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Special Unit 2

1.06 The Depths

Comparison:

  • UK-TV
  • uncut
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).
Due to 3 cuts there are a total of 6.2 seconds missing.
The sound was muted in 2 instances.
12:29

The merman throws a meat cleaver and misses.

2.68 seconds




12:31

Kate reacts to what Nick just said, after which Nick picks up the meat cleaver.

Nick: This ammo doesn't work.
Kate: I noticed this seems to happen a lot.
(Nick picks up the meat cleaver)


2.2 seconds




31:54

A bad word is muted.

Kate: You son of a bitch!

No time difference

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31:58

Another bad word is muted.

Kate: You listen to me, you Link bastard!

No time difference

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36:04

The merman lands on the hard ground.

1.32 seconds