Ten Episodes That Every Sci-Fi Show Must Have (if they last long enough).
Like the Six Staples or the other genre standard, but SFX’s Jayne Nelson takes it a bit further. Some overlap (although there’s no ascending to a higher plane) and some are likely to happen in any show that goes on long enough regardless of genre, but it’s still something to look at.
Good and bad examples are considered equally. There’s a lot to be said for trying at least one bad example.
The Quirky Self-Aware Episode
Good Guy Goes Bad