Kate Mulgrew isn’t a scientist, but she played one on TV. In her sleek Star Fleet uniform and power bun, Captain Janeway led the crew of the Starship Voyager on an epic journey back to Earth from the farthest reaches of the Milky Way’s Delta Quadrant. Now, according to Raw Story, she’s decided to go where no sane person has gone for centuries:
A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth.
“Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” says actress Kate Mulgrew as she narrates the trailer for The Principle.
The film, which is set to be released sometime this spring, was bankrolled in part by the ultra-conservative and anti-Semitic Robert Sungenis, who maintains the blog “Galileo Was Wrong.”
In addition to Mulgrew, who played Capt. Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Nemesis, the film features several scientists, including Michio Kaku, Lawrence Krauss, and Max Tegmart.
Krauss said Tuesday morning that he had not willingly participated in the film.
“For all who asked: Some clips of me apparently were mined for movie on geocentricism,” the scientist posted on Twitter. “So stupid does disservice to word nonsense. Ignore it.”
In the trailer, the scientists discuss how the Earth’s unique characteristics make it well-suited for life, in comparison to other planets.
But Sungenis himself offers the only real bombshell in the two-minute, 20-second trailer.
“You can go on some websites of NASA to see that they’ve started to take down stuff that might hint to a geocentric universe,” Sungenis says.
I can’t imagine why a cultural icon such as Mulgrew would lend her voice to such lunacy, especially when it means working with such an unsavory character as Sungenis. I guess we’ve all got to eat.