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 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

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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

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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

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

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

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.

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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