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Thanks to those who voted in the Top 50 round which you can see -> here. 72 users participated with a total of 1650 votes cast.

Four Doctor Who splits had made it into the Top 40. One of them missed the cut for the Top 20: Doctor Who (Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy 1981-1989). Torchwood also went out.
Star Trek: DS9 was the next Trek to go, leaving two Treks in the Top 20.

An early indicator of the eventual winner is the films with the most "Best" ratings. Here are all those that got the most 'Best's, with 10 or more:

23 Star Trek (1960s)
23 Firefly
18 Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, 2005-2009)
17 Star Trek: The Next Generation
16 Red Dwarf
15 Babylon 5
15 Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
14 Doctor Who (Tom Baker) 1974-1981
12 The X-Files
11 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
10 Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Firefly lost a huge lead to be ‘only’ joint top. The Top 4 remain the same, but slightly re-arranged. Red Dwarf has climbed this table from 13th to 5th. No other big changes. The main question will be which of these will not make the cut for the last 8.

In this next poll I have narrowed it down to the Top 20 based on average ratings. To calculate this I awarded points for each rating: Best (4), Awesome (3), Great (2), Good (1), Okay (0).

The Top Ten based on average rating for the last round are:

Firefly
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Star Trek (1960s)
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Doctor Who (Tom Baker) 1974-1981
Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, 2005-2009)
Red Dwarf
The Prisoner
Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
Babylon 5

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 falls off this list as does The X-Files. Red Dwarf and BSG are re-entries.

The least known (least votes) entrants that make the cut for the Top 20, are:

Blake's 7
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
Doctor Who (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, 1963-1974)
Cowboy Bebop

I’d taken out the ‘Bad’ option, but the series with the most 'Okay' ratings were:

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Lost
Sliders
Thunderbirds
Eureka
Max Headroom
V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

'Lost' continues to polarize us - making this "most Bad" list in every poll, but surviving every time. It makes it through to the Top 20.

For those interested in Sci-fi, the parallel thread of Best Sci-fi Films is -> here.

The last 20 have been re-seeded based on their average rating in the last poll and split them into 4 brackets of 5 shows. The top 2 from each bracket will go through to the next round. Select only 1 'Best' in each bracket, ideally by rating them all first and then upgrading an 'Awesome'.
Here we go:

Poll: Sci-fi Series Top 20
1. Rate the ones you have seen. Please restrict yourself to 1 'Best' vote in each bracket.
  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Firefly
The Prisoner
Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
Blake's 7
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
2. Rate the ones you have seen. Please restrict yourself to 1 'Best' vote in each bracket.
  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Red Dwarf
Babylon 5
Futurama
Doctor Who (William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, 1963-1974)
3. Rate the ones you have seen. Please restrict yourself to 1 'Best' vote in each bracket.
  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Star Trek (1960s)
Doctor Who (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, 2005-2009)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Farscape
Cowboy Bebop
4. Rate the ones you have seen. Please restrict yourself to 1 'Best' vote in each bracket.
  Best Awesome Great Good Okay
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Doctor Who (Tom Baker) 1974-1981
Mystery Science Theatre 3000
The X-Files
Lost
      64 answers
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Oops.

I missed the chance to nominate Wild Wild West.
 
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sisteray wrote:
Oops.

I missed the chance to nominate Wild Wild West.

It was in - it just went out in the last round. It came 29th in the Top 40 poll.
 
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If you're not familiar with all nominees in a round, how should we score them? (Or is it preferred to only take part if you're familiar with all nominees in a bracket)?
 
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jeffreyac wrote:
If you're not familiar with all nominees in a round, how should we score them? (Or is it preferred to only take part if you're familiar with all nominees in a bracket)?

Score them however you like, you don't need to have seen them all.

So if you only know one of them and thought it was "Great" then score it as that and leave it as that.
If you know 2 and thought they were both "Awesome" then score them both as that and upgrade one to "Best" if you want.
 
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Best Sci-fi TV Series: Top 8
 
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