from: Through The Looking Glass Chapter VIII (that is 8 as in Gate) 'It's my own Invention'
then the Knight went on again. `I'm a great hand at inventing things. Now, I daresay you noticed, the last time you picked me up, that I was looking rather thoughtful?'
`You were a little grave,' said Alice.
`Well, just then I was inventing a new way of getting over a GATE -- would you like to hear it?'
`Very much indeed,' Alice said politely.
Sir Richard Branson, a frequent subject of The Looking Glass, unveiled his newest toy a few days ago at the Mojave (or Mos Eisley) Spaceport. The White Knight Two (or WK2) will serve as the launch vehicle for the SpaceShipTwo craft which will take the elite into zero atmosphere for about 90 seconds; at a cost of about $200,000 a seat.
Interestingly, the name White Knight should surface at a time when the world can't seem to get enough of "The Dark Knight"...or that The White Knight was a character from Lewis Carroll's "Alice Through the Looking Glass" and has often been thought to represent Carroll himself (also the name of a 1952 biography of Carroll). Branson himself a Knight...and what else?
Phoenix Impact Through The Looking Glass
Somewhat creepy EVE logo. Sir Richard's mum as pin-up girl.
For all the hoopla surrounding Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker (which was great, don't get me wrong)...the film itself is far more about Harvey Dent aka Two-Face (also played by both Billy Dee Williams & Tommy Lee Jones which seems odd by creating a light/dark combination of it's own) referred to in the film as Gotham's "White Knight". The split nature, duality...double-lives in and out of the looking glass.
We also saw The Dark Knight himself in the news...questioning of actor Christian Bale's character after a row with who else? his mum, or EVE...