Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

Netflix picks up Flat Earther documentary

Mark Sargent recently returned from a speaking engagement in New Zealand.

To him it’s not a land “down under.”

“Geographically, it is on the outer rim,” he said.

Sargent is a popular Flat Earther.

When not globetrotting, the 50-year-old bachelor lives with his retired schoolteacher mom near Freeland. Her Whidbey Island golf course condo is where the former tech geek does his “Flat Earth Clues” YouTube show with tens of thousands of subscribers.

In a What’s Up With That column in January, Sargent said he hoped a new documentary “Behind the Curve” about him and other Flat Earthers would be shown at the Clyde Theatre in nearby Langley.

Well, that didn’t happen.

Instead, Netflix picked it up.

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