Marathon TV Series List for Science Fiction and Fantasy Fans
Unlike my marathon movie list, I don’t actually have any of the episodes of my marathon TV series list in my collection.
I’ve watched all the episodes at one time or another. I watched some of them when they were originally aired, especially the older stuff.
Some of them I watched on Netflix, some of them on the WB broadcast station, some on the UPN broadcast station and some on the CW broadcast station. The CW is what’s left of the WB and UPN, but don’t ask me for dates. I believe the oldest ones were on the NBC broadcast station.
The Star Trek Marathon TV Series List
I wouldn’t be doing my duty if I left these out. “Star Trek: Discovery” starts airing sometime in 2017:
- Star Trek: The Original Series (1966-1969) – Originally titled “Star Trek”
- Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-1974) – Originally titled “Star Trek”
- Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)
- Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)
- Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2005) – Initially titled “Enterprise”
Both the “original” and the “enhanced” versions of the first series are available on DVD and Blu Ray. I’ve seen both.
The Stargate Marathon TV Series List
You can’t start this batch without first watching the Stargate movie from 1994:
- Stargate (1994) – The movie that jump-started the first series
- Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007)
- Stargate: The Ark of Truth (2008) – Direct to Video Movie
- Stargate: Continuum (2008) – Direct to Video Movie
- Stargate Atlantis (2004-2009)
- Stargate Universe (2009-2011)
“Stargate Infinity” was an animated spin-off that no one watched, not even me. “Stargate Universe” did so poorly that it killed the franchise. From what I understand, however, a new series started being developed in 2014.
Other Marathon TV Series Lists
These were all one series each, except for “Battlestar Galactica”, which had a prequel series called “Caprica”. I haven’t watched it yet and I really don’t have any wish to do so.
- Farscape (1999-2003), Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)
- Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009)
- Fringe (2008-2013)
- Smallville (2001-2011)
Ignoring the original “Battlestar Galactica” and “Galactica 1980”, it started as a miniseries in 2003 and was picked up by the network as a regular series the following year.
I will revise this article later this year. I intend to include some TV series I’ve neglected today. I simply don’t have the will to remember them all and I don’t want to screw things up.