We’re currently surviving about 8 separate armageddons all at once — so there’s something oddly comforting about fiction in which humans have to deal with only one doomsday at a time. Netflix’s sci-fi section specifically has been an unlikely balm for the radioactive burns of this current dystopian moment, with selections ranging from cyberpunk adventures to philosophical meditations on the difference between man and machine. Unfortunately, there’s a whole lot of garbage on there, too, so you might be wondering: What are the best Sci-Fi series on Netflix?
Like a diligent robot farming for minerals on a distant planet, we’ve sorted out the valuable resources from the detritus and curated a playlist of Netflix’s greatest sci-fi series for your post-apocalyptic viewing pleasure. Check out our (superhero free!) curated list, below.