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.

When the a talent-stealing alien visits the USS Sisyphus...oh no, he took my skills at writing episode summaries!

Improvised April 2, 2017 from a suggestion by Joe Redhead via Facebook

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Starring

Rayna Caskey as Ensign Bobbi Intern
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Security Chief Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Scooter
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Gorbulus, Greg

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

Featuring Music from The Best of Jazz Vibes

Direct download: IST168_SkeletonWasInsideYouAllAlong.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:23pm CDT

Ep 167: Like Literally Forever

Captain Baxter steps on some sentient grass on an alien world and gets sentenced to another stint in a mind-prison. Meanwhile, the crew cascades through his mind palaces with LITERAL abandon.

Improvised May 28th, 2017 from a suggestion by John Godwin via Facebook

 

Featuring:

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Greg and Reporter

Chris Rathjen as Comdr. Corbomite Hayes and Alien

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem and Alien

Sean Kelley as Cmdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Publisher and Alien

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon and Alien

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Henrietta the Wish Queen Fairy and Henrietta the sick child

 

Edited by Hannah Parsons

 

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

Direct download: IST167LikeLiterallyForever.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:27am CDT

When Rayvek takes a break from her counseling duties, the rest of the crew follows her lead and takes a break...from their sanity

 

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Lt. Rayvek

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zonalzon

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cmdr. Crick Watson, Holographic Abraham Lincoln

Chris Rathjen as Cmdr. Hayes, Stock Suburban Character

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Spot

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Brandon, Brandina

Direct download: IST166_OnlyTheBroken.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

Corbomite, Rita, & Ch'arles go antiquing, but will the real steal be a vintage endtable, or the theft of their futures?


Improvised on February 26, 2017 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje on Facebook

Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Ujevenivia
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr Crick Watson, Horace
Christopher Rathjen as Gerard, Cdr. Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Rougie, Lt. Rita King, Cordelphia
The Sponges as Themselves

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

Direct download: IST165_YoureOnlyOldOnce.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:59pm CDT

There is more below the surface when the Sisyphus encounters a group of Federation hopefuls. Rip and Lorem begin adjusting to their new roles on the ship, Crick takes a side-job, and Intern Bobbi intercepts some interesting transmissions.

Improvised March 19, 2017 from a suggestion by Mckenzie Alexander Boyle via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring

Rayna Caskey as Intern Bobbi, Deeny
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek
Sean Kelley as Gerlis, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandell as Rip Stipley, Jeremy Swanson, Dad
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes
Nick Wagner - Clorvis, Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Mary-Cait Walthall - En. Operator, Jeeny, Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Matt Young - Melvis, Lt. Greg, Cpt. Baxter

This episode is sponsored by Field Notes Brand through the Chicago Podcast Coop.

Direct download: 164_Ep_164__The_Stupidest_Planet_in_the_World.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:22pm CDT

Rip takes Ch'arles and Crick to his home away from home on the range, while Counselor Rayvek helps the crew face the varmints within.

Improvised February 12, 2017, from a suggestion by Scott Morales via Facebook.

Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring

Rayna Caskey as Bobbi the Intern, Lupe the (Holo)wolf
Eleanor Hollingsworth as Counselor Rayvek, Jonathan the (Holo)wolf
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, Holographic King Kong
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Mama (Holo)wolf

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

Direct download: IST163-WolfWhoCriedBoy.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:40pm CDT

Ensign Operator gets major warning signs when the Sisyphus encounters the Maulvic Empire, which has a pretty sweet ski slope, brah.

Improvised January 8th 2017 from a suggestion by Lyara Malv via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Mary Cait Walthall as Ensign Operator, Dr. Zonalzon

Matt Young as Capt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

Chris Rathjen as Captain Gordo, Holographic Abraham Lincoln, Holographic Matt Smith

Eli Mandel as Maulvic Lieutenant 

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem

 

Sponsored by Field Notes brand

Some music by Thievery Corporation

Direct download: IST162_RedFlagShip.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

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