science fiction sitcoms
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 13:12 — bass_t
- ALF -- An alien (played by a puppet) living with a family on Earth
- Astronauts -- The misadventures of a group of astronauts on a space station; written by two of The Goodies.
- Caveman -- Sitcom (and social commentary) about prehistoric cavemen adapting to life in present-day Atlanta, Georgia. Based on the popular GEICO commercials.
- Clone (TV series) -- About a created super soldier who is childlike and most likely to hug someone.
- Come Back Mrs Noah -- Housewife gets stranded on a space station.
- Far Out Space Nuts -- Two NASA maintenance workers accidentally launch a spaceship and have adventures in outer space.
- Futurama -- Animated series about a delivery boy who is cryogenically frozen and wakes up in the year 3000.
- Garth Marenghi's Darkplace -- Spoof horror/science-fiction soap set in an evil hospital.
- Goodnight Sweetheart -- Man finds portal to the past, falls in love, starts leading a double life.
- The Hilarious House of Frightenstein -- Spoof horror/science-fiction sitcom starring Vincent Price and Billy Van.
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams' science fiction farce, on radio, television, computer games, LPs, a towel, and a movie.
- Homeboys in Outer Space -- Short-lived UPN show.
- Hyperdrive -- Set on a British spaceship in 2151.
- Invader Zim -- an alien is sent to Earth, thinking it is his mission to destroy it, but his leaders are just trying to get rid of him.
- It's About Time -- an early example of the genre, involving astronauts who travel back in time to meet a tribe of cavemen.
- The Jetsons -- Oldest SF comedy, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon about George, Jane, Judy, and Elroy Jetson, family of the future.
- Kinvig -- a UFO fanatic becomes convinced that the woman who continually rejects him is an alien queen; written by Nigel Kneale of Quatermass fame, but critically panned as not very funny.
- Lost in Space -- a science fiction adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson, which focuses around the misadventures of its breakout character, Dr. Smith.
- The Lost Saucer --a Sid & Marty Krofft series starring Jim Nabors and Ruth Buzzi.
- Luna -- A synthetically produced family in a futuristic urban habitat.
- Meego -- kids' show in which a shape-shifting alien lives with a family.
- Metal Mickey -- kids' show in which a wise-cracking robot lives with a family.
- Mike & Angelo -- an alien comes to Earth and inadvertently causes chaos and havoc to the family he lives with.
- Mork & Mindy -- spinoff of Happy Days starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber.
- My Favorite Martian -- an alien living on Earth.
- My Hero -- An alien superhero has difficulty maintaining his suburban secret identity.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- A man and two robots are trapped in orbit and are forced to watch bad movies.
- Nebulous -- Post-apocalyptic radio sitcom set in 2099, after the Earth has been damaged by various environmental disasters.
- Not with a Bang -- Post-apocalyptic sitcom about the last people on Earth.
- Out of This World -- Children's show about a half-alien girl.
- Phil of the Future -- Show about a teenage boy named Phil from year 2121, whose family went on vacation in 2004 and wound up getting stuck there until the last episode.
- Quark -- Show about space garbage collectors starring Richard Benjamin.
- Red Dwarf -- A low-ranking technician on a space mining ship is placed in stasis for 3 million years and awakes to find he is the last human left alive.
- The Second Hundred Years -- Sitcom about a prospector frozen via cryogenics, then brought back to live with his much older son and grandson his own age (played by the same actor).
- Space Ghost: Coast to Coast -- Former superhero hosts a late-night talk show.
- The Spaceship -- Radio sitcom set on a spaceship in 2104, looking for alien life.
- The Strangerers -- Two highly eccentric alien agents on an equally eccentric alternative Earth; ends on an unresolved cliffhanger.
- Small Wonder -- (1984–1989) About a father who invents a robot child.
- 3rd Rock from the Sun -- Four aliens try to fit into modern earth posing as a normal family.
- Tripping the Rift -- Computer animated space opera satire.
- Undone -- Radio sitcom set in London across various parallel universes. One is Undone - "Where the weirdness comes from."
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