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Mulgrew narrates The Principle, an upcoming ‘documentary’ promoting geocentricity—the bizarre idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. This from Salon:
Of all the wrongiest wrongs that ever wronged wrongness, Geocentrism is way up on the list. The idea that the Earth is the center of the Universe makes creationism look positively scientific in comparison. It might be edged out by people who think the Earth is flat, but just barely.
And yet somebody actually went out and made a “documentary” where, apparently, that is exactly what they’re trying to promote. It’s called The Principle, and it’s making the rounds on the ‘Net right now and here’s the trailer.
The film was financed in part by one Robert Sungenis, whose blog is called “Galileo Was Wrong.” To give you an idea of the guy we’re talking about: he has a history of saying anti-Semitic things and also of making Holocaust denial claims (and you can find more lovely things about him here). That would fit with the conspiratorial tone of some of the movie trailer, too.
Back to Mulgrew: 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.”
The final question: How does one narrate an entire film without knowing what they were narrating?
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