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Mork and Mindy
92 episodes (1978-1982) 30m


Happy Days spin-off with a young Robin Williams in the lead role playing off-the-planet Mork from Ork. Similar premise to My Favorite Martian - only this time the alien gets to hang out with attractive girl-next-door type, Mindy (Pam Dawber). Their relationship develops throughout the series and there is a moralising end to each episode. Mushy as it comes, but fun.





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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6 episodes (1981) 35m


Typically cheap BBC sets and costumes are the perfect backdrop for this hilarious rendition of Douglas Adams' now-famous creation. Arthur Dent, the last human left alive, travels the galaxy with Marvin the Paranoid Android - occasionally getting 'advice' from Ford Prefect amidst numerous segues to the Guide. Originally a radio play, a film version has also made it to the big screen.





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Red Dwarf
74+ episodes (1988-pres) 30m


Low-budget special effects are purposefully exploited in this huge worldwide BBC hit. An accident wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, with slovenly Dave Lister (incarcerated in stasis) the only survivor. Eons later his only companions are a highly-evolved cat, a 'loser' hologram, an android and the ship's computer. Funniest sci-fi show ever made by an intergalactic eon.





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3rd Rock From the Sun
139 episodes (1996-2001) 30m


An hilarious show about an alien spaceship crew sent to Earth to study it's people. In order to try and fit in they take on human form and become the Solomon family, living together in a garage apartment. The High Commander (John Lithgow) becomes Dr Dick Solomon and supports the family by becoming a college professor, where he meets Dr Mary Albright (Jane Curtin).





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Hyperdrive
12 episodes (2006-2007) 30m


Nobody does quirky better than the British, so it is a pity that this underrated series was never given much of a chance. The crew of the HMS Camden Lock set out to protect and promote British commercial interests in the galaxy, while occasionally displaying a minor dose of ethical behaviour. The tolerance levels of some particularly offensive alien races are tested along the way.





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The Last Man on Earth
67 episodes (2015-2018) 30m


The year is 2022, and after an unlikely event, only one man is left on earth... Phil Miller, who used to be just an average guy who loved his family and hated his job at the bank. Now, in his RV, Phil searches the country for other survivors. He travels to every city, town and outpost in the hope of finding other survivors. He starts to find them and they turn out to be a somewhat mixed bag.





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People of Earth
20 episodes (2016-2017) 30m


Journalist Ozzie Graham is skeptical when he investigates a support group for oddballs who think they have been abducted by aliens... yet the more he learns, the more confused, intrigued and seduced he becomes. Ozzie eventually learns that reptilians are out to conquer the Earth. The goings-on on the very real alien spaceship are hilarious and, at times, even sensitive.





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Future Man
34 episodes (2017-2020) 30m


Josh Futturman, a janitor by day and a gamer by night, is recruited by mysterious visitors to travel through time to prevent the extinction of humanity. 'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson features in the title role and also produces. The show's premise is elevated by the cast's compelling chemistry and a sense of humour just dumb enough to lighten the sci-fi load.





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Upload
11+ episodes (2020-pres) 30m


In 2033, people near death can be 'uploaded' into virtual reality afterlife hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious 'Lakeview' digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathanís self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Noraís VR world. Well-acted and very clever.





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Made for Love
16 episodes (2021-pres) 30m


A young woman goes on the run after escaping her marriage to a tech billionaire, which was played out in a virtual reality world. She eventually discovers that he has implanted monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track every move she makes. Things get even weirder when she finds her father is having a serious relationship with a sex doll. Clever dark comedy.


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