Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars is released in two parts on the Sci-Fi Channel. The fan campaign to "Save Farscape" in the wake of the series' cancellation in 2002 is credited with bringing the miniseries to air, but unexceptional Nielsen ratings rule out a revival of the series.
Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series) begins its much-interrupted four-season run on the Sci-Fi Channel.
The first Saw film is released in the US and Canada.
The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is released in the UK, followed by a January 21, 2005 release in the US. Phans weep at the lackluster vocal performances and the canon damage.