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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Michael Burnham's printed copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (also commonly referred to as Alice in Wonderland) was a children's book written by the 19th century Human author Lewis Carroll. The book tells the story of a girl named Alice who followed a White Rabbit into a fantasy world called Wonderland ruled by the King and Queen of Hearts, only for it to turn out to be nothing more than a dream. The book's sequel was Alice Through the Looking Glass.

In 1986, when Dr. Gillian Taylor was beamed aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey HMS Bounty, Admiral Kirk welcomed her with "Hello Alice, welcome to Wonderland." (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

The book, along with Carroll's other works, was a favorite of Amanda Grayson. She frequently read it to Spock and Michael Burnham when they were children. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet", DIS: "Context Is for Kings")

In 2256, Burnham quoted excerpts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to herself as she led an aggressive animal through a Jefferies tube aboard the USS Glenn. She later lent her antique physical copy of the book to Sylvia Tilly. (DIS: "Context Is for Kings")

In 2267, Dr. McCoy noted that the Shore Leave Planet looked like "something out of Alice in Wonderland", causing the planet to create versions of the characters White Rabbit and Alice. (TOS: "Shore Leave")

In 2268, when Captain James Kirk planned to disable the Alice series of androids on Planet Mudd using gaps in logic and high doses of irrationality, he told Pavel Chekov that he was going to "take the Alices on a trip through Wonderland". (TOS: "I, Mudd")

Alice and other characters appeared once again when the USS Enterprise returned to the planet in 2269. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

In 2365, as the crew was analyzing wreckage from the Charybdis, Captain Jean-Luc Picard said in response to the analysis, "Curiouser and curiouser." This response was first said by Alice in the second chapter of the book. (TNG: "The Royale")

Excerpts Edit

The rabbit hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself, but instead found herself falling down a very deep well.


She was now only ten inches high, her face and body brightened up. She was now the right size to go through the little door into that lovely garden.

This excerpt, recited by Michael Burnham in "Context Is for Kings", differs slightly from the original book.

Background information Edit

The script for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Move Along Home" stated that the poison chamber of the Chula game was like a "cocktail party out of Alice in Wonderland."

The illustration on the front cover of Burnham's copy of the book was by the 19th-century illustrator John Tenniel, who drew ninety-two drawings for the book's 1865 edition. This particular illustration originally appeared in Chapter 12: Alice's Evidence.

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