Kate Mulgrew, better known as Captain Kathryn Janeway (of Voyager) fame is doing her bit for religiously-motivated pseudo-science by lending her voice to a documentary that proposes that we live in a geocentric universe (meaning the Sun and everything else revolves around the Earth).
The documentary, which is called The Principle, Robert Sungenis (who also happens to be a holocaust denier and anti-semite) suggests that NASA has been covering up research data that suggests that we live in a geocentric universe.
Now, I don’t know if Mulgrew subscribes to these ridiculous notions or not – for all I know she may just need to eat, but you know what? There are more respectable ways to make a living than lending ones voice to the lunatic fringe. I now feel totally justified for never really warming to Janeway.
UPDATE: Mulgrew has since issued a statement on the matter. It seems that she had no idea that her voice was going to be used in the documentary and that shenanigans were involved.
“I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused. Kate Mulgrew.”
As for how her voice got there to begin with, Mulgrew offers this explanation.
I have no recollection of being interviewed for such a film, and of course had I known of its premise I would have refused. So, either the producers used clips of me that were in the public domain, or they bought them from other production companies that I may have given some rights to distribute my interviews to, or they may have interviewed me under false pretenses, in which case I probably signed some release. I simply don’t know.
Maybe Janeway wasn’t so bad after all.