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We didn't see a whole lot of gadgetry in use in the movie, except for Napoleon's cutters/Illya's cutting laser, and, of course, the U.N.C.L.E. Special, but any fan of the original show will tell you that - to cite just one example - the pen communicators used by Solo and Kuryakin to communicate with HQ are nearly as iconic as the guns. Gaby is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled not just with vehicles but with all sorts of mechanical and electronic devices. While the end credits [[spoiler:show Gaby going into the field with Waverly, Napoleon and Illya for the "adventure in Istanbul"]], it's fairly likely that she'll end up being permanently assigned to HQ to take charge of the shops and labs where the United Network Command comes up with its astonishing devices.

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We didn't see a whole lot of gadgetry in use in the movie, except for Napoleon's cutters/Illya's cutting laser, and, of course, the U.N.C.L.E. Special, but any fan of the original show will tell you that - to cite just one example - the pen communicators used by Solo and Kuryakin to communicate with HQ are nearly as iconic as the guns. Gaby is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled not just with vehicles but with all sorts of mechanical and electronic devices. While the end credits [[spoiler:show Gaby going into the field with Waverly, Napoleon and Illya for the "adventure in Istanbul"]], it's fairly likely that she'll end up being permanently assigned to HQ to take charge of the shops and labs where the United Network Command comes up with its astonishing devices.
devices, [[spoiler:possibly after being injured during the "adventure in Istanbul" or some other mission.]]


* By extension, it must take place in the same universe as ''Series/{{The Avengers}}'', since we know Steed ad Bond went to school together. M is colloquially referred to as Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in ''Skyfall'') is called Father, thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].

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* By extension, it must take place in the same universe as ''Series/{{The Avengers}}'', since we know Steed ad and Bond went to school together. M is colloquially referred to as Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in ''Skyfall'') is called Father, thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].


* By extension: M is colloquially referred to as [[Series/{{TheAvengers}} Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in ''Skyfall'') is called Father]], thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].

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* By extension: extension, it must take place in the same universe as ''Series/{{The Avengers}}'', since we know Steed ad Bond went to school together. M is colloquially referred to as [[Series/{{TheAvengers}} Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in ''Skyfall'') is called Father]], Father, thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].


Aside from Fleming coming up with the name Napoleon Solo, and George Lazenby appearing as a tuxedo-clad, Aston Martin driving spy named "JB" in the 1980s reunion movie, this film has a few Bond tie-ins. Illya beats up a petty, presumably evil Italian named Count Lippi at one point, hospitalizing him. Count Lippe was a minor villain in the James Bond book and film Thunderball (the book being published a year before this film is set), who is introduced at a health spa recovering. And at the film's end, [[spoiler:UNCLE's first official mission is in Istanbul]], the setting of the James Bond story Film/FromRussiaWithLove. The timeline matches up with that film's release and apparent setting. Who's to say that Bond, Solo, and Kuryakin are all running around at the same time?

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Aside from Fleming coming up with the name Napoleon Solo, and George Lazenby appearing as a tuxedo-clad, Aston Martin driving spy named "JB" in the 1980s reunion movie, this film has a few Bond tie-ins. Illya beats up a petty, presumably evil Italian named Count Lippi at one point, hospitalizing him. Count Lippe was a minor villain in the James Bond book and film Thunderball (the book being published a year before this film is set), who is introduced at a health spa recovering. And at the film's end, [[spoiler:UNCLE's first official mission is in Istanbul]], the setting of the James Bond story Film/FromRussiaWithLove. The timeline matches up with that film's release and apparent setting. Who's to say that Bond, Solo, and Kuryakin are aren't all running around at the same time?


* By extension: M is colloquially referred to as [[Series/{{TheAvengers}} Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in his debut) is called Father]], thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].

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* By extension: M is colloquially referred to as [[Series/{{TheAvengers}} Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in his debut) ''Skyfall'') is called Father]], thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].



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* By extension: M is colloquially referred to as [[Series/{{TheAvengers}} Mother, while the head of the Security and Intelligence Committee (i.e., Garet Mallory in his debut) is called Father]], thus inspiring the head of foreign cooperation office to take the name [[ThemeNaming "UNCLE"]].


Victoria says that Napoleon is not the first man who's fallen for the charms of a pretty young woman and the camera focuses on Alexander.

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Victoria says that Napoleon is not the first man who's fallen for the charms of a pretty young woman and the camera focuses on Alexander.Alexander.
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It's mentioned that Illya has an OedipusComplex and he is shown to become quite attached to Gaby.

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It's mentioned that Illya has an OedipusComplex and he is shown to become quite attached to Gaby.Gaby.

[[WMG: Victoria seduced Alexander Vinciguerra.]]
Victoria says that Napoleon is not the first man who's fallen for the charms of a pretty young woman and the camera focuses on Alexander.


Aside from Fleming coming up with the name Napoleon Solo, and George Lazenby appearing as a tuxedo-clad, Aston Martin driving spy named "JB" in the 1980s reunion movie, this film has a few Bond tie-ins. Illya beats up a petty, presumably evil Italian named Count Lippi at one point, hospitalizing him. Count Lippe was a minor villain in the James Bond book and film Thunderball (the book being published a year before this film is set), who is introduced at a health spa recovering. And at the film's end, [[spoiler:UNCLE's first official mission is in Istanbul]], the setting of the James Bond story Film/FromRussiaWithLove. The timeline matches up with that film's release and apparent setting. Who's to say that Bond, Solo, and Kuryakin are all running around at the same time?

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Aside from Fleming coming up with the name Napoleon Solo, and George Lazenby appearing as a tuxedo-clad, Aston Martin driving spy named "JB" in the 1980s reunion movie, this film has a few Bond tie-ins. Illya beats up a petty, presumably evil Italian named Count Lippi at one point, hospitalizing him. Count Lippe was a minor villain in the James Bond book and film Thunderball (the book being published a year before this film is set), who is introduced at a health spa recovering. And at the film's end, [[spoiler:UNCLE's first official mission is in Istanbul]], the setting of the James Bond story Film/FromRussiaWithLove. The timeline matches up with that film's release and apparent setting. Who's to say that Bond, Solo, and Kuryakin are all running around at the same time?time?

[[WMG: Gaby is much like Illya's mother.]]
It's mentioned that Illya has an OedipusComplex and he is shown to become quite attached to Gaby.



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*[[spoiler: Or Waverly was waiting to see if they would put mindless nationalism over international peace and their own friendship. Seeing that they chose the latter, he knew they were fit for U.N.C.L.E.]]


[[WMG: Waverly was the one who leaked to the KGB that Solo had the backup disc]]

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[[WMG: Waverly was the one who leaked to the [[spoiler: KGB that Solo had the backup disc]]disc]]]]

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[[WMG: Waverly was the one who leaked to the KGB that Solo had the backup disc]]
As mentioned above, the existence of that information could seriously destabilize the world so Waverly would want it destroyed. Since Solo and Kuryakin have proven evenly matched it was likely that either they would kill each other or one would die and the other would at least be wounded leaving Waverly much easier path to destroying the disc. [[spoiler: The fact that they did just that on their own]] is either a pleasant surprise for him or as stated above he may have planned on it all along.

All of these predictions seem to be making Waverly into quite the MagnificentBastard.


We didn't see a whole lot of gadgetry in use in the movie, except for Napoleon's cutters/Illya's cutting laser, and, of course, the U.N.C.L.E. Special, but any fan of the original show will tell you that - to cite just one example - the pen communicators used by Solo and Kuryakin to communicate with HQ are nearly as iconic as the guns. Gaby is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled not just with vehicles but with all sorts of mechanical and electronic devices. While the end credits [[spoiler:show Gaby going into the field with Waverly, Napoleon and Illya for the "adventure in Istanbul"]], it's fairly likely that she'll end up being permanently assigned to HQ to take charge of the shops and labs where the United Network Command comes up with its astonishing devices.

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We didn't see a whole lot of gadgetry in use in the movie, except for Napoleon's cutters/Illya's cutting laser, and, of course, the U.N.C.L.E. Special, but any fan of the original show will tell you that - to cite just one example - the pen communicators used by Solo and Kuryakin to communicate with HQ are nearly as iconic as the guns. Gaby is exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled not just with vehicles but with all sorts of mechanical and electronic devices. While the end credits [[spoiler:show Gaby going into the field with Waverly, Napoleon and Illya for the "adventure in Istanbul"]], it's fairly likely that she'll end up being permanently assigned to HQ to take charge of the shops and labs where the United Network Command comes up with its astonishing devices.devices.

[[WMG:This film takes place in the James Bond universe]]
Aside from Fleming coming up with the name Napoleon Solo, and George Lazenby appearing as a tuxedo-clad, Aston Martin driving spy named "JB" in the 1980s reunion movie, this film has a few Bond tie-ins. Illya beats up a petty, presumably evil Italian named Count Lippi at one point, hospitalizing him. Count Lippe was a minor villain in the James Bond book and film Thunderball (the book being published a year before this film is set), who is introduced at a health spa recovering. And at the film's end, [[spoiler:UNCLE's first official mission is in Istanbul]], the setting of the James Bond story Film/FromRussiaWithLove. The timeline matches up with that film's release and apparent setting. Who's to say that Bond, Solo, and Kuryakin are all running around at the same time?

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