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 Sisypyhus is confronted by an ultrapowerful spaceship, and the bridge crew are caught with their pants down. Metaphorically, this time. And later they take their pants down, literally. Recorded May 1st, 2011. Episode title suggested by Margo Gray via Twitter.

Direct download: IST_City_on_the_Edge_of_Tuesday.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:59pm CDT

Lt. Cmdr Watson invents a shrink ray, exposing the crew to undiscovered worlds all around them.

Direct download: sparklequarks.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:25am CDT

Fritz reaches a major milestone in his engineering life, with drastic consequences for the entire ship. The lovely, lovely ship.  Recorded 5/15/2011.

Direct download: IST_EP11_A_Million_Billion_Miles_and_Running.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:37pm CDT

The crew host a chilli cook-off, but will time run out before the prize is given?

Direct download: Ep_10__A_Wrinkle_In_Thyme.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

When Captain Baxter has to go into suspended animation, chaos breaks out aboard the Sisyphus.

Created in a completely improvised session May 22. Title suggested by Jess Drew via Facebook.

Direct download: ist-ep9-charles-in-charge-v2.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:47am CDT

The crew of the USS Sisyphus are given a bonuses for their superlative service.  Engineer Fassbinder is promoted to Admiral.

Created in a completely improvised session April 24, 2011.  

Direct download: CosmicRaiseNC.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:37am CDT

The crew of the USS Sisyphus get's something stuck in their craw.

Direct download: Ep_7__Butt_Trouble.m4a
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

When the USS Sisyphus receives a message from the inside of a black hole from the USS Sisyphus, Captain baxter is reminded of the man we was.

Direct download: Ep_6__Bright_Light_in_a_Black_Hole.m4a
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

Captain Baxter sends Lady Cola mixed signals as he invites her to his quarters for a private chat and a filet mignon. The rest of the crew are overcome by curiosity and recruit Holographic Abraham Lincoln to help them find out what's going on behind closed doors...

Direct download: Phaser_I_Barely_Know_her_-_Final.m4a
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:55pm CDT

Counselor Japhy Whitman must fight for his job.

Improvised February 27, 2011 from a suggestion by Roger McCubbins via Facebook.

Griffen Eckstein Fritz Fassbinder, a Child
Sean Kelley Crick Watson, F'geaux Jr.
Irene Marquette as Lady Cola
Joseph Wolff Phillips as Japhy Whitman
Chris Rathjen Corbomite Hayes, Doctor F'geaux
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem
Matt Young Julius V. Baxter, Sally, Lt. Salek, Holographic Abraham Lincoln
Note from IST: Earlier versions of this episode included some defamatory language. It came up in the live improvisation as an example of bullying, and at the time we produced the episode we hoped listeners of the original cut wouldn't mistake its usage as any endorsement.
 
Nevertheless, we ultimately decided that its inclusion didn't say or add anything thoughtful enough to outweigh the possible pain it might cause listeners who've been attacked with such language. So we've cut it out. As Trek fans we strongly believe in a future (and present) where are all treated with dignity and respect, and as comedians we endeavor for our work to be as smart and humane as it is clever.
Direct download: Ep_4__Aesops_Conundrum.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT