Kate Mulgrew, your beloved Captain Janeway of “Star Trek: Voyager” fame (and also Red of “Orange is the New Black Fame”, depending on whether you prefer an orange uniform or a red one) has been forced to issue a statement on her Facebook page disavowing her own involvement in a documentary called “The Principle.”
The doc, which just released a trailer featuring Mulgrew’s narration, is garnering a fair amount of attention for positing the exciting new theory that the sun revolves around the earth. Wait, what? The film was made by noted Holocaust denier and sham science fan Robert Sungenis, who apparently has limitless money to spend on his own movies. Physicist Lawrence Krauss was so horrified to have his name attached to the movie that he wrote an article for Slate, aptly titled, “I Have No Idea How I Ended Up In That Stupid Geocentrism Documentary,” where he makes the compelling argument that “they may have interviewed me under false pretenses, in which case I probably signed some release. I simply don’t know.” He must do a lot of interviews.
Mulgrew, for her part, says she was simply a voice for hire, and that she doesn’t subscribe to any of the scientific or historical ideas Sungenis espouses, nor would she have gotten involved if she knew he was the one making the doc. One wonders what, exactly, Sungenis had his team tell people they were doing when they sat down for interviews or voice work.