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 USS Sisyphus encounters a Romulan ship when a rescue mission takes it in to the Neutral Zone.  But is everything as it appears? SPOILER ALERT: It is not.

With Special Guest Julia Weiss.  Recorded July 15, 2012.  Title suggested by comic artist Ben Templesmith. Title solicited by @TheMightyGarn, winner of Improvised Star Trek's "Get Us A Celebrity Suggestion from the San Diego Comic Con" contest.

Direct download: IST48_ICantBelieveItsNotRomulus.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:00pm CST

Can the crew of the Sisyphus rise to the occassion for a diplomatic summit? What if I told you they were also being visited by lunar rednecks and a randy sex therapist? Also fleas. And a mysterious illness.  God, and we haven't even mentioned Lady Cola...

Improvised April 8, 2012.

Direct download: IST47MyHairLady.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:31pm CST

An old friend rescues the Sisyphus, but the USS Garcia then becomes ensnared in the same spacial phenomena that endangered the Sisyphus. Guest starring Joseph Wolff Philips as Capt. Japhy Witman.

Direct download: IST_ep46_Back_in_a_Japhy.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:06am CST

Zorb finally tracks Meraxis to a Federation starship, where he finds the fugitive posing as an ensign.  But the USS Sisyphus has more surprises in store; Zarlene, the wife who abandoned him at the alter 4 years ago, and an intoxicated new romance.  Recorded April 29, 2012 from a suggestion by Zach Perkins.

Direct download: IST45_PostmanHailsTwice.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:27pm CST

The Sisyphus' emergency seperation bolt is blown leaving the ship in two parts, with time running out for both. (Relax, we're just going to have a fun space adventure).  Improvised April 8, 2012.

Direct download: IST44_SpaceAdventure.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00am CST

The crew of the Sisyphus are all super excited when Captain Baxter's nemesis Dr. Solaris shows up and threatens to destroy him. Captain Baxter is slightly less excited.

Improvised March 18th, 2012. Title suggested by @tparadox via Twitter.

 

Starring

Nate Parks as Dr. Solaris, Holographic Darth Vader
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Holographic Abraham Lincoln
Nick Wagner as Ensign Ch'arles Lorem, Holographic Darth Vader
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Bolian First Mate (unnamed)
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Holographic Jeff Probst 
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Ens. Lackey

Direct download: IST-EP-43-Holo-Victory.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:50am CST

Corbomite attempts to unravel the mystery of the vanishing captain while Fritz's natural charisma inspires the rest of the crew. Recorded March 11, 2012(except for that bit with Baxter). Titled suggested by Padraic Connelly via Facebook.

Direct download: IST_ep_42_The_Vanishing_Hour-2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

Lt. Cmdr. Fassbender creates a new form of life, endowed with shortcomings all too familiar to the crew of the Sisyphus, but entirely unfamiliar to the newest crew member, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon. Improvised Star Trek welcomes Mary Cait Walthall to the cast as Dr. Zonalzon. 

Direct download: IST-Ep-41-Ensign-Robot.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:37am CST

The Sisyphus finds a basket on its doorstep, and Lt. Morkolitz tries to patch things up with Jill.

Direct download: IST40_AdventuresinSpacebaby.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:20pm CST

Cdr. Hayes, LtCdr. Fassbinder, & Ensign Lorem try to find common ground with a hungry anti-matter entity.  Captain Baxter has a good day. Unbelievably good.

Recorded Feb 19, 2012.

Direct download: IST39_TheOmegaAlternative.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:51pm CST