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Special Unit 2

1.01 The Brothers

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  • UK-TV
  • uncut
Release: Jan 13, 2015 - Author: HuZim MayXX - Translator: HuZim MayXX - external link: IMDB - more from this series
When "Buffy the vampire slayer" became more popular, it was only a matter of time until people would try to emulate its success and copy it. Even though Buffy changed channels from The WB (now The CW) to UPN (now The CW), UPN still managed to create "Special Unit 2" - a show with which UPN jumped on the bandwagon. Similarities with Buffy are mainly on the surface, as it stops with both fighting supernatural creatures. Where Buffy has them as demons, vampires and werewolves; SU2 calls them "Links", as they're the missing links between the modern ape/monkey and the modern homo sapiens. And while werewolves do exist in SU2, vampires do not - and the mere concept is seen as ridiculous. But the series never takes it too seriously, so there are some monsters that are ridiculous - like the fatmonster, which somewhat resembles the Golgothan from Kevin Smith's "Dogma" if was made of bodyfat instead of fecal matter.

Unfortunately, the series found its end when the creators of "Bureau 13", a Pen and Paper RPG, saw similarities between the show and the game. And as UPN and the creators couldn't settle on something, the show was discontinued - and never saw a DVD release.

This is a comparison between the cut UK-TV airing, represented by an airing on cbsaction, with the uncut version, represented by an airing on Pro7 (Germany). Pictures are taken from an airing on SciFi (US).
Due to 8 cuts there are a total of 50.54 seconds missing.
03:39

The Gargoyle gets shot more often.

8.84 seconds




04:13

As the Gargoyle thrusts his hands through the boards, to grab the child and abduct it, the UK version cuts some frames.

0.4 seconds




04:15

The UK version cuts some of the abducting short.

0,76 seconds

UK-TVDE/US




20:32

The fight between Carl and Nick lasts longer. Nick even gives Carl a headbutt.

2.92 seconds




31:19

After Nick gets grabbed by the neck, the UK version omits a short view of him getting pulled up.

1.12 seconds




36:19

Nick stands up after he got thrown against the pipes.

3.36 seconds




36:22

Nick picks up a loose pipe and uses it as a weapon against the Gargoyle.

29.64 seconds




36:24

The Gargoyle kicks Nick, who then goes twirling.

3.5 second

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