Looking for a diversion from the news, we asked engineers to share their favorite TV shows and movies.
It’s probably not much of a surprise that Sci-Fi picks dominated the list of must-see TV from this particular demographic. (Although there were noteworthy dramas and comedies—that’s another list to come.)
Here’s the list—in rank order—of the top 13 sci-fi TV series and movies, along with a brief synopsis of each.
So grab a big bowl of popcorn, settle in, and get ready to forget all about what’s happening out there in the real world this weekend.
Westworld: Is reality overrated? Ask Dolores.
Mr. Robot: E-Corp sux. Says who?
Star Trek: Idealistic diversity space camp adventures.
Star Trek: Picard: Retirement is overrated.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Still boldly going, in a bigger ship.
Dr. Who: British time-traveling Star Trek.
Ex Machina: Android passes Turing test. Calamity ensues.
Altered Carbon: When Maguffins are eternal, character is everything.
A Town Called Eureka: Genius run amok? Call the sheriff.
The Fifth Element: Cabbie on wild ride saves humanity.
The Twilight Zone: Chance to see famous actors, before their fame.
Firefly: Star Trek meets Spaghetti Western.
The Good Omen: Nobody’s plan can beat true love.