We here at Nerdwest love SyFy. Sure, half of the shit they produce is terrible, bottom feeder bullshit that should never be seen by human eyes, but hey…that’s only half of it. The other half is creative, imaginative, and downright awesome. If you think about it, some of the risks that have been taken by the network have produced some genre defining shows. Not so much on the original movie front, but it’s cool. That’s why we’re talking about Farscape and not Sharknado. When all is said and done, the genre would not be where it is today without some of the series that were produced by SyFy, or the SciFi Channel. With that being said, I give you…Nerdwest’s top five SyFy Original Series.

Runners Up

First off, some runners up. There are a couple of shows that are currently aired on the network that deserve a nod. One of them is Ron Moore's Helix.
First off, some runners up. There are a couple of shows that are currently aired on the network that deserve a nod. One of them is Ron Moore’s Helix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The other is Rockne S. Obannon's Defiance. Both soild shows, just not far enough into the series to gauge where they will land on this list.
The other is Rockne S. Obannon’s Defiance. Both solid shows, just not far enough into the series to gauge where they will land on this list.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. Eureka was the staple on SyFy for six season. Following the adventures of a sheriff in a town where not everything is what it seems. Eureka feature a multitude of guests for many famous scifi shows. Eureka is on this list due to it's great writing and long run on the network.
5. Eureka was the staple on SyFy for six season. Following the adventures of a sheriff in a town where not everything is what it seems. Eureka feature a multitude of guests for many famous scifi shows. Eureka is on this list due to it’s great writing and long run on the network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Scare Tactics made the list because it is the best of the SyFy Reality Shows. Originally hosted by Shannon Doherty, the show never really took off until Tracy Morgan took over. Probably the funniest show ever to air on the network.
4. Scare Tactics made the list because it is the best of the SyFy Reality Shows. Originally hosted by Shannon Doherty, the show never really took off until Tracy Morgan took over. Probably the funniest show ever to air on the network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. Farscape. What is there to say? This show is amazing. Another Rockne S. Obannon creation, Farscape took us to the farthest reaches on the universe and introduced us to an unforgettable series of characters. It didn't hurt that the Jim Henson company also had a hand in the creation of the show.
3. Farscape. What is there to say? This show is amazing. Another Rockne S. Obannon creation, Farscape took us to the farthest reaches on the universe and introduced us to an unforgettable series of characters. It didn’t hurt that the Jim Henson company also had a hand in the creation of the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Stargate SG1/Atlantis. I had trouble with breaking them up as tow separate series or not, but hell, I think it's forgivable. SG1 didn't move to SyFy till it's fifth season, but I believe that the best of the series occurred under their watch. Atlantis was a spin off series that I actually prefer to SG1. Bottom line, you can't have one without the other and they are both awesome.
2. Stargate SG1/Atlantis. I had trouble with breaking them up as tow separate series or not, but hell, I think it’s forgivable. SG1 didn’t move to SyFy till it’s fifth season, but I believe that the best of the series occurred under their watch. Atlantis was a spin off series that I actually prefer to SG1. Bottom line, you can’t have one without the other and they are both awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Battlestar Galactica is the best thing SyFy has done. No movie, TV series, live event...anything will top it. Battlestar Galactica is a radical re imagining of the 1978 series by Star trek vet Ron Moore. It is emotional, suspensful, exciting, the list goes on and on. Bottom line, if you haven't watched this series...get off your ass.
1. Battlestar Galactica is the best thing SyFy has done. No movie, TV series, live event…anything will top it. Battlestar Galactica is a radical re imagining of the 1978 series by Star trek vet Ron Moore. It is emotional, suspensful, exciting, the list goes on and on. Bottom line, if you haven’t watched this series…get off your ass.

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