Netflix wants you to get Lost in Space all over again.
The streaming service is bringing the Robinson family back to your screens for an update of the 1965 TV show (which later became a 1998 film). In honor of the reboot (streaming now), we rounded up five of our favorite space-set television shows, which range from dark dramas to space operas to space Westerns. If you want to head to space (in your living room) we have every option covered.
If you prefer the original to reboots: Lost in Space (1965)
Reboots can be amazing (see: One Day at a Time on Netflix), but sometimes you just crave the original product. The 1965 Lost in Space gave us so much cheesy goodness it's worth revisiting, if only to hear the original "danger, Will Robinson!" and see those fabulously garish space suits.
Stream it on Hulu.
If you want something classic and reliable: The Star Trek series
No list of space TV can ignore the Trek empire, which started with a little NBC series in the 1960s and has grown into an entire subculture in pop culture. Depending on your mood, you can go for old-school tales of good and evil with the original series, slightly more mature adventures with Next Generation and Voyager or different formulas in space-station-set Deep Space Nine and the new war-torn Discovery. You can probably skip prequel Enterprise, though.
If you like space and also Westworld: Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar is not only one of the best space shows of all time, it's pretty high up on the list of best TV shows of all time, period. The fantastic Syfy series is riveting and addresses topics on humanity, the morality of artificial intelligence, what qualifies as patriotism and terrorism. Set mostly on the titular spaceship Galactica, the series also features plenty of space fights and light-speed jumps.
If you are into heists but not aliens: Firefly
Joss Whedon's canceled-too-soon space Western only produced 13 episodes and a movie, but it made a huge mark on pop culture all the same. With a fantastic cast that includes Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk, Firefly upended expectations about what a space series could be. The ragtag group aboard the spaceship Serenity was a family as much as a crew, and the heists they pulled off were mesmerizing.
Stream it on Hulu.
If you like action and conspiracies: Killjoys
The currently airing Syfy series takes cues from Firefly, in that it follows a small crew who live on a ship and execute missions, but spins its space adventure into a wild tale of government conspiracies, super soldiers and sentient green goo. To satisfy your space show needs, it also features a spaceship with a personality (always a plus), excellent romantic tension and well-crafted action sequences.
Stream it on Syfy.