setting allows the creative minds behind the show to go even bigger with their ideas. 

Set in the 30th century, the show is about a pizza delivery guy named Philip J. Fry who falls into a cryogenic chamber in 1999 and wakes up on New Year's Eve in 2999. Living in a future with robots and all manner of strange technology, he forms a new life for himself as an employee of his descendant's delivery company, Planet Express Inc. He's best friends with a hard-drinking, smoking, and gambling robot named Bender. His love interest (who isn't interested in him most of the time) is a cyclops named Leela, with the rest of the employees — including a humanoid crustacean named Zoidberg – rounding out his oddball family.

The similarities between this show and "Lower Decks" are obvious. It's difficult not to compare any animated comedy aimed at adults to Groening's shows. Stylistically, there's a clear line from "The Simpsons" to "Futurama" to "Lower Decks." If you like any of those shows, you'll like the others as well.

Rick and Morty

Before creating "Star Trek: Lower Decks," Mike McMahan was a writer on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's animated show "Rick and Morty." Of all the series listed here, this is perhaps the most similar to "Lower Decks." The show tells the many twisted, horrific, and hysterical adventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson/unwilling assistant Morty Smith. While Morty's main concern is living the life of a normal teenager, his grandfather's unusual exploits keep him from achieving that goal.

It's an absolutely wild show with trips around the multiverse and all kinds of disturbing creatures being slaughtered in Rick's quest to satisfy any and every urge he has. At the same time, many of the episodes also feature subplots about shockingly mundane domestic issues that typically evolve into some kind of out-of-control crisis. This show explores the horrors of the human condition in a way that makes you laugh and feel deeply depressed at the same time.

Of course, while most older kids could probably handle the subject matter in "Lower Decks," you might want to wait until they're a bit older before showing them "Rick and Morty" — not only because it's significantly more violent, profane, and perverse, but some of the headier concepts might be a bit much for them to handle.

The Venture Bros.

Although "Star Trek: Lower Decks" takes place within the greater "Star Trek" canon, there is a parody element to the show. It isn't constantly making fun of its parent franchise, but it  does  good-naturedly poke fun at the tropes and cliches inherent in the "Star Trek" universe. Therefore, it serves as both a spoof and a legitimate piece of science fiction — kind of like the 2003 Adult Swim series from creator Christopher McCulloch, "The Venture Bros."

In the early days, this show was about a family of (mostly) incompetent adventurers. Scientist Dr. Thaddeus Venture and his boys, Hank and Dean, served primarily as a sendup of classic adventure cartoons. As everything progressed, however, it grew into its own piece of sci-fi adventure, with characters the audience could invest in and storylines that could make them laugh and tug on their heartstrings.

Like a few other titles listed here, it's a hair more adult than "Lower Decks," but that shouldn't be a problem for most viewers. As a work of imaginative storytelling, this is one of those shows that gets its hooks in you and never lets go — even if there are shockingly few seasons over a long period of time. Chances are, once you give it a watch, you'll want to keep going until the "Venture Bros." movie maybe comes out.

Harley Quinn

The DC superheroes have a long history of fantastic animation projects. Going back to the 1940s Max Fleischer "Superman" shorts to the incredible '90s shows like "Batman: The Animated Series" and "Superman: The Animated Series" and the fantastic DC Animated Universe movies they spawned, animation has been very kind to the DC heroes. What about the villains though? Not just the big ones like Doomsday or the Joker but the side characters mainstream audiences tend to forget?

That's where the hysterical series "Harley Quinn" comes in. Just like "Lower Decks," this isn't a show about the big hitters. Instead, the show focuses on less popular characters determined to prove they can go toe-to-toe with the heavies. After suffering an intense breakup with the Joker, Harley Quinn sets off to show the world she's more than just the Clown Prince of Crime's girlfriend by setting up her own crew (consisting of shape-shifting actor Clayface, friendly yet dangerous King Shark, little misogynist Dr. Psycho, and wheelchair-bound landlord Sy Borgman) with the reluctant help of Poison Ivy.

Aside from the carnival of violence, innuendoes, and onslaught of cursing, "Harley Quinn" is a very sweet show about found family and self-acceptance. The humor can get darker than anything on "Lower Decks", but it has the same underdog spirit.

Solar Opposites

Around the same time he was creating "Star Trek: Lower Decks," Mike McMahan was co-creating "Solar Opposites" with Justin Roiland. Similar in animation style and tone to "Rick and Morty" (thought not as nihilistic), it's not all that different from the "SNL" skit/movie "Coneheads." The premise involves a family of aliens from the planet Shlorp who plan on colonizing other planets. Unfortunately for them, they crash on Earth, and since their homeworld has been destroyed, they're now forced to make the best of it, which means finding strange ways of adapting to human culture. While the leader of the group hates his new home, the others seem okay with it, providing the main conflict of the series. Along the way, things go in much weirder directions with multiple storylines (one of which involves a shrunken human society) and extreme observations about Earth life that the aforementioned "Coneheads" couldn't have done.

Final Space

"Star Trek: Lower Decks" is about more than just taking a raucous journey across the galaxy. At its core, the show is about individuals working as a team to improve themselves. Yes, their lives are often in danger, and they have to save themselves and others from horrific sci-fi entities, but the idea of underappreciated characters excelling beyond everyone's expectations is what makes the series so relatable.

The same can be said of "Final Space," the 2018 animated series from TBS and Adult Swim. Created by Olan Rogers and featuring a great voice cast consisting of Tom Kenny ("Spongebob Squarepants"), Fred Armisen ("Saturday Night Live"), and David Tennant ("Doctor Who") , the show tells the story of an astronaut named Gary Goodspeed and his recently assembled crew trying to save the galaxy from a dangerous alien named Lord Commander. 

It's a show that, on the surface, appears to be just like any other animated series for adults. However, the characters and the world they inhabit become much richer and deeper over time, resulting in a sci-fi series that delivers on both the laughs and the well-developed characters.

Comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt stunned the internet by letting his geek flag truly fly in a staggering improvised filibuster from the show " Parks and Recreation ." It's a pitch for "Star Wars Episode VII" that blends the galaxy far, far away with Marvel's mightiest heroes in what would've been a glorious disaster for fans everywhere. He then got the chance to indulge in his nerdy obsession with the 2021 stop-motion animation comedy series "M.O.D.O.K."

Co-created by Oswalt and based on a ridiculous Marvel Comics character whose name is an acronym of Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, "M.O.D.O.K." is about what happens when a brilliant mind is too megalomaniacal for its own good. Picked on for his large head as a child, the title character (voiced by Oswalt) evolves into a massive floating being with tiny limbs — and who's hellbent on conquering the world. 

M.O.D.O.K. is so full of himself that he can't help but announce impending evil schemes and celebrate the tiniest of victories. He spends way too much money with very little return and ignores his family. He's a mess. Like "Star Trek: Lower Decks," this is definitely a spoof of the material while still having its own internal logic and worldbuilding, allowing it to stand on its own tiny legs.

Alien News Desk

The title "Alien News Desk" almost tells you everything you need to know about the series. It really is two aliens sitting at a desk reading the news. What perhaps doesn't come across in the title is the fact that these aliens are explaining Earth topics to their alien viewers. This means there's plenty of room for interesting, funny satire, in addition to fun little goofs on human obsessions.

"Saturday Night Live" cast members Heidi Gardner and Will Forte voice the two lead anchors, Tuva Van Void and Drexx Drudlarr. In a world where the news has become increasingly strange and confusing, we've seen a lot of late-night shows like "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" make it all digestible by skewering topics of the day. "Alien News Desk" takes this a step further by discussing some topics we take for granted and pointing out just how silly some of them are.

Other than the fact that this is clearly a funny sci-fi series, it also feels like something you would see on "Star Trek: Lower Decks." There's no reason why there can't be an episode where our cast is watching a news broadcast from an alien civilization trying to make sense of Earth.

If you're a fan of "Lower Decks"  and  a fan of "Rick and Morty," then "Doomlands" is definitely the show for you. This series feels like a reality that exists within the "Ricky and Morty" multiverse. In other words, it's dingy, violent, perverted, and just plain bonkers. The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic landscape where pretty much everyone is trying to kill each other, and the only refuge (kind of) is a bar called the Oasis that moves through this hellish place.

It doesn't have the same heart or charm as "Lower Decks," but the tone and some of the concepts belong in a few of the more extreme corners of that galaxy. It was created by Josh O'Keefe, who's a relative newcomer to the television business ( going by his IMDb , anyway), and there aren't any major stars doing voices to pull in a massive audience either. The show is simply a no-holds-barred adult-oriented comedy that goes off the rails in the very first episode and never looks back.

Robot Chicken

"Star Trek: Lower Decks" is a show for fans made by fans. Creator Mike McMahan absolutely loves the franchise , as proven by all the references to "Trek" minutiae that most of us wouldn't remember right away. Even the characters in the show are fans of other characters from previous "Trek" series.

This is the entire ethos behind "Robot Chicken." After several seasons, the show manages to maintain a sense of pure and spontaneous creativity with a passion for all things pop culture. It's essentially an animated sketch show lampooning everything you can imagine. Yes, it's become well known for its excellent "Star Wars" parodies , but it goes far beyond that. Centering around a cyborg fowl watching bizarre shows, the series treats its fans to everything from a Barbie fight club to the Joker showing up in "The Shawshank Redemption."

Created by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, the show has come a long way with its animation over the years, but it still has a delightfully homemade touch. This feels like friends sitting around with their augmented action figures creating their own hilarious scenes, only concerned with making themselves laugh. Again, it's fans making TV for fans.

Gravity Falls

Just because "Gravity Falls" is the only show on this list intended for a younger audience, that doesn't mean its standards for comedy, characterization, and worldbuilding are any less than the others. On the contrary, one could argue that this quirky mystery series from Disney has enough lore and depth of character to rival even the longest-running series included here.

The show is about brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines (voiced by Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal) spending time in the fictitious town of Gravity Falls with their Grunkle Stan (Alex Hirsch). Immediately upon their arrival, they notice something isn't right about this place — we're talking psychics and sea monsters and haunted convenience stores. As a result, the two become detectives investigating strange phenomena, although their adventures never really go where you think they will.

What begins as an adorable show about unusual things becomes something even more special as the show grows denser and the tone gets a little darker (without becoming miserable). Even though it only aired for two seasons, it developed a very dedicated fanbase. The fans were so committed to their love for the show that creator Alex Hirsch launched an alternate reality game called "Cipher Hunt" in 2016 for those who still cared about the series.

Beavis and Butt-Head

At first, comparing "Beavis and Butt-Head" to "Star Trek: Lower Decks" doesn't make a whole lot of sense. While the crew of the USS Cerritos can be a bit absent-minded at times, they never reach the level of stupidity achieved by the titular Beavis and his buddy, Butt-Head. These are two goofs who spend most of their time watching music videos and getting into trouble, snickering the entire time.

The humor is pretty different too. A lot of the comedy in "Beavis and Butt-Head" comes from seeing two completely oblivious teenagers interact with the world around them and failing to grasp social norms. That being said, these two morons — whose only ambition in life is to lose their virginity at some point — have been on some impressive adventures.

You have to take the "Beavis and Butt-Head" franchise as a whole to see the similarities. In the film "Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe," they travel to space, get caught in a wormhole, and come out in the 21st century. This, for them, is the future. That holds up side by side with any adventure had by the Cerritos. Plus, these two characters are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to being underdogs. They're such underachievers that the "Lower Decks" characters would feel sorry for them. They'd be wasting their time though. As far as Beavis and Butt-Head are concerned, they're the coolest guys around.

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When we talk about the most popular film or television franchises in the world, one name which is bound to come up is ‘Star Trek’. With its massive range of 13 movies, eight TV shows, three animated shows, merchandise, games, action figures and so on, ‘Star Trek’ has influenced popular culture unlike anything else.

Therefore, when this franchise comes out with a new TV series, it is bound to send fans into a frenzy. ‘ Star Trek: Picard ‘, the eighth series of the franchise, centers around one of the most popular characters of the ‘Star Trek’ universe, Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart ), the former captain of the starship USS Enterprise.

However, when this series begins, we see him leading a happy and peaceful retired life. This peace proves to be short-lived as we soon see a woman called Dahj coming to Picard and telling him about how a group of Romulan assassins is out to get her. The series is a fine blend of drama and science fiction and treads a territory hardly witnessed earlier in this franchise.

If you have enjoyed watching ‘Star Trek: Picard’, here are some other shows you might want to check out. Many of them are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

7. Star Trek: The Original Series (1965-1969)

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This is the series with which the entire franchise kicked off. ‘ Star Trek: The Original Series ‘ first started airing on NBC in 1965, but was discontinued after three seasons due to low ratings. However, the series later garnered a huge cult following when it was shown on syndication.

Most of the iconic characters of the ‘Star Trek’ universe like Captain James T. Kirk, Spock, Bones, Scotty, and others appear in this series for the first time. Here we see Captain Kirk out with his crew in the 2260s, exploring the entire Milky Way, looking for newer civilizations mankind has never contacted before. This series’ cultural significance trumps any critical evaluation.

6. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)

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While talking about shows to watch if you like ‘Star Trek: Picard’, it would be criminal to not mention the series where we see the legendary Picard for the first time. Picard and his crew, consisting of people like Commander William Riker, Geordi La Forge, and others are all a part of the second generation of space explorers who have been sent out into the world with newer equipment and faster spacecraft.

This is the series that launched the franchise in a massive way and made it the talk of the town. The excellent writing of the series goes a long way in bringing the characters pretty close to our hearts.

5. The Orville (2017-)

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Created by and starring Seth MacFarlane , ‘ The Orville ‘ can easily be called a satirical take on shows like ‘Star Trek’, ‘Battlestar Galactica’, and others. The premise of the series is almost the same as the aforementioned shows. MacFarlane plays the character of Captain Ed Mercer who is commanding the eponymous ship.

However, problems in his personal life constantly prevent Mercer from carrying out his duties in a way he wants to. The comical situations these characters on the Orville constantly face are the primary concerns of this series. ‘The Orville’ fails to clearly make a statement in Season 1 but does make it up with a brilliant follow-up in Season 2.

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4. Origin (2018)

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A unique science fiction drama series, ‘Origin’ centers around a group of space explorers who are heading towards an unknown planet on a spacecraft. As they struggle to survive, the crew begins to realize that one among them is a cause of concern for all the others.

As tension and suspicion begin taking a toll on the members of the crew, everyone’s basic instinct of survival comes through. The series falls back on tropes a lot, but the performances by the actors are simply spellbinding.

3. Avenue 5 (2020-)

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An HBO original series, ‘ Avenue 5 ‘ is the story of the eponymous interplanetary cruise ship which is under the command of Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie). While on its way, the ship suddenly goes off its intended track due to a technical glitch and ends up far away from its preset course.

While there are provisions for eight weeks for the people on board, the cruise ship will take years to return back to its course. How Clark leads the crew during these perilous times is essentially what the show is all about. The comedic elements of the series give it a nice twist. Each character is also written with great insight, and thus they get etched into the hearts of audiences quite seamlessly.

2. The Expanse (2015-)

 This brilliant Syfy series is set far in the future when Mars has also been colonized by humans and there is a constant tension between the governments of the two planets. In this war-like scenario, we follow a detective and the captain of a spacecraft, who are both looking for one woman.

The quest is not only limited among these three characters but can have a huge effect on humanity as a whole. The writing, the brilliant production designs, and amalgamation of various genres make ‘ The Expanse ‘ an unmissable series.

1. Lost In Space (2018-)

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This series is set during a time when the earth is rendered inhabitable and many families are being sent on another planet so that they can colonize the place and make it ready for others. ‘ Lost In Space ‘ follows one such family, the Robinsons, who have been sent to space on a large mothership.

However, a technical error forces the Robinsons, along with many others, to land on a different planet altogether. Besides being a brilliant science fiction story, the series also has interesting characters, an emotional core, and certain subtle but effective comedic moments.

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Tv Shows Like Star Trek: The Original Series

TV Shows Like Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek: The Original Series is a classic science fiction television series that first aired in 1966. The show follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew as they explore new worlds and encounter strange alien species. The show was groundbreaking for its time, with its diverse cast and its optimistic vision of the future. If you’re a fan of Star Trek: The Original Series and are looking for similar TV shows to watch, look no further! Here are 13 TV shows like Star Trek: The Original Series, along with 13 song examples to set the mood for each show.

1. Star Trek: The Next Generation

– Song: “Star Trek: The Next Generation Theme” by Jerry Goldsmith

Star Trek: The Next Generation is a sequel to the original series and follows the crew of the USS Enterprise-D as they explore the galaxy and encounter new alien species. The show is known for its strong characters and thought-provoking storylines.

2. Babylon 5

– Song: “Babylon 5 Theme” by Christopher Franke

Babylon 5 is a space opera that follows the crew of the space station Babylon 5 as they navigate political intrigue and interstellar conflict. The show is known for its complex plotlines and rich world-building.

3. Battlestar Galactica (2004)

– Song: “Battlestar Galactica Theme” by Bear McCreary

Battlestar Galactica is a reimagining of the classic 1978 series and follows the last remnants of humanity as they flee from the robotic Cylons and search for a new home. The show is known for its dark tone and moral ambiguity.

– Song: “Firefly Theme” by Sonny Rhodes

Firefly follows the crew of the spaceship Serenity as they eke out a living on the fringes of society. The show is known for its blend of western and science fiction elements, as well as its witty dialogue.

5. Stargate SG-1

– Song: “Stargate SG-1 Theme” by Joel Goldsmith

Stargate SG-1 follows a team of military personnel and scientists as they travel through a network of ancient alien portals known as Stargates. The show is known for its mix of science fiction and mythology.

6. Doctor Who

– Song: “Doctor Who Theme” by Ron Grainer

Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, a time-traveling alien who travels through time and space in a ship known as the TARDIS. The show is known for its imaginative storytelling and iconic villains.

7. The Expanse

– Song: “The Expanse Theme” by Clinton Shorter

The Expanse is a space opera that follows the crew of the spaceship Rocinante as they navigate political intrigue and interstellar conflict in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system. The show is known for its realistic depiction of space travel and its diverse cast.

8. Farscape

– Song: “Farscape Theme” by SubVision

Farscape follows astronaut John Crichton as he is pulled through a wormhole and finds himself aboard a living spaceship populated by strange alien creatures. The show is known for its surreal visuals and complex character dynamics.

9. The Orville

– Song: “The Orville Theme” by Bruce Broughton

The Orville follows the crew of the starship Orville as they explore the galaxy and encounter new alien species. The show is known for its blend of humor and drama, as well as its homage to classic Star Trek.

10. Dark Matter

– Song: “Dark Matter Theme” by Benjamin Pinkerton

Dark Matter follows a group of amnesiacs who wake up on a spaceship with no memory of who they are or how they got there. The show is known for its mystery and suspense, as well as its diverse cast of characters.

11. Lost in Space (2018)

– Song: “Lost in Space Theme” by Christopher Lennertz

Lost in Space follows the Robinson family as they crash-land on a mysterious alien planet and must work together to survive and find a way home. The show is known for its family-friendly adventure and impressive special effects.

12. Star Trek: Discovery

– Song: “Star Trek: Discovery Theme” by Jeff Russo

Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel to the original series and follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens the Federation. The show is known for its diverse cast and modern take on the Star Trek universe.

13. The Twilight Zone

– Song: “The Twilight Zone Theme” by Marius Constant

The Twilight Zone is a classic anthology series that explores themes of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Each episode tells a standalone story with a twist ending, making it a must-watch for fans of speculative fiction.

Common Questions:

1. What makes Star Trek: The Original Series so iconic?

– Star Trek: The Original Series is iconic for its diverse cast, optimistic vision of the future, and exploration of social issues through science fiction allegory.

2. Which TV show is considered a spiritual successor to Star Trek: The Original Series?

– Star Trek: The Next Generation is considered a spiritual successor to the original series, as it continues the legacy of exploration and discovery set forth by its predecessor.

3. What is the most famous episode of Star Trek: The Original Series?

– “The City on the Edge of Forever” is considered the most famous episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, as it explores themes of time travel and sacrifice.

4. How does Star Trek: The Original Series compare to modern science fiction shows?

– Star Trek: The Original Series paved the way for modern science fiction shows by setting a high standard for storytelling, character development, and social commentary.

5. Which TV show is known for its portrayal of strong female characters?

– Battlestar Galactica (2004) is known for its portrayal of strong female characters, including President Laura Roslin and fighter pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace.

6. What is the significance of the Doctor Who theme song?

– The Doctor Who theme song is iconic for its otherworldly sound and its association with the long-running series, which has become a cultural phenomenon.

7. How does The Expanse differ from other space operas?

– The Expanse differs from other space operas by its focus on political intrigue, realistic science, and diverse representation of humanity’s future in space.

8. What makes Farscape stand out from other science fiction shows?

– Farscape stands out from other science fiction shows for its surreal visuals, complex character dynamics, and unique blend of humor and drama.

9. Why is The Orville often compared to Star Trek?

– The Orville is often compared to Star Trek for its exploration of moral and ethical dilemmas, its ensemble cast, and its optimistic view of humanity’s future in space.

10. What sets Dark Matter apart from other mystery shows?

– Dark Matter sets itself apart from other mystery shows by its premise of amnesiacs waking up on a spaceship, its diverse cast of characters, and its blend of science fiction and suspense.

11. How does Lost in Space (2018) compare to the original series?

– Lost in Space (2018) updates the classic premise of the original series with modern special effects, character development, and family dynamics, while still paying homage to its roots.

12. What makes Star Trek: Discovery different from previous Star Trek series?

– Star Trek: Discovery is different from previous Star Trek series by its serialized storytelling, darker tone, and focus on character-driven drama.

13. Why is The Twilight Zone considered a timeless classic?

– The Twilight Zone is considered a timeless classic for its innovative storytelling, thought-provoking themes, and twist endings that continue to captivate audiences to this day.

In conclusion, there are many TV shows like Star Trek: The Original Series that explore the vast expanse of science fiction and push the boundaries of imagination. Whether you’re a fan of space exploration, political intrigue, time travel, or mystery, there’s a TV show out there for you. From the optimism of Star Trek to the dark morality of Battlestar Galactica, there’s a show for every taste and genre. So sit back, relax, and let these shows take you on a journey to the stars and beyond.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' season 5 episode 6 goes old school and benefits because of it

Why do unevolved, pre-warp civilizations always have such strange and often lethal customs?

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Star Trek: Discovery" season 5, episode 6

Here we are then, the other side of the halfway mark of the very last season of " Star Trek: Discovery ." Will the plot actually advance any further? Or does the chase across the galaxy for the Progenitors MacGuffin continue, offering another chance to insert a stand-alone, episode-length adventure along the way? Interestingly, a look at the IMDb top 10 rated episodes of "Discovery" there isn't one single entry beyond the second season. 

This week's curiously named installment is entitled "Whistlespeak" and it's almost a throwback to old school-style of sci-fi storytelling, more typically found in something like "Stargate SG1." And a 10 episode-long chase for an alien artifact would be just fine in that show, because each season was typically 22 episodes long. Sadly, that's one reason why "Discovery" has been deteriorating, rather than improving, because each season — and it's far more obvious in seasons 3, 4 and 5 — seems to follow a very cookie-cutter formulaic approach. 

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There's always a threat facing all life in the universe (killer AI, exploding dilithium, gravity waves, Progenitor tech), there's always a series of clues-of-sorts that have to followed and that usually entails a set of standalone adventures before finally everything concludes in a disappointing payoff. Tragically, "Discovery" never really found its identity and it struggled from the outset when the original concept was not to focus on the captain of a particular starship, but rather the first officer. 

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That combined with the fact that big-budget TV sci-fi has shifted to shorter seasons with more expensive episodes over longer seasons and more expansive storylines. Just remind yourself what other sci-fi shows have managed to achieve in five seasons; "Stargate: Atlantis" and " Babylon 5 " both had five seasons, "Battlestar Galactica" only had four and "Stargate: SG1" had 10. (Although the less said about the whole Ori storyline, the better.)

All that aside, this particular episode was a quirky little number that was actually quite enjoyable. So, that's nice. Yes, there are one or two enormous small plot holes and the super-convenient tech has somewhat taken a turn for the ridiculous. This is not swallowing a pill to genetically alter you temporarily, these are easy-install "optical tricorders" — yes, indeed, you need never have the burden of having to actually carry a tricorder anymore, because now they can be worn like contact lenses.

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This week, Capt. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Lt. Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman) beam incognito down to the surface of a pre-warp, pre-industrial world much like the Planet Vancouver that we often saw in just about every incarnation of "Stargate." And why-oh-why do these primitive, unevolved civilizations always have traditions that seem harmless at first, but upon further examination almost certainly seem to involve decapitation, disembowelment or any one of a hundred different, excruciating ways of dying, all in the name of glorious sacrifice to some god or another. Was the human race ever like tha...oh wait, hang on. Damn .

Mmm, fire indeed hot. These primitive folk do know that fire needs air to burn, right? Just checkin' like.

In this particular instance it's simply suffocating. Of course if you blew the fires out that also happen to be burning in the room, you know, using up all the precious air that's left, you might last a teeny-tiny bit longer. But that's probably not covered in standard Starfleet training, rather undergraduates are instead taught how to rebuild an illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator using only a discarded toothbrush, a clothes peg, an empty washing up liquid bottle and sticky-back plastic. 

You also have to wonder how the local population had such an in-depth knowledge of the sacrificial chamber if no one ever survived, but we'll look past that, just like the writers did. And boy-oh-boy, there's along time to kill before you get killed. On the up side, the dialogue is pretty sharp this week and despite all its flaws, this is a well-paced installment. Still, a cliffhanger might be nice at some point before the show wraps permanently. All things considered though, given the low bar "Discovery" has sadly set itself, this one isn't terrible. 

In other, somewhat related news, Paramount CEO Bob Bakish has stepped down and it's rumored that the entertainment giant is going to create an "office of the CEO" and have a team making the important decisions rather than a rich, white man who doesn't seem to have much of a clue. Sounds like a plan, right? Well, wait for it... Instead, three rich, white men will be making all the important decisions. George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS; Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and Brian Robbins, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures.

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Needless to say, Paramount's share value has taken a nosedive this week. Now while most of this is related to Paramount Global, it will of course affect the future of Paramount Plus, including programming choices, budget and just about everything else that determines whether or not we'll get to see any "Star Trek" going forward, let alone quality "Star Trek." Let's face facts, the only reason we're getting a Section 31 TV series TV movie is because of contractual obligations. 

The fifth and final season of "Star Trek: Discovery," and every other episode of every "Star Trek" show — with the exception of "Star Trek: Prodigy" — currently streams exclusively on Paramount Plus in the US, while "Prodigy" has found a new home  on Netflix.  

Internationally, the shows are available on  Paramount Plus  in Australia, Latin America, the UK and South Korea, as well as on Pluto TV in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel. They also stream on  Paramount Plus  in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In Canada, they air on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and stream on Crave.

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The Prime Video 'Blade Runner' TV sequel has cast the 'Star Trek: Discovery' actress in a lead role.

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Prime Video’s Blade Runner TV project has cast Michelle Yeoh in a lead role.

The Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All at Once actress has signed on to Blade Runner 2099 .

The limited series is from showrunner Silka Luisa ( Shining Girls ) and executive produced by original Blade Runner director Ridley Scott. Jonathan van Tulleken ( Shogun ) will direct the first two episodes.

Yeoh will soon reprise her role as Trek ‘s Emperor Philippa Georgiou in the TV movie Star Trek: Section 31 .

In addition to Luisa and Scott, the show’s executive producers include Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Ben Roberts, David W. Zucker, Clayton Krueger, Tom Spezialy, Richard Sharkey, Michael Green, Cynthia Yorkin, Frank Giustra and Isa Dick Hackett.

There’s no premiere date as of yet, and the project is the first live-action Blade Runner property since the 2017 film Blade Runner 2049 .

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The latest show in the Star Trek universe is an animated Paramount+ original. While Star Trek Prodigy is definitely not the first animated Star Trek show, it still is the first one to target younger audiences.

After watching the first season of Prodigy , viewers can also choose other kid-friendly options from the sci-fi and adventure genre. For instance, Star Wars boasts plenty of such animated options. As Prodigy 's protagonists are teenage rebels who embark on intergalactic adventures when they find an abandoned spaceship, some space exploration cult favorites such as Firefly and The Orville would also suit older audiences.

Star Wars Visions (2021-)

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From lightsaber duels inspired by the greatest samurai movies to a rock band's musical pursuits, Star Wars: Visions is an anthology series that is bound to impress both diehard Star Wars fanatics and new converts to the fandom. Incorporating different animation styles in each episode only makes the experience richer.

For decades, fans have fought whether Star Wars is better or Star Trek , with both classic franchises starting out in the live-action format. But looking at both franchises evolve with animated stories like Prodigy and Visions just shows how they are both diversifying in the new age. Further, Prodigy fans would also love this Disney+ original as its chapters also have no dearth of young protagonists like Dal R'El and his crew.

Final Space (2018-2021)

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Final Space finds a space convict serving a prison sentence in an empty spaceship, slowly drifting toward the nothingness of outer space. But when he meets an adorable yet powerful planet-destroying alien, the subsequent friendship can save the galaxy from imminent danger.

While more characters join in the later episodes, the initial storylines incorporate a light-hearted look at how lonely life can be in space. The charisma and curiosity of the protagonist Gary Godspeed would also seem reminiscent of the rebellious nature of the teens aboard the USS Protostar in Prodigy.

The Orville (2017-)

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Serving as both a parody and a tribute to classic Star Trek tropes , The Orville finds Seth MacFarlane playing a bumbling spaceship captain with an equally silly space crew as they explore the cosmos.

All the recurring gags and parodies aside, The Orville can also be surprisingly heartwarming in scenes, especially viewers witness the dysfunctional crew of the USS Orville turning into quite a memorable team. As Prodigy too joins the long list of sci-fi dramas based on space crews, The Orville makes for essential viewing.

Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy (2015-2019)

Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, and Groot return in this animated take on Guardians of the Galaxy that is set in a different continuity than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Instead, viewers get more time to understand each character's individual personalities and backstories while continuing their usual adventures around capturing space bounties and fighting intergalactic villains. The ragtag bunch of teens in Prodigy are similar to the Guardians in the sense that both teams don't know much about the dangers of space. Yet they just embark on arduous journeys for their own means, surviving in some way or the other.

The 100 (2014-2020)

In a dystopian future, the Earth is abandoned by most of its inhabitants in a gigantic spaceship. Years later, these survivors wonder if the planet is still livable, sending a hundred juvenile delinquents back to the surface to find the answer. The 100 covers the adventures of these teenagers who are left to their own wits in an uncertain, abandoned landscape.

Even though The 100 isn't set in outer space, its post-apocalyptic scenario is as unexplored for its young protagonist as the crew of USS Protostar in Prodigy . With the characters building new friendships on their quest for survival, The 100 would make for an edgier watch for fans of the Star Trek animated series.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011-2013)

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Even though it had a short run, Green Lantern: The Animated Series served as a good introduction for the ensemble of the best Green Lantern comic book storylines , incorporating not just the human Green Lanterns but also the numerous other creatures who wear the powerful green ring.

By bringing harmony to the galaxy and testing the limits of their own powers, the show's Green Lantern Corps also showcases good lessons in team-building that would resonate with the younger demographic of Star Trek: Prodigy . From colossal aliens to even rodents, every ring-holder is welcome in the Corps, celebrating their diverse skills and personalities, another familiar element among the USS Protostar crew that includes humans, aliens, robots, and even an energy-based lifeform.

Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)

Taking place between the events of the prequel and the original trilogy of Star Wars, Rebels details the ongoing rebellion against the evil Galactic Empire as it hunts down the last of the Jedi. While introducing new characters and also retaining classic ones like Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano, Rebels turned into an instant favorite among Star Wars fans.

While Rebels is one of the many Star Wars animations, it would connect the most with audiences of Prodigy for the youth and recklessness essayed by its protagonists. With teen characters like Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren, the lead cast evokes a sense of impulsive rebellion to prove their own worth, a theme resonant with the teen leads of Prodigy . For them, going aboard a spaceship all on their own helps in attaining newfound freedom.

Firefly (2000-2003)

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When it comes to the best TV shows with only one season , Firefly often tops the list. Set five centuries after a universal civil war, Firefly deals with a diverse bunch of crew-members of the titular ship. Instead of saving the day, their only priority is to just make ends meet with the space bounties they receive.

However, the Serenity crew turns into unlikely heroes with new challenges on unexplored frontiers, such as the flesh-eating creatures known as Reavers. Even the teens of Prodigy just wish to take USS Protostar on a harmless joyride only to become a part of a larger conspiracy later from which there is no coming back.

Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command (2000-2001)

An origin story of the man who says "Infinity and beyond," Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 's episodic arcs feature the titular Space Ranger leading a group of rookies to bring down the reign of the evil space emperor Zorg.

Lightyear's experience of solving crimes in science contrasts well with the inefficiency of his amateur crew, which leads to some hilarious adventures. Such a contrast can even be found between the young heroes of Prodigy as well as Protostar's former captain Chakotay and rogue freighter captain Thadiun Okona. The clash of ideals and the generation gap results in some amusing interactions between the two groups.

Dogs In Space (2021-)

The title is pretty self-explanatory, but Dogs in Space offers a fun-filled approach to space exploration from humans' best friend. The Netflix original finds a group of genetically-enhanced canines exploring life in the cosmos.

Even though the concept and animation might make one think it's a silly kid's show, Dogs in Space can have some unexpectedly thoughtful moments too. There are parts when even the dogs remark on what are the moral costs of exploring space or if their mission is for themselves or their human masters. New-age streaming cartoons like Dogs in Space and Star Trek: Prodigy are indeed striking a balance between naivety and introspection, delivering smart content for kids in the process.

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The Best New TV Shows and Movies to Stream on Netflix, Hulu, Max and More for the Week of May 6

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Each week, ET rounds up the best shows and movies across streaming services to help you decide just what to watch.

With Prime Video , Hulu , Disney+ , Max  (formerly HBO Max), Apple TV+ ,  Paramount+ , Netflix , Peacock , Starz and even more streaming services , there’s no shortage of options when choosing what to binge-watch in your free time. However, sometimes, the sheer amount of great films and television shows available to stream can be overwhelming and lead to aimless scrolling — hoping to land on that perfect thing to watch.

Scroll no more! To help you out, we've rounded up the best movies and TV shows to stream this week , including new arrivals, nostalgia-filled favorites, and more. For starters, supermodel Brooke Shields and iCarly 's Miranda Cosgrove team up for a new rom-com on Netflix, and it arrives just in time for your weekend movie night.

There are plenty more new series and movies in store to stream. A24's The Iron Claw, starring Jeremy Allen White and Zac Efron, about real-life pro-wrestlers, finally hits streaming after its run in theaters. Fans of the Beatles won't want to miss the documentary that hasn't been released since the 1970s. Prime Video is dropping a new competition series featuring some of our favorite reality stars, including Jill Zarin , Kristen Doute and Reza Farahan . Plus, we can't forget the season premiere of Doctor Who .

It's time to make your weekly streaming plans. Here are this week's best TV shows and movies to stream.

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Mother of the Bride

When Lana ( Brooke Shields ) begins helping her daughter ( Miranda Cosgrove ) prepare for her upcoming wedding, she is shocked to realize the father of the groom (Benjamin Bratt) is the man who stole her heart in college. Things get even more complicated as the two find themselves together in the weeks leading up to the big day. Will they rekindle their old flame? Find out when Mother of the Bride drops on Netflix May 9.

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The GOAT (Season 1)

Reality titans from your favorite franchises, including The Real Housewives , The Bachelor , Big Brother , and more will see who is the best of the best in Prime Video's latest series The GOAT . Comedian Daniel Tosh puts these stars to the test in some next-level challenges — in the trailer, former Bachelorette contestant Grocery Store Joe, or Joe Amabile , puts his face in a cage of extra-large roaches. See what these television personalities will do for the title of the GOAT and a prize of $200,000 when the series premieres May 9.

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The Iron Claw

A24's film  The Iron Claw stars Emmy-winning actors  Jeremy Allen White  and  Zac Efron . The movie, which has only been available to buy or rent online since its premiere in theaters, drops to Max on May 10.  The Iron Claw  tells the story of the real-life Von Erich brothers, who made professional wrestling history in the 1980s.

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Doctor Who (Season 14)

Don't ask us why, but Disney+ is calling the upcoming season -- with Sex Education 's Ncuti Gatwa as The Doctor -- season 1 of Doctor Who . On Friday, May 10, Disney+ is dropping the first two episodes of the new season. While we don't know exactly what to expect, we do know the Doctor and his companion, Ruby Sunday, (Millie Gibson) will travel space and time in the TARDIS to save worlds in need.

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First released in 1970, Let It Be documented The Beatles trying to go back to their roots for a new album — which only further widened the rift between the members of the beloved group. This documentary landed the Beatles their only Oscar, which they won for Best Music, Original Song Score. Disney+ has fully restored Let It Be and will begin streaming the documentary on Wednesday, May 8.

Written, directed and starring Jerry Seinfeld , Unfrosted tells a very embellished story of the creation of the beloved breakfast food, Pop-Tarts. Along with Seinfeld, this film is stacked with star power, including appearances from Amy Schumer , Melissa McCarthy , Hugh Grant and so many more. Unfrosted premiered on Netflix on Friday, May 3.

Selena + Restaurant

After the success of her previous show, Selena + Chef , superstar Selena Gomez is hitting LA's hottest restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck's and Shirley Chung's spots, in her new Food Network show  Selena + Restaurant.  The series premiered on Food Network and began streaming on Max on May 2. While we wait for the trailer, learn more about Gomez in the Food Network clip above. 

The Idea of You

Based on the romance novel of the same name, The Idea of You stars Anne Hathaway and  Nicholas Galitzine . In the film, a single mom (Hathaway) finds herself in an unexpected romance with Hayes Campbell (Galitzine) — a member of one of the hottest boy bands on the planet — despite their large age gap. Can their happiness withstand public scrutiny? Find out by streaming the film on Prime Video now.

Hacks (Season 3)

The Emmy-award-winning series Hacks is back for a third season on Max. Jean Smart plays Deborah Vance, a Las Vegas comedian who has recently made it back on top, while her former writer ( Hannah Einbinder ) is still struggling in her career after moving on. Despite their difficult relationship, the duo will once again try to work together.

Star Wars: Tales of the Empire

In honor of Star Wars Day, May 4, Disney+ released a new Star Wars animated series for the galactic holiday. Star Wars: Tales of the Empire is a six-episode series that shows the journey of a young Morgan Elsbeth and former Jedi Barriss Offee. While one seeks vengeance, the other copes with the rapidly changing galaxy as the Imperial world takes over.

FX's The Veil (Limited Series)

To stop a widespread attack that could take countless lives, two women must work together in FX's latest series, The Veil . An elite M16 agent ( Elisabeth Moss ) and a woman who may have the answers (Yumna Marwan) must stay alive on the perilous road from Istanbul to London while outside forces try to stop them. The action-packed series began streaming on Hulu on Tuesday, April 30.

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Anyone But You

Starring  Sydney Sweeney  and  Glen Powell ,  Anyone But You  was the highest-grossing R-rated rom-com since 2016's  Bridget Jones's Baby  and the highest-grossing live-action Shakespeare adaptation of all time. The film follows two former rivals (played by Sweeney and Powell) who hate each other but must pretend to be a couple at a destination wedding in Australia. Inevitably, sparks start to fly between them. The classic enemies-to-lovers movie dropped to Netflix on April 23.

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story

Thank You, Goodnight: A Bon Jovi Story  is a four-part docuseries chronicling the group's legendary rise and staying power. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with band members — including singer  Jon Bon Jovi , keyboard player David Bryan, bassist Hugh McDonald, drummer Tico Torres and guitar player Phil X — this is a  streaming event  fans won't want to miss.  Thank You, Goodnight: A Bon Jovi Story  premiered on Hulu on Friday, April 26.

Knuckles (Miniseries)

A hilarious, action-packed adventure, Knuckles centers around the red hedgehog, Knuckles, from the beloved Sonic the Hedgehog video games. Idris Elba voices Knuckles, who agrees to train Wade Whipple ( Happy Endings ' Adam Pally ) in the ways of an Echidna warrior. Things quickly get out of hand as forces try to steal Knuckles' power. The six-episode miniseries premiered on Paramount+ on April 26.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas narrates Disneynature's latest documentary, Tiger . The nature film documents 1,500 days in the forest of India where a young tigress has just given birth to cubs. Viewers will see how the tigress raises these clumsy cubs to be fierce predators while dealing with predators of their own as they grow including pythons, bears and rivaling male tigers. 

We're Here (Season 4)

The Emmy-winning HBO original series  We're Here  is, well, back for a fourth season on Max. Renowned drag queens Sasha Velour, Priyanka, Jaida Essence Hall, and Latrice Royal will visit towns in small-town America on a mission to spread love.

Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge is based on the book of the same name written by Rebecca Godfrey and the book is based on true events. The story follows the gruesome murder of 14-year-old Reena Virk (Vritika Gupta), who never returns after attending a high school party. A local police officer ( Lily Gladstone ) and the writer Godfrey ( Riley Keough ) dive into the case to reveal the likely suspects are a group of teenage girls. The thriller began streaming on Hulu on April 17.

Conan O'Brien Must Go (Season 1)

Beloved comedian  Conan O'Brien  is back for a new Max series,  Conan O'Brien Must Go,  which began streaming on April 18. The series follows the Emmy-winning television host as he travels around the globe to visit some of his most memorable podcast guests while taking in the local culture. 

Going Home with Tyler Cameron (Season 1)

Bachelor Nation will remember Tyler Cameron , who was a contestant on Bachelorette Hannah Brown 's season. Since his time accepting roses, Cameron has launched a flourishing home renovation business. Going Home with Tyler Cameron showcases his house remodels with special appearances from other Bachelor contestants including Matt James, Rachael Kirkconnell and Jason Tartick. The series premiered on Prime Video on April 18. 

Orlando Bloom: To the Edge

Orlando Bloom is no stranger to pushing himself to the limit and now he is taking it one step further in Orlando Bloom: To the Edge . In Peacock's upcoming docuseries, Bloom chronicles his journey to master three extreme sports: wingsuiting, free diving and rock climbing. Facing his fears as he is trained by experts in these fields, Bloom learns about himself along the way. Orlando Bloom: To the Edge began streaming on Peacock on April 19.

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Dinner with the Parents (Season 1)

Dinner with the Parents is a Freevee Original series — meaning anyone can watch the new show for free with ads. The hilarious series, about a dysfunctional family's weekly dinners, stars some of our favorite comedians like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' s Carol Kane, The Unicorn 's Michaela Watkins and Veep 's Dan Bakkedahl. The series premiered on Freevee on April 18.

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Fallout (Season 1)

Gamers, rejoice! The Fallout series is finally premiering this week. It has all the characters you know and love from the video game including the beloved pup, Dogmeat. You'll find vault dwellers, ghouls and the Brotherhood of Steel in the series about surviving in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Starring Walton Goggins , Aaron Moten and Ella Purnell ,  Fallout  premiered on Prime Video on April 11.

The Sympathizer

A Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction,  The Sympathizer  by Viet Thanh Nguyen tells the story of a double agent (Hoa Xuande) in the wake of the Vietnam War. After the war ends, the man is sent to the States to continue spying for Vietnam, but things quickly become treacherous. Max began streaming the HBO adaption of the novel, which stars  Robert Downey Jr , on April 14.

Franklin  (Limited Series)

Academy Award winner Michael Douglas plays Benjamin Franklin in Apple TV+'s new limited series Franklin .  Franklin  documents the forefather's trip to France as he tries to gain allies for the upcoming Revolutionary War. Danger looms for Franklin and his grandson (Noah Jupe) as he navigates this foreign land. The series premiered on Apple TV+ on April 12.

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The Greatist Hits

Harriet ( The Politician 's Lucy Boynton ) is coping with the death of her boyfriend ( Pearl 's David Corenswet) when she realizes certain songs take her back in time. Traveling between the present day and the past, Harriet will do anything to save his life, but things become complicated when she develops feelings for David ( The Umbrella Academy 's Justin H. Min), a member of her grief group. The heartfelt film premiered on Hulu on April 12.

Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion

Fashion retailer Brandy Melville has had a cult-like following of teenage girls due to the brand's popularity on social media despite the controversial "one size fits most" message and racist business practices. The HBO documentary  Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion  dives into the toxic culture of fast fashion and the effects it has on our environment. The hard-hitting documentary premiered on Max on April 9.

Loot (Season 2)

Maya Rudolph is back as Molly Novak, a divorcee to one of the wealthiest men in North America ( Adam Scott ), in Loot season 2. This season, Novak is thriving at her charitable organization where she shares her $87 billion divorce settlement with those in need. She's focusing on herself, and swearing off men (for now), and her trusted assistant ( Joel Kim Booster ) is nearby as she works on becoming more independent. The second season premiered on Apple TV+ on April 3.

Vanderpump Villa (Series Premiere)

Hulu's new original series, Vanderpump Villa , documents the daily life of the staff at Chateau Rosabelle, Lisa Vanderpump 's French estate. The hand-selected staff indulges the affluent guests' every whim, which as you can imagine, can be quite extravagant. Fans of Bravo's Below Deck or Vanderpump Rules  will want to check out this reality show for a new generation. Vanderpump Villa premiered on Hulu on April 1.

John Sugar ( Colin Farrell ) is a private investigator in Los Angeles who struggles with personal demons. When a wealthy Hollywood producer (James Cromwell) tasks Sugar with finding his missing granddaughter, the investigator quickly realizes something bigger is going on. Sugar will do whatever it takes to find the truth. Sugar premiered on Apple TV+ on April 5. 

Mary & George

Julianne Moore plays the Countess of Buckingham in Starz's newest series, Mary & George . Trying to reclaim her family's former glory, the Countess molds her son, George ( Nicholas Galitzine ), to seduce and conquer King James I (Tony Curran). If all goes to plan, George will be an all-powerful adviser and lover to the king. Mary & George premiered on Starz on April 5.

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How to Date Billy Walsh

Archie ( Heartstopper 's Sebastian Croft) and Amelia ( Bridgerton 's Charithra Chandran) have been best friends since childhood. Unbeknownst to Amelia, Archie is in love with her, which gets even more complicated when she develops feelings for the new American transfer student, Billy Walsh ( Cobra Kai 's Tanner Buchanan). Watch it all go down by streaming the delightful rom-com on Prime Video now.

A Gentleman in Moscow (Limited Series)

Showtime's latest series, A Gentleman in Moscow, is based on the international best-selling book by the same name. Ewan McGregor stars as the Russian aristocrat Count Alexander Rostov who is put under house arrest and must live his days from the attic of a luxury hotel. He finds an unexpected ally in a young friend who makes his days watching history unfold from the window more bearable. The series premiered on Paramount+ on March 29.

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After she's framed for murder, Nell Jackson ( Derry Girls ' Louisa Harland) has no choice but to pick up a life of highway robbery to survive. When a magical sprite ( Ted Lasso 's Nick Mohammed) gives her extraordinary powers to fight the strongest and toughest foes, she puts an even bigger target on her back. The new Disney+ series premiered on March 29.

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The Block (2003) Season 4 Streaming: Watch & Stream Online via Amazon Prime Video

The Block (2003) Season 4 is here with a surge of new rivalries and fierce battles to race towards victory. Watch how the couples pass every test to please the judges and fulfill their goals. It premiered on June 20, 2011.

Here’s how you can watch and stream The Block (2003) Season 4 via streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video.

Is The Block (2003) Season 4 available to watch via streaming?

Yes, The Block Season 4 is available to watch via streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Season 4 contains a total of 52 episodes. The first episode begins with the couple returning to the original location of Melbourne. They need to face off against each other in a difficult challenge to secure themselves from elimination. In the next episode, the contest becomes more intense as there is a clash of origins. Polly and Waz from South Wales decide to battle it out against Chrissy and Toby heading from Queensland.

The show continues to be hosted and presented by producer Scott Cam.

Watch The Block (2003) Season 4 streaming via Amazon Prime Video

The Block (2003) Season 4 is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video produces popular and acclaimed shows like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, Fleabag, and Mirzapur.

You can watch via Amazon Prime Video by following these steps:

  • Go to  Amazon Prime Video
  • Select ‘Sign in' and ‘Create your Amazon account'
  • $14.99 per month or $139 per year with an Amazon Prime membership
  • $8.99 per month for a standalone Prime Video membership

Amazon Prime is the online retailer's paid service that provides fast shipping and exclusive sales on products, so the membership that includes both this service and Prime Video is the company's most popular offering. However, you can also opt to subscribe to Prime Video separately.

The Block’s synopsis is as follows:

”Couples compete against each other to renovate houses and sell them at auction for the highest price.”

NOTE: The streaming services listed above are subject to change. The information provided was correct at the time of writing.

Star Trek 2009 Is Worth Revisiting 15 Years Later

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