Release: Jan 27, 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 11 cuts there are a total of 36.12 seconds missing.
The two women insult each other, after both are out of hearing distance of the other.
Woman #2: Bitch.
Rich: I wanna catch this son of a bitch that took a life. And I can crack this case just as well as you can.
After Rich mentioned the four mistresses of the plastic surgeon, the mention of the surgeon's wife is omitted.
Rich: Dr. Loceff doing the nasty with not one but three of his patients - plus the nurse. Add in the pissed off wife, we've got...
Nick: You didn't hear a word I said, did you?
The cop shoots the monster more often, but the monster is not affected by any of the shots and clubs the cop to the ground. The UK-TV airing has the first shot being heard off screen when Rich is shown.
The captain mentions Bishop being pissed.
Captain: They had a real knock-down-drag-out. Bishop was pissed, he slashed Richard's tires and threw a brick through his windshield.
The SU2-Agents shoot more often at the monster.
Kate and Nick shoot more often at the monster, which is melting very slowly.
Nick: These rounds are not powerful enough. We're gonna need the bazooka.
Nick takes two more shots at Richard.
The monster is getting shot more often.
The monster dies in pain.
A part of the conversation between Rich and Nick is omitted, as it features another use of the bad p-word.
Nick: But that's different from going back on your word.
Rich: Well, you'll forgive me.
Nick: Maybe in a couple of months I won't be as pissed off.
Rich: Come on, Nicky.