The best and worst TV shows about outer space

Steve Carell stars in this Netflix series, co-created by Greg Daniels, where he plays a general leading the newly formed Space Force, offering a comedic take on military endeavors in space.

“Space Force” (Netflix)

The extensive “Star Trek” franchise, featuring various TV shows, explores the vastness of space, becoming the quintessential source for space travel narratives with iconic captains like Kirk, Picard, and Janeway.

“Star Trek” (NBC)

“Mystery Science Theater 3000” humorously follows a man shot into space by mad scientists to watch bad movies, accompanied by wisecracking robots, creating one of the funniest shows known for its unique premise.

Mystery Science Theater 3000” (SyFy)

The 2004 reboot of “Battlestar Galactica” transforms the original's concept into a serious and acclaimed sci-fi drama set in outer space, considered a top-tier work in television history.

“Battlestar Galactica” (SyFy)

Pioneering Adult Swim, this Cartoon Network show features Space Ghost hosting an absurdist talk show from space, interviewing celebrities in a bizarre and comical manner.

“Space Ghost Coast to Coast”

Pedro Pascal stars in this Disney+ series set in the “Star Wars” universe, following the adventures of a Mandalorian bounty hunter protecting Baby Yoda, living up to high expectations.

“The Mandalorian” (Disney+)

Armando Ianucci, known for political satires, brings his wit to space with “Avenue 5,” a series depicting the challenges faced on a luxury space cruise ship, offering promise in its unique premise.

“Avenue 5” (HBO)