Tuesday, April 8, 2014

So, That Happened: Star Trek's Kate Mulgrew Narrates Wacky Geocentrist Documentary

Why, Kate, why? I know that Star Trek: Voyager never got the respect it deserved. And I know that jobs can be scarce for actresses "of a certain age," who have some trouble getting work. But you've got Orange is the New Black going for you! It's a hit! Why oh why would you narrate some pseudo scientific clap-trap documentary, where Earth is the center of the universe? Don't you know that your voice gives gravitas to this ludicrous "theory?" Oh, Kate.

In all seriousness, I'm a Star Trek fan, and always liked Voyager, despite all of the fan whining. I got to meet Kate Mulgrew right when she first got the gig, on an autograph line in Pasadena. She was elegant, poised, friendly, and amazingly composed sitting out there in the hot California sun. Since then, I've seen her a few times at conventions. She is--without fail--one of the most interesting panelists, with compelling stories, and tangents into topics you just wouldn't expect. She's a little Shirley McClain spacey for a few moments, then comes back and ties it all together. In short, she's great. So this is a disappointment. I'll be very interested to hear her reasoning on this gig.


‘Star Trek’ actress lends her gravitas to film promoting idea that sun revolves around Earth

A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. “Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong,” says actress Kate Mulgrew as she narrates the trailer for “The Principle.” The film, which is set to be released sometime this spring, was bankrolled in part by the ultra-conservative and anti-Semitic Robert Sungenis, who maintains the blog “Galileo Was Wrong. . .”

Read more at: Raw Story

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