The BEST episodes of James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction

Every episode of James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction!

In each episode, host James Cameron introduces one of the “Big Questions” that humankind has contemplated throughout the ages and reaches back into sci-fi’s past to better understand how our favourite films, TV shows, books, and video games were born. Cameron and his contemporaries – Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott (among other Directors as well as many Artists) who have helped fuel sci-fi’s spectacular growth over the last several decades – debate the merits, meanings, and impacts of the films and novels that influenced them and discuss where the genre — and our species — might be going in the future.

Last Updated: 10/29/2023Network: AMCStatus: Ended
Outer Space
135 votes

#1 - Outer Space

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/7/2018

Science fiction's fascination with the possibilities of outer space.

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Intelligent Machines
80 votes

#2 - Intelligent Machines

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/28/2018

Technology is at the heart of science fiction. Steven Spielberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Lucas and others attempt to answer the question: Will the smart machines that science fiction predicted save humankind or lead to our demise?

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Time Travel
79 votes

#3 - Time Travel

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/28/2018

Christopher Nolan, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Lloyd and others take a look at how, in science fiction, time travel offers the chance to correct history's mistakes... while creating entirely new ones.

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89 votes

#4 - Monsters

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/14/2018

From Frankenstein to Stranger Things, what terrifies us about monsters in science fiction? Guillermo del Toro, Ridley Scott, Milla Jovovich and others explore why we like being scared so much.

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Alien Life
126 votes

#5 - Alien Life

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/30/2018

From its earliest days, science fiction has asked whether or not we're alone in the universe. Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver and others ponder the question: What can aliens teach us about ourselves?

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Dark Futures
88 votes

#6 - Dark Futures

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/21/2018

Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Robert Kirkman and others explore what happens... when the world goes to hell? How does science fiction imagine the end will come about? And could I survive?

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