Science has shown us that the possibilities in this world are limitless and scientists are trying every day to discover something which will change the course of history. Science is continuously developing and because it has shown us options of possibility, our imaginations have taken a flight considering what we can do in the future. Today it has made the entire world a completely different place than what it was a hundred years ago. Science fiction, which are stories that fictionalize the possibilities of scientific study have been popular for long. Mary Shelley iconic book ‘Frankenstein’ is considered the first science fiction novel. Later, it started becoming more and more popular with authors like H.G. Wells, and Arthur C. Clarke pushing the boundaries of the genre.
When movies came later, French director Georges Méliès made a science fiction as early as 1902, called ‘Le Voyage Dans la Lune’, which means ‘A Voyage To the Moon’. Because science fiction is a wildly popular genre, numerous movies and TV shows have come up lately, and each of them brings a unique concept to the table. Besides creating amazing stories based on scientific developments, some science fiction movies and TV shows also serve as a warning to us, showing that if the use of science is not controlled, the potential danger is imminent. And with that said, here’s the list of really good science fiction shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
11. Sense8 (2015-2018)
Are there people in the world who live in each other’s minds? This is the question that immediately strikes you while watching this sensational series. ‘Sense8’ is about the story of eight individuals who are connected in strange ways and they can feel each other’s feelings, emotions, and whatever that goes on through their minds. Such people are called sensates. We see how they manage to learn to survive and help each other against enemies. They also try to figure out ways in which this sensation can be stopped permanently. The show has mostly received positive reviews, with critics praising it for its content and acting.
10. Stranger Things (2016 – Present)
‘Stranger Things’ has become the most popular Netflix original after the second season was released. It is a science fiction story which pays homage to the 80s sci fi movies. The story is set in a small American town called Hawkins where a group of scientists are carrying out an experiment. A little girl called Eleven has been brought up in a certain way by her father who uses her to open a portal to another dimension which is called the Upside Down. It is the same place as Hawkins, but is a dark, desolate version of the same town. However, when the scientists try and close the portal to the Upside Down, they cannot close it completely and deadly monsters there make their way into the real world. One thing that is unique about the show is the use of child protagonists, and each of these actors has performed marvelously. It has also been praised by several critics.