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.

Fritz and Cecile have a heart-to-heart. The bridge crew combats their fears. The away team gets more than they bargained for when taking shelter from a storm...

 

Improvised June 26, 2016 from a suggestion by @RuebensPeopleCo

Edited by Chris Rathjen

 

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Leopold Lackey, Mailman Mikhail
Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, A Stiplishit
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, A Stiplishit
Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Ranger Andro, A Stiplishit
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Ranger Solitude, A Stiplishit
Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, E. Operator, A Stiplishit
Matt Young as Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg

Introducing Iona Kelley as Sisyfritz Jr.

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop
Iconic Trek Sounds courtesy of TrekCore.com; Music From Star Trek:TNG composed by Dennis McCarthy and Ron Jones

Direct download: IST147_TheTimetheLandForgot.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:42am CDT

Fritz shows Rip who's boss.  Also who's Rump.

Improvised June 26 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook.


Featuring
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder
Eli Mandel as Rip/Rump Stiply/Stumply
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter

News:

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160920RumpStumply.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 1:53pm CDT

Captain Baxter tasks Commander Hayes with exterminating a flying squirrel.

Featuring
Griffen Eckstein as Chief Engineer Fritz Fassbinder
Chris Rathjen as Commander Corbomite Hayes
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Improvised as a warm-up July 24th from a suggestion by Byron Walthall.

 

News:

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160914_FritzGetsAManBun.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 11:06am CDT

The Crew of the Sisyphus visit the court of the Love King on the Planet of Love, while Counselor Rayvek experiences the Vulcan condition known as FO'MO.

Improvised on June 12 from a suggestion by Jason Stohler via facebook.

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Shallot, Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelly as Admiral Damocles, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cockney Bartender
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Rutabega, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, The Love King, Dr. F'Gaux
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, TT'Rip
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Aubergine

 

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

Direct download: IST146_StopInTheNameoftheLoveKing.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:15am CDT

The crew led by Cdr. Hayes encounter a unique life form, which may have hostile intentions. A courtship ritual takes center stage.

This episode was improvised on July 31, 2016. Title suggested by Tyson Thorp via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Squircle, Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender, Lt. Leopold Lackey, Lt. Son
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandell as Acting Rip Stipley, Rhombus
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Trhombus
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator, Triangle

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

Check out Talking Games.

Direct download: Ep_145_Squircle_Part_Square_Part_Circle.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

This week's news: 

Many thanks to the Chicago Nerd Comedy festival and all of the folks who came to see our show there this year!

 

We are now a finalist in the Parsec Awards! 

http://www.parsecawards.com

 

Check out Eric Scull talking about one of his favorite movies, Frequency, on the Cinescope podcast. 

https://www.thecinescopepodcast.com/2016/08/18/episode-3-frequency/

 

Join us at NerdCon Stories in Minneapolis this October, where we'll be doing a show, panels, a workshop, and more!

http://nerdconstories.com

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_AlienVPredatorEsq.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:06am CDT

The crew can't keep a lid on it when a special ops officer arrives for a secret mission. 

Improvised on May 29th 2016. Title suggested by Mackenzie Alexander Boyle via Facebook.

Edited by Nick Wagner 

 

Featuring

Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Squagular

Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Voletrawn

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Katie Schutte as Ensign Manger, Quabar

Sean Kelly as Crick Watson, Admiral 

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Kreamer

 

This episode is brought to you by Inventables. Learn more about Carvey, their new 3D carving machine, at inventables.com

 

 

Direct download: IST144_CodeNameEnsignDanger.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:21pm CDT

So, no one told you space was going to be this way. Your ships a joke, you're broke, your love-lifes holographic. Seems like you're always stuck at impulse speed, when it hasn't been your stardate, your starweek, your starmonth, or even your staryear.

Improvised April 10, 2016 from a suggestion by Doug Frye via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

With musical contributions by Eric Garneau & Dan Granata

Featuring 

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Gunther
Sean Kelly as Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Cpt. Morgan Bateson
Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Janet, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot, Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Geller

Direct download: IST143_TheOneWhereRossGetsAMonkey.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:22pm CDT

News!

Improvised Star Trek will be performing at the Chicago Nerd Comedy fest in August: http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwcomedy/article/NERDFEST-2016-to-Unite-All-Genres-of-Nerd-Comedy-This-August-20160712

 

We will also be performing and presenting panel discussions at NerdCon Stories from October 14th-15th:

http://nerdconstories.com

 

Sean Kelley was featured on a recent episode of the Nerd Lunch podcast:

http://nerdlunch.blogspot.com/2016/07/nerd-lunch-podcast-239-our-favorite.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

And many thanks for the many lovely recent iTunes reviews!

Direct download: ISTBonus-ZippityZoppityZoo.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46pm CDT

The crew goes on a first contact with a new species... or race? Insecurities run high and Lorem gets shaved in this thinly veiled, pretty spot on remake of the Voyager pilot.

 

Improvised on January 24th 2016. Title suggestion by @spywrite via Twitter.

 

Edited by Hannah Parsons

 

Starring:

Chris Rathjen as Commander Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender and Ensign Lacky

and

Special Guest/Editor Hannah Parsons as Two-Vicks, Nice Southern sounding lady and Ensign Adora

 

 

This episode is sponsored by Iventables

Check out: Hello from the Magic Tavern

 

Direct download: ISTEp142TheHairtaker.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:23pm CDT