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 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

The Sisyphus crew tries acting. Crick tries cooking. First contact with a new species goes less than swimmingly...
 
"Poseidon, God of the Sea, Invented Horses" was improvised on March 29, 2015 from a suggestion by David Kramlich via Facebook
 
Griffen Eckstein as Lt.(ish) Leopold Lackey, Lt. Cmd. Fritz Fassbender, Fishman, Guitar Center Guy, Lt. Son
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr. Crick Watson, Lt. Carl
Eli Mandel as Acting Doctor Rip Stipley, "Steve"
Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Fishman
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King
Matt Young as Captain Julius V. Baxter, Fishman Dave, Sally, Lt. Greg
 
Direct download: IST115_PoseidonGodoftheSeaInventedHorses.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:07pm CDT

The end is nigh when the Sisyphus rescues a plant person of the plant people of Delphiod 6.

 

Improvised May 17, 2015 from a suggestion by Jason Hawver

Starring

Lisa Burton as Dextriod the Plant Person

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr. Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Sam Radion

Sean Kelly as Lt Cdr. Crick Watson

Eli Mandel as Acting Dr. Rip Stipley, Dale Beaverson (a Bore)

Christopher Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes, Franklin (a Boar)

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Larry (a Bore), Theodore (a Boar)

Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Jeremy, Ensign Spot

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Ensign Greg

 

Edited by Christopher Rathjen. Thanks to a kind donation from listener Sam Radio.

Direct download: IST114_ItsAlwaysDoomsdaySomewhere.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 7:34pm CDT

The citizens of New Atlantic City are being terrorized by an unknown evil, while Captain Baxter wrestles with the impossible conundrum of choosing a hailing frequency.

 

Featuring Peter Kim as Lt. Alabaster Lee

Direct download: IST113-DarknessAtTheEdgeOfSpaceTown.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:10pm CDT

Acting Doctor Rip Stipley has his hands full when a space virus presents a hard problem. Meanwhile, Rita's budding relationship with the replicator finally produces satisfyingly hard spaghetti.  

Direct download: IST-112-NakedTimeandaHalf.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 10:26am CDT