EW.com has a list of the top 25 SF TV shows and movies from the last 25 years. They are:
25. V: THE MINISERIES (1983)Bleah!
24. GALAXY QUEST (1999)Should be ranked much higher.
23. DOCTOR WHO (1963-Present)Should also be ranked higher.
22. QUANTUM LEAP (1989-1993)I keep hearing about it, but I don’t know anyone who’s wildly fond of it.
21. FUTURAMA (1999-2003)Okay.
20. STAR WARS: CLONE WARS (2003-2005)GMAFB
19. STARSHIP TROOPERS (1997)Maybe if they were trying to put together a list of the 25 worst movies of all time….
18. HEROES (2006-Present)Heroes is in fact splendid, but this seems a little premature.
17. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)I’m not 100% sure this is SF at all.
16. TOTAL RECALL (1990)It had some moments.
15. FIREFLY/SERENITY (2002/2005)Firefly didn’t work? Bite me. It worked fine. It also got cancelled, which is not the same thing.
14. CHILDREN OF MEN (2006)Just shows they aren’t familiar with the core literature.
13. THE TERMINATOR/ TERMINATOR 2 (1984 /1991)Okay.
12. BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)Okay.
11. LOST (2004-Present)They ranked Lost above Firefly? No judgement at all.
10. THE THING (1982)Okay. (You can always tell Rob Bottin mechanical effects.)
9. ALIENS (1986)Alien was more than 25 years ago.
8. STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (1987-1994)Okay, but where’s DS9 and Babylon 5, either of which was better?
7. E.T. (1982)E. farkin’ T? No judgement or taste.
6. BRAZIL (1985)Brazil, yay! A genuinely brilliant movie.
5. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (1982)The list turns painful again.
4. THE X-FILES (1993-2002)Not disgraceful.
3. BLADE RUNNER (1982)Also not disgraceful.
2. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (2003-Present)Gets a boost from being recent.
1. THE MATRIX (1999)Well, that fits in with the rest of their choices.