I read the words "utilitarian" and "hanky panky" within a paragraph of each other.
Notably, Gene describes using similar or "parrallel worlds" to explain low-budget means of creating fictional societies or planets. I guess that's how he pitched it - aside from the "utilitarian" "hanky panky."
But who would have been crucified? With his luck, it would have been Chekhov. And then he would claim he will have been the second Russian to be crucified, after Jesus. Because Jesus would have been Russian according to Chekhov.