Star Trek Actress: Sun Revolves Around the Earth
Kate Mulgrew narrates documentary about geocentricity
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2014 9:57 AM CDT
Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:59 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Kate Mulgrew starred in one of the most futuristic entertainment franchises around—she played Capt. Kathryn Janeway in the Star Trek series Voyager and film Nemesis—but apparently the idea that the sun is the center of the solar system is a little too futuristic for her. Mulgrew narrates The Principle, an upcoming documentary promoting geocentricity—the idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. As the Raw Story notes, the theory was disproven long ago, but remains popular among some who take the Bible literally.

"Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong," says Mulgrew in a trailer for the film, which was financed in part by Robert Sungenis, whose blog is called "Galileo Was Wrong." Several scientists are also featured in the film, but at least one says his clips were "mined" for the movie without his permission. Among the bloggers bemoaning Mulgrew's involvement is Victoria McNally, who writes on Geekosystem, "Star Trek did and continues to do so much for the advancement of science and space exploration, and getting involved with a movie that outright denies one of the most fundamental facts about our solar system is upsetting, to say the least."

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Apr 22, 2014 7:26 AM CDT
She has said that she was tricked, along with Lawrence Krauss. To quote Mulgrew on the matter: "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. "
Apr 22, 2014 4:15 AM CDT
The trailer says nothing about the Sun revolving around the Earth, I can hardly believe anyone would claim that? They do mention a "geocentric universe", but considering the context that merely means that "the Earth is special", that the existence of the universe is ultimately about what is going on here. But surely, that is a far stretch from claiming something that has been utterly disproven?
Apr 12, 2014 8:51 PM CDT
"Um, like, yer sooo wrong, space lady." --Copernicus