12 SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES That Became TV Shows (+ A BONUS!)


Many movies are adapted into television shows, and the science fiction genre is no exception. Star Wars has unleashed many, but in this list, we will look at 12 other science fiction movies that became TV shows. Some were hits, some were misses and some died before their time.

Movies covered include Planet of the Apes, Westworld, Terminator/Terminator 2: Judgment Day (which became the Sarah Connor Chronicles), Starman, War of the Worlds, Alien Nation, Robocop, Stargate (which spawned Stargate SG-1 and others), Timecop, Limitless, Minority Report and Frequency. Some may be familiar to you while others you might be wondering how you missed them.

Planet of the Apes – The Complete TV Series is available on DVD here: https://amzn.to/3iwnUm1
Beyond Westworld is available to rent or buy through Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2ZPOWxX
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is available on Hulu
Starman – The Complete TV Series is available on DVD, but is a little pricey as it’s an older set – https://amzn.to/3mqlTbY
War of the Worlds the TV series is available here on DVD: https://amzn.to/2YnxC36 while the new one is available here to stream: https://amzn.to/3owMBm7
Alien Nation is free to watch on Tubi TV, or you can stream it on Amazon for a fee here: https://amzn.to/2WDHHYL or buy it on DVD here: https://amzn.to/3mmETYU
RoboCop: The TV Series is available to watch on Tubi TV and RoboCop Prime Directives is available on Amazon.com to stream for a fee here: https://amzn.to/3iuh2VW
Stargate SG-1 is currently streaming on Netflix
Timecop, except for episode #2 for some reason, is available to watch on Tubi TV.
Limitless the series is available on Paramount+ or you can buy streaming episodes on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3mr5Pqo
Minority Report is available to stream for a fee on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3F9zlJQ
Frequency is streaming on Netflix.

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"Captain" Kyle Williamson is a cosplayer, actor, writer, fan and author of "The Elements of Cosplay: The Costume and Beyond." You can follow him on Twitter @captainkylepa and Instagram @captainkylephilly.

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