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1.04 The Web

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  • UK-TV
  • uncut
Release: Jan 25, 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 97.24 seconds (2 minute and 37,24 seconds) missing.
01:57

The dead body is shown longer.

4.08 seconds




03:24

The criminal cusses at Ming Wa.

Criminal: Open the cash register now, bitch!

0.72 seconds




29:04

Nick and Kate investigate longer.

Nick: No body-heat. No one in here is alive.
Kate: Nothing human.


46.4 seconds




29:08

The Black Widows is seen marginally longer.

0.32 seconds




29:11

Kate and Nick shoot more often at the Black Widow, after which she dies.

2.76 seconds




29:21

Another Black Widow is shown marginally longer. More come out shortly after and surround Kate and Nick, who then start shooting. Some Black Widows get shot. The UK-airing only shows the Black Widow at the ceiling getting shot.

7.16 seconds




36:23

Alice reveals herself being another Black Widow and stops Nick getting his gun. She then "hugs" him.

9.76 seconds




36:35

Alice explains her motives during the hug. When Nick tries to flee, she trips him up. The UK-airing sets back in with the last picture shown.

Alice: We're very competitive. Different families could never live in the same city. So I came ahead to clear the way. But I could have never done it without you.

15.56 seconds




36:40

Alice tries to kill Nick again, for which she obviously has to open his shirt.

Alice: Let's try that again.

5.88 seconds




36:44

Before Kate shoots at Alice with her gun, she shoots with her words.

Kate: You made me late for my date, bitch!

1 seconds




36:49

Alice dies.

2.6 seconds





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