Improvised Star Trek
Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast (featuring some of Chicago’s top improvisors) creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. To learn more about the show check out our website, facebook page, or twitter!
Improvised Star Trek is fan production. Star Trek is property of CBS/Paramount.

When a care package from Admiral Hayes contains a top of the line Federation android, Captain Baxter reassigns Lt. Comdr. Watson to patrol the corridors with security. Will this new android render the crew obsolete or will Lt. Comdr. Watson secure everyone’s jobs by exposing a flourishing drug ring?

Improvised August 6th, 2017 from a suggestion by Ron Harvey Jr. via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

 

Starring:

Matt Young as Captain Baxter

Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Comdr James and Ensign Lacky

With Special Guest Brian Holden as Info

 

This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity.

 

Direct download: IST174MamasaidtheredbeDataslikethis.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:52am CST

The Sisyphus crew regale each other with scary stories. It soon becomes clear that certain sinister elements overlap...

Improvised on September 3rd, 2017 from a suggestion by Katie Utke via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Buddy, Rocker
Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley, Skip, Borg
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Rick
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Borg, Cpt. Benjamin Sisko
Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot, Amanda, Moon
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Ace, Rocker
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, Thomas Riker

With Special Guest Appearance by Shad Kunkle as Lt. Gary Williamson

This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity.

Direct download: Ep_173_Happy_Holo-ween_Tales_from_the_Holodeck.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:36am CST

Captain Baxter explores a bleak future where Corbo and Rita are finally on the same page.

 

Impovised on July 9, 2017. Title suggested by Robert Fontenot via Facebook.

 

Featuring:

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Cmdr. Greg

Julia Weiss as Cmdr. Rita King, Captain Starling Mastro

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Nick Wagner as Cmdr. Ch'arles Lorem

Chris Rathjen as Super Admiral Corbomite Hayes

Eli Mandel as Acting Admiral Rip Stipley, Jeremy Swanson

Rayna Caskey as Janelle

 

 

 

Direct download: IST172-TheDankestTimeline.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:14pm CST

Rip has the Captain right where he wants him, and is prepared to go all the way for the Sisyphus' command codes.

This episode was improvised as a warm-up scene on September 3, 2017 from a suggestion by Matthew Thomas Antosh via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

News and Announcements:

The next full episode of IST will be released 10/15/2017. Then, the following episode on 10/29.

Check out Eli Mandel on the MBSing Podcast, talking about his passion for Jackie Chan.

Direct download: B116_No_Mr_Baxter.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 2:20am CST

Rayvek's seven year itch has the crew on pins and salves.  But will the USS Sisyphus's latest rescue mission lead to Vulcan hello, or some other discovery?

Improvised Mat 21, 2017 from a suggestion by @CountCarver via twitter.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson, Delphine Chancellor
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot, Vilek
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity through the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Featuring music from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Direct download: IST171_GoneFarr.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:07pm CST

When Baxter & Rayvek find themselves stranded in subspace, the rest of the crew end up rudderless. There’s some ugly crying in here.

Improvised on May 14, 2017 from a suggestion Paul Nichols via Facebook

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Dan Granata as Jeb, DeFarge, Arboretum Punk
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Arboretum Punk
Sean Kelley as Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Zeke, Rip Stipley, Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem, a Ferengi
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Greg, Arboretum Punk, a Ferengi

Featuring music from "Cuttin the Mullet" by the South Austin Jug Band

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST170_StrandedintheSubSpaceofLove.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:27pm CST

A quantum entanglement threatens to endanger the crew of the Sisyphus and takes root right where it hurts most - within the ship's handheld loose meat. DuFarge and Lorem get to know each other. Rip upgrades his communicator.

This episode was improvised on May 14, 2017 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, British Child

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, Historian

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, Federation President

Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley, Luis

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, British Child

Dan Granata as Lt. DuFarge

 

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op

 

Direct download: Ep_169__Taco_Doomsday.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:02am CST

When a talent-stealing alien visits the USS Sisyphus...oh no, he took my skills at writing episode summaries!

Improvised April 2, 2017 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Scooter
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Gorbulus, Greg

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Featuring Music from The Best of Jazz Vibes

Direct download: IST168_SkeletonWasInsideYouAllAlong.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:23pm CST

Ep 167: Like Literally Forever

Captain Baxter steps on some sentient grass on an alien world and gets sentenced to another stint in a mind-prison. Meanwhile, the crew cascades through his mind palaces with LITERAL abandon.

Improvised May 28th, 2017 from a suggestion by John Godwin via Facebook

 

Featuring:

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Greg and Reporter

Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes and Alien

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem and Alien

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Publisher and Alien

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon and Alien

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Henrietta the Wish Queen Fairy and Henrietta the sick child

 

Edited by Hannah Parsons

 

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST167LikeLiterallyForever.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:27am CST

When Rayvek takes a break from her counseling duties, the rest of the crew follows her lead and takes a break...from their sanity

 

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Lt. Rayvek

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zonalzon

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Holographic Abraham Lincoln

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Stock Suburban Character

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Spot

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Brandon, Brandina

Direct download: IST166_OnlyTheBroken.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:43pm CST