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.

Words can kill! But what else can they do? ...When the Sisyphus transports one of the Federation's top-ranked poets, a rivalry may spell bad things for the crew. Meanwhile, Rip Stipley finds himself in a different kind of prison...

This episode was improvised on October 2, 2016 from a suggestion by Eddie Krakhmalnikov via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Rayna Caskey as Mrs. Buttersbee
Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Cockney Bartender
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator, Computer
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, Cockney Rough, Audience Member

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity via the Chicago Podcast Co-Op.

Direct download: Ep_159__Mrs_Buttersbee.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:11pm CDT

Responding to a distress call on a distant moon, the crew finds themselves treading water in the salty space ocean of their deepest fears. They'd probably all drown too but their cultural insensitivity to Rayvek and Tricorder 7Plus's keep them buoyed with self-importance. SHARK!!!

Recorded on April 17th 2016 from a suggestion by Joel Svenson via facebook

Featuring

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg, Distress Caller, Martha

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Distress Caller and Moon Person

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, R'Vella and Distress Caller

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, David Carlile

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Guard Rip Stiply, Jeremy Swanson and Distress Caller

 

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Music from the Jaws soundtrack composed by John Williams

Direct download: IST158ConstantlyontheMoonlikeaShark.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:49am CDT

Will sparks fly when Rip and Rita crash land, or will the rest of the crew just stop responding to messages and totally ghost them for no apparent reason I mean why even bother swiping right if you won't even send a message to the person you swiped right on?

Improvised on December 11, 2016, from a suggestion from @engrpe on Twitter.

 

Featuring:

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Fairy with a Nice Face

Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stipley

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

 

Edited by Nick Wagner

 

Direct download: IST157_Tinder.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:26pm CDT

Lt. Son faces his greatest test yet. Testing.

Improvised July 24th, 2016 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

 

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Son, Lt. Lackey
Dleanor Hollingsworth Counselor Rayvek, R'Vella
Sean Kelly as Lt. Carl, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cardassian
Eli Mandel as R.D., Rip Stipley
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Past Proctor, Guild President, Dr. F'gaux
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King
Matt Young Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, The Proctor

Direct download: IST156_RescueDogTheDogThatRescues.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

The crew experiences trials, both in space and planet side, I do declare.

Improvised on November 16, 2016 from a suggestion by David Quinn via Facebook

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson, J.A.G. Beauregard T. Dixison
Eli Mandel as Headman, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Acting Lawyer Rip Stipley
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalson
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST155_BeamMeUpBeforeYouGoGirl.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:00am CDT

Rip brings it in.

Improvised on January 8, 2017 from a suggestion by Rob Coffin

Featuring

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter

 

News

Direct download: ISTBonus_20170117_ActingCaptainRipStipley.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

An unexpected vessel brings unexpected complications for the Sisyphus; Lieutenant DuFarge has his day; Corbomite and Lorem take a walking tour.

This episode was improvised on October 23, 2016 from a title suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Sherman Edwards as Brian Hemsworth
Dan Granata as Lt. DuFarge, Cdr. Toro
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, On*Lt.
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, EMH, Lt. Greg

This episode is sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op.

Special Thanks to Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Gary Usher, and Fred Fassert.

Direct download: Ep_154__Abandoned_Ship.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:10am CDT

The Ferengi's attack during contest week, winning the Sisyphus crew a ship careening out of control. Oh and don't forget it's Christmas and the new Captain has banned use of the replicators. If it weren't for the magic of science this episode would be grimmer than Tiny Tim's prospects. 

Improvised September 4th, 2016 from a suggestion by Joe TeamValor Grönroos via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg, Ferengi 3

Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes, Scooter

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Ferengi 1

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson, Jewish Engineer

Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stiply, Ferengi 2, Tiny Tim Engineer

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensgn. Operator

Guest Starring

Allison Ringhand as Barb Sandgwick

 

Ads voiced by Samuel Parsons

Direct download: ISTEp153_TheStarshipThatCouldntSlowDown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

The Romulans are up to some sneaky time tricks, so Ensign Operator needs to teach cavemen to play with fire, but without a poker... Get it? Poker? POKE ER? GET IT? 

 

Mat Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Caveman, Romulan Trickster

Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson, Caveman

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Sub-Commander Tichel, Caveman

Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stipley, Romulan Commander, Thag

Direct download: IST152-FireTheGreatestInventionOfAllTime.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

Rip and Lorem find themselves in a real pickle. By which we mean penis.

Improvised on October 9, 2016 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorpe via Facebook.

Featuring
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Rayna Caskey as Kelly the Intern
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dong Oligarch, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Dong Oligarch, Lt. Rita King, Ashley, En. Spot
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter

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Direct download: IST151_PlanetoftheDongs.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:36pm CDT