Improvised Star Trek (episode)
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 inexorable march of time catches up to Lt. DeFarge and En. Bobbi, while Corbomite, Lorem, and Rip recapture the lost feelings of youth.

 

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Dan Granata as DeFarge

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F'geaux

Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi

Eli Mandel as Jeremy Swanson, Lt. Rip Stipley

Direct download: IST187ScoopYeHydrogenWhileYeMay.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:18pm CDT

Crick Wines, Dines, and Brings Onlines.

Improvised on October 21, 2017 from a suggestion by Michael Greenhut via Facebook

Sponsored by Overcast, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST186_MyDinnerWithAndroids.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:47pm CDT

When Zarlene gets bored and develops prank candy that melts in your mouth not someone else's mouth, the side effects harden into literal statues of her fears. Meanwhile, a very important ambassador is on board and the man Zarlene “secretly” loves tortures a stranger who, it may turn out, is pranking the ship the hardest!

 

Improvised September 24th, 2017 from a suggestion by Robert Fontenot via Facebook

 

Edited by Hannah Parsons

 

Featuring

Matt Young as Captain Baxter and Lt. Greg

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

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King and Ambassador Gladys

And Special Guest Hannah Parsons as the tortured prize winner.

 

Sponsored by Overcast

Direct download: ISTEp185MeltsinYourMouthnotSomeoneElsesMouth.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:43pm CDT

Holes begin appearing in the USS Sisyphus and the chain of command.  Can the crew spot the difference between survival and destruction, or will the turning tables leave them without a deck to stand on?

Improvised on March 18, 2018 from a suggestion by Kade-Mica David Battles via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern
Sean Kelly as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes; Lt. Bronson
Mike Stephen as En. Bardok
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Billy Swanson

Featuring music from the Star Trek TNG soundtrack;
and Tinnitus Dance by Dancefloor is Lava.

Sponsored by Swap.com as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST184_SpaceHatesMe.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:09pm CDT

The Sisyphus Crew may find weathering a storm-ravaged planet to be as difficult as weathering the quirks of interpersonal relationships.

This episode was improvised on February 4, 2018 from a suggestion by Holly Hilton via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Sean Kelley - Crick Watson
Eli Mandel - Rip Stipley, General Borlamus, Soccer Fed
Nick Wagner - Ch'arles Lorem, Terran, Soccer Fed, Subcommander T'Kall
Mary Cait Walthall - Ensign Operator, Zarlene Zonalzon, Soccer Fed
Matt Young - Captain Baxter


This episode is proudly supported by SimpleCast through the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: Ep_183__First_Emergency_Contact.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT

When chore day rolls around, Cmdrs. Hayes and Watson head to the laundromat.

 

Featuring

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson

Julia Weiss as Barb

Mary Cait Walthall as Maggie

Eli Mandel as Yeoman Devin

Direct download: IST181_Laundromat.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:09pm CDT

Picture this: Captain Baxter and Dr. Zonzalzon meet a hologram with a full head of heads.

Improvised February 4, 2018 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, Holographic Ensign Jones
Eli Mandel as Holographic Captain Forrester, Rip Stiply
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall Dr. Zarlene Zonzalzon
Matt Young Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Sponsored by the Second City Training Center and the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: IST181_TwosCompanyThreesACollectiveHivemind.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:21am CDT

Oops, Crick did it again. Played god with a world, gave gifts to the crew. Oh Rita, Rita. Oops, now Commands up for grabs, but when starfleet shows up, no one is innocent.

Featuring

Rayna Caskey as Bertha
Jack Felker as Kate or Katie, Cdr. Justine
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Mary Cait Walthall as Lt. Cecile Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Baklavar
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem


Sponsored by Second City via the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST180_OopsIamDestroyerof_Worlds.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:54pm CDT

The Sisyphus crew answer a distress call whose sender may be more than meets the eye. Ensign Operator really shines on an away mission. Crewpersons left behind on board commiserate, and break out the puff paint!

This episode was improvised on October 15, 2017 from a suggestion by Brian Sebby via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:

Rayna Caskey as En. Bobbi Intern
James Dugan as Zax, Lt. Amber
Mike Geraghty as Glormp, En. Pickett
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Phaser Ensign, Transport Chief

Sponsored by Overcast

Special thanks: Marie Kondo for her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Direct download: Ep_178__Secret_of_Space_Station_Alpha.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:51am CDT

Captain Baxter's quest for the perfect Christmas mission is a resounding success, assuming your family traditions include cabin fever and existential dread. 

Improvised on 9/3/2017. Title suggested by Nat Blackburn via Twitter

 

Matt Young as Captain Baxter

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dirk Snowman

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzo

Eli Mandel as Lt. Rip Stipley, Doug Snowman

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Mr. Snowman

Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot, Jiminy

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Steve Snowman

 

Direct download: IST177_BabyItsOldOutside.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 3:41pm CDT