Not Kate Mulgrew!

Who does not know this opening? When I first saw this opening (probably in 1981), the words and music (don’t remember the episode I saw) totally swept off my feet! Since then, I been a big fan of the Star Trek franchise.

Since the original, there have been numerous “flavours” of Star Trek. And there are forums, blogs, IRC chats, email exchanges on which one is the best. As you probably can guess, there is no winner.

However, since you are in my part of the internet, I would gladly tell you which one is my favourite : Star Trek (Voyager)

I will put up a post someday explaining why. But today I want to discuss my utter disappointment in my hero from Star Trek Voyager, Kate Mulgew. (Link)

Kate Mulgrew, the actor best known for playing Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, would be narrating a documentary backed by geocentrists and Holocaust deniers.

This is a major WTF news for me. How can a scifi hero be so freaking narrow minded? Astonishing that someone could even think on those terms at this day and age.

I was upset until I ready this (link)

“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”

As she mentioned, Lawrence Krauss said the same thing (link)

….. I was surprised to learn of the premise of the film, until I learned that its producer also apparently questions the Holocaust. It is tempting to say that both claims are obscene nonsense, but I believe that does a disservice to the word nonsense.

Overall, I think hearing that Kate Mulgrew would ever indulge in such a point of view was upsetting but I think the record has been set straight. She was not aware of the details of the project. Now if only she stopped being so anti-abortionist. She would be Captain Janeway in real life!


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