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.

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

Sponsored by Emporium, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op

Get Free Drinks and tokens at http://emporiumchicago.com/cpc/

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

When a career counselor drops by, the crew begins to contemplate their sunny futures.

Improvised August 28, 2016 from a suggestion by Joel Svenson via facebook.

Sponsored by Basecamp, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop


Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelly as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Lauren Walker as Psydkick the PsychicMary Cait Walthall as En. Operator, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot, En. Engineering

Direct download: IST150_OhThePlacesYoullBoldyGo.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

News for Nov. 7th!

Many thanks to NerdCon for inviting us to participate and perform in their wonderful convention this year.

Eli Mandel is performing his solo comedy show "Crownin' Around" on Wednesdays in November at the iO theater. It is sure to be hilarious, and more details can be found in the link below:

http://ioimprov.com/chicago/show/crownin-around-solo-comedy-performance-show-king/2016-11-02/

 

Check out Eric Scull chatting with Pats in PatTrek, discussing the Season 2 TNG episode The Royale.

http://pattrek.space

 

And many thanks to all of our recent iTunes reviewers! Your reviews warm our hearts and our worms.

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_EverybodyGetsASpiritAnimal.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 10:29pm CDT

A promising invitation finds its way to the Sisyphus. Rip makes preparations for his future. The people of Flok'Narr may not be *quite* what they seem... or are they?

Improvised on December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by Dillon Lee via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Blagnar the Magnificent, Smart Babe
Shad Kunkle as The Admiral
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Emmanuel Hounini, Babe #2, Hunk, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Von Bronson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, The Absolver
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, David Coppervell, Christiana Angelle, Talamia
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter, Damien, Lt. Greg, Babe #3

This episode is brought to you by Cards Against Humanity through the Chicago Podcast Co-Op.

Happy Halloween! From the Cast & Crew of Improvised Star Trek.

Direct download: IST_149_Guess_Whos_Coming_to_FlokNarr.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:30pm CDT

Performed live at NerdCon Stories 2016! 

 

Featuring:

Dan Granata as Computer, Sound Wizard, Klingon Navigator

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson, Klingon Sub-Sub-Commander

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Klingon Commander

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Rayvek

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Eli Mandel as Acting Doctor Rip Stipley

 

Direct download: ISTBonus_BowlOfSoup_NerdConStories.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:48am CDT

The crew gets down in the muck with some real raw and gritty opera, while the local inhabitants learn the value of hard labor.

Improvised on July 24, 2016. Title suggested by Derek Koshinski.

Featuring:

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr Crick Watson

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Sally

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Debora the Native

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counsellor Rayvek, Stephanie the Native

Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, Donald the Native

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Scooter

 

Direct download: IST148_Fritzcarraldo.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:04pm CDT

Counselor Rayvek tries to figure out what's on the ship's mind, seeing as how she's on its deck.

Featuring

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder
& Iona Kelley as Sisyfritz Jr.


Improvised July 24,2016 from a suggestion by Makenzie Alexander Boyle


News

Direct download: ISTBonus_20161002TheMindoftheSisyphus.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

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

Inappropriate appropriation abounds, appropos of nothing. Will Rip Stipley accept himself for who he is, or will he finally take things too pon farr?

Improvised on March 20th, 2016. Title suggested by Ron Harvey Jr. via Facebook

Edited by Roger Payton

Starring:

Eli Mandel as Acting Bajoran Rip Stipley

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Chris Rathjen as Commander Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counsellor Rayvek

Direct download: IST141-CantBeatEmBajoranEm.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:07am CDT

Lieutenant Lorem seeks counsel from Counselor Rayvek. Crick repays a debt. Rip Stipley gets in over his head.

This episode was improvised on April 3rd, 2016 from a suggestion by @overhaze via Twitter.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, G.F.O.
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, En. Lindberger
Nick Wagner as Lieutenant Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, B.F.O.

This episode is sponsored by Iron Galaxy

Check out Making New Friends

Direct download: EP_140__A_Mind_Forever_Chained.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 3:02am CDT

The delicate balance of the Sisyphus is upset when Ensign Operator leaves and an inssssssssssidious ssssscientist arrives. 

Improvised on March 27, 2016

Edited by Nick Wagner 

 

Featuring (in order of appearance)

Chris Rathjen as Dr. F'Geaux, Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. Lasereyes

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Matt Young as Dr. Slither, Lt. Greg. Captain Julius V. Baxter

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Dr. Krux 

Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Dr. Konkrete

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Dr. Jane Badsome, Lt. Rayvek, Dr. Blunderschmidt

 

Direct download: IST139_MinistryOfUngentlemanlyScience.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:21pm CDT

  An unlikely duo discuss breakfast foods while performing maintenance on the upper nacelles.  
 
  Improvised January 10, 2016 from a title by Paul Nichols via Facebook  
 
  Edited by Eric Scull  
 
  Starring:   
  Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Bronson  
  Matt Young as Pancakes Johnson  
 
  News:  
 
  Sean Kelley's character, Jack Vorpal (Foon's Greatest Swordsman) has returned to "Hello from the Magic Tavern." Check out Episode 63 of their podcast.  
 
  Game of Thrones fans: check out IST editor Eric Scull's "Game of Owns" podcast's interview with Hodor actor Kristian Nairn.  
 
  IST's Julia Weiss helped contribute to Cards Against Humanity's "Donald Trump Bug Out Bag." Read about it from Time Magazine.  
 
  Congratulations to our friends, Our Fair City, for the successful launch of the seventh season of their podcast!  
 
  IST's Griffen Eckstein will be performing live at iO Theater, Tuesday nights in June. Event details are at this link. The Improvised Star Trek cast will be joining him... keep an eye on our social media for more details.  
Direct download: ISTBonusPancakeBreakfast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm CDT

Hotshot Cadet Haven Dexter assesses the Sisyphus for her fast-track captain program.  What can the crew teach a kid who already knows it all? Rip writes a play.

Improvised January 10, 2016 from a title by Damien Heywood(@damianjh) via twitter.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring:
Shantira Jackson as Cadet Haven Dexter
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ginsu 5000
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'gaux
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Dr. Spinak
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Robomom
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Sally

Sponsored by Basecamp, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST138_WhereEveryoneHasGoneBefore.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

Bonus: The Making of Something About A Gorn
 This week's bonus is a chat with Eric Scull, Chris Rathjen and Nick Wagner about the making of IST's first episode.  
 Full chat is on YouTube  
 Check out the Televerse podcast to hear Sean Kelley's Star Trek Fantasy Draft!  
 Thanks to the following folks for great iTunes reviews:  
 OkieLane, Robertt364, RichardBowenCPA, Manabizzle,Spiritpotato



Our friends at Our Fair City are hosting their Season Seven Seven Launch Party Saturday, May 21st at the Preston Bradley Center (941 W Lawrence, Chicago, IL)

With live performances, music and dancing, complimentary food and beverages, and more Tickets and more information at www.ourfaircity.com
Direct download: IST_Gorn_5th_Anniversary.m4v
Category:extras -- posted at: 6:07pm CDT

The crew takes shore leave on everyone's favorite, relaxing planet, Qo'nos, home planet of the Klingons! Well, everyone except Crick, who has a dentist appointment. Meanwhile, Zarlene learns about professionalism and Lt. Atlas and Ensign Operator learn about love from the best teachers they can find, Corbo and Charles. Gagh's all around!

 

Improvised November 29th, 2015 from a suggestion by Michael Greenhut via Facebook.

 

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson

Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes and Lt. Atlas

Nick Wagner as Lt. C'harles Lorem and Korg Starbite, Klingon Dentist.

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon and Ensign Cecille Operator

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Krung, Gagh stand owner, and Sally





Sponsored by Field Notes Brand 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: ISTEp137KorgStarbiteKlingonDentist.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:21am CDT

When a hooved starfleet weapons expert comes aboard, Rita needs to deal with trampled past.

Improvised February 28, 2016 from a suggestion by Adam Marier via Facebook.

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Eli Mandel as Dr. Clop, Torpedo 2, Rip Stiply

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Torpedo 4

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, Torpedo 3

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Bevergeuse, Torpedo 1, Ensign Spot

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

Direct download: IST136_LeftofCentaur.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:30pm CDT

Captain Baxter and Fritz meet in the ready room to discuss their big news, so as not to crash Corbomite's special journey.

Improvised as a warm-up scene on February 14, 2016, from a suggestion by Mike Medina via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

NEWS:
- Improvised Star Trek is now 5 years old! April 9th marked the 5th anniversary of "Ep 1: About a Gorn" being published on the podcast feed.
- Check out the remastered version of About a Gorn!
- IST will be live, one week from today! That's Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at Stage 773 in Chicago. The show is at 8pm and is FREE to attend! 
- Next week's live show will ALSO be streamed LIVE as it happens over the internet, using Gigity! Tickets for online streaming are $5, via this link.
- Thanks to iTunes users Gargolito, NuminousLeverage, Galbatron12, and ProudR/HrShipper for their generous iTunes reviews!

Direct download: ISTBonus_042016_Sigh_Its_a_Corbomite_Episode_Folks.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 7:13pm CDT

Counselor Rayvek has her hands full; Captain Baxter has his mouth full. Where, exactly, did these cookies come from, anyway?

Improvised February 28, 2016 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Doctor/Chef Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'Geaux, Lt. Bronson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Diane, Ensign Spot
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Basecamp, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Check out Roboism.

Direct download: IST135_Some_Dissembling_Required.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:47pm CDT

Please Enjoy this Fifth anniversary re-release of our first episode.

The USS Sisyphus hosts a Gorn Ambassador.

Improvised February 27, 2011 from a suggestion by Pelle Beloq via Facebook

 

Edited by Nick Wagner
Remastered by Chris Rathjen for Improvised Star Trek's 5th Anniversary

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Cheif Engineer Fritz Fassbinder, Ambassador Klarr
Sean Kelley as Science Officer Crick Watson
Irene Marquette as Security Chief Lady Cola
Joseph Wolff Phillips as Counselor Japhy Whitman, Cockney Bartender
Chris Rathjen as First Officer Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Admiral Johnson
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter
Direct download: IST001_AboutAGornRemastered.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:35pm CDT

The Sisyphus encounters a ... Romulan Warbird? While patroling a Zone? A Neutral Zone! Definitely neutral. But is everything as it seems? I wanna say yes. Unless you think it's no.

Improvised February 7, 2016 from a suggestion by Ross McKinnon(@Ramck001) via Twitter.

Edited by Christopher Rathjen

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Tom the Romulan/Steve the Reman, Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Lt. Charles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Jill the Romulan/Gertrude the Reman, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, Ensign Mosquito
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by Know Your Company, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST134_TheRomulansReallyDidItThisTime.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:04pm CDT

The Captain Baxter is looking for a doctor, Lt. King is looking to lose one.

 

Weeping with the Enemy was recorded as a warmup February 7th, 2016, from a suggestion by Joel Svensson.

 

Featuring

 

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

 

This Weeks News:

 

  • Welcome to new cast member Eleanor Hollingsworth
  • We’ll be at Nerdiest in Chicago 4/27/2016
  • You can see us (including Eleanor) at last years Nerdfest:  http://www.gigity.tv/event/107311/  Cost is $5, go to timecode 22:15
  • Twitter contest winners: Brian Sebby in Chicago won tickets to Star Trek: the Ultimate Voyage with this entry:

"Gravity of Love" (M/S/BH) Fritz finally fulfils his dream of a 3-way between him, the Sisyphus, and a black hole. "

  • K.Scott Huntly won a schematic of the USS Sisyphus with his entry:

“Holodeck Gordon Ramsey starts a new season of Hells Kitchen; all the contestants just use replicators to get it perfect every time"

 

Thanks for listening.

Background music for News was the theme for Star Trek IV:The Voyage Home; Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160327_WeepingwiththeEnemy.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 5:22pm CDT

The Crew don’t stand a chance when they fall into the everlasting arms of some cousins while excavating ancient mansard roofs. Will they step up, or be a punk under the white skies of Walcott IX? Oxford Comma.

Improvised November 29, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson

Edited by Nick Wagner

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson, a Salt Vampire
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, a Salt Vampire
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, a Salt Vampire
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, a Salt Vampire

Sponsored by Jackbox Games[http://jackboxgames.com/], a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop[http://chicagopodcastcoop.com/]

Direct download: IST133_SaltVampireWeekend.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:07pm CDT

Dr. F'Geaux explains his people are monogamous until they aren't. 

Improvised as a warmup on February 21st from a suggestion by Joe Kosek via facebook.

Featuring 

Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'Geaux

News:

-Thanks to El Stevedore for the iTunes. We really appreciated it!

- We’ve got Free Tickets to Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Saturday March 19th.  To enter to win tweet us your IST Fan Fiction with hashtag #ISTFF. Chicago entries will be entered to win two Free tickets to The Ultimate Voyage, entries from listeners who won’t be in Chicago on March 19 can win a Mast System Display Schematic of the USS Sisyphus, designed by LCARS Artist Alexander Richardson.

Music: Theme to Star Trek, Smooth Federation by Andrew Allen

Direct download: ISTBonus_20160308.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 12:19pm CDT

A new security officer tries to tamp down the ships gang activity whist being Dutch.

Improvised November 22, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cockney Bartender
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F’Geaux
Libby Schreiner as Lt. Sanora Darfum
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

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

Direct download: ISTEp132InsecurityOfficer.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:39pm CDT

Who are you gonna believe? Me, or your lying lips?


I can’t believe I Kissed You was Improvised December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje.

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem

News:

- We’ve got Free Tickets to Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Saturday March 19th.  To enter to win tweet us your IST Fan Fiction with hashtag #ISTFF. Chicago entries will be entered to win two Free tickets to The Ultimate Voyage, entries from listeners who won’t be in Chicago on March 19 can win a Mast System Display Schematic of the USS Sisyphus, designed by LCARS Artist Alexander Richardson.

- We’ve been getting a lot of new listeners making title suggestions, so let us remind you the best time to send suggestions our way is a Friday or Saturday before recordings.  You can submit via twitter or Facebook.

- IST Editor/Producer Eric Scull has a new Star WARS podcast: "Resistance Radio," via Hypable.com, a Star Wars all-news all-fan podcast featuring veteran podcasters talking the latest in the SW universe. Twitter: @RRadioPodcast

Direct download: IST_Bonus20160221.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 9:30pm CDT

An impressive new crewman impresses the crew, impressively.

Improvised November 8th from a suggestion by Mark Dean Quinn via Facebook

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Chris Johnson as Jeff
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ensign Dice
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Ensign Cards
Nick Wagner as Ensign/Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign T'bl'T'p'G'm'ng
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Nerf
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Sally, Ensign Sports

Sponsored by The Red Eye, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST131_Jeff.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:32pm CDT

Zarlene encounters some old friends. Ensign Spot sets some personal goals. The crew looks forward to trying out the restaurants on a distant space station. Little do they know, they'll have time to try them all.
Improvised October 18, 2015 from a suggestion by Alex Daily via Twitter

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Brendan Dowling as Zarter, Dennis, Peter, Topher, Tuesday Weld, Tyler
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Lt. Atlas
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Martin Wilson as Zyke, Daniel, Sheryl Crow
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Medical Mac

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

Direct download: IST130_ItsAlwaysTuesday.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:32am CDT

News for Jan 25th, 2016:

You can catch improvised Star Trek cast members on other podcasts this week! Listen to Sean Kelly talk about Violence and video games on the Nerdologues Talking Games podcast.

https://www.nerdologues.com/podcasts/talking-games/episodes/violence-sean-kelley

 

You can also catch Sean discussing the TNG episode The Naked Now on a new podcast project called Pat Trek!

http://peachesandhotsauce.com/podcasts/making-new-friends/bonus-pat-trek-the-naked-now

And finally, Matt Young appears with the rest of his Magic Tavern cohorts on the One Shot podcast.

http://www.oneshotpodcast.com/podcasts/one-shot/132-hello-from-the-magic-one-shot-part-1/

Direct download: ISTBonusSingleMenDoubleLadies.mp3
Category:extras -- posted at: 8:24pm CDT

The crew has some Deja Vu and let's it ride.

Improvised December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by William Halley via facebook.
Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Shad Kunkle as Lt. Cdr. Jonas Jeremiah and The Eldest Elder
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, an Elder of Nor'turn, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, an Astronomer of Nor'turn
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, an Elder of Nor'turn
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, an Elder of Nor'turn, En. Operator
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, an Elder of Nor'turn

Sponsored by Know Your Company, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST129_ReturntothePlanetofNoReturn.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:58pm CDT

Like it says in the title, we had a great 2015, and we just wanna say thanks for being part of it.

Direct download: IST_Bonus20160112.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:08pm CDT

After saving The Federation yesterday, the crew grapples with a less exciting today. Oh and they save a planet full of miners, but whatever.

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Victoria Kathryn via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Billy, Lt. Lackey

Chris Johnson as Chucky the Miner, First Gertold, Andorian Bandito, a Child

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, a Miner

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson,

Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Colette the Miner, a Child

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Canary in a Coalmine, Andorian Bandito, Sally

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

Direct download: Ep_128__Yesterday_Would_Have_Been_a_Good_Day_to_Have_Died.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:20pm CDT

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