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 Sisyphus crew struggles to revive their passed-out captain, as Admiral Damocles kicks off a surprise inspection of the ship.

Improvised on September 13, 2015 from a suggestion by Karna Warrior via Facebook.

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbender, Lt. Lackey, "Captain Baxter"
Sean Kelley as Admiral Damocles, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Acting Chef Rip Stipley, Klingon captain, Lt. Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Mrs. Admiral Damocles
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Bright student
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, Punk teen

This episode is sponsored by Field Notes, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-op.

Check out the Blurry Photos podcast.

Direct download: Ep_126__Weekend_at_Baxters.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 1:49am CDT

Lady Cola's recent absence is explained when two ships come looking for her.  Captain Baxter makes the biggest decision of his life, Rip Stipley makes the most frivolous, and Sally searches for a family.

Improvised October 4th, 2015 from a suggestion by Erin Higgins via Facebook

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Guitar Center Guy

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley

Irene Marquette as Lt. Cdr. Lady Cola

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Lt. Atlas, Liquidator Clumph

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem, a Ferengi Liquidator

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Operator, Orion Slave Woman

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Sally, Orion Slave Man

Edited by Chris Rathjen

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

Orion ship cover art from Star Trek: The Animated Series

Irene Marquette has a special goodbye message to listeners on the Improvised Star Trek homepage.

Direct download: IST125_YourLadyshipHasArrivedYourLadyship.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:24pm CDT

Ep 124: The Undiscovered Country Club
The crew journeys to Zaffa IV, home to the federations most exclusive country club. But the upper crust exterior hides a more sinister middle and lower crusts.
 
Featuring 
 
Brendan Dowling as Bryce Haverford-Watson, Juliet Louie-Dreyfus, Bryce A. Roni
Sean Kelley as Crick Watson
Chris Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes, Bartender
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Bryce Dallas Jejune,
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Bryce Isrite
Martin Wilson as  Bryce Haverford-Bengali, Monica Rutherford-Hayes, Bryce Tri-Asshole 
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Bryce Tomeet-Yu
 
Improvised October 18 from a suggestion by Gregory Gallagher via Facebook.
 
Edited by Nick Wagner
 
Sponsored by Utter Nonsense(http://www.utternonsensegame.com), a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop(http://chicagopodcastcoop.com)
Direct download: IST124_UndiscoveredCountryClub.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:59pm CDT

Music is in the air when the USS Sisyphus visits a very specific planet. Goes without saying which one.


Improvised on July 25, 2015 from a suggestion by Ed Flinn via Facebook


Edited by Nick Wagner


This episode was sponsored by [Utter Nonsense](http://www.utternonsensegame.com/), a member of the [Chicago Podcast Coop](http://chicagopodcastcoop.com/).


Featuring:


Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Computer, a Stage Manager
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, the Quintocracy
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Ensign Rusev
Mary Beth Smith as Sarah (a Child), the Quintocracy
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, the Quintocracy
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, the Quintocracy
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot, Diane
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Sally, Folk Revolutionary

Direct download: IST123-UhWasThatJazz.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT

The crew of the Sisyphus is not careful what they wish for. Which is totally on the shortlist of things to be careful of.

Improvised July 17 from a suggestion by David Quinn

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring
Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Lackey, Billy Swanson
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Blagnar the Magnificent, Admiral Charming
Eli Mandel as Acting Dr. Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Lt. King, Ensign Spot, Diane

Sponsored by  MakeSpace(https://makespace.com) as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop(http://chicagopodcastcoop.com)

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

Nick and Rusty find themselves on a Federation starship, where they make some new friends and enjoy a sea breeze.

Improvised July 19, 2015 from a suggestion by Brain Sebby. 
Edited by Roger Payton

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Son, Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Lackey
Sean Kelley as Lt. Carl, Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Eli Mandel as Nick O’Time, Acting Doctor Rip Stipley
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Scooter, Cockney Bartender
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Rusty the Time Traveling Dog, En. Spot, a Child
 
This weeks episode is sponsored by Iron Galaxy, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop.
Direct download: IST121_NickOTime.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:24pm CDT

When the Sisyphus encounters an asteroid and loses power, Corbomite must travel below decks to repair the damaged warp core. But the ship is not quite the same in the dark...

"Disaster Disaster Disaster Disaster Disaster" was improvised on June 28, 2015 from a suggestion by Darren Izzard via Facebook

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ensign Arachnis
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Julia Weiss as Ensign Spot, Ensign Lonnie, Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, Ensign Sports
with Mary Cait Walthall as Computer

Direct download: Ep_119__Disaster_Disaster_Disaster_Disaster_Disaster.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:46pm CDT

While Fritz is in the doghouse, Commander Hayes needs to fill in as chief engineer, but who will step up as First Officer? Meanwhile, Lorem meets some lovely cave people.

 

Guest starring Katy Schutte as Commander Eleanor, and Tony Harrisment as Ensign Price.

Direct download: IST118-YouCantGoHomeAgain.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:42am CDT

The crew of the Sisyphus investigate a federation planet where they make hats. Evil, Sentient Hats? YEP! Corbo bros down. Lt. Jeremy just wants to be a good dad but cant catch a break. And Ensign Splooj jets towards his goals.

                       

                     Improvised May 31st, 2015 from a suggestion by tparadox via twitter

 

 

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes and Janitor Phillips, Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, The Administrator, T'Rip and Billy, Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Diane, Ensign Splooj, Ensign Spot, and a Backwards Baseball Cap, Special Guest Alex Richmond as the Supreme Hat Commander.
 
 
Edited by Hannah Parsons

 


 

Direct download: ISTEP117PlanetoftheHats.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

The Sisyphus makes their pitch to improve starfleet, Captain Baxter meets his favorite band, Lorem keeps it tight.

 

Improvised April 19, 2015 from a suggestion by Saskia Slottje via Facebook.

Edited by Roger Payton

Starring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Presenter
Stephen Kropa as Dart, Hydraulics Frontman, BackupBaxter
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr Fgaux
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Hydraulics Drummer
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Ensign Fichbutte

Direct download: IST116_StarfleetInnovationDay.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:26am CDT