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'''Tweedledum and Tweedledee''' were characters from ''[[Alice Through the Looking Glass]]'' by [[Lewis Carroll]]. They were brothers discovered by {{dis|Alice|character}} as she traveled through [[Wonderland]].
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'''Tweedledum and Tweedledee''' were characters from ''[[Alice Through the Looking Glass]]'' by [[Lewis Carroll]]. They were brothers discovered by {{dis|Alice|character}} as she traveled through [[Wonderland]].
   
 
In [[2268]], under the control of the [[Platonian]]s' [[psychokinesis|psychokinetic]] abilities, [[James T. Kirk]] and [[Spock]] sang a nonsense verse that referenced language and characters from the book:
 
In [[2268]], under the control of the [[Platonian]]s' [[psychokinesis|psychokinetic]] abilities, [[James T. Kirk]] and [[Spock]] sang a nonsense verse that referenced language and characters from the book:
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:''We slythe among the mimsy troves,''
 
:''We slythe among the mimsy troves,''
 
:''And tire among the [[borogove]].'' ({{TOS|Plato's Stepchildren}})
 
:''And tire among the [[borogove]].'' ({{TOS|Plato's Stepchildren}})
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{{bginfo|A nonsense verse referencing this pair of characters was to have been recited by Spock, while similarly under psychokinetic control (albeit by [[Charlie Evans]] instead of the Platonians), in {{TOS|Charlie X}}. [[NBC]] even cleared the copyright of the verse, to allow for its usage in the episode. As written in the final draft script of "Charlie X", the verse would have been:
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:''Tweedledum and Tweedledee''
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:''Agreed to have a battle:''
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:''For Tweedledum said Tweedledee''
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:''Had spoiled his nice new rattle.''
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In the final edit of "Charlie X", however, this verse was evidently replaced with one from "[[The Tyger]]".}}
   
 
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Revision as of 14:30, October 9, 2016

Tweedledum and Tweedledee were characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. They were brothers discovered by Alice as she traveled through Wonderland.

In 2268, under the control of the Platonians' psychokinetic abilities, James T. Kirk and Spock sang a nonsense verse that referenced language and characters from the book:

I'm Tweedledee, he's Tweedledum.
We're spacemen marching to and from.
We slythe among the mimsy troves,
And tire among the borogove. (TOS: "Plato's Stepchildren")
A nonsense verse referencing this pair of characters was to have been recited by Spock, while similarly under psychokinetic control (albeit by Charlie Evans instead of the Platonians), in TOS: "Charlie X". NBC even cleared the copyright of the verse, to allow for its usage in the episode. As written in the final draft script of "Charlie X", the verse would have been:
Tweedledum and Tweedledee
Agreed to have a battle:
For Tweedledum said Tweedledee
Had spoiled his nice new rattle.
In the final edit of "Charlie X", however, this verse was evidently replaced with one from "The Tyger".

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