Kate Mulgrew spent years as Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager, so it seemed a little off when she appeared in a film stating that the Earth is the center of the universe.
"Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong..." Mulgrew said in the film, The Principle.
Mulgrew, who also stars in Orange Is the New Black, issued a statement on her Facebook page on Tuesday, April 8, explaining how she was misled to appear in the film.
"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."
In the film, the actress was joined by numerous physicists who offered explanations about the universe and why they believe the science supports that everything has to revolve around the Earth.
But one of those physicists has already said he didn't even have the chance to be misled — his voice ended up in the film without his knowledge. Lawrence Krauss was the physicist Mulgrew mentioned in her post.
Krauss wrote an article for Slate, called "I Have No Idea How I Ended Up In That Stupid Geocentrism Documentary," explaining that producers may have taken clips of his voice in the public domain and edited them into their film. He explained the point would be to "elevate the profile of something that shouldn't even rise to the level of popular discussion."
So breathe easy, Star Trek fans, all is still right with the universe, despite what some people think.
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