The other side of the coin: reverse paradigmPosted: April 27, 2012
Set up: The crew have discovered a transmogrifier and have accidentally turned Kryten (an android) into a human. He has some questions for Lister.
KRYTEN: Now then, uh, my optical system doesn’t appear to have a zoom function.
LISTER: No, human eyes don’t have a zoom.
KRYTEN: Well then, how do you bring a small object into sharp focus?
LISTER: Well, you just move your head closer to the object.
KRYTEN: I see. Move your head … closer, hmm, to the object. (He practises with the list.) All right, okay. Well, what about other optical effects, like split screen, slow motion, Quantel?
LISTER: No. We don’t have them.
KRYTEN: You don’t have them — just the zoom? Hmm. (He holds up one hand in a placating gesture.) Well, no, that’s fine, that’s great, no, no, that’s really great, that’s great. Now then, my nipples don’t work.