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.

Please enjoy this week's bonus scene.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring:

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Matt Young as Captain Baxter

"Taxi, Follow that Shuttle!" was improvised as a warm-up scene on July 22, 2018 from a suggestion by TalonLardner via Twitter.

If your IST episodes 191 or 194 sound funny (in a weird way. not in the usual way) simpy re-download the episodes on your podcast app. We had some technical issues that have since been addressed!

Check out editor Hannah Parsons with Star Trek producer Jeri Taylor in "Winter," for more details visit SeaRanchThespians.com.

Thanks to recent iTunes reviewers Bbbbbbrrrriiiii, Lt. Leordi GaForge, TonyEW63, and treeberg. 

Direct download: ISTB123_TaxiFollowShuttle.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

The crew encounter a time portal resulting in an “incident” that has altered the timeline. Now half the crew has gills and Crick and Rip are sent back to 1999 Earth to try and correct the timeline by getting a woman elected president.

Improvised July 1st 2018 from a suggestion by Timescanner via Twitter

Starring:

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 Ensign Operator and Beth

Julia Weiss as Rita King, Ensign Spot and Jeanine

Guest Starring:

Dan Granata as Lt. DeFarge

and Eric Scull as Ensign Chaplin

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sponsored by Backblaze as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

 

 

Direct download: ISTep195EncounteratPowerPoint.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:06am CDT

When Admiral Van Dorn comes for the Sisyphus' insextion, the crew learns they may be too professional. Rip clogs the pipes.

Improvised April 15, 2018 from a suggestion by David Swarles via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, a Gremblar
Eli Mandel as Security Chief Rip Stiply
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, T.O.N.Y., a Gremblar
Meredith Stepian as Admiral Van Dorn, a Gremblar
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator, a Gremblar
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, a Gremblar
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, a Gremblar

 

Sponsored by Overcast; a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-op

Direct download: IST194_WellWellWellWellWellWellWellWell_v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:45pm CDT

Fear overtakes the Sisyphus at an inopportune moment. Can the crew overcome their worries in time for a conference with the Klingons and Romulan Star Empire?

This episode was improvised on May 27, 2018 from a suggestion by Myrl Wallace via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Klingon, Romulan
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Klingon, Romulan
Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, K'orbo, Romulan
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Klingon, Romulan
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Klingon

This episode is sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Direct download: Ep_193_A_Mild_Case_of_Omniphobia.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:57pm CDT

Duplicity abounds aboard the Sisyphus as the performance reviews roll in. 

Starring:

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Rich Alfonso as Lt. Darius Mercury, Snip Snipley

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Lt. Greg

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson

Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Bronson

Direct download: IST192_ThisShipAintBigEnoughForTheTwoOfMe.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:19pm CDT

When a planet with a dying atmosphere needs saving, Crick has a plan. Also Bobbi has a plan. And Lorem has plan. And Lt. Mercury has a plan. It's a plan rich day.

Improvised on February 15, 2018 from a suggestion by Cameron Witham (@blockpastmaple) via twitter

Starring

Rich Alfonso as Lt. Mercury
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter

Sponsored by Overcast and the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST191_6000Degrees.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT

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Starring

Mary Cait Walthall as Derkter Zerlern Zernerner
Julia Weiss as Lerternern Reter Kerng

Improvised June 24, 2018 from a suggestion by Tyson Thorp via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

News:

Matt Young (Captain Baxter) has appeared on the 15 Minutes With Lincoln podcast

Eric Scull (Producer) has a new podcast HR Unconfidential

Mary Cait Walthall has a Go Fund Me for her training at London's Embodies Poetics School

We're a year behind on thanking people for iTunes reviews! Sorry, we really appreciate it everyone!

Direct download: ISTBonus122_LerstinSperce.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:35pm CDT

During a spacewalk, Dr. Zonalzon is abducted by inspirational space entities and is forced to reassess her love life and goats… I mean goals!

Improvised on May 20th 2018 from a suggestion by Robert Boileau via Twitter

Starring:

Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes, GOAT

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, T'ripp, GOAT

Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stiply, GOAT

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, GOAT

And Special Guest Dan Granata as an unnamed ensign, inspirational space entity aka GOAT and Lt. Defarge.

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op

 

Direct download: IST190TheDoctorisin...Space.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:31pm CDT

Doug has an A********. Good Business; Good Starfleet.

Improvised on May 6, 2018 from a suggestion by Justin Lipsitz via Facebook

Starring
Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern, Doug
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Old Doug
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as En. Operator, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Doug
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Doug, Bennigans Waitress, TGID Waitress, a child
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Doug, En. Terwilliger, Lt. Greg

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Sponsored by Overcast as part of the Chicago Podcast Co-op

Direct download: IST189_IslandofDougs.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:39am CDT

On board a shuttlecraft returning from an astrometrics conference, the crew spends time getting to know one another better. Until it seems that a nearby star is following them...

This episode was improvised on November 26, 2017 from a suggestion by TehBorg (@strtrk1701) on Twitter.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Admiral C. Hayes
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter

This episode is sponsored by Overcast via the Chicago Podcast Co-Op.

Direct download: Ep_188_The_Hollow_Star.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:17am CDT