Universal Soldier: The Return

Corrected entry: It is established that the Universal Soldiers are more or less remote controlled, depending on the computer Seth to remain operational ("No matter what happens, if Seth doesn't get the code he'll shut down in eight hours, and the UniSols will just go offline."). Nevertheless, after Luc destroyed Seth (in 1:12:10) nobody seems to care for that concept anymore, neither the UniSol Romeo battling Luc for quite some time (1:12:47 - 1:14:13), nor the one chatting with him (directly afterwards), nor the >9 UniSols marching out of the building just before it explodes (1:15:28) - they all seem to be rather operational and 'online'. (00:37:42)

Correction: Presumably Luc was talking about the SETH computer in the base; the bases's computers remained operational even after the UniSol Seth was dead. It is likely that the computers in the base would have kept controlling the UniSols even after Seth's personality was downloaded into squid's body.

Deliberate mistake: If this movie takes place 7 years after the original, how could his daughter be 13? He was part of a government project, I doubt they let them leave for relationships.


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Suggested correction: This is a retconned film made after 2 other direct-to-video Universal Soldier movies were made. While the film is considered non-canon in the series, in the film itself, the facts of the original are altered to allow Luc to have a daughter.


Exactly. If this movie changes things that happened in previous films than they don't make sense in context to the series, that's a mistake.


Essential the film can be considered the same as a reboot. Reboots and remakes can alter characters without being considered mistakes because they're not actually part of the film series, just like "Universal Soldier: The Return" is not part of the Universal Soldier film series. However, changes to characters in retconned films, shows, or books, by definition, are not mistakes.


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S.E.T.H.: When I was a machine, I yearned to be a man. Now I'm better than both. The created has become the creator.

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Trivia: The termination code for Seth is "NCC170182461VIR" - whoever came up with that probably also likes "Star Trek" since the USS Enterprise's registration number reads 'NCC-1701'. That the following numbers add to 10 in pairs of two (8 2 and 4 6) while 'VIR' is the Latin word for 'man' (which 99% of the film's cast are) might simply be a coincidence - but then, perhaps not... (01:08:56)

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