Trivia: Alice (2009)

  • Nick Willing, the writer and director, had previously done a direct adaptation of Alice in Wonderland in 1999, starring Miranda Richardson, Martin Short, Christopher Lloyd, and Tina Majorino as Alice.
  • Actor Allusion: When first introduced to the robotic Mad March, the King of Hearts asks, "Does he have a user manual? I hate user manuals." Which is only funny coming from Miles O'Brien.
  • Billing Displacement: Tim Curry has exactly ONE scene, yet was the name most often mentioned in commercials. Kathy Bates was billed alongside him, despite being the antagonist.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: A cavalcade. Tim Curry appears for three minutes as The Dodo, a resistance leader, and yet managed to get top billing. Harry Dean Stanton as the Caterpillar, also a resistance leader. Kathy Bates as the Queen of Hearts. Colm Meaney as the King of Hearts. Matt Frewer as the White Knight. Even Alessandro Juliani shows up as the 9 of Clubs. The only relative unknowns are the leads, and even they have a few series each under their belts.
    • Taggart is the White Knight!
    • Hatter is Connor from Primeval?
    • Wanda was the Dormouse.
    • The Duchess was Harriet the Spy's nemesis Marion Hawthorne.
    • Alice's mother Carol is Teryl Rothery who played Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1
    • Alice herself is Dr. Amelia Shepherd.
      • This troper will admit to not knowing who Dr. Amelia Shepherd is, but recognized Alice from 1-800-Missing.
    • Also was murder victim's daughter in series one of Castle 'Home is Where the Heart Stops'.
    • Jack Chase is Fauxlivia Dunham's boyfriend.
  • What Could Have Been: An early scene filmed but that only partly made the final cut revealed that the connection between Hatter and Mad March, only vaguely hinted at in the series, was that they were brothers.