TREK-BOUND AND DOWN
“I kind of always come back to the Original Series.” – John Champion
Bill and Dan sit down and talk with co-host of the hugely popular Mission Log: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast, the truly delightful John Champion! (You know, the one that isn’t looking to transplant his consciousness into a robot body. THAT guy.)
John talks about the various pop culture influences he had growing up, how Mission Log was launched, Star Trek canon, and even his audition for the part of Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation! It’s a conversation that brought us back to our geek roots growing up in the 70’s–and we even sketch out a potential “Love Boat LIVE Podcast.” We might even work in a discussion on the great Hal Needham. Join us for a great conversation with John!
John Champion is the co-producer and co-host of the long-running DVD Geeks podcast and is one of the creators of its predecessor, the DVD Geeks TV show. He also produced the unabashedly geeky web-series Bif! Bam! Pow! Wow!, numerous corporate and commercial videos and a number of DVD special features and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
A lifelong science fiction enthusiast, John has moderated panels and hosted special events at fan conventions. A number of years ago he started on a long series of video interviews and has produced segments featuring dozens of the creators and talents behind Star Trek.
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