Kate Mulgrew
Kate Mulgrew played the part of capt Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek VoyagerCBS

A former star of the hugely popular sci-fi franchise Star Trek has lent her voice to a documentary film which claims the Earth is located in the centre of the Universe.

Kate Mulgrew, who played the part of Captain Kathryn Janeway in the TV series Star Trek Voyager, has narrated a documentary which claims the Sun revolves around the Earth. The film also claims Nasa is trying to hide this fact from the public.

"Everything we think we know about our universe is wrong," says Mulgrew during the trailer for The Principle, set to be released later this year.

The film looks at suggestion of a geocentric universe and describes itself as "destined to become one of the most controversial films of our time". This reversion to belief systems that pre-date Nicolas Copernicus, relies for evidence on the fact that life has thrived on earth alone and no other planet.

The man behind the documentary is Robert Sungenis, a controversial author who runs the blog Galileo Was Wrong.

Sungenis, the founder of a controversial group called Catholic Apologetics International, has in the past stated that nobody can prove six million Jews died during the Holocaust, as well as claiming the Jewish people conspired with Satan to rule the world.

Sungenis's views on Judaism became so extreme his local bishop Kevin Rhoade, urged him to stop writing about Jews and using the word catholic in his organisation.

During the trailer for The Principle, it is Sungenis who claims: "You can go on some websites of Nasa to see that they've started to take down stuff that might hint to a geocentric universe."

It is not known how much of Sungenis' theories Mulgraw agrees with - or even if she was aware of them. However, film news website Cinemablend suggests the Orange is the New Black actress could have done more background research before putting her name to a film which has been bankrolled by someone with a history of anti-Semitic views.

A trailer for the film features several scientists discussing the possibility of a geocentric universe, including physicist Michio Kaku and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss.

However, in the run-up to the film's release, Krauss publicly spoke about how the film is "garbage" and accused the filmmakers of manipulating clips of him speaking to suit the film's case.