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John Champion (born 16 April) is an entertainment professional known for his contributions to podcasting, producing, and voice acting. With a career spanning over four decades, Champion has made significant strides in the realm of pop culture commentary and analysis, particularly within the Star Trek franchise.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Champion pursued his interests in media from an early age through live theater and in commercials and television. He was considered for the role of Wesley Crusher after a series of auditions in Paramount's then New York office. He earned a degree in Media Studies from Fordham University.

Champion's career highlights include his prominent roles within Roddenberry Entertainment, where he played a pivotal role in launching Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2012, a podcast dedicated to dissecting and analyzing the Star Trek franchise. He has served as co-host and producer from its inception, and the weekly show is known for its insightful commentary and in-depth discussions of the franchise's themes and messages. In 2017, Mission Log expanded to a weekly livestream format in order to discuss the current series beginning with Star Trek: Discovery.

In addition to his work on Mission Log, Champion produces The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast podcast, hosted by Larry Nemecek, as a deep dive into the Roddenberry Archive. He also produces Roddenberry's Mission Log: Prodigy and Mission Log: The Orville podcasts along with the general science-fiction podcast series Sci-Fi 5.

Champion's involvement in the Star Trek community extends beyond podcasting. He has served as a host for numerous panels and live events at science fiction conventions, showcasing his expertise and passion for the franchise. Furthermore, Champion has produced dozens of archival interviews with Star Trek actors and crew, preserving the rich history and legacy of the franchise for future generations. In 2018, he played a role in Roddenberry's earliest virtual reality initiatives. As a key member of the team, he helped launch the Roddenberry Nexus in Sansar, marking the company's first foray into the virtual realm.

Champion is also a co-producer of the annual TrekTalks livestream which features Star Trek celebrities as a fundraiser for the Hollywood Food Coalition. Other volunteer producers of the event include the Trek Geeks Podcast Network, SyFy Sistas, TrekMovie.com, John Billingsley, and Jay Stobie. The TREKtivism podcast is another project that Champion oversees as a spinoff from the social advocacy initiatives advanced by TrekTalks.

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