Former STAR TREK: VOYAGER star Kate Mulgrew took a lot of flak recently for narrating a purported documentary that supports the long-discredited and demonstrably false idea of geocentrism: the belief that the Earth is the center of the universe. Even worse, the creationist-geocentrist garbage doc was produced by notorious Holocaust denier Robert Sungenis, who runs a fringe-Christian ministry out on the edge of sanity.
But Mulgrew has finally come out against the crackpot documentary — which I refuse to name because the lunatic fringe does not deserve any more free publicity — denouncing it for being… well, garbage:
“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”
Despite Mulgrew’s very welcome disclaimer, I am still a little uncomfortable with this whole thing. She had to understand the words she was reading — did nothing set off alarm bells with her? None of the pseudo-scientific, creationist falderal made Mulgrew stop and wonder exactly what kind of film she was working on?
I totally understand that Mulgrew is an actress and needs to work to pay the bills, but taking money for promoting creationist claptrap is extreme. The next time she really needs some dough, Mulgrew should consider turning to porn — at least that way she’d be able to maintain her dignity.