Not sure about us presenting alien ideas to audiences. IMHO we work inside a theatrical frame which insulates anything we say or do from the world outside the show. This is similar to writers who put their stores in "long ago" or "far away" or "once upon a time". A matter of ecology for stories, audiences and writers.
Okay, how about a dialog from Plato's Republic as patter for the Histed Pom Pom item?
"Now take a line which has been cut into two unequal parts, and divide each of them again in the same proportion, and suppose the two main divisions to answer, one to the visible and the other to the intelligible, and then compare the subdivisions in respect of their clearness and want of clearness, and you will find that the first section in the sphere of the visible consists of images. And by images I mean, in the first place, shadows, and in the second place, reflections in water and in solid, smooth and polished bodies and the like: Do you understand?
Yes, I understand.
Imagine, now, the other section, of which this is only the resemblance, to include the animals which we see, and everything that grows or is made"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analogy_of ... vided_line