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 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

The Sisyphus crew battles fatigue and other ailments resulting from Zarlene's discovery in a lack of nutrition in the ship's food. According to Fritz, tiny sentient beings are to blame.

Improvised on December 28, 2015 from a suggestion by Jen Usellis
Edited by Eric Scull
 
Starring
 
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Com. Fritz Fassbender, Lt. Lackey, Guitar Center Guy
Irene Marquette as Lt. Com. Lady Cola, Nim Nam
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite B. Hayes, Nim Nam
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Nim Nam
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Nim Nam
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius V. Baxter, Lt. Greg, Nim Nam
Direct download: IST111_AnAppleaDay.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 6:00pm CDT

Ensign Spot has a stressful homecoming. Captain Baxter and Lady Cola take a walk on the wild side.
 
Improvised November 11, 2014 from a suggestion by Katie Richeson
 
Edited by Eric Scull
 
Starring:
Sean Kelley as Lt. Com. Crick Watson, P.M. Boots
Irene Marquette as Lt. Cdr. Lady Cola
Chris Rathjen as Cdr. Corbomite Hayes
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Ensign Spot
Matt Young as Cpt. Julius Valentine Baxter, Billy, EMH, Lt. Greg
 
Featuring music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Claude-Michel Schönburg
Direct download: IST110_PlanetCat.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:03pm CDT

The USS Sisyphus's dirty little secret gets a lot bigger. And cleaner.

Improvised October 12, 2014 from a suggestion by Andrew Vanderwoude

Edited by Roger Payton

Featuring

Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson

Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, A Washingtonian

Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, A Washingtonian

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, A Washingtonian
 
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, A Washingtonian
 
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, En. Greg
Direct download: IST109_WhoWashestheWindowWashers.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 5:28pm CDT

Something's amish when a couch surfer butters his way onto the USS Sisyphus. Can the crew rumspringa into action when a Romulan warbird appears? This one's a real barn burner. Cow pun. 

 

Improvised March 8, 2015 from a suggestion by @Shoelessdick

 

Featuring

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Leopold Lackey, LtCdr Fritz Fassbinder 

Mike Geraghty as Zeb, Romulan Subcommander

Sean Kelly as LtCdr Crick Watson

Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Romulan Commander

Chris Rathjen as Cdr Corbomite Hayes, Romulan Subcommander

 

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter

Direct download: IST-Ep-108-Cry-Havoc.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:18am CDT

The crew goes on search for one of the greatest, and most illogical, treasures in galaxy.

Improvised October 21, 2012 from a suggestion by Ben McLaughlin, via Facebook.

Pulled from the archives in honor of Leonard Nimoy. We wouldn't be doing this show without him.

Starring
Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr Fritz Fassbinder(Shimsham the Wonderpet), Ensign Lackey
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crickstopher Watson
Irene Marquette as Lt. Lady Cola, (Queen Cola) 
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, Amb. Stevens(Entecriss of the High Seas)
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem (the Kid)
Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter, Lt Cdr. Urg Ensign Greg, O.T. Greyson 
Direct download: IST107_LegendofSpocksGold.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 2:00am CDT

While the crew is busy beating each other to the top of the radio ratings, a Romulan Commander and Sub-Commander sneak into the top of the charts and our hearts.

Edited by Hannah Parsons

Improvised on Nov. 9th, 2014. Title suggested by Robert Fontenot via Facebook.

 

Griffen Eckstein as Lt. Cdr Fritz Fassbinder, Lt. Son, Ensign Gork
Sean Kelley as Lt. Cdr Crick Watson, Lt. Carl
Christopher Rathjen as Cmdr. Corbomite Hayes, Commander Forex
Mary Cait Walthall as Dr. Zarlene Zonalzon, ItsaButt, Ensign Garblogg
Julia Weiss as Lt. Rita King, Subcommander, Ensign Michael Mennaro
Nick Wagner as Lt. Ch'arles Lorem, Ensign Kurg Krog

 

Matt Young as Captain Julius Valentine Baxter
Direct download: IST_106_Long_time_Listener_first_time_conqueror.mp3
Category:episode -- posted at: 12:50am CDT