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.

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 CST

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 CST

The Crew don’t stand a chance when they fall into the everlasting arms of some cousins while excavating ancient mansard roofs. Will they step up, or be a punk under the white skies of Walcott IX? Oxford Comma.

Improvised November 29, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson

Edited by Nick Wagner

Featuring
Sean Kelley as Lt.Cdr. Crick Watson, a Salt Vampire
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, a Salt Vampire
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch’arles Lorem
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, a Salt Vampire
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, a Salt Vampire

Sponsored by Jackbox Games[http://jackboxgames.com/], a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop[http://chicagopodcastcoop.com/]

Direct download: IST133_SaltVampireWeekend.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:07pm CST

A new security officer tries to tamp down the ships gang activity whist being Dutch.

Improvised November 22, 2015 from a suggestion by Joel Svensson via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Cockney Bartender
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, Lt. Swanson
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Dr. F’Geaux
Libby Schreiner as Lt. Sanora Darfum
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg

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

Direct download: ISTEp132InsecurityOfficer.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:39pm CST

An impressive new crewman impresses the crew, impressively.

Improvised November 8th from a suggestion by Mark Dean Quinn via Facebook

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Leopold Lackey
Chris Johnson as Jeff
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Ensign Dice
Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson, Ensign Cards
Nick Wagner as Ensign/Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, an Ensign T'bl'T'p'G'm'ng
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Ensign Nerf
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg, Sally, Ensign Sports

Sponsored by The Red Eye, a member of the Chicago Podcast Coop

Direct download: IST131_Jeff.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 8:32pm CST

Zarlene encounters some old friends. Ensign Spot sets some personal goals. The crew looks forward to trying out the restaurants on a distant space station. Little do they know, they'll have time to try them all.
Improvised October 18, 2015 from a suggestion by Alex Daily via Twitter

Edited by Eric Scull

Starring:
Brendan Dowling as Zarter, Dennis, Peter, Topher, Tuesday Weld, Tyler
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Lt. Atlas
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, En. Operator
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, En. Spot
Martin Wilson as Zyke, Daniel, Sheryl Crow
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, Medical Mac

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

Direct download: IST130_ItsAlwaysTuesday.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 11:32am CST

The crew has some Deja Vu and let's it ride.

Improvised December 13, 2015 from a suggestion by William Halley via facebook.
Edited by Chris Rathjen

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson
Shad Kunkle as Lt. Cdr. Jonas Jeremiah and The Eldest Elder
Eli Mandel as Rip Stipley, an Elder of Nor'turn, Lt. Jeremy Swanson
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, an Astronomer of Nor'turn
Nick Wagner as Ch'arles Lorem, an Elder of Nor'turn
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, an Elder of Nor'turn, En. Operator
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt. Greg, an Elder of Nor'turn

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

Direct download: IST129_ReturntothePlanetofNoReturn.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 9:58pm CST

After saving The Federation yesterday, the crew grapples with a less exciting today. Oh and they save a planet full of miners, but whatever.

Improvised November 8, 2015 from a suggestion by Victoria Kathryn via Facebook

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Billy, Lt. Lackey

Chris Johnson as Chucky the Miner, First Gertold, Andorian Bandito, a Child

Sean Kelley as Crick Watson, Lt. Carl, a Miner

Eli Mandel as Rip Stiply, Lt. Jeremy Swanson,

Nick Wagner as Ch’arles Lorem

Mary Cait Walthall as Zarlene Zonalzon, Colette the Miner, a Child

Matt Young as Captain Baxter, Canary in a Coalmine, Andorian Bandito, Sally

Sponsored by Cards Against Humanity, a member of the Chicago Podcast Co-Op

Direct download: Ep_128__Yesterday_Would_Have_Been_a_Good_Day_to_Have_Died.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 4:20pm CST

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.

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

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 CST